The National Retail Federation runs an annual survey on the most popular Christmas toys for boys and girls. And every year, the top toy for girls is BARBIE.
It was going to take a hell of an upstart to unseat her as number one. But this year . . . it finally happened.
Toys based on "Frozen" have finally beaten her. Even though the movie came out over a year ago, girls are still INSANE for it.
The top 10 toys for girls for Christmas 2014 are: "Frozen" toys . . . Barbie . . . other dolls . . . "Monster High" dolls . . . American Girl . . . Lego . . . tablets and iPads . . . "My Little Pony" . . . Disney's "Doc McStuffins" . . . and apparel.
The top 10 toys for boys are: LEGO . . . cars and trucks . . . "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles" . . . video games . . . Hot Wheels . . . Xbox One . . . PlayStation 4 . . . "Transformers" . . . remote control cars . . . and Marvel action figures.
42% of people will buy at least one toy this holiday season.
The Boot released their 2014 Holiday Gift Guide. There's nothing to write home about, unless you're wildly excited by a Faith Hill fragrance. Other items include Eric Church shot glasses, a Dierks Bentley beach towel, and a Blake Shelton custom cooler
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If you want to play guitar as well as KEITH URBAN, it's probably too late. Unless you've been at it since Kindergarten, which is when he picked it up. He talked about it in an interview airing on next month's "CMT Artists of the Year".
He said, quote, "I started playing when I was six, and my mom and dad were incredibly supportive of me and drove me to talent [contests] that I was entering when I was nine, 10 and 11.
"I left school at 15 and was playing five nights a week in a band, and my mom and dad supported that, too. I was very fortunate to have parents that really believed in what I was doing. They could see I was going to do it forever."
Keith's serious about the "forever" part. Asked what he'd be doing if he'd never made it big, he said, quote, "I'd be playing some club somewhere tonight."
An incredibly obvious new survey looked at the 11 most popular things to do on Thanksgiving. Why 11 and not a top 10? You'll see why once we get there . . .
1. Visit family, 89%.
2. Go shopping, 68%.
3. Watch football, 67%.
4. Eat a special dinner, 66%.
5. Take a nap, 64%.
6. Watch the Macy's Thanksgiving Day parade, 54%.
7. Eat a special lunch, 52%.
8. Decorate for Christmas, 45%.
9. Spend time outdoors, 37%.
10. Eat a special breakfast, 25%.
11. And in last place by a large margin . . . volunteer, 4%.