Some Stores Buck Trend of Opening on Thanksgiving But holiday shoppers will still have plenty of options By John Johnson, Newser Staff Posted Oct 31, 2014 5:38 PM CDT 48 comments Comments A Costco store in Nashua, N.H. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa) (Newser) – The state of Black Friday mania is such that stores can now make headlines for announcing they'll be closed on Thanksgiving. Nordstrom, GameStop, and Costco are among the big-name retailers who will give employees the holiday off, reports CNNMoney. Nordstrom has made a tradition of the move in recent years, declaring in a statement picked up by BlackFriday.fm that "we simply believe that they deserve the opportunity to spend Thanksgiving with their families.” The retailer also is skipping a midnight opening that would lead into Black Friday sales. Thanksgiving Day shoppers, however, can still hit the likes of Macy's, Kohl's, Walmart, Kmart, and Best Buy, reports Al.com, dipping into more comprehensive coverage at TheBlackFriday.com. ThinkProgress hates the trend but says numbers from last year show that opening on the holiday generally didn't help stores' Black Friday numbers.