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Shoppers wait in line outside a Best Buy Co. store ahead of Black Friday in San Francisco, California, U.S., on Thursday, Nov. 27, 2014. An estimated 140 million U.S. shoppers will hit stores and the Web this weekend in search of post-Thanksgiving discounts, kicking off what retailers predict will be the best holiday season in three years. Photographer: David Paul Morris/Bloomberg via Getty Images
Target shoppers wait to check out on Black Friday, Nov. 28, 2014, in South Portland, Maine. The store opened at midnight. (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty)
IMAGE DISTRIBUTED FOR SEARS - A Sears store manager welcomes customers minutes before it opens its doors on Thursday, Nov. 27, 2014. More than 250 shoppers lined up at the Sears store in Schaumburg Ill.. Sears, a leading integrated retailer, offered more than 1,000 doorbuster deals starting at 6 p.m. on Thanksgiving Day. Sears stores will remain open until 10 p.m. on Black Friday. (Jean-Marc Giboux/AP Images for Sears)
IMAGEN DISTRIBUIDA PARA MACY'S - Los compradores aprovechan las ofertas del “Viernes Negro” durante la apertura del Macy’s en Lenox a las 6:00 pm del Jueves, 27 de noviembre 2014 en Atlanta (John Amis / AP Images para Macy’s)
Target shoppers Kelly Foley, left, Debbie Winslow, center, and Ann Rich use a smartphone to look at a competitor's prices while shopping shortly after midnight on Black Friday, Nov. 28, 2014, in South Portland, Maine. (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty)
Target shoppers head for the checkout line with a flat screen television just after midnight on Black Friday, Nov. 28, 2014, in South Portland, Maine. (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty)
Shoppers head into Target just after their doors opened at midnight on Black Friday, Nov. 28, 2014, in South Portland, Maine. (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty)
IMAGE DISTRIBUTED FOR WALMART - Customers wrap up their holiday shopping during Walmart's Black Friday events on Thursday, Nov. 27, 2014 in Bentonville, Ark. Deep savings continue at Walmart Friday though Cyber Monday as part of five days of events in stores and online. (Photo by Gunnar Rathbun/Invision for Walmart/AP Images)
IMAGE DISTRIBUTED FOR WALMART - Customers wrap up their holiday shopping during Walmart's Black Friday events on Thursday, Nov. 27, 2014 in Bentonville, Ark. Deep savings continue at Walmart Friday though Cyber Monday as part of five days of events in stores and online. (Photo by Gunnar Rathbun/Invision for Walmart/AP Images)
IMAGE DISTRIBUTED FOR WALMART - Customers shop hundreds of deals during Walmart's first Black Friday event at 6 p.m. Thanksgiving night, Thursday, Nov. 27, 2014 in Bentonville, Ark. Deep savings continue at Walmart Friday through Cyber Monday as part of five days of events in stores and online. (Photo by Gunnar Rathbun/Invision for Walmart/AP Images)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 28: Shoppers carry recent purchases through Herald Square on the morning of November 28, 2014 in New York City. The Friday after Thanksgiving, also known as Black Friday, traditionally marks the beginning of the Holiday season. (Photo by Andrew Burton/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 28: Shoppers carry recent purchases through Herald Square on the morning of November 28, 2014 in New York City. The Friday after Thanksgiving, also known as Black Friday, traditionally marks the beginning of the Holiday season. (Photo by Andrew Burton/Getty Images)
GREENFIELD, WI - NOVEMBER 28: Shoppers wait in temperatures in the mid teens as they wait to get their holiday shopping season going at the annual Black Friday sales event at the Sports authority store November 28, 2014 in Greenfield, Wisconsin. (Photo by Darren Hauck/Getty Images)
WEST ALLIS, WI - NOVEMBER 28: Shoppers file into the store as they get their holiday shopping season going at the annual Black Friday sales event at the Home Depot November 28, 2014 in West Allis, Wisconsin. (Photo by Darren Hauck/Getty Images)
WEST ALLIS, WI - NOVEMBER 28: Shoppers line up as they wait to get their holiday shopping season going at the annual Black Friday sales event at the Home Depot November 28, 2014 in West Allis, Wisconsin. (Photo by Darren Hauck/Getty Images)
WEST ALLIS, WI - NOVEMBER 28: Shoppers line up as they wait to get their holiday shopping season going at the annual Black Friday sales event at the Home Depot November 28, 2014 in West Allis, Wisconsin. (Photo by Darren Hauck/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 27: Macy's opens it's doors at 6pm for Black Friday on November 27, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Andrew Toth/Getty Images for Hilton Garden Inn)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 27: Macy's opens it's doors at 6pm for Black Friday on November 27, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Andrew Toth/Getty Images for Hilton Garden Inn)
MIAMI, FL - NOVEMBER 27: Guests waiting in line to shop Black Friday deals at Target Dadeland South in Miami were surprised by Telemundo host, Jorge Bernal and a group of caroling kids at the Black Friday At Target Dadeland South In Miami at Target Dadeland South on November 27, 2014 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Gustavo Caballero/Getty Images for Target)
Customers wait to enter an Asda supermarket, operated by Wal-Mart Stores Inc., ahead of a Black Friday discount sale in the Wembley district of London, U.K., on Friday, Nov. 28, 2014. Black Friday has caught on in the U.K. and worldwide over the last few years as the rise of the Internet has made the event a global phenomenon, with customers always being just one click away from the deals offered by U.S. retailers online. Photographer: Simon Dawson/Bloomberg via Getty Images
A customer speaks on a mobile phone while standing in the bay of an empty LED television sales display during a Black Friday discount sale at an Asda supermarket, operated by Wal-Mart Stores Inc., in the Wembley district of London, U.K., on Friday, Nov. 28, 2014. Black Friday has caught on in the U.K. and worldwide over the last few years as the rise of the Internet has made the event a global phenomenon, with customers always being just one click away from the deals offered by U.S. retailers online. Photographer: Simon Dawson/Bloomberg via Getty Images
A customer selects a kettle from a sales display in the electronics section of an Asda supermarket, operated by Wal-Mart Stores Inc., in the Wembley district of London, U.K., on Friday, Nov. 28, 2014. Black Friday has caught on in the U.K. and worldwide over the last few years as the rise of the Internet has made the event a global phenomenon, with customers always being just one click away from the deals offered by U.S. retailers online. Photographer: Simon Dawson/Bloomberg via Getty Images
LONDON, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 28: A woman carries bags of shopping on Oxford Street during 'Black Friday' sales on November 28, 2014 in London, England. Originating in the USA as a sales day that following the Thanksgiving holiday, 'Black Friday' is becoming an increasingly popular shopping day in the UK. (Photo by Rob Stothard/Getty Images)
Customers fall to the floor as they grapple for an LED television during a Black Friday discount sale at an Asda supermarket, operated by Wal-Mart Stores Inc., in the Wembley district of London, U.K., on Friday, Nov. 28, 2014. Black Friday has caught on in the U.K. and worldwide over the last few years as the rise of the Internet has made the event a global phenomenon, with customers always being just one click away from the deals offered by U.S. retailers online. Photographer: Simon Dawson/Bloomberg via Getty Images
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 28: will.i.am and General Manager of Bloomingdale's Richard Mast open doors and pump up holiday shoppers with with i.am PULS during black Friday at Bloomingdale's on November 28, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Bryan Bedder/Getty Images for I.amPULS and will.i.am)
