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Of Course Someone Trademarked “Thanksgivukkah” Before You Thought Of It

It’s not going to happen again ever in our lifetimes (or likely for thousands of years, for that matter) so the forward-thinking woman who trademarked the term “Thanksgivukkah” a year ago had better milk it for all it’s worth. And also yes, we know you’re sad you didn’t think to trademark it ourselves, considering that everyone seems to be talking about Hanukkah coinciding with turkey day this year. [More]

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Here’s How A Craft Store Should Handle Customers Who Seek Hanukkah Merchandise

Julie has followed the recent tsuris over Hobby Lobby’s new store in New Jersey and its lack of merchandise related to Hanukkah or other Jewish holidays. She had a similar dispute with competing big-box craft store Michaels, but resolved it in a different way. Instead of taking to the Internet, she wrote to the company president. The response was not what she had expected. [More]

Hobby Lobby Totally Wants To Spin The Dreidel With You Now

Hobby Lobby Totally Wants To Spin The Dreidel With You Now

In a statement released late on Friday afternoon, Hobby Lobby put out what it probably hopes is the last update in the controversy over the Oklahoma-based chain’s lack of Jewish holiday items on its shelves. What started as one customer’s simple search for a bar mitzvah card has become a pre-holiday public relations nightmare for the craft retailer. [More]

Wrong Holiday: Whole Foods Doesn't Bother To Research What People Actually Eat During Hanukkah

Wrong Holiday: Whole Foods Doesn't Bother To Research What People Actually Eat During Hanukkah

UPDATE: Just hours after a Washington Post blogger ranted against a Washington D.C. area Whole Foods with a Hanukkah display of matzoh has responded via Twitter to apologize for the incident. [More]

Amazon Patents Tech That Returns And Exchanges Bad Gifts Before You Get Them

Amazon Patents Tech That Returns And Exchanges Bad Gifts Before You Get Them

Call it “The Bad Gift Filter.” Amazon has patented a system that could intercept the yet another sweater Aunt Janice has sent you and automatically return it and exchange it for something you actually want. [More]

What Was The Best Gift You Ever Received?

What Was The Best Gift You Ever Received?

Yesterday we asked you to tell about the crappiest present you ever received. And after all that outpouring of bad memories and disappointment we’re ending the week in a better mood. [More]

What's The Crappiest Gift You've Ever Received?

What's The Crappiest Gift You've Ever Received?

With the Christmas countdown in full effect and Hanukkah 2010 in the books, the topic of gifts and gift-giving is everywhere. But for all the holiday cheer and goodwill, some gifts are bad enough to bring out the Scrooge in all of us. [More]

Consumers Plan To Purchase Fewer, Cheaper Presents

Consumers Plan To Purchase Fewer, Cheaper Presents

Prepare for disappointment this holiday season because a survey from Deloitte & Touche says the average consumer is planning to spend less on fewer presents. The average New England holiday shopping budget is down 19% to $517, and the average shopper is prepared to buy only 24 gifts – which to us, still seems like a lot.