19 Things That Are Absolutely Worth Buying on Black Friday

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Ah, yes, Black Friday is nearly upon us, and we know what that means. Doorbusters. Sales before 3 a.m. Lines and lines and more lines stretching the length of the store — and wrapping around it three times. Mobs. Tears. Shrieks. And it all goes down just hours after we gather 'round the table giving thanks and peacefully recalling the past year. The best Black Friday deals are at your fingertips.

Black Friday is the kind of pseudo-holiday that you either love ... or you hate. For most of us, we love the chance to score some serious deals on big-ticket buys ahead of the holidays, even if that means waiting outside in a line of 450 grumpy, grouchy shoppers. But for those of us who swear up and down we'll never set foot in a line after 2 a.m., we dread Black Friday like the plague because it's overwhelming. What do you shop for when everything you want is on sale? How do you know you're getting a good deal? Which sales are worth standing in line for?

Fret not, shoppers. We rounded up all the gifts and goodies worth waking up early for. These are deals that make Black Friday the national "holiday" no one asked for, but everyone wanted.

On your mark, set ... go!

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