IMAGE DISTRIBUTED FOR KMART - Customers are the first to shop doorbuster deals at Kmart when doors open at 6 a.m. Thanksgiving morning, Nov. 27, 2014 in Chicago, Ill. Kmart is offering three rounds of doorbuster sales through Black Friday, Nov. 28, 2014 on the hottest on-trend gifts from popular brands – many exclusive to Kmart – everything from apparel to tools, home decor and electronics. (Jean-Marc Giboux/AP Images for Kmart)
A customer transports a boxed LED television in the basket of a mobility scooter during a Black Friday discount sale at an Asda supermarket, operated by Wal-Mart Stores Inc., in the Wembley district of London, U.K., on Friday, Nov. 28, 2014. Black Friday has caught on in the U.K. and worldwide over the last few years as the rise of the Internet has made the event a global phenomenon, with customers always being just one click away from the deals offered by U.S. retailers online. Photographer: Simon Dawson/Bloomberg via Getty Images
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 27: Police take security measures as people shopping to benefit from the discounts within the Black Friday, regarded as the beginning of the Christmas shopping season, following Thanksgiving Day in New York, United States on November 27, 2014. (Photo by Bilgin Sasmaz/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)
A customer gestures as he queues to purchase goods including an LED televisions during a Black Friday discount sale at an Asda supermarket, operated by Wal-Mart Stores Inc., in the Wembley district of London, U.K., on Friday, Nov. 28, 2014. Black Friday has caught on in the U.K. and worldwide over the last few years as the rise of the Internet has made the event a global phenomenon, with customers always being just one click away from the deals offered by U.S. retailers online. Photographer: Simon Dawson/Bloomberg via Getty Images
Customers push shopping carts loaded with LED television sets during a Black Friday discount sale at an Asda supermarket, operated by Wal-Mart Stores Inc., in the Wembley district of London, U.K., on Friday, Nov. 28, 2014. Black Friday has caught on in the U.K. and worldwide over the last few years as the rise of the Internet has made the event a global phenomenon, with customers always being just one click away from the deals offered by U.S. retailers online. Photographer: Simon Dawson/Bloomberg via Getty Images
A customer, center, transports a boxed LED television in the basket of a mobility scooter during a Black Friday discount sale at an Asda supermarket, operated by Wal-Mart Stores Inc., in the Wembley district of London, U.K., on Friday, Nov. 28, 2014. Black Friday has caught on in the U.K. and worldwide over the last few years as the rise of the Internet has made the event a global phenomenon, with customers always being just one click away from the deals offered by U.S. retailers online. Photographer: Simon Dawson/Bloomberg via Getty Images
Customers queue at a checkout counter to pay for the goods, including an LED television and a toaster, during a Black Friday discount sale at an Asda supermarket, operated by Wal-Mart Stores Inc., in the Wembley district of London, U.K., on Friday, Nov. 28, 2014. Black Friday has caught on in the U.K. and worldwide over the last few years as the rise of the Internet has made the event a global phenomenon, with customers always being just one click away from the deals offered by U.S. retailers online. Photographer: Simon Dawson/Bloomberg via Getty Images
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 27: People shop to benefit from the discounts within the Black Friday, regarded as the beginning of the Christmas shopping season, following Thanksgiving Day in New York, United States on November 27, 2014. (Photo by Bilgin Sasmaz/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 27: People shop to benefit from the discounts within the Black Friday, regarded as the beginning of the Christmas shopping season, following Thanksgiving Day in New York, United States on November 27, 2014. (Photo by Bilgin Sasmaz/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)
A customer browses DVD's on sale at a Best Buy Co. store ahead of Black Friday in San Francisco, California, U.S., on Thursday, Nov. 27, 2014. An estimated 140 million U.S. shoppers will hit stores and the Web this weekend in search of post-Thanksgiving discounts, kicking off what retailers predict will be the best holiday season in three years. Photographer: David Paul Morris/Bloomberg via Getty Images
A Best Buy Co. employee counts U.S. twenty and ten dollar banknotes at a Best Buy Co. store ahead of Black Friday in San Francisco, California, U.S., on Thursday, Nov. 27, 2014. An estimated 140 million U.S. shoppers will hit stores and the Web this weekend in search of post-Thanksgiving discounts, kicking off what retailers predict will be the best holiday season in three years. Photographer: David Paul Morris/Bloomberg via Getty Images
Shoppers hold items to be purchased as they wait in line at a Best Buy Co. store ahead of Black Friday in San Francisco, California, U.S., on Thursday, Nov. 27, 2014. An estimated 140 million U.S. shoppers will hit stores and the Web this weekend in search of post-Thanksgiving discounts, kicking off what retailers predict will be the best holiday season in three years. Photographer: David Paul Morris/Bloomberg via Getty Images
A shopper, front, reaches for Beats Electronics LLC Beats by Dr. Dre headphones as other shoppers wait in line at a Best Buy Co. store ahead of Black Friday in San Francisco, California, U.S., on Thursday, Nov. 27, 2014. An estimated 140 million U.S. shoppers will hit stores and the Web this weekend in search of post-Thanksgiving discounts, kicking off what retailers predict will be the best holiday season in three years. Photographer: David Paul Morris/Bloomberg via Getty Images
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 27: People shop to benefit from the discounts within the Black Friday, regarded as the beginning of the Christmas shopping season, following Thanksgiving Day in New York, United States on November 27, 2014. (Photo by Bilgin Sasmaz/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 27: People shop to benefit from the discounts within the Black Friday, regarded as the beginning of the Christmas shopping season, following Thanksgiving Day in New York, United States on November 27, 2014. (Photo by Bilgin Sasmaz/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)
Employees try to control customers as they attempt to get the last remaining LED televisions during a Black Friday discount sale at an Asda supermarket, operated by Wal-Mart Stores Inc., in the Wembley district of London, U.K., on Friday, Nov. 28, 2014. Black Friday has caught on in the U.K. and worldwide over the last few years as the rise of the Internet has made the event a global phenomenon, with customers always being just one click away from the deals offered by U.S. retailers online. Photographer: Simon Dawson/Bloomberg via Getty Images
A customer stands with shopping carts laden with boxed electronic goods, including LED televisions, as he waits at a checkout desk during a Black Friday discount sale at an Asda supermarket, operated by Wal-Mart Stores Inc., in the Wembley district of London, U.K., on Friday, Nov. 28, 2014. Black Friday has caught on in the U.K. and worldwide over the last few years as the rise of the Internet has made the event a global phenomenon, with customers always being just one click away from the deals offered by U.S. retailers online. Photographer: Simon Dawson/Bloomberg via Getty Images
Customers rush to get to a sales display of reduced LED television sets during a Black Friday discount sale at an Asda supermarket, operated by Wal-Mart Stores Inc., in the Wembley district of London, U.K., on Friday, Nov. 28, 2014. Black Friday has caught on in the U.K. and worldwide over the last few years as the rise of the Internet has made the event a global phenomenon, with customers always being just one click away from the deals offered by U.S. retailers online. Photographer: Simon Dawson/Bloomberg via Getty Images
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NEW YORK (AP) -- Black Friday has become part two of the kick-off to the holiday shopping season, with stores opening earlier on Thanksgiving.

