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It's the holiday season, and consumers are turning to search engines for Christmas gift ideas, holiday recipes, craft ideas and more.

Here's a look at some search trends on Yahoo:

Holiday Gifting

Gifts for men: The top gift search on Yahoo this week is "gifts for men" with (no surprise here!) 71 percent of those searches coming from women. Yahoo users are obviously stumped when it comes to buying gifts for the men in their life, searching for "gifts for men who have everything," "stocking stuffers for men" and "unique gifts for men." Searches for "gifts for teenage boys" are also spiking 412 percent this week on Yahoo.

Group gifting: Searches for "secret santa" are spiking 45% and searches for "white elephant" are spiking 42 percent this week on Yahoo.

Stocking stuffers: Christmas stocking searches are all spiking this week on Yahoo with "stocking stuffer ideas" up 5,174 percent, "stocking stuffers" up 2,027 percent, "personalized christmas stockings" up 412 percent, and "christmas stockings" up 191 percent.

Donations: The holidays are also a time for giving to those in need; "unicef" is spiking by 41 percent this month on Yahoo and "toys for tots" is spiking 160 percent this month on Yahoo.

Top searched gift cards, ranked in order (over the past 30 days on Yahoo):

1. visa gift cards

2. itunes gift cards

3. giant eagle gift

4. amazon gift cards

5. gasoline gift cards

6. walmart gift

7. american express gift cards

8. kindle gift cards

9. restaurant gift cards

10. eBay gift cards

Top searched legos, ranked in order (over the past 30 days on Yahoo):

1. star wars legos

2. lego minecraft

3. lego marvel superheroes

4. batman lego

5. lego indiana jones

6. lego dolphin cruiser

7. harry potter lego

8. lego city police station

9. amazon legos

10. blues brothers legos

Top searched smartphones, ranked in order (over the last 30 days on Yahoo):

1. iphone 5s

2. samsung galaxy s4

3. iphone 5c

4. android

5. nexus 7

6. htc one

7. lg g2

8. nokia lumia

9. blackberry z30

Game Consoles

Game time - Yahoo users are deciding which game console they'll be playing for hours and hours upon end - with "xbox one" leading in Yahoo searches over the last 30 days, it seems that Yahoo users prefer it to "ps4" and "playstation 4." Searches for Nintendo's "wii u" fall significantly below the other gaming systems.

Santa Claus is Coming to Town!

Top spiking santa searches over the past month on Yahoo:

• santa claus is coming to town

• bad santa

 

• santa tracker 2013

• santa claus pictures

• wheel of fortune secret santa sweepstakes

Top spiking christmas tree searches over the past month on Yahoo:

• walmart christmas trees

• christmas tree pictures

• how to decorate a christmas tree

• fiber optic christmas trees

• white christmas tree

• christmas tree clip art

• rockefeller center christmas tree

• prelit christmas trees

• christmas tree decorating ideas

• balsam hill christmas trees

• artificial christmas trees

• christmas tree shop coupons

• christmas tree farms

• christmas tree toppers

• charlie brown christmas tree

Holiday Treats:

Top searched cookies, ranked in order (over the last 30 days on Yahoo):

1. sugar cookie recipe

2. peanut butter cookies

3. chocolate chip cookies

4. no bake cookies

5. oatmeal cookie recipe

6. gingerbread cookies

7. pumpkin cookies

8. mexican wedding cookies

9. cake mix cookies (up 1598 percent this month on Yahoo)

10. snowball cookies

Eggnog: Yahoo users love their "eggnog" as the search term spikes by 1067 percent, while "homemade eggnog recipe" and "how to make eggnog" are spiking off the charts this month on Yahoo. Yahoo users are getting creative with different ways to hog the ‘nog as they search for new eggnog recipes such as:

• eggnog drinks

• eggnog cookies

• eggnog cake

• eggnog recipes alcohol

• eggnog cheesecake

• eggnog bread recipe

• eggnog cupcakes

• eggnog martini recipe

• eggnog fudge recipe

• eggnog french toast

• eggnog pie

• eggnog ice cream

• eggnog coated almonds

• eggnog latte recipe

• eggnog scones

• sugar free eggnog candy

Holiday Decor:

Gingerbread architects: Looks like Yahoo users are looking to build their annual "gingerbread house" - searches for the term are spiking by 547 percent this week on Yahoo. Top gingerbread house searches this week on Yahoo include: "how to make a gingerbread house," "gingerbread house ideas," "gingerbread house kits," "gingerbread house patterns," and "gingerbread house recipe."

