When I was a kid growing up here in upper East Tennessee, not only wasn't there a Black Friday but all of the businesses closed at 5:00 pm except for a couple of Fridays prior to Christmas when they'd stay open until seven or eight. Also, on Sundays you were lucky if you found a gasoline station open.
Also, until JC Penney came to town, every business closed at Noon on Wednesday.
The only thing I remember being consistently open at night or on a Sunday or Holiday was the movie. As kids we used to all go to the movies on Thanksgiving night so the adults could enjoy their own time.
So much for, "The Good Old Days!"
NCL Epic 2012, Eastern Caribbean
Explorer of the Seas 2009, Eastern Caribbean
Explorer of the Seas 2007, Eastern Caribbean
Explorer of the Seas 2006, Eastern Caribbean