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Celebrate the Holidays With Movies and Games That Make the Season

Seasonal Redbox Survey Identifies Festive Flicks and Fun, Celebrates Launch of 12 Days of Deals (November 28, 2011)

OAKBROOK TERRACE, IL -- (Marketwire) -- 11/28/11 -- It's beginning to feel a lot like the holidays as we curl up with classic favorites and seasonal entertainment from Redbox, America's destination for movies and games. Today, Redbox releases its Seasonal Survey* which found that 70 percent of Americans enjoy holiday fun and cheer by gathering around the television, not the tree, to kick start the season with a festive movie.

New releases might top gift lists, but Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer tops America's must-see holiday favorites list. Other fun holiday favorites available for rent at Redbox include Christmas with the Kranks, Tyler Perry's A Madea Christmas (The Play) and The Littlest Angel.

When not enjoying a new or old favorite, many celebrate with holiday parties. What better way to get together than with festive and fun video games such as Go Vacation and Just Dance 3? These games can help create new traditions with laughter and togetherness where even Grandpa can show off his dance moves.

From party helper to Santa's helper, Redbox is helping shoppers get the perfect gift for everyone on their list. At $2 a night, the video game lovers on your list can try before you buy. More than 72 percent of Redbox survey respondents would prefer their gift recipients test a video game before adding it to their wish lists.

Redbox 2011 Seasonal Survey Snapshots

  • 'Tis the Month to be Festive: Nearly half (47.5 percent) of movie fans start watching holiday movies in November to get in the spirit.
  • Home for the Holidays: More than 64 percent of Americans watch a holiday movie on Christmas or Christmas Eve, and eight out of ten (79.9 percent) choose to enjoy them from the comfort of home.
  • Holiday Favorites: Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer tops the must-watch holiday movie list (46.2 percent), followed by classics A Christmas Story (42.0 percent) and How the Grinch Stole Christmas (1966) (41.7 percent).

In the spirit of giving and festive fun, Redbox is also hosting 12 Days of Deals & Prizes by offering daily prizes from December 13 through December 24. It's simple: Text FUN to 727272 for instant savings of 25 cents to $1 off of your movie and game rentals, as well as a chance to be entered to win a daily prize from Redbox.* Each day, a random drawing will select a winner with top prizes from Sony, Wii, Barnes & Noble, Activision and more. Visit for details.

Finding the nearest Redbox location is simple on, via the Redbox iPhone® and Android™ apps or by texting FIND to 727272.*

* Message and data rates may apply. Text FUN to receive instant savings messages each day. Text STOP to quit, HELP for help. Only available on participating carriers.

About Redbox

Redbox Automated Retail, LLC offers new-release DVD, Blu-ray Disc® and video game rentals through its network of conveniently located, self-service kiosks. Redbox has rented more than 1.5 billion discs and is available at more than 34,400 kiosks across over 28,000 locations nationwide, including select McDonald's restaurants, leading grocery, drug and convenience stores, select Walmart locations and Walgreens locations in select markets. For more information, visit

*The "Redbox Holiday Survey" polled more than 1,300 Redbox customers nationwide in October 2011.

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