See which stores will open, which will stay closed this Thanksgiving

Walmart and Target are among the stores that will open their doors on Thanksgiving Day again this year. (Shutterstock)

It's known as the "Black Friday Creep" -- stores opening earlier and earlier in hopes of luring in holiday shoppers. While some stores now open their doors on Thanksgiving Day, other retailers are taking a stand by vowing to stay closed to let employees spend the holiday with their families.

In one of the most extreme cases, REI announced it would remain closed on Black Friday, giving its employees a paid holiday to "opt outdoors" with their families. On the other end of the spectrum, several stores continue to welcome shoppers on Thanksgiving Day, including Walmart, Target and Macy's.

An estimated 134 million people shopped online and in stores over Thanksgiving weekend in 2014, the National Retail Federation found. Black Friday was the busiest day of that weekend, with 87 million shoppers making purchases.

Here are stores that will open their doors on Thanksgiving:
Big Lots
Bealls
Belk
CVS
Gander Mountain
Goody's
Gordmans
HH Gregg
J.C. Penney
K-Mart
Kohl's
Lord & Taylor
Macy's
Meijer
Michaels
Old Navy
Palais Royal
Peebles
Saks Fifth Avenue OFF 5TH
Sears
Sports Authority
Stage
Target
Toys R Us
Walmart

Closed on Thanksgiving:
American Girl
Barnes and Noble
BJ's
Costco
DSW
GameStop
Guitar Center
Half Price Books
The Home Depot
IKEA
Jo-Ann
Marshalls
Mattress Firm
Nordstrom
Patagonia
P.C. Richard & Son
Pier 1
Saks Fifth Avenue
Sam's Club
Staples
Tractor Supply

Closed on Black Friday:
REI

Click here for a complete list of retailers' Black Friday plans.

ABC News contributed to this report.

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