Pictures: Black Friday Shoppers Began Lining Up on Thanksgiving

As many families sat down to dinner on Thanksgiving, others began to queue around the block of department stores in preparation for Black Friday sales.

Each year, Black Friday seems to become increasingly popular, and the preparation for one of the largest sales of the year keeps beginning earlier. This year was no different, with thousands of shoppers choosing to spend their holiday camped out around department stores as many retailers opened their doors on the day of Thanksgiving.

People shop at Macy’s department store on ‘Black Friday’ on November 23, 2017 in New York City. Black Friday starts earlier in the season on Thanksgiving Day instead of the Friday after. (Photo by Stephanie Keith/Getty Images)

People wait in line outside of Best Buy in Norwalk, Connecticut November 23, 2017 for the store to open at 5PM on Thanksgiving Day to take advantage of the Black Friday sales. As the Christmas shopping season kicks into high gear on Black Friday, the day after Thanksgiving, retailers try their best to attract customers in the face of exploding e-commerce. TIMOTHY A. CLARY/AFP/Getty Images

Shoppers leave with television sets at Best Buy in Norwalk, Connecticut, November 23,2017 after waiting for hours in the cold for the store to open at 5PM on Thanksgiving Day to take advantage of the Black Friday sales. As the Christmas shopping season kicks into high gear on Black Friday, the day after Thanksgiving, retailers try their best to attract customers in the face of exploding e-commerce. TIMOTHY A. CLARY/AFP/Getty Images

People wait in line for a Best Buy store to open for a Black Friday sale on Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, Nov. 23, 2017, in Overland Park, Kan. Shoppers are hitting the stores on Thanksgiving as retailers under pressure look for ways to poach shoppers from their rivals. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

People line up to check out as they shop a Black Friday sale at a Best Buy store on Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, Nov. 23, 2017, in Overland Park, Kan. Shoppers are hitting the stores on Thanksgiving as retailers under pressure look for ways to poach shoppers from their rivals. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

People wait outside for Macy’s Herald Square to open its doors on Thanksgiving Day for early Black Friday deals on Thursday, Nov. 23, 2017, in New York. Shoppers are hitting the stores on Thanksgiving as retailers under pressure look for ways to poach shoppers from their rivals. At Macy’s it was the deals like cosmetic and perfume sets from $10 to $20 as well as 40 percent off on boots and shoes that drew attention. (AP Photo/Anne D’Innocenzio)

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