The Christmas shopping season begins earlier and earlier each year, it seems, and many major retailers plan to cash in by starting their Black Friday deals a day early, on Thanksgiving. While this works out well for consumers looking to save a buck, it also means that retail workers are forced to forego Thanksgiving celebrations with their families. Many businesses have changed their policies in recent years, however, and have decided to remain closed on Thanksgiving. According to WQAD, the following QCA chain stores will be closed on Turkey Day.

* We will update as more info becomes available.

- Barnes and Noble


- Burlington Coat Factory

- Gamestop

- Hobby Lobby

- Joann Fabric

- Home Depot

- Lowe's

- Marshall's

- Menard's

- Office Depot and Office Max

- Mattress Firm

- Sam's Club

- Petco

- Petsmart

- TJ Maxx

- Staple's

- Guitar Center

- Jos A. Bank

Many local businesses will also be closed on Thanksgiving, including:

- Milltown Coffee in Moline

- Fresh Deli in Davenport

- Von Maur in Davenport and Moline

- Skeleton Key Art and Antiques in Rock Island