Consumerist Christmas: necessity or addiction?

In the wake of Black Friday, the biggest day of the year for discount shopping, America’s crazy Christmas sales are in a full swing. But isn’t it time we said “No” to a buying mania which drives us to empty the shops in a frenzy of bargain-hunting?

­RT’s Big Apple correspondent, Lori Harfenist, asks people in New York why are they obsessed with purchasing stuff they can’t possibly really need.