I saw that some places were starting their Black Friday stuff on Thursday evening and wondered how long we had until there was no Thanksgiving anymore, and it was just Black Thursday and the whole weekend was one big sale. I don't have a problem with places opening at midnight or maybe even 11, but 8pm seems a little ridiculous to me.
I also agree that you don't have
to do anything. If you'd rather spend the evening with your family instead of shopping, I say you should do that. Ms. Spice is right, the sales will still be there in the morning and there's always Cyber Monday for online shopping.