Holiday Feature Package
NEW YORK, Dec. 5, 2013
NEW YORK, Dec. 5, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The following feature package is a
roundup of feature stories dealing with holiday news and is appropriate for
special sections and for general use.
For each story included in this package, you will find the first paragraph of
the feature releasebelow, as well asits headline linked to the full text.
This is the latest in a series of topical feature packages PRN will carry as
part of its regular Feature News Service. Coming up in 2013 are features on:
Package Name Slug Distribution Date
Fitness, Diet and Nutrition Fitness Dec. 9
Home & Garden Home Dec. 11
Pets Pets Dec. 12
Tech, Consumer Electronics Tech Dec. 16
Resolutions Resolutions Dec. 18
1. Scholastic Parent & Child® Magazine Announces Winners of 2014 Gold Star Toy
NEW YORK, Nov. 18, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Scholastic Parent & Child® magazine
today announced the winners of the magazine's inaugural Gold Star Toy Awards.
The 24 winning kids' products are featured in the December/January issue of
the magazine and online at Scholastic.com/goldstar. This year's holiday issue
gives parents a whole new way to shop by allowing parents to buy any of the
winning toys directly from the magazine pages using their tablet, smartphone,
or mobile device.
2. TVs, Tablets and Smartphones Rule as Top 25 Black Friday Deals in 2013
BELOIT, Wis., Nov. 19, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- FatWallet, where savvy shoppers
share coupons and earn cash back at over 1,600 stores, announced their annual
Top 25 Black Friday Deals List. The deal experts and community at FatWallet
have scoured through more than 24,000 advertised sales items from the 90
leaked Black Friday ads currently residing in the 2013 Black Friday Deal
Finder. This year the top 25 list is heavy on tech items like smartphones,
tablets and HDTVs, but also features deep savings of 50% or more on key
products for the home and kitchen. With so many good deals this year, holiday
shoppers can be assured they'll find deep discounts for the majority of items
on their gift lists.
3. Many Americans Oblivious To What High-Risk Drinking Looks Like
WERNERSVILLE, Pa., Nov. 19, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Many Americans are
clueless when it comes to what high-risk drinking looks like and may not even
realize they're binge drinking, report the experts at Caron Treatment Centers.
In fact, according to Caron's new holiday survey, many people accept
higher-risk drinking at holiday parties despite observing significant
consequences of alcohol consumption such as drunk driving, sexual harassment
4. Boneless Ham is the Go-To Choice for Holiday Entertaining
LOUISVILLE, Ky., Nov. 20, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- A boneless ham offers a world
of delicious choices for holiday entertaining, whether served as the
centerpiece of a festive sit-down dinner or made into a variety of tasty,
easy-to-prepare appetizers perfect for more casual gatherings.
5. Lands' End Unveils the Official Gift Collection of Christmas
DODGEVILLE, Wis., Nov. 19, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The Christmas countdown is on.
With only a few weeks to get ready, time-crunched families will be extra busy
celebrating the season, preparing their homes and finding the perfect gifts.
To make it easier, Lands' End today announced it has unveiled the "Official
Gift Collection of Christmas" via its catalogs, at landsend.com/gifts and at
Lands' End Shops at Sears®. Holiday shoppers can give with confidence — the
collection features gifts carefully curated by price for her, him, boys,
girls, baby, home and even the dog, making Lands' End a one-stop holiday
6. Turkey, Tinsel and Tinder: Erie Insurance offers tips for hazard-free
ERIE, Pa., Nov. 18, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The song says "It's the most
wonderful time of the year," but it can also be the most dangerous. The period
between Thanksgiving and New Year's Day is fraught with hazards from car
crashes to house fires to holiday-related injuries. To help ensure revelers
have a safe holiday season, Erie Insurance is raising awareness of some of the
most dangerous holiday hazards and how to avoid them with this infographic.
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7. SaveATreeCards.com Launches Mobile-Compatible Line of eCards
WEST DUNDEE, Ill., Nov. 20, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- SaveATreeCards.com, a service
of Logica3 Ltd., has unveiled its 2013–2014 lineup of holiday digital
greetings. A premier corporate resource, the site offers more than 100
exclusive, professionally designed ecards that companies can use to build
business relationships, while reinforcing their commitment to sustainability.
