While some stores are following the trend to open their doors on Thanksgiving, others are not.
"I like it," said Mary Bauer of Charles Town, WV. "It's easier to get it done while the kids are sleeping."
Mary Bauer says she loves that stores are opening earlier.
"I enjoy shopping," said Bauer.
It's people such as Mary that fuel stores to open early.
"Everybody always says well I'm never going to work on Thanksgiving," said Old Navy Pricing Specialist Leila Gillispie. "You know, but when you're in retail things change."
Leila Gillispie has worked at Old Navy for seven years and worked through the change. Old Navy is one of the stores that will be open all day on Thanksgiving. Then they'll close at eight and open back up at midnight on Black Friday.
"It's all part of the retail family and sure it's kind of sad that certain hours you don't get to be with your family, but it's also here and you get to be with your retail family and I think everybody is going to look forward to it," said Gillispie.
While Thanksgiving is becoming the new Black Friday for many stores. There are some that close for the entire day. One of those stores is Hobby Lobby.
"We believe this is our path with God leading us and keeping that day for families," said Hobby Lobby General Manager Michael Degroat.
Before Degroat started working at Hobby Lobby, he worked at Walmart for 20 years.
"Very good company to work for, but it started to take away more time from your families especially because you couldn't do anything for Thanksgiving when you worked there," said Degroat.
"As a family person, I wouldn't want to have to work that day either, but I enjoy shopping so I guess I can take it either way," said Bauer.
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