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Christmas Creep…now even creepier

24 Jul

Not that it should come as any surprise, after all it is ALREADY July 24th, but according to a new survey, more than 1 out of every 8 of you have fallen victim to Christmas creep.

According to the survey by Harris Interactive, 13% of U.S. adults have bought at least one gift. Of those, nearly 20% say they have bought most of their gifts already or are already done.

24% of families with young children say they have already gotten a start on their holiday buying blitz. That should work out fine…after all kids never change their mind.¬†Image

The Power of Marketing and the Evolution of Xmas

19 Dec

¬†This is freaking hilarious and at least partly true…

An excerpt from Cracked:

Christmas was not, as it turns out, miraculously handed down as a fully formed holiday, complete with wrapped gifts and blinking lights. Rather, it is a rich tapestry woven from countless inexplicable and pointless customs.

The Bible doesn’t give a lot of clues as to what time of the year the birth of Jesus happened (i.e., “… they met many travelers along the way, for it was just three days before the final game of the NFL Season…”) So, why December 25th? No one knows for sure.

One likely explanation is that early church leaders needed a holiday to distract Christians from the many pagan revelries occurring in late December. One of the revelries was The Saturnalia, a week-long festival celebrating the Romans’ favorite agricultural god, Saturn. From December 17 until December 23, tomfoolery and pagan hijinks ensued, and by hijinks we mean gluttonous feasting, drunkenness, gambling and public nudity.”

http://www.cracked.com/article_15719_pagan-orgies-human-sacrifice-bizarre-origins-christmas.html

Top Ten Toys for Girls and For Boys

16 Nov

If you are like me (single, no kids) you may have no idea what to get various neices, nephews and various ‘toys for tots’ type programs. So, in my ongoing quest to make the lives’ of my readers easier, here is what kids want this holiday:

GIRLS:

1. Barbie

2. Bratz

3. Dolls (generic)

4. Dora the Explorer

5. Disney Princess

6. Disney Hannah Montana

7. Nintendo Wii

8. Webkinz

9. Elmo

10. American Girl

BOYS

1. Transformers

2. Video Games

3. Nintendo Wii

4. Cars (generic)

5. Spider-Man

6. LEGOs

7. Thomas the Tank Engine

8. Xbox 360

9. Elmo

10. Remote Controlled Vehicles

http://www.reuters.com/article/technologyNews/idUSKUA57367520071115?feedType=RSS&feedName=technologyNews&sp=true

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