You say you want to get a jump on Christmas shopping. You say you can't think of a better way to work off Thanksgiving dinner than by hitting up retail with your shopping list.

Well, I say...TAP THE BRAKES, Black Friday enthusiast. You will get plenty of time to do that on the day after Thanksgiving, but ON November 25th, make plans to hang out at the house with the family because, for the most part, a store you want to visit that day will likely be closed so THEIR employees can hang out at the house with the family.

A few years ago, when Black Friday sort of "backed up" and started at 8 PM on Thanksgiving Day and folks made hay even into the overnight hours, I kind of took a step back myself and thought, "Really?" "Can't we just enjoy the holiday so others can, too?"

As it turns out, I wasn't the only one who felt like that. For the last few years, more and more stores that had opened early for Black Friday have closed to celebrate Thanksgiving with family and to sit in front of the TV with their pants unbuttoned. Tons of turkey, dressing, and pie will do that.

With that in mind, here are the national retail stores one can find in Owensboro that will be closed on Thanksgiving Day:

National Retail Stores in Owensboro Closed on Thanksgiving Day 2021

There will be no point in rushing through Thanksgiving dinner in 2021 since many of your favorite stores will NOT be open until Black Friday.

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