We were always a Black Friday family. After an early Thanksgiving dinner, we’d sit in the living room and check out all the newspaper ads. We’d prioritize the must-have great deals and the nice-to-haves. We’d divvy up the stores and map out a plan of attack. (“Okay, I’ll go to Target and Best Buy and you go to Mervyn’s and Penneys.”) Then we’d set the alarms and get to the first store an hour or two before it opened up.