Today, in many people's minds, the thoughts move away from Thanksgiving and turn to Christmas.
But it goes beyond just those early morning Black Friday shoppers.
There is a sense of frivolity that kicks off the Christmas season.
It's the time of the year that seems to put us all in better moods.
That seemed to be the situation today next to Hillsboro High School.
Christmas carols aren't the only sound you hear this time of year.
A fresh cut kicks off the hunt for the right tree.
Zulu Barnes and his South African family are on the hunt.
After 45 minutes of wandering, Grandma knows it's time ... someone needs to make a decision.
"We can never make up our minds about this," said Barnes.
The decision is all part of the fun, and fun was easy to find at the Christmas Tree Village at Hillsboro High, where it looked like Nashville's Brakefield family had already dipped into the eggnog.
"Well we're home for Thanksgiving. They're all getting ready to go back to college, so we're here to get our Christmas tree and decided to get our Christmas card too," said Brakefield. "We decided this year would be mullet-oriented."
So the family got out their camera for "A Very Mullet Christmas" card, a salute to their 21-year-old and his hairstyles through the years.
"Mullets, mohawks, afros, facial hair, corn rows," said Brakefield, explaining his son's hairstyles. "Anything you can think of."
The picture may not be perfect, same goes for the tree. But it's Friday frivolity, and proof that the season is now on.
Joel Wilson's lot at Hillsboro High has helped families make Christmas memories for 37 years. Hundreds of Fraser furs and wreaths are now looking for a holiday home.
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