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Is Black Thursday the New Black Friday?

More large retail chains are opting to open Thanksgiving Day to get a jump on the holiday shopping. What do you think of this trend?

After stuffing ourselves with turkey and all the trimmings on Thanksgiving, the following day has traditionally been the day that begins the annual holiday shopping rush.

I remember years ago, there wouldn't be a Christmas tree or decoration in sight at the malls until the day after Thanksgiving. Then on Friday the shopping season began as the malls were transformed overnight to a winter wonderland for shoppers.

Ah, but times they have changed.

In recent years, retailers have begun to encroach on the holiday by opening on Thanksgiving Day. Slowly some national chains have found a way to get a jump on the traditional shopping day.

This year mega retail giant Wal-Mart announced it will begin offering "Black Friday" specials at 8 p.m. on Thanksgiving night.

Last near Target, Macy's and Kohl's opened at midnight for the first time. And this year Sears announced it will open at 8 p.m. on Thanksgiving Day.

What do you think of this trend? Do you like getting a jump on your Christmas shopping? Or do you think it's the retail giants looking to increase their bottom line at any opportunity?

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