Thanksgiving steals sales from Black Friday - Article Photos 1/3

Shoppers pick through stacks of discounted jeans beside a giant aquarium inside Bass Pro Shops after the doors opened at 5 a.m., kicking off "Black Friday" and the holiday shopping season in Memphis, Tenn. Friday Nov. 23, 2112.. Some bargain-hunters waited outside the store for four and a half hours in the rain for the chance to be first in line. For the first time many retailers opened as early as 8 p.m. on Thursday sparking some criticism for shortening their employees' Thanksgiving holiday. (AP Photo, Brandon Dill, Commercial Appeal)