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Costco’s selling Disney Christmas tree that plays 8 holiday songs

’tis the season (sort of).

Sept. 19, 2022

It's never too early for a Disney Christmas

It’s never too early for a Disney Christmas


If you’re heading to Costco for one of any number of reasons, from cheap gas to rotisserie chickens, you’re going to want to consider getting an early start on the holidays — or getting your game plan laid out way in advance — with some of the stores’ newest stock: A light up Disney Christmas tree that plays eight holiday songs.

Meant for the tabletop, the tree has three tiers, each featuring different Disney characters (four tiers if you include the star at the top) — on one, a train goes round and round with Mickey and his entourage. Miniature Christmas trees in turn bedeck each layer, along with a trimming of snow over the pine branches.

Songs the tree will play include:

  • We Wish You a Merry Christmas
  • Oh
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Indiana men’s basketball mini packages for holiday season games now on sale

Indiana today announced the five games that will be a part of this season’s mini package for holiday games.

The games are:

Nov. 23 — Little Rock

Nov. 25 — Jackson State

Dec. 20 — Elon

Dec. 23 — Kennesaw State

Jan. 8 — Northwestern

Here is the full release from IU

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. – The Indiana University men’s basketball program will play five home games during the Holidays and tickets to those games are available through a Mini-Series package offered by the IU Athletics Ticket Office.

Over the Thanksgiving break, the second and third games of the Hoosier Classic will take place when IU hosts Little Rock on Wednesday, Nov. 23 and Jackson State on Friday, Nov. 25. Prior to Christmas, the Hoosiers will face Elon on Tuesday, Dec. 20 and Kennesaw State on Friday,

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2022’s holiday delivery challenge: softening e-commerce demand

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LOS ANGELES, Sept 19 (Reuters) – FedEx (FDX.N), United Parcel Service (UPS.N) and other delivery firms that fought with too much pandemic-fueled demand from online retailers like Amazon and Walmart, now have the opposite problem – too much delivery capacity.

Online sales started fizzling during last year’s peak delivery season from Thanksgiving weekend through the end of the year. FedEx, UPS and the US Postal Service (USPS) kept adding facilities and staff, even as more consumers returned to in-store shopping and higher food, fuel and rent costs eroded discretionary spending.

Those delivery firms can now handle 110 million holiday packages per day. That could outpace peak season demand by 18 million packages per day, according to Satish Jindel, a consultant whose holiday peak volume forecasts are closely watched by delivery firms.

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