Shoppers crowd the Tysons Corner Center mall in McLean, Va. on Dec. 26, 2011. The National Retail Federation projected this years' holiday sales to be up 3 percent over last year, but the Tysons mall is up 4 percent over last year's sales figures for the Black Friday to Christmas Eve period. 
(T.J. Kirkpatrick/ The Washington Times)

Photo by: T.J. KIRKPATRICK

Shoppers crowd the Tysons Corner Center mall in McLean, Va. on Dec. 26, 2011. The National Retail Federation projected this years' holiday sales to be up 3 percent over last year, but the Tysons mall is up 4 percent over last year's sales figures for the Black Friday to Christmas Eve period. (T.J. Kirkpatrick/ The Washington Times)