GREENSBORO, N.C. - Hate it or love it?

Black Friday is here and shoppers are looking to score the best deals.

More than 164 million people plan to shop between Thanksgiving Day and Cyber Monday.

The long weekend kicks off the holiday shopping season when shoppers will each spend an average of nearly $1,000 dollars.

Some big retailers opened on Thanksgiving Day to give shoppers an early start.

But not everyone loves shopping during the holiday season.

According to a CBS News poll, about 4 in 10 dread the Black Friday weekend.

The poll also shows that women are more enthusiastic about shopping for the holidays than men.