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Data Stories: Holiday Travel, Shopping, and Discussions

Check these seasonal data visualizations to discover the best time to travel for Thanksgiving, the impact of Black Friday sale trends, and when online discussions start to focus on Christmas.


Traveling for Turkey


This chart from Jalopnik shows the times that have extremely high and low traffic over Thanksgiving weekend. 


Shopping Early

The Guardian

A few years ago, The Guardian looked into when Black Friday sales start across different stores and what effect that has on retail workers.


Start of the Season

Nathan Cunningham

Statistics Ph.D. student Nathan Cunningham has done multiple analyses over the past few years trying to determine whether Christmas is in fact coming earlier in popular culture or online discussion. These charts focus on the frequency of comments on Reddit featuring holiday terms.

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