"I kind of like the chaos," she said.

She said she found deals at Target on a Nikon camera and fuzzy jackets for her nieces.

Lorraine Mirabella

Huge wish list

Kristin Ridgely of Glen Burnie came to the J.C. Penney at Marley Station Mall on a mission to get presents and toys for her family — especially toys.

Her 6-year-old son, Zander, has a huge wish list.

"He gave me the entire toy book circled," she said. "He wants one of everything."

She arrived at the store about 6 a.m. Friday, saying she didn't like the idea of starting Black Friday on Thanksgiving.

She heard some people were lining up as early as Wednesday at some stores.

"It's absolutely insane," she said.

Jamie Smith Hopkins