My Mom and I started our Black Friday tradition when I was in college. Some years we have tons of deals we are looking for and other years we just go out because that's what we do. This year nothing stood out to us as a must have so we decided to head out at 5:30am. Yes, that is still ridiculous early to head out Christmas shopping but we enjoy it. Normally we stop for breakfast on the way home, this year we took so long shopping that eventually we had to stop for brunch then went back out shopping. We got to spend quality time together and put a huge dent in our Christmas shopping...successful day!