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Holiday Feature Package

NEW YORK, Nov. 14, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The following feature package is a roundup of feature stories dealing with the holiday season 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 release below, as well as its 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 2012 are features on: 


Package Name

Slug

Distribution Date

Personal Finance, Year-End Tax Preparation

Finance

Nov. 15

Health & Wellness

Health

Nov. 19

Arts & Culture

Arts

Dec. 5

Holiday (Last Minute)

Holiday

Dec. 6

Fitness, Diet & Nutrition

Fitness

Dec. 10


Holiday Feature Package

1. Frangelico® Kicks Off The Holiday Season With A Decadent Limited Edition Gift That Gives Back

SAN FRANCISCO, Nov. 6, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- This holiday, as you indulge in the flavors of the season, Frangelico® Hazelnut Liqueur is giving you the opportunity to support the animals who light up our lives every single day. Frangelico and celebrity chocolatier MarieBelle have partnered to unveil this season's most delicious holiday treat—delectable truffles that give back, supporting animal welfare and pet adoption in the US. The confections, available nationwide beginning in November, offer the decadent taste of Frangelico Hazelnut Liqueur, combined with rich dark chocolate and layered with notes of vanilla, coffee and almond.

2. The Top Five Benefits Of Giving An eGift Card At The Holidays

DALLAS, Nov. 8, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Wouldn't it be nice to ease the holiday gifting frenzy for friends and family? To help take the hassle out of shopping, Red Mango, the 2011 #1 Zagat-rated frozen yogurt and smoothie chain in America, today announced the new Red Mango eGift Card to make it "virtually" easy. According to the National Retail Federation's 2012 Holiday Consumer Spending Survey, six in ten people would most like to receive a gift card as a gift this holiday season. With that growing trend combined with today's mobile world, Red Mango came up with the top five benefits of "eGifting" this year.

3. From a Center-of-the-Table Feast to Bourbon Ham Balls; Ham Fits Every Holiday Occasion

LOUISVILLE, Ky., Nov. 9, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Preparing a delicious ham this holiday season will be easy and stress-free knowing that ham experts are on standby at the Ham Hotline to help assure every bite turns out perfectly, from tangy ham appetizers to a welcome ham dinner.

4. GIANTmicrobes, Inc. Announces Big New Line-up of Contagiously Cute Toys and Collectibles for Christmas

STAMFORD, Conn., Nov. 12, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Trim your trees and fill your stockings with new ornaments and toys from GIANTmicrobes, Inc. (www.giantmicrobes.com), the innovative designers of collectible toys inspired by the microscopic world.

5. Haven't You Heard ... Winter's Back! Secure Your Car With Viper SmartStart for Safer Driving This Winter

VISTA, Calif., Nov. 12, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- According to stats from the NHTSA, Thanksgiving is the deadliest time to be driving, with over 50% more drivers on the road and increased drunk driving rates – and New Year's isn't far behind. The stats don't lie, auto safety is important and the car is your largest mobile device … shouldn't there be an app for that?

6. Oxfam Urges Shoppers to "Be" the Gift They Give This Year at OxfamGifts.com

BOSTON, Nov. 12, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Be helpful, be giving, and be caring. Be the best thing to happen to a family and the best gift you've ever given when you do your holiday shopping with international relief and development organization Oxfam America. This month, Oxfam launches its annual Unwrapped holiday gift-giving campaign encouraging shoppers to look for deeper meaning in the gifts they give, reminding shoppers that "You Are What You Give."

7. Toys"R"Us® To Kick Off Its Biggest Black Friday Event At 8pm On Thanksgiving Night With More Than 200 Incredible Doorbusters

WAYNE, N.J., Nov. 12, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Toys"R"Us® today announced that its stores nationwide will open their doors at 8pm on Thanksgiving night to welcome eager Black Friday shoppers as they begin their holiday shopping in earnest.* On Thursday, November 22, the 32-page Toys"R"Us Thanksgiving weekend circular will arrive in newspapers across the country and appear online at Toysrus.com. Featured are more than 300 deals representing $12,000 in potential savings, including 200-plus fantastic doorbusters of up to 80% off, Thursday through Saturday discounts and free gift-with-purchase offers. The first 200 customers to line up at their local Toys"R"Us store on Thursday evening will receive a complimentary Great Big Goody Bag packed with gifts that are small in size and big on value.** Featuring fun playthings from top brands, including Crayola, LEGO® and Disney Jr.® worth $30 in total value, this special offer is sure to help parents and gift givers add a little extra something to holiday stockings.

8. Taunina: Gifts With Soul

CAPE TOWN, South Africa, Nov. 12, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Enough with the ties and plastic toys. Cape-Town based Taunina is a powerful call to consume and dispose of less, and appreciate and cherish more.

9. The Best Gift of All is the Gift of Self-Esteem

CLEVELAND, Nov. 12, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Looking for a gift with a big impact? A gift that is more than just a fashion statement? A gift that lets your daughter know, everytime she looks in the mirror that she is loved? We have it.

10. Choose Colorado this Holiday Season

DENVER, Nov. 12, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Are you still sending the same fruitcake to your in-laws, co-workers and friends every holiday? This year, give them a gift they'll really enjoy. Colorado Proud, a program created by the Colorado Department of Agriculture to encourage consumers to support Colorado food and agricultural businesses, has you covered with unique holiday gifts that will make a far better impression than the traveling fruitcake.

 

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