Wal-mart Unwraps Aggressive Holiday Plans – Spokesman.com – Nov. 1, 2014

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Make Holiday Travel a Breeze at Select Marriott Hotels – Yahoo Finance

is offering free shipping on what it considers the seasons top 100 hottest gifts, from board games to items related to Disneys hit film Frozen, starting today. The move comes as rival Target Corp. began offering free shipping on all items, a program that started in late October and will last through Dec.20. Wal-Mart also is planning to offer discounts, or what it refers to as rollbacks, on more than 20,000 items on a broad range of products, from groceries to TVs, starting today. The timing is similar to last year, but the discounter said the assortment is broader. Its also pulling forward by nearly a month 15 24-hour online deals originally reserved for the Thanksgiving weekend and so-called Cyber Monday, about double from last year. For the first time, Wal-Mart will allow shoppers to pick up those 24-hour online specials at the store. They include 40-inch Element TVs for $199, down from $298, and Crayola Paint Makers for $12, down from $18.88.
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Analysis: Peter Jackson’s The Hobbit trilogy concludes this December with The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies . Outside of hardcore fans, though, it doesn’t seem like there’s much excitement surrounding this finale. The franchise is currently on a downward trajectory: The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey earned 20 percent less than The Return of the King, while The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug was off 15 percent from An Unexpected Journey. The bleeding should slow down with The Battle of the Five Armies: Smaug was widely considered an improvement over its predecessor, and franchise finales tend to do pretty well. Unlike the last two years, though, The Hobbit isn’t the only major movie coming out this December. Noting the lukewarm reception of the first installment, other studios programmed some very competitive titles: Exodus: Gods and Kings , Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb and Into the Woods should all chip away at this movie’s audience. As a result, a modest decline seems to be in order (somewhere in the five to ten percent range).
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Watch the first trailer for ‘Grumpy Cat’s Worst Christmas Ever’ | Inside TV | EW.com

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Valued at up to $50 daily and applicable to extras like dining, parking or Internet, this credit is available at over 600 participating hotels and resorts throughout the U.S. and Canada beginning Nov. 1. Major holiday travel destinations with participating hotels include Baltimore, Boston, Philadelphia, Atlanta, Anaheim, San Diego, Northern California, Denver, Nashville, Orlando, Miami and Washington, D.C. Whether traveling for Thanksgiving, Christmas or New Year’s, there are plenty of hotel options to choose from in a vast number of cities across the U.S. and Canada.
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Holiday 2014 Forecast: ‘The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies’ – Box Office Mojo

The movie seems to be about a young girl who wishes to share Christmas with a friend she can depend onwhich turns out to be the internet celebrity Grumpy Cat, who for some reason can talk in Aubrey Plazas voice. Its hard to surmise what else will happen in this movie, except that Grumpy Cat will talk incessantly and fire a paintball gun and cause all manner of hijinks. Lets hope the folks at Lifetime havent discovered any other internet memes, or else well have A Sudden Clarity Clarence Thanksgiving to look forward to in 2015. Tags:
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