Deck the halls: Yahoo users are also looking to dress up their houses for the holidays, with seasonal décor terms spiking this week on Yahoo: yule log (up 71 percent), mistletoe (up 44 percent), wreath (up 39 percent), nutcrackers (up 26 percent), poinsettia (up 24 percent), and ornaments (up 6.74 percent).

Holiday Activities

Top searched Christmas movies, ranked in order (over the last 30 days on Yahoo):

1. elf

2. a christmas story

3. home alone

4. it's a wonderful life

5. white christmas

6. how the grinch stole christmas

7. a christmas carol

8. christmas vacation

9. love actually

10. miracle on 34th street

Top searched Christmas songs, ranked in order (over the last 7 days on Yahoo):

1. o holy night

2. silent night

3. santa claus is coming to town

4. winter wonderland

5. jingle bell rock

6. rudolph the red nosed reindeer

7. all i want for christmas is you

8. little drummer boy

9. let it snow

10. joy to the world

11. white christmas

12. twelve days of christmas

13. carol of the bells

14. hark the herald angels sing

15. away in a manger

16. do you hear what i hear

17. angels we have heard on high

18. auld lang syne

19. silver bells

Holiday Gifting  



Gifts for men: The top gift search on Yahoo this week is [gifts for men] with (no surprise here!) 71% of those searches coming from women. Yahoo users are obviously stumped when it comes to buying gifts for the men in their life, searching for [gifts for men who have everything], [stocking stuffers for men] and [unique gifts for men]. Searches for [gifts for teenage boys] are also spiking 412% this week on Yahoo. 



Group gifting: Searches for [secret santa] are spiking 45% and searches for [white elephant] are spiking 42% this week on Yahoo.  



Stocking stuffers: Christmas stocking searches are all spiking this week on Yahoo with [stocking stuffer ideas] up 5,174%, [stocking stuffers] up 2,027%, [personalized christmas stockings] up 412%, and [christmas stockings] up 191%. 



Donations: The holidays are also a time for giving to those in need; [unicef] is spiking by 41% this month on Yahoo and [toys for tots] is spiking 160% this month on Yahoo. 



Top searched gift cards, ranked in order (over the past 30 days on Yahoo) 

1. [visa gift cards] 

2. [itunes gift cards] 

3. [giant eagle gift]  

4. [amazon gift cards] 

5. [gasoline gift cards] 

6. [walmart gift]  

7. [american express gift cards] 

8. [kindle gift cards] 

9. [restaurant gift cards] 

10. [eBay gift cards] 



Top searched legos, ranked in order (over the past 30 days on Yahoo)  

1. [star wars legos] 

2. [lego minecraft] 

3. [lego marvel superheroes] 

4. [batman lego] 

5. [lego indiana jones] 

6. [lego dolphin cruiser]

7. [harry potter lego]

8. [lego city police station]

9. [amazon legos]

10. [blues brothers legos]



Top searched smartphones, ranked in order (over the last 30 days on Yahoo)

1. [iphone 5s]

2. [samsung galaxy s4]

3. [iphone 5c]

4. [android]

5. [nexus 7]

6. [htc one]

7. [lg g2]

8. [nokia lumia]

9. [blackberry z30]



Game Consoles

Game time - Yahoo users are deciding which game console they'll be playing for hours and hours upon end - with [xbox one] leading in Yahoo searches over the last 30 days, it seems that Yahoo users prefer it to [ps4] and [playstation 4]. Searches for Nintendo's [wii u] fall significantly below the other gaming systems.



Santa Claus is Coming to Town!



