Overrated is the only way I can describe the Black Friday Craze. I see it as akin to playing the lottery. I worked in retail so I am very well aware that there are such a limited no of items that are On Sale at awesome prices.
My advice is, unless you are in the first part of that line (100 people or less) - turn around and go home - you will never see that 46" TV for $300 bucks. You may as well just go play the lottery instead. Unless you go shopping for the sheer thrill of shopping - which I suspect a lot of people do. Me personally, even if they were handing out $100 dollar bills, you will not catch me getting up at 4am to stand in line for three~plus~hours to get them. I'm not that patient. I say stay home and put up the tree.
For those of you who love it, I'm sure you have your reasons. Have a Fun and safe Shopping Day!