Here's a look at what's happening around the country:

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How They Do It In Wisconsin

Some people wait outside in the cold overnight for cheap TVs or computers. People in Wisconsin do it for beer.

People arrived at Lakefront Brewery in Milwaukee early Friday to get a shot at the limited edition Imperial Stout Aged in Bourbon Barrels. A few people even stood outside overnight.

The brewery only had 5,000 22-ounce bottles at $15 each. They were gone in less than 4 hours.

Brewery spokesman Matt Krajnak estimated around 800 people were in line up by the time the doors opened at 8 a.m., when it was snowing and about 15 degrees.

Owner Russ Klisch says Black Friday is the brewery's biggest day of the year. They also had a DJ, breakfast and - of course - tap beer.

This is the fourth year the brewery has had Black Friday beers.

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Prison Crafts On Sale in Maine

It was Black Friday at a prison's craft store in Maine, too. The store in Thomaston opened an hour and cut prices by 40 percent. A similar sale took place at the Maine Prison Industries outlet store in Windham.

Bookshelves, children's toys and even models of the USS Constitution warship were among the items on sale, all made as part of an inmate work program.

Maine Prison Industries manager Ken Lindsey said prisoners are paid $1 to $3 per hour, which must first go toward court restitution and child support payments. He said the program also teaches inmates job skills and people skills that they can use upon release.

Maine prisoners have made handicrafts for sale since the early 1800s, starting with sleighs, Lindsey said.

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Ferguson Protesters Call for Boycott

Protesters are speaking out on Black Friday about a grand jury's decision not to indict Darren Wilson, the white officer who fatally shot Michael Brown, an unarmed black teenager.

About 200 people demonstrated in a plaza near Chicago's historic water tower, calling for a boycott on shopping to show solidarity with ongoing protests around Ferguson, Missouri, where the shooting took place.

Earlier, protesters also entered a Target and multiple Wal-Mart stores in the St. Louis area, according to Johnetta Elzie, who tweeted and posted videos of the demonstrations.

Protesters chanted, "no justice, no peace, no racist police" and "no more Black Friday" after being moved out of a Wal-Mart by police.

There was no immediate word of arrests. Other protests were planned around the country, but nobody showed up for a scheduled demonstration in Brooklyn, New York.

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Best Buy Site Outage

Best Buy's website seemed to be back up and running at around 11:30 a.m. eastern on Friday after going down for more than an hour with a message that read, "WE'RE SORRY."

Jeff Schelman, a Best Buy spokesman, attributed it to "a concentrated spike in mobile traffic." He said the company shut down BestBuy.com so it could restore it to full performance.

Last week, Best Buy CEO Hubert Joly had said he expected competition for shoppers to be "intense." He forecast flat revenue for the fourth quarter.

