Forget Travis Scott. Now McDonald’s has Xmas meals for the Grinch, Rudolph, and John McClane

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From December 14 to December 24, you can buy the favorite combo of a new holiday character every day for $1. What started back in the fall with artists Travis Scott and J Balvin has expanded to a roster of your favorite holiday TV and movie characters. McDonald’s has announced new celebrity meals to those using the fast-feeder’s app, including the Grinch, Rudolph the red-nosed reindeer, Buddy the Elf ( Elf ), Scrooge, The Griswolds ( Christmas Vacation ), John McClane ( Die Hard ), Gizmo ( Gremlins ), and more. Read Full Story

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Why it took David Talbert two decades to make ‘Jingle Jangle,’ his Black Christmas classic

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Writer-director David E. Talbert explains why it took his wife and son, free rein from Netflix, and 22 years to create the holiday movie of his dreams. Jingle Jangle: A Christmas Journey has all the familiar beats of a classic Christmas movie: There’s the gruff yet lovable guy who’s given up on believing in magic. There’s the plucky kid who turns his world around with her pollyannaish charm. And there’s a whole soundtrack of show stopping numbers. Read Full Story

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1 in 3 Viewers Discover New TV Shows and Movies Through Social Media

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As many people will testify, a common topic of water cooler conversion is what people have been watching on TV – though the decline of linear TV has dampened that trend in recent years. And as lockdown measures became commonplace in 2020, fewer found out about new TV shows from word-of-mouth, as revealed in a… Read More » The post 1 in 3 Viewers Discover New TV Shows and Movies Through Social Media appeared first on Marketing Charts .

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More People Are Streaming TV Shows and Movies on Their Smartphones

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The number of smartphone household in the US that have unlimited mobile data plans has modestly climbed in the past year. This increased access to unlimited data has quite possibly paved the way to a rise in regular premium video streaming on mobile phones, per a new report [download page] from Hub Entertainment Research. Of… Read More » The post More People Are Streaming TV Shows and Movies on Their Smartphones appeared first on Marketing Charts .

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Four surprisingly affordable ways to set up a movie night in your backyard

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Who needs a TV when you can binge Netflix on a 145-inch screen? If you’re looking for an easy way to give your backyard a little oomph and keep yourself entertained this summer as the evenings get longer and slower, you can’t go wrong with an outdoor, at-home theater. And while it is possible to cart your TV outside for the occasional movie night, it’s not practical—and it’s certainly not going to have the “wow” factor of a big-screen projector. Read Full Story

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Can ‘Wonder Woman 1984’ save Christmas? And HBO Max?

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AT&T WarnerMedia has struggled against Netflix, Disney Plus, and Apple. Now it’s asking its hottest superhero to save the day. Six months into HBO Max’s wobbly launch, the streaming service is finally getting the shot in the arm that it needs in order to catch up to rivals: a splashy tentpole movie that the world has been salivating to see. Read Full Story

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