News Life #FiveThingsFriday: Come Together for the Holidays

#FiveThingsFriday: Come Together for the Holidays

ICYMI: Let Facebook figure your exact holiday budget, value vino arrives in the U.S., we’ve got the top toys, hotel luxury comes home, and we’re all crying over a commercial.

Giving Thanks Commercial Screenshot

I Love You This Much…
Budgeting for the holidays is a big deal; you want to make sure you can get everything for everyone on your list and not break the bank. Our friends over at have come up with just the tool for you: The Careculator. The Careculator takes your Facebook profile and looks at the number of interactions you have with your friends to determine the dollar amount you should spend on them this holiday season. They’ll even give you gift suggestions within your new budget. I’ve tried it out and my mom can look forward to the best gift $12.71 can buy this year!

Seven Buck Malbec
This summer, Asda’s exclusive wine La Moneda Reserva Malbec won Platinum Best in Show honors at the Decanter World Wine Awards. This winning wine is now available in the U.S. for $6.96 in approximately 500 stores. This dry red wine from Walmart’s U.K. retailer pairs well with barbecued meats like lamb and pork or dark chocolate. I’ve already seen pictures on social media of cases being loaded into shopping carts, so if you want to taste what all the hype is about, act quickly!

Hot Toys! Get ‘Ya Hot Toys Here!
When I was a kid, once Thanksgiving was over, I would pull out a pen and paper and craft my Christmas list. With Thanksgiving next week, I suspect lots of kiddos are strategizing about just what exactly will make their lists this year. In fact, earlier this year we polled hundreds of kids to find out what was on their lists so we could deliver exactly what they were looking for, and some of their choices are Walmart exclusives! Whether you need dolls or trucks, Nerf guns or Play-Doh sets, we have plenty of items to cover all the kiddos on Santa’s list.

Living in the Lap of Luxury
Staying at a nice hotel is pretty awesome. You don’t have to worry about making your bed; people will bring food right to your door; you lounge around in a bathrobe even though you never do at home. We could all use a little more luxury in the everyday, right? Walmart’s new exclusive line “Hotel Style” brings that feeling home. The entire line is available now on, and select items will be a part of our Black Friday sale next week. Plush towels, 1,000-thread-count sheets, lavish comforters … TREAT ‘YO SELF!

I’ve Just Got Dust in my Eye
I’m kind of a softie at heart. I’ve been known to tear up at a movie or TV show, and sometimes even a commercial. But seeing the reaction from people to one of our Thanksgiving commercials makes me feel better that I’m not the only one getting “all the feels” from a quick 30-second spot.