8. Shopping Study Shows eRetailers as Number One Shopping Destination for
DENVER, Nov. 20, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- An ongoing shopper behavior study
conducted by The Integer Group^® and M/A/R/C Research shows that 30 percent of
shoppers say the ease, speed, and low prices offered online make it a clear
solution for the value and time-saving shopping experience they seek. More
shoppers will engage in couch commerce since they know that they can find the
widest selection at the best price without leaving their couch or dealing with
9. Hosting Holiday Guests With Celiac Disease, Food Allergies Or
CHICAGO, Nov. 20, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Food allergies are on the
rise, and so is the likelihood that one or more of your holiday guests may
have a food allergy, food intolerance or celiac disease—an autoimmune disorder
that reacts to gluten. Keep guests safe this holiday season with tips from the
Home Food Safety program, a collaboration between the Academy of Nutrition and
Dietetics and ConAgra Foods.
10. Madecasse Chocolate and Whole Foods Market® announce limited edition
chocolates from Africa
NEW YORK, Nov. 12, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Madécasse Chocolate and Whole Foods
Market (WFM) are releasing two limited-edition specialty chocolate bars for
the 2013 Holiday Season -- Winter Spice and Peppermint. The two seasonal
bars, a part of an ongoing partnership, are available exclusively at Whole
Foods Markets nationwide starting this month.
11. Las Vegas Transforms Into A Winter Wonderland To Bedazzle Visitors This
LAS VEGAS, Nov. 21, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --The lights of Las Vegas come to life
as the destination prepares to celebrate the holiday season with yuletide
flare. This winter season, holiday decor and displays will capture the
imagination of every visitor.
12. Celebrate the Holidays at Horseshoe Bay Resort with fun seasonal events
for the whole family
HORSESHOE BAY, Texas, Nov. 22, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Celebrate the Holidays at
Horseshoe Bay Resort by attending its heralded annual Holiday Dinner Concert
Series. The resort welcomes The Rat Pack Now Tribute show on December 7^th and
a special holiday performance by Guy Forsyth and Carolyn Wonderland on
13. Allstate Data Shows Hazards Hit Close to Home During Holiday Season
NORTHBROOK, Ill., Nov. 19, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- New insurance claims data^i
from the Allstate Insurance Company shows an average of 67,500 homeowners
insurance claims occur during the holidays, and some threats to home security
and safety rise significantly during the holiday season. A new survey also
highlights how holiday pressures and changes in activities, behaviors and
routines can leave homeowners vulnerable to home perils.
14. Purchase Holiday Cards Designed by Pediatric Patients and Support St.
Joseph's Children's Hospital Throughout the Year
TAMPA, Fla., Nov. 22, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Celebrate the season -
and help St. Joseph's Children's Hospital patients and families - by sending
holiday greeting cards designed by the hospital's pediatric patients and youth
volunteers. These colorful holiday cards are the perfect choice to send
greetings to friends, family members and business associates.
15. As Holiday Shopping Rises, So Does Threat Of Identity Theft
WORCESTER, Mass., Nov. 25, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The holiday shopping season
brings more shopping activities and, unfortunately, also the increased risk of
identity theft. In 2012 alone, $21 billion was stolen through identity theft.
With this in mind, The Hanover Insurance Group, Inc. (NYSE: THG) offers tips
to help shoppers keep their identities and wallets safe this holiday shopping
season, both at the mall and online.
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16. Petco™ Helps Pet Parents Unwrap Their T.V. Family Personality
SAN DIEGO, Nov. 26, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The Cosbys, the Bradys, the Simpsons
or more recently, the Dunphys… every family is different. Pet parents know
that each household has its own unique characteristics, enjoys different
activities and has their own holiday traditions. Since 80 percent of pet
parents consider their fur-child a part of the family, family pets often
reflect the family's personality. So whether you are travelers like the
Partridge family or more traditional like the Cleavers, Petco™ has the perfect
pet gift to care for your four-legged bundle of joy's physical, mental, social
and emotional health this holiday.
17. MRM Digest-All® and Relax-All™: Holidays' "Little Helpers" in the Year's
Most Hectic Season
OCEANSIDE, Calif., Nov. 26, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Metabolic Response Modifiers,
makers of superior quality health and wellness products, created Digest-All®
and Relax-All™ for ongoing relief throughout the calendar year, and says there
is no better time for each than during the hectic holiday season that runs
from Thanksgiving through New Year's Day.
18.Motorola Solutions TALKABOUT® MG160 Consumer Radios – Perfect Stocking
Stuffer for Kids
SCHAUMBURG, Ill., Nov. 29, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- This holiday season, Motorola
Solutions, Inc. (NYSE:MSI) offers an affordable gift for adventurous kids that
combines fun with functionality. The Motorola Talkabout^® MG160 series two-way
radios are ideal for elementary age kids that love to play outside and
explore, but still need to check in with mom and dad back home.
