The holidays will actually be about family this year as many stores are now closing their doors. 

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It has already been reported that Walmart and Sam’s Club will be closing their stores for the Thanksgiving holiday and now you can add Target and Dick’s Sporting Goods to the list per CNN Business. 

Following in the footsteps of Walmart, and Sam’s Club as Brian Cornell CEO of Target released a statement on the decision since opening on Thanksgiving for the first time in 2011.

This year more than ever, a joyful holiday will be inseparable from a safe one, and we’re continuing to adjust our plans to deliver ease, value and the joy of the season in a way that only Target can.

When you think of Thanksgiving the next thing comes to mind is Black Friday shopping as many of Americans including myself flood the stores to look for the best deals on holiday shopping, but that could look a lot different this year.

Macy's CEO Jeff Gennette said they will focus more on Black Friday shopping online and will plan to go into effect after Halloween per ABC News.

Black Friday is one of the busiest shopping days of the year and due to COVID-19, I wouldn't be surprised if other retail stores follow suit as we prepare for the fall season.

We are less than 130 days away from the 'Christmas Holiday' so it would be best to start looking to start your Thanksgiving shopping early or prepare to do your Black Friday shopping online for Christmas which is what I do anyway.

How do you feel about the changes for the upcoming holiday season?

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