Black Friday hours may interrupt Thanksgiving family gatherings

Black Friday hours may interrupt Thanksgiving family gatherings

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Yuma-Many family gatherings this year may be interrupted as retailers will open their doors on Thanksgiving night because of the "highly competitive" holiday season.

Jessica Barney said this year she's tempted to stuff her cart with deals instead of stuffing the turkey.

"Well there's this vacuum that I've been waiting for, that's going to be a $150 off," she said.

With more people like Jessica, retailers are opening their doors earlier than ever for Black Friday shoppers looking to save on the season's hottest gifts.

"You feel bad for the people that have to work but at the same time you have to see how much you can possibly save," she said.

Wal-Mart announced this year they will be opening their doors at 8 p.m.on Thanksgiving night.

Target will also open their doors at 9 p.m.

But one woman said she will not sacrifice family time for a sweet deal.

"I think we have lost all sense of sacred and its all about money," Lynn Knapp said.

Many retail store employees across the nation are fighting back to keep Black Friday to Friday.

Black Friday which is now becoming Black Thursday, is even criticized by consumers.

"We forgot to even stop one day, its just one day to be thankful for what we have in this nation," Knapp said.

"I think that's our society nowadays," Ross Wait said.

Some people prefer to stay out of the Black Friday frenzy and casually shop online.

Many retailers will offer Black Friday specials on their web sites and a few days later on Cyber Monday.

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