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Wal-Mart Workers Get Protests, Too

About 100 protesters outside a Wal-Mart in downtown Chicago called on the company to pay its workers $15 an hour and provide more full-time positions.

"Wal-Mart, Wal-Mart, you're no good! Treat your workers like you should!" they chanted.

It's the latest round of protests to hit Wal-Mart, with labor organizers saying demonstrations were planned for 1,600 locations Friday.

Brooke Buchanan, a Wal-Mart spokeswoman, said Friday the company is not aware of anyone walking off the job. She said "a handful" of people worked their shifts before joining demonstrations. Another representative, Erica Jones, said she herself is an example of opportunities to move up at Wal-Mart; she started years ago as a cashier and is now in media relations.

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Black Friday Arrests

Two women were arrested after an early morning Black Friday fight among shoppers at a Southern California store.

Tustin Police Sergeant Ryan Coe told City News Service that a disturbance was reported at a Kohl's department store around 1 a.m. Two female victims were located on the second floor near the baby section and two suspects were found on the first floor.

Coe says it appears the four women got into an argument and a physical altercation ensued. He says one victim was taken to a hospital as a precaution. He did not know the nature of her injuries.

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Biggest Shopping Day of the Year?

Since 2005, Black Friday has held the crown for the top sales day of the year, according to ShopperTrak, which tracks data at 70,000 stores globally.

That could change this year. The earlier openings on Thanksgiving are eating into Black Friday sales. As a result, the last Saturday before Christmas may edge out Black Friday as the biggest shopping day of the year.

Still, Bill Martin, co-founder of ShopperTrak, believes Black Friday and the Saturday before Christmas will be turn out to be a close tie.

Over at Macy's, CEO Terry Lundgren tells The Associated Press he thinks Black Friday will still be the company's biggest sales day of the year.

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Marathon Shopper

At Westfield Fox Valley mall in Aurora, Illinois, parking spaces were plentiful and lines in many stores short or non-existent Friday morning. Some groggy shoppers were in their pajama pants.

Kimberly States said it was noticeably quieter than the night before, when she made her first trip to the mall.

"It was a zoo last night around 10 p.m.," she said. "Now it seems like more of the old folks."

States and her daughter were shopping mostly for clothes. She planned to return later Friday with her son.

She thinks people are feeling more confident about the economy, but she still plans to spend about the same amount on Christmas gifts - or maybe less - compared with last year.

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Holiday Disappointments

At around 5:30 a.m. Friday, a Target store in the suburb of Mission, Kansas, was mostly empty. Bridget McNabb, 55, was disappointed when a worker told her the $119 TV she wanted sold out shortly after the store opened the evening before.

In Phoenix, Arizona, Kathy Wise and her mother-in-law combed through a shelf of Monster High dolls, but couldn't find the one Wise's daughter wanted.

"It's kind of a bummer," said Wise. They said it seemed like some items they were looking for were already gone.

At a Target in Phoenix, Susan Ross and her mother, Mary Bakunowski, said they were annoyed that on the morning of Black Friday, the store only had three registers open.

"Come on, I don't care if there are five people in the store, open your registers," Ross said.

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U.K. Gets Black Friday, Shoving Included

Black Friday is becoming a tradition in the United Kingdom, too, and businesses there are finding the shopping derby can lead to chaos.

Police were called to help maintain security at some supermarkets and shopping outlets that offered deep discounts starting at midnight.

"This created situations where we had to deal with crushing, disorder and disputes between customers," said Peter Fahy, police chief for greater Manchester.

Greater Manchester Police said there were two arrests and some stores were closed to prevent more severe problems. One woman was injured by a falling television set.

Online retailer Amazon is believed to have introduced the concept of Black Friday to the U.K. four years ago, with more businesses joining every year since.

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Crowd Control

Back in the U.S., businesses took steps to keep crowds under control. Such efforts were stepped up after 2008, when a Wal-Mart worker died after a stampede of shoppers.

Best Buy, for instance, has a ticketing and line process to ensure an orderly entrance into its stores. The company also says stores held training sessions to prep for this weekend's rush.

At Target, deals are spread throughout stores and signs direct shoppers to hot items. And the company says every store has a crowd-management captain for inside and outside the store.

That doesn't mean everyone remembers their manners.

Wendy Iscra noted it got a little heated at Wal-Mart in a Chicago suburb where she where she was shopping on Thanksgiving.

"People were shoving each other in there," the 40-year-old said.

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Sales Bang

Black Friday is also one of the biggest days of the year for gun sales.

That puts pressure on the system for background checks. Researchers with the National Instant Criminal Background Check System, which is overseen by the FBI, have until the end of the third business day following an attempted firearm purchase to determine whether a buyer is eligible. After that, buyers have the right to get their guns even if the check wasn't completed.

Last year, the clock ran out more than 186,000 times.

The problem is the records submitted by states, which aren't always updated to reflect restraining orders or other reasons to deny a sale.

NICS did about 58,000 checks on a typical day last year. The figure surged to 145,000 on Black Friday.

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It May Be Too Late

Those who woke early for Black Friday shopping may have missed the boat.

It turns out the hottest deals of the season may be on Thanksgiving, according to an analysis of sales data and store circulars by two research firms.

Others started dishing out deals even earlier. Amazon.com and Best Buy started introducing Black Friday deals last week. On Wednesday, Target also gave early access to some of the specials reserved for the holiday shopping kickoff both in stores and online.

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Early Bird Special

The National Retail Federation expected 25.6 million shoppers to head to stores on Thanksgiving, which would be slightly down from last year. The final numbers aren't in yet, but there were crowds across the country.

Macy's said more than 15,000 people lined up outside its flagship location in New York City's Herald Square when the doors opened at 6 p.m. Last year, the retailer said there were 15,000 people.

In the Chicago suburb of Naperville, Illinois, the parking lot of a Wal-Mart store was full a half hour before deals started at 6 p.m., including $199 iPad minis.