Top spiking santa searches over the past month on Yahoo:

·         [santa claus is coming to town]

·         [bad santa]   

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·         [santa tracker 2013]    

·         [santa claus pictures]  

·         [wheel of fortune secret santa sweepstakes]



Top spiking christmas tree searches over the past month on Yahoo:

·         [walmart christmas trees]  

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·         [christmas tree pictures]    

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·         [how to decorate a christmas tree]

·         [fiber optic christmas trees]    

·         [white christmas tree]

·         [christmas tree clip art]      

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·         [rockefeller center christmas tree]

·         [prelit christmas trees]       

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·         [christmas tree decorating ideas]

·         [balsam hill christmas trees]         

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·         [artificial christmas trees]   

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·         [christmas tree shop coupons]       

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·         [christmas tree farms]

·         [christmas tree toppers]     

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·         [charlie brown christmas tree]



Holiday Treats:



Top searched cookies, ranked in order (over the last 30 days on Yahoo)

1. [sugar cookie recipe]

2. [peanut butter cookies]

3. [chocolate chip cookies]

4. [no bake cookies]

5. [oatmeal cookie recipe]

6. [gingerbread cookies]

7. [pumpkin cookies]

8. [mexican wedding cookies]

9. [cake mix cookies] (up 1598% this month on Yahoo)

10. [snowball cookies]



Eggnog: Yahoo users love their [eggnog] as the search term spikes by 1067%, while [homemade eggnog recipe] and [how to make eggnog] are spiking off the charts this month on Yahoo. Yahoo users are getting creative with different ways to hog the ‘nog as they search for new eggnog recipes such as:

·         [eggnog drinks]

·         [eggnog cookies]

·         [eggnog cake]

·         [eggnog recipes alcohol]

·         [eggnog cheesecake]

·         [eggnog bread recipe]

·         [eggnog cupcakes]

·         [eggnog martini recipe]

·         [eggnog fudge recipe]

·         [eggnog french toast]

·         [eggnog pie]

·         [eggnog ice cream]

·         [eggnog coated almonds]

·         [eggnog latte recipe]

·         [eggnog scones]

·         [sugar free eggnog candy]



Holiday Decor:



Gingerbread architects: Looks like Yahoo users are looking to build their annual [gingerbread house] - searches for the term are spiking by 547% this week on Yahoo. Top gingerbread house searches this week on Yahoo include: [how to make a gingerbread house], [gingerbread house ideas], [gingerbread house kits], [gingerbread house patterns], and [gingerbread house recipe].



Deck the halls: Yahoo users are also looking to dress up their houses for the holidays, with seasonal décor terms spiking this week on Yahoo: yule log (up 71%), mistletoe (up 44%), wreath (up 39%), nutcrackers (up 26%), poinsettia (up 24%), and ornaments (up 6.74%).



Holiday Activities



Top searched Christmas movies, ranked in order (over the last 30 days on Yahoo)

1. [elf]

2. [a christmas story]

3. [home alone]

4. [it's a wonderful life]

5. [white christmas]

6. [how the grinch stole christmas]

7. [a christmas carol]

8. [christmas vacation]

9. [love actually]

10. [miracle on 34th street]



Top searched Christmas songs, ranked in order (over the last 7 days on Yahoo)

1. [o holy night]     

2. [silent night]

3. [santa claus is coming to town]      

 

4. [winter wonderland]    

5. [jingle bell rock]       

 

6. [rudolph the red nosed reindeer]

7. [all i want for christmas is you]      

 

8. [little drummer boy]   

9. [let it snow]  

 

10. [joy to the world]    

 

11. [white christmas]     

 

12. [twelve days of christmas]

13. [carol of the bells]    

 

14. [hark the herald angels sing]         

       

15. [away in a manger]

16. [do you hear what i hear]   

 

17. [angels we have heard on high]

18. [auld lang syne]       

 

19. [silver bells]



Don't hesitate to ask if you'd like more data on one of these holiday topics! These stats are meant to be used in the media. You don't need further permission and if you need to attribute to someone you can quote Lauren Whitehouse,Yahoo Web Trend Expert.

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