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Are Black Friday deals on Thanksgiving day cutting into family time?

Posted by Kristi Palma  November 6, 2013 09:49 AM

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Black Friday is now cutting into Thanksgiving Thursday.


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In recent years, retailers who used to open super early on Black Friday morning have decided to throw open their doors on Thanksgiving day instead.

For example, Kmart has announced it will keep its stores open for 41 straight hours this year, from 6 a.m. on Thanksgiving day until 11 p.m. on Black Friday. Read some of the backlash on social media from that decision in this report.

And Jason Asselin, a CNN iReporter, ranted about it this week. Here is what he said:

Isn't Thanksgiving all about FAMILY? It was at one time, only about that.. Way before any "Black Friday Sale", families were spending this time together. It is sad to see that now businesses and corporations are changing that. Why can't we keep FAMILY in Thanksgiving?

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Kristi Palma, Moms producer, is the mom of a first grader and a preschooler. She is a writer who enjoys cooking her grandmother's Italian recipes (when her son isn't launching paper airplanes into them). Follow her on Twitter @kristipalma.
Jennifer Clark Estes is a teacher, writer, blogger, and the mother of four young children. In her free time, she blogs at A Mom's World, plays with the kids (or chauffeurs them around), and is desperately seeking a quiet spot so she can read a book. Follow her on Twitter @JenniferCEstes.

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