Patch Poll: Will You Shop on Thanksgiving?
Black Friday begins Thanksgiving evening for many big stores, trying to get a jump on Christmas shopping. Will you go shopping after Thanksgiving dinner?
Back at the turn of the century, Christmas and holiday shopping started in earnest on the day after Thanksgiving.
A few years later the big stores, grappling with a downturn in the economy, started opening at midnight and offering "Midnight Madness" deals for people who came in the middle of the night.
Now, stores are creating quite a stir by opening even earlier. Many are advertising sales beginning Thanksgiving at 8p.m. It's not as easy to come up with alliteration for an 8 p.m. store opening. "Midnight Madness" kind of rolls of the tongue. Is a store opening at 8 p.m. on Thanksgiving "just plain insanity!"?
Are you willing to stand in line instead of sit on the couch digesting turkey to get a good deal?
Answer our poll question and tell us what you think in the comments section at the bottom of this article.