And thousands of people were at Citadel Outlets in Los Angeles, which opened at 8 p.m. on Thanksgiving for a "Moonlight Madness" all-night sale. Hordes of cars inched past rows of palm trees wrapped in red and white lights.

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Buyer's Remorse?

When stores first started opening on Thanksgiving a few years ago, the move was met with resistance by those who thought the holiday should remain sacred.

Some expressed a tinge of guilt even as they snagged deals on the holiday. "I think it's ridiculous stores open on Thanksgiving," said Reggie Thomas, 44, a director who bought a Sony sound bar for $349, about $100 off, at Best Buy in New York.

Cathyliz Lopez, 20, who spent $700 at Target on Thanksgiving, agrees. "It's ruining the spirit of Thanksgiving," she said Thursday. "But ... the best deals were today."

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A Visit From the Boss at Target

Target CEO Brian Cornell was at a store in New York City's East Harlem neighborhood for its opening at 6 p.m. on Thanksgiving.

Cornell, who became chief executive in August, said the kickoff to the season is off to a good start based on early reads around the country.

"The baskets are full," he said as he watched shoppers filling their carts with TVs, clothing and toys. He noted people were buying more than just deals.

Cornell told The Associated Press he feels encouraged by what he has seen at stores and online. The holiday kickoff has become "more of a week event," he said.

