Holiday Shopping Frenzy Begins

Bargain-hungry shoppers braved the early hours, the chilly temperatures and the growing crowds as they raced to stores early this morning to score the juiciest deals on some of the "must-have" holiday items.

Some East Texas shoppers were waiting in line before 2 AM this morning to make sure they got the best deal.

A few surveys have found that shoppers plan to be more cautious with their spending this year, compared to last year. The day after Thanksgiving is known as "Black Friday" because traditionally it's seen as the day most retailers go into the "black" and start earning a profit for the year.