Facebook users fighting back against Thanksgiving Day shopping

Shoppers take to social media to speak out against retailers' early openings

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For some families, Black Friday shopping is an annual post-Thanksgiving tradition. But with many retailers announcing they'll open on Thanksgiving Day, shoppers are taking to social media to say they won't set foot in a store until the leftovers are put away.

A "pledge" has been making the rounds on Facebook, inviting people to share and make the statement that they won't shop on Thanksgiving in support of retail workers who should be able to spend time with their families.

We asked people on our Facebook page and on Twitter what they think about the pledge.

Kim Ansaldo: " I agree 100%! I wish was like when I was a kid, everything closed. I remember helping my mother with lists of things we needed to get before the big day and for me, that made it even more exciting for the holiday to arrive!"

Ron Donahoe: "All stores should be closed on Thanksgiving and Christmas. Stores would probably not lose sales. People would just buy what they need in advance."

Cherie Patton Owens: "Some people work because they need money or may not have any family and it beats being alone. I shop on Thanksgiving."

Eric W. Wright:  "Prior to becoming a middle school teacher I worked on Thanksgiving for years. What's the big deal?"

A. Martinez: "I use to be those that worked on Thanksgiving. It didn't bother me then because I didn't have kids. Now, I couldn't do that."

Steffanie Y.: "It's sad people have to even say they won't shop on Thanksgiving. That used to be a given, still should be."

Check out what people are saying on KSAT's Facebook page.


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