Columbia, SC (WLTX) -- The latest CBS News poll finds that 36 percent of Americans plan to shop over the Thanksgiving weekend, and for some people, that started on Thursday.

In the Midlands, people were lined up at big box stores, looking to snag those hot Black Friday deals. Some people were looking to buy new TVs, iPads, and even towels for the family.

But the most important part of Black Friday shopping is spending time with family and friends, shopping for Christmas.