Even more holiday chart porn, via Daily Infographic:


click for ginormous infographic:

Category: Digital Media, Retail

Please use the comments to demonstrate your own ignorance, unfamiliarity with empirical data and lack of respect for scientific knowledge. Be sure to create straw men and argue against things I have neither said nor implied. If you could repeat previously discredited memes or steer the conversation into irrelevant, off topic discussions, it would be appreciated. Lastly, kindly forgo all civility in your discourse . . . you are, after all, anonymous.

9 Responses to “Holidays by the Numbers”

  1. Julia Chestnut says:

    That’s a little scary. It’s odd to see the whole thing in such mercenary detail! Strangely, it also drives home that we’re not doing our “job” as consumers in my family. . . .we’ve never taken a photo with Santa. My kids think it’s creepy.

  2. “250 will catch fire in someones home” (from the ‘info-graphic’, above)


    that would seem suspicious to the Fire Chief, at the min., no?

  3. jeff in indy says:

    “130 million pounds of eggnog are sold…” wonder what the bourbon and rum ratio is to even make that stuff palpable.

    also, is there a correlation between the 5,340 visa swipes/minute and santa’s 3,604 miles/sec?

  4. VennData says:

    One hour of homework a week, per stock. That’s five hours a week, fifty two weeks a year… that’s only 260 hours a year… or a man-month-plus…


    …my advice is buy indices.


    …and meet a good sex partner with those precious 260 hours a year… In ten years, that’s a man-year spent.

    Live. Buy indices. Get laid.

  5. troubled times says:

    Cops in Paramus NJ “closed” the Bergen Mall Friday night. There was no more room for the cars . Many that drove from NY were told to go home. Many thought the cops were making it up and called the station. They were told to go home.

  6. @Julia,

    .we’ve never taken a photo with Santa. My kids think it’s creepy.

    You can reassure them that photo technology has been around a long time and it is perfectly safe.

    5,340 Visa swipes per minute

    Yes, that is a good way to describe what Visa does

  7. mathman says:

    Well now, lookee what we have here! Yet another change to how the government measures unemployment. Gee i wonder why they’re doing that . . .


  8. Dow says:

    1.2 billion candy canes are sold each year.

    1.1 billion are thrown out.

  9. jlj says:

    70% of retail sales sales annual revenue made in december? that sounds wrong, December only would leave out day after Tday and that weekend! Even 70% of retail profits seems off, for if 70% of revenue is off, that would have to mean higher margins in December – the month of sales!