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December 4, 2006

Christmas Season Hits The Ground Running In The Weekly Google Zeitgeist

Google Announces Top 15 Gainers for the Week Ending December 2

No sooner were Thanksgiving leftovers devoured than people drove back home (no doubt finding the details on [national weather service] handy, and started searching on Google.com for the next big holiday: Christmas. [Cyber Monday] was apparently bigger than ever for online sales, the movie "The Nativity Story" premiered (prompting shorthand queries for [nativity] -- and it's not too early to get a [christmas tree] or decorate your computer screen with [christmas wallpaper]. And what would the season be without the classic [Charlie Brown Christmas], which aired on Nov. 28? Topping the rush to Christmas, [Kate Winslet] appears on the big screen again in the seasonal release "The Holiday."

Of course, not every search relates to a holiday. This week's headline-makers included newly-separated [Britney Spears], who celebrated her 25th birthday in Paris with Paris (Hilton, that is) and, we gather, went dancing sans panties. Meanwhile, her "Fed" ex is rumored to be dating (or dating again) [Kendra Jade]. And finally, popular banda singer [Valentin Elizalde] was shot dead after a concert in Mexico, a possible victim of a drug gang vendetta.

For breaking news and obscure information alike, people around the world search on Google. What follows is a summary of Google Zeitgeist results for the top gainers on Google.com, when comparing search queries that have risen by a significant percentage for the week of November 26-December 2, 2006.

For more information, visit the Google Zeitgeist at http://www.google.com/zeitgeist.

Google.com Gainers
  1. britney spears
  2. valentin elizalde
  3. cyber monday
  4. christmas wallpaper
  5. national weather service
  6. nativity
  7. christmas tree
  8. kate winslet
  9. kendra jade
  10. charlie brown christmas