Black Friday is right around the corner. So keep that first Friday open after Thanksgiving for this will be the beginning on the most celebrated holiday of the year, Christmas. This of course is not an official holiday, but many have this time off due to the Thanksgiving holiday, which enhances the total of impending bargain hunters.Retailers start their early decorations for the Christmas season while also gearing up for black Friday deals 2010. Most of these stores will open early with the official time being 5am, while others open even earlier. So if you are one of those early shoppers, make sure those alarms are set and your running shoes are in good condition for this is the busiest time of the season.Many people have their strategies planned out from year to year. Although these stores are usually crowded, this does not provide you with the same sense of urgency as you would by shopping at the last minute days before Christmas. There will be many sales going on this day, so choose your preference as to shopping, physically or a less stressful method, online.If choosing to shop online, retailers offer many benefits to their customers. These benefits include less stress, convenience of ordering from the comfort of ones home and gift-wrapping. The stress of not having to deal with the crowds comes as a great relief to those who are physically not up to the challenge of all the hustle and bustle. Others find the service of gift-wrapping and the time saved to the post office a wonderful asset. These retailers may vary on cost, but at times well worth it if your time is limited or just physically and mentally not up to it.Another great method that some people use is to buy a few presents extra. By doing so and getting products at a great price, this can cover birthdays as well as presents for the following Christmas.So get those lists ready for Black Friday deals 2010, call relatives, grandchildren, parents, friends and anyone else you might be buying presents for, time is of the essence.