Black Friday crowds are upbeat about the highly anticipated shopping festival of the year. And adding to their joy, many stores have announced their plan to open early on Thanksgiving. Many of the stores claim to have mind blowing deals.

Here's a short review on what some retailers are offering this season.

WalMart

WalMart kicks-off three events starting on Thanksgiving. 

Starting at 10 p.m. on Nov. 24, customers can shop for toys, home, and apparel.  Some great deals are: the Xbox360 4GB for $199.96 plus a $50 WalMart gift card, DVDs starting at $1.96, branded Fashion Dolls for $5 each, and lots more.

Electronics dominate the next event as the clock strikes midnight.  Tech-savvy customers can't ignore the impressive deals, like an Emerson 32 LCD TV for $188, or an 8GB iPod Touch for $195.

And at 8 a.m. Nov. 25, everyone gets to enjoy a marathon session of gift shopping throughout the weekend. One can find extraordinary savings on smartphones, inclusive of a contract, and a $100 gift card along with it.

Customers can also avail the online-only specials with great savings in shipping options. 

Macy's

Here's a peek at some of Macy's specials.

Shoppers can rave about the 50 percent discount on select smartphones, $19.99 rampage boots, and the extra 20 percent off dresses. Other deals include designer coats for $79.99, white gold diamond studs for $199, and great discounts on kitchen gadgets.

A limited edition Justin Beiber fragrance gift set is offered exclusively at midnight.  Lucky customers get to receive a copy of 'under the mistletoe', and a downloadable bonus track. Macy's will donate $2 to the Make-A-Wish Foundation for every purchase of the gift set.

The fashion and luxury retailer has lots more in store for its customers at affordable prices.

Toys R Us'

The world's leading toy store jumpstarts the season by throwing open its doors at 9 p.m. on Thanksgiving night.

The first lucky 100 customers get a 48-page coupon booklet. RewardsRUs  members get exclusive 10 percent cash back and a 2012 Super Savers Pass, on purchases $200 and above.  A free $50 gift card is guaranteed with every purchase of Apple iPod touch. The store also offers amazing discounts on the most sought after toys.

Black Friday's incredible savings will be between 5 a.m. to 1 p.m. During the weekend, customers get a $100 savings on purchase of the Xbox 360 console.

A Toys RUs Thanksgiving weekend circular will be displayed in newspapers Nov. 24, offering nearly 300 deals.

GameStop

Over 2200 GameStop stores open at midnight while the remaining open at 5 a.m. on Nov. 25.

Tech Enthusiasts can get Store Credit between $70 to $300 for any old PS3, iPod, iPhone, or an iPad. The store also brags about the limited edition Zelda 3DS. GameStop is offering the PlayStation 3 160GB bundle for just $199.97.

Recent titles get discounted by $10 to $30. All pre-owned products are buy-2-get-1-free. The store has over 2500 game gifts under $20. Also available are a broad selection of discounted games for $39.99 like Battlefield 3, FIFA Soccer 12, Madden NFL 12, Gears of War 3, and Forza Motorsport 4.

BestBuy

This global retailer of technology products is not willing to stay behind in the competition. BestBuy is offering some of the hottest deals on electronics starting midnight.

Movie buffs can enjoy $9.99 specials on DVDs like Green Lantern or Fast Five. Samsung 15.6 Laptops are priced for just $299.99. Doorbusters deals are a Sharp 42-inch HDTV for $199 and a Nook Touch reader for $79.

Black Friday shoppers will be entertained by an exclusive free Screening of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2, right before the store opening. Best Buy will offer free standard shipping on all items purchased on the Web site. Facebook fans can qualify for daily e-gift card giveaways during the holiday shopping season.

Other prominent stores like JCPenney, Target, Kohl's, Sears, etc. offer stunning deals on all products from apparel to electronics.