The alternate tradition on Black Friday is to go to a museum. My brother and I headed down to the Currier Museum in Manchester to see the Secret Life of Art exhibit. The exhibit explains the "behind the scenes" aspects of working in an art museum-buying art, deaccessioning art, loaning art, borrowing art, preserving art. You can watch a video about the exhibit at the bottom of this post.
The Santa above seems to be the perfect picture to depict the grim commercial side of Black Friday. Actually, he is in London to advertise the release of the Finnish movie, Rare Exports: A Christmas Tale. I can't wait to see it! Dark, grim and just in time for the holidays!