Buy Nothing Christmas

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Buy Nothing Christmas is an ongoing protest and reaction to the commercialization of the North American Christmas and holiday season. It started unofficially in 1968, when Ellie Clark and her family decided to publicly disregard the commercial aspects of the Christmas holiday.[1] Contemporarily a movement was created to extend Adbusters' Buy Nothing Day into the entire Christmas season.[2] Buy Nothing Christmas first became official in 2001 when a small group of Canadian Mennonites created a website and gave the movement a name.[3]

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  1. ^ "About Us". Retrieved 2017-01-03.
  2. ^ Susan Alessandri (2012), Mary Kosut, ed., Encyclopedia of Gender in Media, SAGE, p. 398, ISBN 9781506338286
  3. ^ Priesnitz, Wendy. "A Buy Nothing Christmas." Natural Life Magazine, November/December 2006. Retrieved 27 November 2008.

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