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Poll: Will you shop on Thanksgiving night?

Shoppers vie for copies of video games at

Shoppers vie for copies of video games at a Black Friday sale at a Wal-Mart Stores Inc. store in Mentor, Ohio, U.S., on Thursday, Nov. 24, 2011. Retailers are pouring on the discounts to attract consumers grappling with 9 percent unemployment and a slower U.S. economic expansion than previously estimated. Photographer: Daniel Acker/Bloomberg Photo Credit: Bloomberg Daniel Acker

More and more retailers are opening earlier and earlier for the traditional Black Friday kickoff of the holiday shopping season.  This year, several big retailers are opening Thanksgiving evening, as early as 8 p.m. 

Some hard core shoppers have even been known to eat their turkey while waiting in line to be among the first into a store to snag the best sales.

But a few retailers, notably P.C. Richard & Son on Long Island, maintain that it's disrespectful to employees and their families to open on the holiday.

Which camp do you fall into? Will you be part of the Thanksgiving / Black Friday shopping stampede, or do you prefer to spend the holiday at home?

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