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Black Friday hours to creep into Thanksgiving

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Macy's, Sears and Target are just some of the stores which will be open on Thanksgiving this year. (FOX5) Macy's, Sears and Target are just some of the stores which will be open on Thanksgiving this year. (FOX5)
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A new trend has pitted Black Friday against one of its longest running allies, Thanksgiving.

Employees at many of the nation's biggest retailers are going to have to clock in on Turkey Day.

"They're kept from their families on Thanksgiving, and I think Thanksgiving is a day that everyone should spend with their loved ones and their family," Best Buy shopper John Hight told FOX5.

While some, like Hight, oppose the idea, others see it as a convenience and an activity to do on a day which can have few options.

"People have off Thanksgiving, want to go shopping. That's not a bad idea to have employees available to help them out in the stores," said shopper Noah Duran.

This year, Walmart Supercenters will be open all 24 hours of Thanksgiving.

Macy's, Sears, Kohl's, JCPenney and Target will all open their doors at 8 p.m., and Best Buy will open up at 6 p.m.

"You can go in there for those big deals and those sales, but they're still going to have the sales throughout the year anyway," Hight said.

While the list of stores opening on Thanksgiving is growing, Nordstrom has announced it will not be open to allow its employees to spend time with their families.

"We want to give our employees the opportunity to celebrate one holiday at a time," said Kendall Ault, a spokesperson for Nordstrom.

Ault said online shopping is always available and the company likely won't lose much business staying closed on Black Friday Eve.

"We know that customers are still able to shop our website at their convenience where we offer free shipping and free returns," Ault said.

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