The Christmas countdown

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Cyber Monday is a marketing term for the Monday after Black Friday, the Friday following Thanksgiving in the United States, created by companies to persuade people to shop online. The term made its debut on November 28, 2005 in a Shop.org press release entitled "'Cyber Monday' Quickly Becoming One of the Biggest Online Shopping Days of the Year".

From: Eldritch Hassenpfeffer, Marketing Manager, U.S. Department of Consumer Enforcement
Subject: Holiday Branding

All,

Just a reminder of the new holiday calendar, courtesy of our friends at Shop.org. Keep forwarding this to all your media contacts, making use of social networks wherever possible. Note that with the exception of November 24, Small Business Saturday, weekend days are reserved for corporate sponsors.

November 22 Gray Thursday
November 23 Black Friday

November 26 Cyber Monday
November 27 Giving Tuesday
November 28 Half-Off Hump Day
November 29 Thirsty Thursday
November 30 Son of Black Friday

December 3 Blue Monday
December 4 Tax-Deductible Tuesday
December 5 Call Now Wednesday
December 6 Thrifty Thursday
December 7 Remember Pearl Harbor Friday

December 10 Hanukkah Savings Monday
December 11 Big Box Tuesday
December 12 Dollar Store Wednesday
December 13 Major Appliance Thursday
December 14 Installment Plan Friday

December 17 Mega Mall Monday
December 18 Pan-African Alternative Holiday Tuesday
December 19 Wii Wednesday
December 20 Gift Card Thursday
December 21 Fatal Friday

December 24 Last Chance Monday
December 25 Judgment Day
December 26 Boxing Day/Kwanzaa Begins

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