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While Christmas and Kwanzaa fall on December 25th and 26th respectively, Hanukkah's dates are less fixed, but it usually starts before Christmas.
More than 10 percent of gift cards sit unused in people's wallets each year, contributing free money to the company's bottom line.
Far fewer than half of U.S. shoppers actually get a head start on their holiday shopping.
If you like to skip crowds and shop in your jammies, then you're probably well acquainted with Cyber Monday.
Black Friday is the day most retailers move from the red into the black, showing a profit on their books for the first time that year.
Federal laws do not apply to gift card expiration dates, but individual states have laws that govern this policy.
Even though they typically budget $100 less, the average amount spent on holiday gifts for the average U.S. household is $810.
While Black Friday is thought of as the biggest shopping day of the year, it usually generates more traffic than sales.
66 percent of Black Friday shoppers brave the crowds to get those good deals for themselves.
In 2009, Black Friday was the busiest shopping day of the year, but typically, it's the last Saturday before Christmas.
Groupon originated the daily deal concept in 2008 and it has caught on like wildfire.
If you use plastic to purchase gifts, you spend an average of $180 more than your cash only peers.
Though you probably have the slinky jingle in your head, it was actually Mr. Potato Head that was the subject of the first ad campaign for a toy in 1952.
Though electronics are a close second, most Black Friday shoppers take advantage of the great deal on clothes.
The iPad had a whopping 95 percent of the market share in 2009.
Gelt is the Yiddish word for money, as well as the chocolate gold coins that are often the prize for the winner of a game of dreidl.
At 14 percent, that's a little over one-sixth of the year's business occurring in the last month of the year.
Though St. Nicholas has been largely Westernized, the original St Nicholas of Myra was a bishop from Asia Minor.
Hanukkah is observed for eight days and nights, beginning anywhere from late November to late December
Christmas and Valentine's Day actually generate the most perfume sales during a calendar year.