Toys ‘R’ Us Opening At 5 P.M. On Day That Used To Be Called ‘Thanksgiving’

Are you looking forward to spending Thanksgiving Day standing in line and fighting with fellow shoppers over the last remote-controlled dinosaur? No? It doesn’t really matter whether you plan to show up or not: opening at 5 P.M. on Thanksgiving Day worked out for Toys ‘R’ Us last year, and they’re planning to do the same again this year.

We’ve been keeping an eye on this trend for a few years now, mostly because we really like Thanksgiving and also think that our friends, family, and readers who work in retail deserve a turkey and mashed potatoes break before the holiday shopping frenzy begins. In 2012, Toys ‘R’ Us opened at 8 P.M. on Thanksgiving Day. Last year, in 2013, they moved the opening time up to 5 P.M., and they’re sticking with that for this year, then remaining open for 30 hours, finally closing at 11 P.M. on Friday.

Holidays? Who needs holidays?

Toys R Us will open at 5 p.m. on Thanksgiving [CNN] (Warning: auto-play video)