Talking Points: Christmas Trees, Music, Orchids

Christmas Trees, Music, Orchids

Over the past two years, the average price of a Christmas Tree rose 17% from $64 in 2015 to $73 in 2017. Bloomberg, November 13, 2018

Of the $43 billion in U.S. music sales generated in 2017, the musicians took home only $5.1 billion of that, or 12%. Business Insider, August 7, 2018

With sales of $288 million, orchids are now the most valuable potted plants in the America, having edged out poinsettias for that distinction over the past decade. Numlock, October 4, 2018

In the U.S. between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Day, waste increases about 25%, or one million extra tons compared with the rest of the year. That includes about 38,000 miles of ribbon, enough to tie a bow around the entire Earth. Waste360, December 11, 2017 

Millennials now have their own special edition of Monopoly where players invest not in houses and hotels but in “super relatable” experiences, such as a trip to a vegan restaurant or a three-day music festival. Washington Examiner, November 15, 2018

Thirty-five percent of companies won’t hold office holiday parties this year, largely to avoid “potential liability following the #MeTOO movement.” Challenger, Gray, & Christmas 

“I feel sorry for people who don’t drink. When they wake up in the morning, that’s as good as they’re going to feel all day.” Dean Martin

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