Black Friday has become as much an American holiday tradition as decking the halls, trimming the tree, or watching football. So it only makes sense that Ken Burns' latest documentary, courtesy of Jimmy Kimmel, tells the story of the nation's very first unofficial shopping holiday that followed the first Thanksgiving.

As people will inevitably be trampled as they reach for a cheap(er) flat-screen TV tomorrow, it's nice to take a moment and look back at Black Friday's humble beginnings before it's time to head to bed in a few minutes so you can wake up early enough to score a bargain. [YouTube via Tastefully Offensive]