Holiday Movies, Christmas Trees, And More!

Boy, it’s cold outside! At least in this part of the country. No matter what holiday you celebrate this time of year, who doesn’t enjoy snuggling up on the couch and watching a good holiday movie?

My favorite has always been “It’s a Wonderful Life.” But there are many other great holiday-themed movies; here is list of some of them:

  • A Christmas Carol/Scrooge/Scrooged
  • A Christmas Story
  • Elf
  • Holiday Inn
  • Home Alone
  • How The Grinch Stole Christmas
  • Jingle All The Way
  • March of the Wooden Soldiers
  • Miracle on 34th Street
  • The Polar Express
  • The Santa Clause
  • The Nightmare Before Christmas
  • White Christmas

What’s your favorite holiday movie(s)? Let me know (send your comments to or leave a reply on this page).

Christmas Trees
For those who take part in Christmas celebrations, nearly 100 million households across the U.S. will display a Christmas tree, according to the sixth annual Christmas tree survey from the American Christmas Tree Association, conducted by Nielsen.

Of those Christmas trees displayed, 81 percent will be artificial trees and 19 percent will be real trees.

The survey also indicated that the number of years consumers will reuse their artificial trees has increased.

PSC Closings
I just wanted you to know that the Panel Support Center will be closing at 3 p.m. ET on Saturday, Dec. 24, and will be closed on Monday, Dec. 26.

Also, the PSC will be closed on Monday, Jan. 2. 2017. It seems so weird to write 2017!

On behalf of everyone here at NCP, I just want to wish you all a very happy holiday! See you in 2017!

Holiday Shopping

I don’t know about you, but I’m deep into my holiday shopping! The malls are always crazy, so I thought I’d do more cyber shopping this year. Obviously, a lot of other people had the same idea.

According to published reports, Cyber Monday 2016 was the largest e-commerce day in history, as consumers spent $3.45 billion online. That’s a 12.1% increase over Cyber Monday 2015.

Shoppers have gone mobile! According to Adobe Digital Insights, mobile sales on Cyber Monday totaled $1.07 billion, which was a 34% increase over the previous year. In fact, sales on mobile devices, including smartphones and tablets, were 31% of total online sales for the day!

How are you doing with your holiday shopping? Let me know (send your comments to or leave a reply on this page).

Have a happy holiday shopping day!

Holiday Party Time!

Tonight is NCP’s holiday party, so I just wanted you to know that the Panel Support Center will be closing at 4 p.m. ET. We’ll be back tomorrow morning at 9 a.m. ET to help you with anything you need.

If your company is having a holiday party anytime soon, let me know all about it. I’m sure all our readers would love to hear what goes on!

Also, please remember to record all of your holiday purchases. Everything counts, no matter how big or how small!

Thanks, and have a great day.