Kmart’s Black Friday Starts On Thanksgiving Thursday

Holiday shopping season starts before the turkey is even carved

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Get ready for the 41-hour Black Friday.

The arms race to start the holiday shopping season earlier and earlier stepped up a notch Tuesday, when Kmart announced it will open its stores at 6 a.m. on Thanksgiving Day — earlier than the 8 p.m. opening Macy’s and J.C. Penney are doing, and much earlier than the traditional day-after-Thanksgiving Black Friday start.

Kmart stores will open at 6 a.m. that day and close at 11 p.m. on Black Friday. Kmart also opened at 6 a.m. last year, but it closed for a few hours in the evening so workers could celebrate Thanksgiving, and again for a few hours before the Black Friday opening, the Today show reports.

This year, no such holiday reprieve.



This whole black Friday thing is about as stupid as the people who do the shopping.   Well, maybe not quite as stupid.