Thanksgiving is coming up quick this Thursday, and it’s immediately followed by Black Friday – the infamous consumer holiday that drew 138 million shoppers into stores last year. That’s a lot of consumption, and this stressful event also encourages overspending and gas use as shoppers drive from store to store. Fortunately, there’s a more wholesome alternative – why not celebrate Buy Nothing Day instead and spend some quality with your friends and loved ones? Hit the jump for a look at the facts and figures of Black Friday and 20 fun Buy Nothing Day activities that don’t involve shopping!

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