Thanksgiving was once a time to gather around the table, have a slice of turkey, and enjoy familial bonds.

However, it seems like the holiday has become a rush to get all your food in before 6 p.m. when many big box stores open their doors for early Black Friday sales.

But some companies are committing themselves to giving their employees — and the public for that matter — a break from the holiday madness by shutting their doors just for that day.

This list is comprised of some larger stores that have Utah County locations.

None of these stores are based in Utah County, and this list does not include the assumed plethora of small businesses that are also shutting their doors for the holiday. If you think we missed any other large retailers, please let us know.

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