A new survey by Amarak reveals that 50% of people say they give more than they receive at Christmas. The average person believes they get short-changed by $137 on gifts they exchange with others

Survey: “Have you ever been shortchanged at Christmas? If so, who shortchanged you? How expensive was your gift for them? How inexpensive was their gift for you?”


A seasonal survey by Oxfam reveals that the average woman tries on 7 holiday party dresses before buying one for her office Christmas party. – 14% of women have attended a holiday party where another woman was wearing the same outfit as them

Survey: Ask your audience to call with their embarrassingly funny holiday party wardrobe malfunctions

Today Is National Blue Jeans Day

GPS Jeans

A French design company has created a pair of smart jeans that act as a wearable GPS. Spinali Design jeans have sensors on each side of them that vibrate when you need to turn left or right. The jean’s sensors are connected to a smartphone app. The jeans should last for years if washed carefully and properly.

Jeans Survey

A survey by Grundig reveals that 5% of women would dump their partner before they would dump their favorite pair of jeans. Other findings:

– the average lifespan for a favorite pair of jeans is four years and four months

– 33% of women have had a longer relationship with their jeans than with a partner

– 20% of women keep their favorite pair of jeans even if they no longer fit

– 8% of women plan to give their favorite pair of jeans to their kids

– 4% of women clean their jeans with vinegar or place them in the freezer to keep them looking new

Tight Jeans

A survey by StyleCard reveals that 40% of women wear tight jeans because they don’t want to admit they need the next size up. Other findings:

– 50% of women own a pair of skinny jeans in the hope they’ll lose weight to wear them

– the average woman owns 8 pairs of jeans

– 10% of women have spent more than $150 on a pair of jeans

Blue Jean Baby

29% of women say fitting into an old pair of jeans feels better than lovemaking. 28.9% say fitting into an old pair of jeans is better than getting a promotion while 10% of women think fitting into an old pair of jeans is better than receiving a marriage proposal.

Trending …
– Page Six claims Alec Baldwin is developing a new talk show with ABC. He will begin taping episodes in New York next week. The show may feature interviews with celebrities, athletes, politicians and economists.
– BuzzFeed claims Netflix has renewed “Stranger Things” for a third season
– Business Insider claims the Bernie Sanders Chia Pet is now being sold online for $9.95.
– Blouin News claims a New York startup, called Selfee, has developed a new edible food ink that allows people to print selfies onto cookies, coffee, cupcakes and other foods.
– Politico claims White House staffers believe they are being recorded. A source tells the site; “Everyone is paranoid. Everyone thinks they’re being recorded.”

– Game of Thrones star Kit Harington has been named the Worst Dressed Man by GQ magazine. Jeff Goldblum, pop star Harry Styles and Ryan Reynolds all made the Best Dressed Men’s list
– Contact Music claims Sarah Jessica Parker and The Gap are teaming up to design a new line of kids wear. It will be available in stores next spring
– A new study by NPD reveals that 19% of consumers plan to spend more on themselves this holiday season than last holiday season
– The Los Angeles Times claims Discovery Communications is paying Oprah $70 million for a 75% ownership stake in her OWN television network.
– The Miami Herald claims Jay Leno has purchased a $13.5 million Newport, Rhode Island mansion. The home has 8 bedrooms, a pool, a tennis court and a private beach.
– The Miami Herald claims Jimmy Kimmel’s 7th month old son recently underwent his second successful heart surgery. Jimmy will be taking several days off to be with his family


“Words With Friends” Brings Strangers Together: A 22 year-old New York rapper named Spencer recently flew to Florida to meet 81-year-old Roz, a woman that he connected with through Words With Friends.Spencer and Roz played over 300 rounds of the game after they were randomly paired together. Spencer’s pastor helped arrange their meeting.

The makers of Words With Friends later tweeted; “We can’t get enough of this! Amazing. Thank you for sharing your story with us.”









Singles Survey

A new survey by Plenty of Fish reveals that singles would rather talk about the 2016 Presidential election than their dating status this holiday season. Other findings:

– 74% of singles feel lonely during the holiday months

– 45% of singles are looking for someone to snuggle with this holiday season


Holiday Shopping Survey

A new survey by reveals that 42% of people regift. Other findings:

– 28% of people drop gift hints during the holiday season

– 40% of people write out a Christmas wish list.

– 46% of people spend the most during the holiday season on their spouse.

– 24% of people say their spouse is the hardest person to buy for during the holiday season.

– 6% of people start their holiday shopping in January

Co-Worker Survey

A new survey by Olivet Nazarene University reveals that 49% of people have been annoyed by a co-worker’s loudness and complaining. Other findings:

– 32% of people have been annoyed by a co-worker’s gossiping and bullying

– 12% of people have been annoyed by a co-worker’s bathroom or eating habits.

– 1% of people have been annoyed by a co-worker’s personal hygiene

– 34% of people find their boss annpoying

– 36% of people have switched jobs because of an annoying co-worker.

Holiday Party Survey

A new survey by Challenger Gray & Christmas reveals that 11% of companies won’t be hosting a holiday party this year. That’s up 4% from 2016.

Only 49% of companies are serving booze at their office Christmas party. That’s down from 64% last year.

Dear Fonseca:

My three-and-a-half-year-old son loves to cook. Over the weekend, my husband and I took our kids to see Santa at the mall. My three-and-a-half-year-old asked Santa for an Easy Bake Oven. This angered and upset my husband because he believes he should be asking for video games, sporting equipment and other ‘boy’ things. He thinks buying an Easy-Bake Oven for our son is the same thing as buying a Barbie doll for him. He’s refusing to get him the oven because he doesn’t want him to turn into a sissy. His words, not mine. Should a three-and-a-half-year-old boy be allowed to play with an Easy-Bake Oven?

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