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NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 27: A protestor being arrested while protesting against the grand jury announcement on the shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson during the 88th Annual Macys Thanksgiving Day Parade at on November 27, 2014 in New York, New York. (Photo by Noam Galai/WireImage)
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NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 27: Police officers try to clear 6th Avenue of protestors for alleged plans to disrupt Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade over the Ferguson decision during the 88th Annual Macys Thanksgiving Day Parade at on November 27, 2014 in New York, New York. (Photo by Noam Galai/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 27: An unidentified person is arrested for alleged plans to disrupt Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade over the Ferguson decision during the 88th Annual Macys Thanksgiving Day Parade at on November 27, 2014 in New York, New York. (Photo by Noam Galai/Getty Images)
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NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 27: A protester holds a sign during the 88th Annual Macys Thanksgiving Day Parade at on November 27, 2014 in New York, New York. (Photo by Noam Galai/Getty Images)
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NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 27: Police officers try to clear 6th Avenue of protestors for alleged plans to disrupt Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade over the Ferguson decision during the 88th Annual Macys Thanksgiving Day Parade at on November 27, 2014 in New York, New York. (Photo by Noam Galai/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 27: Police officers try to clear 6th Avenue of protestors for alleged plans to disrupt Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade over the Ferguson decision during the 88th Annual Macys Thanksgiving Day Parade on November 27, 2014 on the streets of New York City. (Photo by Noam Galai/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 27: Protesters hold signs during the 88th Annual Macys Thanksgiving Day Parade on November 27, 2014 on the streets of New York City. (Photo by Noam Galai/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 27: Protesters hold signs during the 88th Annual Macys Thanksgiving Day Parade on November 27, 2014 on the streets of New York City. (Photo by Noam Galai/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 27: Protesters hold signs during the 88th Annual Macys Thanksgiving Day Parade on November 27, 2014 on the streets of New York City. (Photo by Noam Galai/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 27: Police officers try to clear 6th Avenue of protestors for alleged plans to disrupt Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade over the Ferguson decision during the 88th Annual Macys Thanksgiving Day Parade on November 27, 2014 on the streets of New York City. (Photo by Noam Galai/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 27: An unidentified person is arrested for alleged plans to disrupt Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade over the Ferguson decision on November 27, 2014 on the streets of New York City. (Photo by Noam Galai/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 27: A view of the Snoopy float at the 88th Annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade on November 27, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Michael Stewart/Getty Images)
General atmosphere at the 88th Annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade on Thursday, Nov. 27, 2014, in New York. (photo by Scott Roth/Invision/AP)
The SpongeBob SquarePants balloon is marched down Sixth Avenue during the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade, Thursday, Nov. 27, 2014, in New York. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 27: People watch the Pikachu balloon go by during the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade on November 27, 2014 in New York City. The annual tradition marks the start of the holiday season. (Photo by Andrew Burton/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 27: The Paddington Bear ballon floats near in Columbus Circle during the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade on November 27, 2014 in New York City. The annual tradition marks the start of the holiday season. (Photo by Andrew Burton/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 27: People watch the Spider-Man balloon go by during the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade on November 27, 2014 in New York City. The annual tradition marks the start of the holiday season. (Photo by Andrew Burton/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 27: The Paddington Bear balloon is seen in Columbus Circle during the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade on November 27, 2014 in New York City. The annual tradition marks the start of the holiday season. (Photo by Andrew Burton/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 27: Baloons float down 6th Avenue during the 88th Annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day on November 27, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Brad Barket/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 27: The SpongeBob SquarePants baloon floats overhead during the 88th annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade on November 27, 2014 in New York City. Over 8,000 people took part in the parade and it is estimated that over three million people were in attendance. (Photo by Michael Loccisano/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 27: A Toothless from 'How to Train your Dragon'' floats at the 88th Annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day on November 27, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Brad Barket/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 27: People watch from balconies as a baloon passes during the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade on November 27, 2014 in New York City. The annual tradition marks the start of the holiday season. (Photo by Andrew Burton/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 27: A Piccachu balloon floats for the the 88th Annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade outside Macy's Department Store in Herald Square on November 27, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Ben Hider/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 27: A Spiderman balloon floats at the 88th Annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day on November 27, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Brad Barket/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 27: The Elf on the Shelf Balloon floats at the 88th Annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day on November 27, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Brad Barket/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 27: The Papa Smurf Balloon floats at the 88th Annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day on November 27, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Brad Barket/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 27: The Diary of a Wimpy Kid Float is flown at the 88th Annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day on November 27, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Brad Barket/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 27: A Toothless from 'How to Train your Dragon' balloon floats for the the 88th Annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade outside Macy's Department Store in Herald Square on November 27, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Ben Hider/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 27: The Roanald McDonald Balloon is flown at the 88th Annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day on November 27, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Brad Barket/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 27: A Spiderman balloon floats for the the 88th Annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade outside Macy's Department Store in Herald Square on November 27, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Ben Hider/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 27: A Red Power Ranger floats for the the 88th Annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade outside Macy's Department Store in Herald Square on November 27, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Ben Hider/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 27: Children watch Balloons at they float by at the 88th Annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day on November 27, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Brad Barket/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 27: A general view of Macy's balloons at the 88th Annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade outside Macy's Department Store in Herald Square on November 27, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Ben Hider/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 27: People watch the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade on November 27, 2014 in New York City. Over 8,000 people took part in the parade and it is estimated that over three million people were in attendance. (Photo by Andrew Burton/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 27: Santa Claus attends the 88th Annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade outside Macy's Department Store in Herald Square on November 27, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Ben Hider/Getty Images)
The Red Mighty Morphin Power Ranger balloon is marched down Sixth Avenue during the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade, Thursday, Nov. 27, 2014, in New York. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 27: A general view of atmosphere at the 88th Annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade outside Macy's Department Store in Herald Square on November 27, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Ben Hider/Getty Images)
Spectators watch as a float passes their balconies during the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade, Thursday, Nov. 27, 2014, in New York. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)
A spectator watches as the Harold the Policeman balloon passes her window along Sixth Avenue during the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade, Thursday, Nov. 27, 2014, in New York. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)
Lucy Hale participates in the 88th Annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade on Thursday, Nov. 27, 2014, in New York. (photo by Scott Roth/Invision/AP)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 27: The Snoopy ballon floats during the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade on November 27, 2014 in New York City. The annual tradition marks the start of the holiday season. (Photo by Andrew Burton/Getty Images)
Spectators reacts as they watch the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade make it's way down New York's Central Park West, Thursday Nov. 27, 2014. (AP Photo/Tina Fineberg)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 27: The Wicked Witch of the West mascot takes part in the 88th annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade on November 27, 2014 in New York City. Over 8,000 people took part in the parade and it is estimated that over three million people were in attendance. (Photo by Michael Loccisano/Getty Images)
