Some retailers buck early Black Friday trend

Toy trends

While many national retailers are launching traditional Black Friday deals early on Thanksgiving, we found one that's bucking the trend.

Menards plans to open Black Friday morning, just as they always have.

"Menards is a family-owned company," Quincy store General Manager Justin Houghton said. "So with that in mind, being family-centered is number one. We spend a lot of hours preparing for the day after Thanksgiving sale and the weekend after that, so having that one extra day with our families is appreciated."

Click here to hear from Houghton on KHQA This Morning.

Plans for the biggest shopping day of the year here began back in September.

Houghton says Monday begins a three day store-wide effort to stock shelves heavily to prepare for the big Black Friday shopping day.

He says when it comes to Black Friday, it's all hands on deck. Menards shared some holiday decorating trends on KHQA This Morning.

Houghton says this year untraditional colors are big. Those shades include purples, teals, and silvers. Also this year the chocolate color and lime green are being combined for a festive-looking Christmas tree.

According to national magazines, many decorators are using ornaments with these colors in vases, cylinders and other glassware to create a simple, glittery look on mantles and tables. Click here to watch more from KHQA This Morning.

Toys trending big this year for Christmas include classic toys, such as building log toys, classic pull toys and train sets. Retailers say these toys are striking a cord with parents of today who remember playing with them as a child. Toys fashioned after hit shows and cartoons are also.

Click here to learn more about top trending toys from KHQA This Morning.