These stores are planning on locking their doors on Thanksgiving, which is just seven weeks away.

Don't blink! Thanksgiving will be here before you know it. I'm not trying to rush you through your Halloween season, but in less than two months we'll be gathering to stuff ourselves with food while telling others what we're thankful for. Many will be thankful for the sales they are about to receive.

I was starting to thing no store would dare remain closed on Black Friday Eve, but it turns out I'm wrong.

More than 60 chain stores across the nation have already pledged to remain closed on Thanksgiving, according to USA Today. The publication got their list from BestBlackFriday.com, which I've never heard of so you can take it with a grain of salt. I'd like to salute these stores for giving their employees a chance to spend Turkey Day with their families, instead of a bunch of angr... errr I mean, jolly holiday shoppers.

Here's the entire list, with several brands you can find in our area:

A.C. Moore
Abt Electronics
Academy Sports & Outdoors
Ace Hardware
Acme Tools
Allen Edmonds
American Girl
At Home
AT&T stores
Barnes & Noble
Big 5 Sporting Goods
BJ's Wholesale Club
Blain's Farm & Fleet
Bob's Discount Furniture
Burlington
Christopher & Banks
Cost Plus World Market
Costco
Craft Warehouse
Crate & Barrel
Dillard's
Dressbarn
Fleet Farm
Gardner-White Furniture
Guitar Center
H&M
Half Price Books -- Lord knows my money is well spent here...
Harbor Freight Tools
Hobby Lobby
Home Depot
HomeGoods
Homesense
Ikea
Joann Stores
Lamps Plus
Lowe's
Marshalls
Mattress Firm
Menards
Music & Arts
Nordstrom
Nordstrom Rack
Office Depot & Office Max
P.C. Richard & Son
Patagonia
Pep Boys
Petco
Petsmart
Pier 1 Imports
Publix
Raymour & Flanigan Furniture & Mattress
REI
Sam's Club
Sierra Trading Post
Sportsman's Warehouse
Sprint stores
Staples
Stein Mart
Sur La Table
The Container Store
The Paper Store
TJ Maxx
Tractor Supply Co
Trollbeads
Von Maur
West Marine