Gene Simmons of Kiss sticks his tongue out as the band comes down Central Park West during the 88th Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York on November 27, 2014. Kiss performed a medley of their hits for an estimated 3.5 million people who lined the parade route. AFP PHOTO / Timothy A. Clary (Photo credit should read TIMOTHY A. CLARY/AFP/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 27: The Pokemon balloon passes by during the 88th annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade on November 27, 2014 in New York City. Over 8,000 people took part in the parade and it is estimated that over three million people were in attendance. (Photo by Michael Loccisano/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 27: The Papa Smurf balloon floats in the 88th Annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade on November 27, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Laura Cavanaugh/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 27: The Thomas the Tank Engine balloon floast in the 88th Annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade on November 27, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Laura Cavanaugh/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 27: Lucy Hale attends the 88th Annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade on November 27, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Laura Cavanaugh/FilmMagic)
Nick Jonas participates in the 88th Annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade on Thursday, Nov. 27, 2014, in New York. (photo by Scott Roth/Invision/AP)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 27: People participate in the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade on November 27, 2014 in New York City. Over 8,000 people took part in the parade and it is estimated that over three million people were in attendance. (Photo by Andrew Burton/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 27: Kelly Heisler and her son Gordon Heisler, age 2, watch the Spider-Man float go by during Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade on November 27, 2014 in New York City. Over 8,000 people took part in the parade and it is estimated that over three million people were in attendance. (Photo by Andrew Burton/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 27: The Pillsbury Doughboy balloon floats south on Sixth Avenue during Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade on November 27, 2014 in New York City. The annual tradition marks the start of the holiday season. (Photo by Andrew Burton/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 27: 88th Annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade at Streets of Manhattan on November 27, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Esther Horvath/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 27: 88th Annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade at Streets of Manhattan on November 27, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Esther Horvath/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 27: 88th Annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade at Streets of Manhattan on November 27, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Esther Horvath/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 27: The Hello Kitty balloon floats in Columbus Circle during the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade on November 27, 2014 in New York City. The annual tradition marks the start of the holiday season. (Photo by Andrew Burton/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 27: 88th Annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade at Streets of Manhattan on November 27, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Esther Horvath/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 27: A Toothless from 'How to Train your Dragon'' floats at the 88th Annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day on November 27, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Brad Barket/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 27: Meghan Trainor attends the 88th Annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade on November 27, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Theo Wargo/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 27: People watch from balconies as a baloon passes during the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade on November 27, 2014 in New York City. The annual tradition marks the start of the holiday season. (Photo by Andrew Burton/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 27: Joel Madden and Benji Madden attend the 88th Annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade on November 27, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Theo Wargo/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 27: Cole Swindell attends the 88th Annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade on November 27, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Theo Wargo/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 27: The Rocjettes perform at the 88th Annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade outside Macy's Department Store in Herald Square on November 27, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Ben Hider/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 27: Becky G attends the 88th Annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade on November 27, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Theo Wargo/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 27: Becky G (C) performs on the Nickelodeon's Dora and Friends: Into The City float which makes its debut at the 88th Annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade on November 27, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Rob Kim/Getty Images for Nickelodeon)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 27: MKTO performs on the Nickelodeon's Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles float at the 88th Annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade on November 27, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Rob Kim/Getty Images for Nickelodeon)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 27: A Thomas the Tank Engine Balloon is seen in the 88th Annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade outside Macy's Department Store in Herald Square on November 27, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Ben Hider/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 27: Singer/actress Lucy Hale performs during the 88th Annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade on November 27, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Michael Stewart/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 27: Singer Becky G attends the 88th Annual Macys Thanksgiving Day Parade on November 27, 2014 in New York, New York. (Photo by Ray Tamarra/WireImage)
A Cirque du Soleil performer participates in the 88th Annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade on Thursday, Nov. 27, 2014, in New York. (photo by Scott Roth/Invision/AP)
The Mr. Conductor balloon make its way down J.F.K. Boulevard during the 95th annual Thanksgiving day parade, Thursday, Nov. 27, 2014, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/ Joseph Kaczmarek)
Members of the Athens Drive High School Marching Band perform during the 95th annual Thanksgiving day parade, Thursday, Nov. 27, 2014, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/ Joseph Kaczmarek)
The PLEX balloon make its way down 16th Street in view of City Hall during the 95th annual Thanksgiving day parade, Thursday, Nov. 27, 2014, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/ Joseph Kaczmarek)
Miss America Kira Kazantsev waves to spectators during the 95th annual Thanksgiving day parade, Thursday, Nov. 27, 2014, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/ Joseph Kaczmarek)
The Horton the Elephant balloon passes an alleyway as handlers walk it down 16th Street during the 95th annual Thanksgiving day parade, Thursday, Nov. 27, 2014, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/ Joseph Kaczmarek)
The Mistletoes the Snowman balloon make its way down J.F.K. Boulevard during the 95th annual Thanksgiving day parade, Thursday Nov. 27, 2014, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/ Joseph Kaczmarek)
Children react while watching the 95th annual Thanksgiving day parade, Thursday, Nov. 27, 2014, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/ Joseph Kaczmarek)
A spectator watches from the barricades as police officers stand guard at an intersection during the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade, Thursday, Nov. 27, 2014, in New York. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 27: A Paddington Bear balloon floats for the the 88th Annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade outside Macy's Department Store in Herald Square on November 27, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Ben Hider/Getty Images)
The "Diary of a Wimpy Kid" balloon makes its way across New York's Central Park South during the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade, Thursday Nov. 27, 2014. (AP Photo/Tina Fineberg)
The Pikachu balloon makes its way down New York's Sixth Avenue during the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade Thursday Nov. 27, 2014. (AP Photo/Tina Fineberg)
Nick Jonas participates in the 88th Annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade on Thursday, Nov. 27, 2014, in New York. (photo by Scott Roth/Invision/AP)
Performers march down Sixth Avenue during the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade, Thursday, Nov. 27, 2014, in New York. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)
Santa Claus waves to spectators during the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade, Thursday, Nov. 27, 2014, in New York. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)
The "Yes, Virginia" balloon makes its way across New York's Central Park South during the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade, Thursday Nov. 27, 2014. (AP Photo/Tina Fineberg)
Santa's Elves balloons are marched down Sixth Avenue during the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade, Thursday, Nov. 27, 2014, in New York. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 27: The Elf on a Shelf balloon passes by during the 88th annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade on November 27, 2014 in New York City. Over 8,000 people took part in the parade and it is estimated that over three million people were in attendance. (Photo by Michael Loccisano/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 27: Revellers take part in the 88th annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade on November 27, 2014 in New York City. Over 8,000 people took part in the parade and it is estimated that over three million people were in attendance. (Photo by Michael Loccisano/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 27: Planters Mr. Peanut attends the 88th Annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade outside Macy's Department Store in Herald Square on November 27, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Ben Hider/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 27: A Ronald McDonald Balloon floats during the 88th Annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade outside Macy's Department Store in Herald Square on November 27, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Ben Hider/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 27: A Pillsbury Doughboy balloon floats for the the 88th Annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade outside Macy's Department Store in Herald Square on November 27, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Ben Hider/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 27: A Papa Smurf balloon floats for the 88th Annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade outside Macy's Department Store in Herald Square on November 27, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Ben Hider/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 27: A Spongebob Squarepants balloon floats for the the 88th Annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade outside Macy's Department Store in Herald Square on November 27, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Ben Hider/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 27: A Toothless from 'How to Train your Dragon' balloon floats for the 88th Annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade outside Macy's Department Store in Herald Square on November 27, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Ben Hider/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 27: A Pillsbury Doughboy balloon floats for the the 88th Annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade outside Macy's Department Store in Herald Square on November 27, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Ben Hider/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 27: Planters Mr. Peanut attends the 88th Annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade outside Macy's Department Store in Herald Square on November 27, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Ben Hider/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 27: A Jake from 'Adventure Time' balloon floats for the 88th Annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade outside Macy's Department Store in Herald Square on November 27, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Ben Hider/Getty Images)
