Since 1997, the biggest shopping day of the year in North America has also been known as Buy Nothing Day - a playful protest against the cultural and commercial pressures that compel us to consume more every year, grow more in debt to prove our love to our loved ones and find temporary happiness in that euphoric moment of purchase.
It's a movement that has been growing internationally every year, despite the commercial pressures now enveloping even Thanksgiving in the holiday madness. More and more people have had enough and are choosing to celebrate with their loved ones a different way - by not buying anything!
In the spirit of the shopping-free holiday, here are 10 of the best documentaries that give inspiration to the day (click the links to watch online):
Explore more films on consumerism here.
What will you be doing on Buy Nothing Day?