If you were thinking about getting a head start on your holiday shopping after digesting your turkey on Thanksgiving, well be aware that some area stores will NOT be opening early on Thanksgiving.

WMUR has posted a listing of all stores, but to give you a heads up, major retailers like Sears, Target and Kmart will open in the evening on Turkey Day, but many other retailers are waiting to Black Friday to start their holiday shopping extravaganza.

BestBlackFriday.com compiled a list of the stores that have announced closures so far, including department stores, grocery stores and more. Below, are just some of the stores that WILL NOT BE OPEN ON THANKSGIVING.  (in no particular order)

Stonewall Kitchen
Trader Joe's
BJ’s Wholesale Club
Costco
Sam’s Club
Home Depot
Lowe's
Hobby Lobby
Marshalls
TJ Maxx
Staples
Home Goods
Ikea
Petco
Pet Smart

Remember, you can check the entire list of stores that will not be open on Thanksgiving on WMUR's website.