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19. No Mall or Generic Gift Card Required
NEW YORK, Nov. 29, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Subscriptions to MLB.com At Bat, the
10^th highest grossing mobile app in App Store history, are now available as
holiday gifts for the first time. Instead of waiting in bricks-and-mortar
store lines or giving a generic gift card, anyone can gift At Bat for the 2014
MLB season, through a direct purchase of the $19.99 full-season subscription
20. The Top 10 Stupid Gifts of 2013 Released By Stupid.com
LOS ANGELES, Dec. 2, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Bacon scarves, butt towels, and a
Santa-kini? They're just a few of the outrageous gifts that made this year's
7^th annual list of the Top 10 Most Stupid Gifts of year, compiled by online
21. Greeting Cards Make a Lasting Impression at Christmas
KANSAS CITY, Mo., Dec. 3, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- From "thinking of you" to "love
you," "wish you were here" or "let's reconnect"… no matter what it is you're
trying to say this Christmas season, a greeting card can help you say it best.
22. Trend Alert: Scooters Not Skate Boards On Every Holiday Wish List
SAN FRANCISCO, Dec. 3, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Skate parks everywhere are filled
with kids on scooters where once there were skateboards. Launched over a
decade ago with the Razor Scooter, scooter riding is now a global action
sport, hugely popular more recently in the US and Canada, as kids aged 5 to 25
grind on rails or leap into BMX-style aerials.
23. Hallmark offers magical ways to count down the days to Christmas
KANSAS CITY, Mo., Nov. 25, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Some families tear a ring off
a paper chain every day. Others open the "windows" on an Advent calendar. But
now there are more ways than ever to count down the days until Christmas.
24. Kuyam Online Scheduling Platform Now Offering Gift Cards, Perfect for Last
Minute Stocking Stuffers
LOS ANGELES, Nov. 19, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Kuyam, the newest online scheduling
platform designed for busy women, now offers gift cards to use at any company
on their site. Perfect for the woman who has everything, gift cards are
available on kuyam.com and the mobile app, available for iPhones and Androids,
from $25 through $150.
25. GIANTmicrobes®: Epidemic Fun Times a Million this Holiday Season!
STAMFORD, Conn., Dec. 3, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Giantmicrobes, Inc.
(www.giantmicrobes.com), the innovative designers of collectible toys inspired
by the microscopic world, is highlighting new infectiously cute creatures this
26. Ugly Holiday Sweaters Collection Launched By Stupid.com
LOS ANGELES, Nov. 25, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- With 5 new styles of Ugly Holiday
Sweaters, online retailer www.Stupid.com created a line of tacky, tasteless,
but above all, hilarious sweaters to wear to any Christmas party or festive
event this Holiday season.
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27. Give Love. Warm Their Hearts With Fragrance
NEW YORK, Dec. 3, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- THINK: The perfect present for everyone
on your list.
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28. Sartori Cheese Announces December '12 Days of Christmas' Facebook
PLYMOUTH, Wis., Dec. 3, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Sartori Cheese announced today
the details of its Twelve Days of Christmas Facebook promotion. Each day, from
Wednesday, December 4^th through Sunday, December 15^th, the company will host
a new contest over its Facebook page at www.facebook.com/sartoricheese.
29. Capturing the Magic of the Holidays in a Hotel
PENNINGTON, N.J., Dec. 3, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Though the stockings may not be
hung by the chimney with care, families that are traveling over the holidays
still have plenty of festive options available to make this the most memorable
30. Holiday Gifts From OxfamGifts.com Deliver Real Rewards
BOSTON, Dec. 3, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Global relief and development
organization Oxfam America is telling shoppers to avoid the usual suspects of
last minute gift buying this season. Shoppers can put down the sweater, put
down the tie, and give a more meaningful gift that deliver real reward.
31. Cyber Monday Education Technology Sale Extended for Testing Timers Watch
for College-Bound Students
CHICAGO, Dec. 3, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Testing Timers is extending its offering
of a game changing holiday gift for high school juniors and seniors headed to
college with 20 percent off our entire website of digital watches at
www.testingtimers.com now through Friday, December 6.
32. Family Dining At Ruth's Chris Steak House Is A Holiday Tradition
ORLANDO, Fla., Dec. 4, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Treat loved ones and yourself to
Ruth's Chris Steak House this holiday season. Open Christmas Day and featuring
extended holiday lunch hours at select locations, guests may enjoy Ruth's
Chris signature sizzling steaks or bask in the best of both worlds with Ruth's
Chris' Surf & Turf. Feast on Twin Cold Water North American Lobster Tails with
your choice of a Filet or Ribeye, starting at $46.95.
33. Sports-Loving Success Seekers Get Their Wish This Holiday
CHICAGO, Dec. 4, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Gift givers looking to make an impact
this year will find new inspiration and proven methods for self-improvement in
The Wisdom of Walk-Ons: 7 Winning Strategies for College, Business and Life
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