Just because retailers think Thanksgiving should be the kickoff to the shopping season doesn't mean the average American agrees. Actually, according to a newHuffington Post poll, 62 percent of Americans think businesses should close on Thanksgiving so workers can have the day off, while only 27 percent said that they think stores should feel free to stay open if there is demand for it.
It isn't just about the employees forced to work over the holiday, either. Only 13 percent of people said they want retailers to be open on Thanksgiving, while 74 percent said they prefer that businesses wait till Friday to open. This new Thanksgiving sale trend might not be such a great idea after all, because 80% of Americans have absolutely no plans to shop on the holiday.
With all the bad press and the negative response from potential shoppers, what could the motive be for retailers like Macy's, Walmart, K-Mart and Best Buy to open their doors during the holiday?
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Zac Brown Band and Foo Fighters' Dave Grohl will release their collaboration, Zac Brown Band: The Grohl Sessions Volume 1 on December 10th on iTunes.
Zac says, "Dave is a musical genius. It's been amazing to play with him on stage and get to spend time working with him in the studio. We are excited for fans to hear the music we've been able to create together."
The album, the first recorded at Zac's Southern Ground studios in Nashville, includes "Day for the Dead" -- the song they performed together on the CMA Awards earlier this month.
Through the years, Black Friday has become its own holiday with its own traditions. Getting up early … shopping till you drop … Stores have really taken advantage of people and their excitement.
But not all Black Friday deals are created equal.
According to consumer experts, here are some things you should not buy on Black Friday:
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Prince William hosted a fundraising gala Monday night which featured performances by Jon Bon Jovi and Taylor Swift. The prince, and new dad, must have been feeling pretty confident because he joined Swift and Bon Jovi on stage and sang "Livin' On a Prayer."
Should bartenders discriminate against SANTA CLAUS?
According to a report, the New York Police Department has asked bar owners NOT to serve people dressed as Santa . . . specifically the Santas who attend those gatherings and bar crawls around the country called SantaCon.
Basically, the NYPD has noticed that when Santas get HAMMERED in costume, they tend to stand out.
As the head of a midtown Manhattan neighborhood association put it, quote, "What do you tell a five-year-old when they see Santa passed out on the street, vomiting or defecating in front of the house?"
There'll be SantaCons in more than 300 cities around the world this December. There's no word if other cities are asking bars to keep the booze away from Santa.
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Thanksgiving is a day when more than 100 million Americans will observe the most honored of traditions … gathering with family and friends to watch as many as 15 straight hours straight of television.
Last Thanksgiving, more than 114 million viewers were sitting in front of their TVs.
The Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade kicks things off – and then there are three NFL games.
And if you’re not into football, you might be one of the 19 million people who will tune in for at least a little bit of The National Dog Show.
Whatever you watch, you can feel good about continuing this new American holiday tradition – a little food, a little wine, and a lot of tube time.
Is this your tradition?
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