IMAGE DISTRIBUTED FOR POWER RANGERS - The Red Mighty Morphin Power Ranger makes his legendary debut at the 88th annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade, Thursday, Nov. 27, 2014, in New York. (Photo by Diane Bondareff/Invision for Power Rangers/AP Images)
IMAGE DISTRIBUTED FOR POWER RANGERS - The Red Mighty Morphin Power Ranger, measuring 77 feet long, 26 feet wide and 56 feet tall, soars through the air as one of the longest and tallest balloons in the 2014 Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade, Thursday, Nov. 27, 2014, in New York. (Photo by Diane Bondareff/Invision for Power Rangers/AP Images)
IMAGE DISTRIBUTED FOR POWER RANGERS - The iconic Red Mighty Morphin Power Ranger, who has been entertaining fans for more than 20 years, POWERS UP the 88th annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade, Thursday, Nov. 27, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Diane Bondareff/Invision for Power Rangers/AP Images)
Parade particIpants dressed as characters from "The Wizard of Oz" make their way down New York's Sixth Avenue during the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade Thursday, Nov. 27, 2014. (AP Photo/Tina Fineberg)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 27: A Pillsbury Doughboy balloon floats for the the 88th Annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade outside Macy's Department Store in Herald Square on November 27, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Ben Hider/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 27: Santa Claus attends the 88th Annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade outside Macy's Department Store in Herald Square on November 27, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Ben Hider/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 27: A general view of atmosphere at the 88th Annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade outside Macy's Department Store in Herald Square on November 27, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Ben Hider/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 27: A general view of atmosphere at the 88th Annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade outside Macy's Department Store in Herald Square on November 27, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Ben Hider/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 27: A general view of atmosphere at the 88th Annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade outside Macy's Department Store in Herald Square on November 27, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Ben Hider/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 27: A Thomas the Tank Engine Balloon floats for the 88th Annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade outside Macy's Department Store in Herald Square on November 27, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Ben Hider/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 27: A Diary of a Wimpy Kid balloon floats for the 88th Annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade outside Macy's Department Store in Herald Square on November 27, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Ben Hider/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 27: A Jake from 'Adventure Time' balloon floats for the 88th Annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade outside Macy's Department Store in Herald Square on November 27, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Ben Hider/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 27: A Skylanders Balloon floats for the 88th Annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade outside Macy's Department Store in Herald Square on November 27, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Ben Hider/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 27: A Spongebob Squarepants balloon floats for the 88th Annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade outside Macy's Department Store in Herald Square on November 27, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Ben Hider/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 27: A Pikachu balloon floats for the 88th Annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade outside Macy's Department Store in Herald Square on November 27, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Ben Hider/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 27: A Diary of a Sboopy balloon floats for the 88th Annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade outside Macy's Department Store in Herald Square on November 27, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Ben Hider/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 27: A Thomas the Tank Engine Balloon floats for the 88th Annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade outside Macy's Department Store in Herald Square on November 27, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Ben Hider/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 27: A Jake fromÊ'Adventure Time' balloon floats for the 88th Annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade outside Macy's Department Store in Herald Square on November 27, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Ben Hider/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 27: Crowds gather on Sixth Avenue to view the 88th Annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade on November 27, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Ben Hider/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 27: The Pilgrim Man and Pilgrim Woman take part in the 88th annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade on November 27, 2014 in New York City. Over 8,000 people took part in the parade and it is estimated that over three million people were in attendance. (Photo by Michael Loccisano/Getty Images)
Toothless from 'How to Train Your Dragon' comes down Central Park West during the 88th Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York on November 27, 2014.The giant balloons, a signature feature of the parade, made their debut in 1927. AFP PHOTO / Timothy A. Clary (Photo credit should read TIMOTHY A. CLARY/AFP/Getty Images)
The Elf on the Shelf ballon comes down Central Park West during the 88th Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York November 27, 2014. The giant balloons, a signature feature of the parade, made their debut in 1927. AFP PHOTO / Timothy A. Clary (Photo credit should read TIMOTHY A. CLARY/AFP/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 27: The Spiderman balloon passes by during the 88th annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade on November 27, 2014 in New York City. Over 8,000 people took part in the parade and it is estimated that over three million people were in attendance. (Photo by Michael Loccisano/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 27: Atmosphere at the 88th Annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade on November 27, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Laura Cavanaugh/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 27: The red Power Ranger balloon passes by during the 88th annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade on November 27, 2014 in New York City. Over 8,000 people took part in the parade and it is estimated that over three million people were in attendance. (Photo by Michael Loccisano/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 27: The Ronald McDonald balloon passes by during the 88th annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade on November 27, 2014 in New York City. Over 8,000 people took part in the parade and it is estimated that over three million people were in attendance. (Photo by Michael Loccisano/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 27: The Pillsbury Doughboy floats at the 88th Annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade on November 27, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Laura Cavanaugh/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 27: The Skylanders Eruptor balloon passes by during the 88th annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade on November 27, 2014 in New York City. Over 8,000 people took part in the parade and it is estimated that over three million people were in attendance. (Photo by Michael Loccisano/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 27: The Snoopy balloon floats in the 88th Annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade on November 27, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Laura Cavanaugh/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 27: The Pokemon balloon passes by during the 88th annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade on November 27, 2014 in New York City. Over 8,000 people took part in the parade and it is estimated that over three million people were in attendance. (Photo by Michael Loccisano/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 27: Spectators watch the SpongeBob SquarePants balloon as it passes by during the 88th annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade on November 27, 2014 in New York City. Over 8,000 people took part in the parade and t is estimated that over three million people were in attendance. (Photo by Michael Loccisano/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 27: Spectators watch the 88th annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade from a window on November 27, 2014 in New York City. Over 8,000 people took part in the parade and it is estimated that over three million people were in attendance. (Photo by Michael Loccisano/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 27: The Pillsbury Doughboy balloon floats south on Sixth Avenue during Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade on November 27, 2014 in New York City. The annual tradition marks the start of the holiday season. (Photo by Andrew Burton/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 27: The Snoopy balloon floats south during Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade on November 27, 2014 in New York City. Over 8,000 people took part in the parade and it is estimated that over three million people were in attendance. (Photo by Andrew Burton/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 27: The Thomas the Tank Engine balloon floast in the 88th Annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade on November 27, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Laura Cavanaugh/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 27: People in hotel windows watch Baloons float down 6th Avenue during the 88th Annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day on November 27, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Brad Barket/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 27: Ed Weilage of Manhattan, New York attends the 88th Annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day on November 27, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Brad Barket/Getty Images)
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