In the recent past years retail stores started staying open, or opened early, on thanksgiving day to get a head start on Black Friday shoppers. This year that's changed! Retailers seem to be going back to the old traditions and keeping their doors closed.

WKBW shared the news on retailers in the WNY area that are saying, sorry we're closed! Now for those who are looking to get away from the out of town relatives or in-laws, don't worry, Large retailers such as Walmart, Target and BestBuy are still opening Thursday afternoon or evening.

For those of us that are in favor of spending the day with family, friends and making memories, we can feel good knowing that over 70 stores understand how we feel and understand that the shopping can wait until Friday. Below is a list of just some of the retailers closed on Thanksgiving so their employees can enjoy the holiday as well.

  • Bed Bath and Beyond
  • Burlington
  • Costco
  • Dillard's
  • H&M
  • Home Goods
  • Home Depot
  • Lowe's
  • Ikea
  •  TJ Maxx
  • Marshall's
  • Menards
  • Nordstrom (and Nordstrom Rack)
  • Staples
  • Stein Mart

For more info and stores closed, click here! Have a Happy Thanksgiving, and remember what the day is about.. that sweater and coffee pot will still be on sale Friday and Saturday!