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CDs, Movies, Video Games and Books Continue to Be the Most Sought-After Gifts This Holiday Season

MINNEAPOLIS – According to a National Retail Federation (NRF) survey, books, CDs, DVDs, videos and video games are once again popular items this holiday season, with 55.5 percent of people hoping to receive them. Don’t be tagged a bad-gift giver, here are some of hottest entertainment products to stuff their stockings this holiday season.

From the hip teen to stuck-in-the-60s dad, music makes a great stocking stuffer. Sam Goody stores anticipate new releases from Madonna, System of a Down, Chamillionaire and Ludacris will top young adults’ lists, while albums from Big & Rich, Enya and Bruce Springsteen are sure to be welcomed gifts for the young at heart.

Be sure to browse the gently used music section of Sam Goody for extra savings, or bring in your used CDs for some extra holiday cash.

What better way to spend the holidays with the family than enjoying some of the best movies of 2005. According to Suncoast Motion Picture Company, new releases including Star Wars: Episode III, Return of the Sith, Madagascar, Dukes of Hazzard, Cinderella Man, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and War of the Worlds will be hot for the holidays. Boxed sets of TV shows, such as CSI and The OC, continue to be sought-after gifts.

Video Games
Video games are always popular holiday gifts and this year’s new titles are sure to please the video game enthusiast on your list. Titles such as Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, King Kong, Prince of Persia: The Two Thrones and Need for Speed Most Wanted will be welcomed gifts under the tree.

According to Media Play stores, top titles this holiday season include Dean Koontz’s Forever Odd, James Patterson’s Mary Mary and Sue Grafton’s S is for Silence.

Gift Cards
Great for those hard-to-buy-for people on your list, gift cards continue to be a popular holiday gift. Sam Goody, Suncoast and Media Play stores offer gift cards in any denomination giving gift receivers the freedom to choose their favorite entertainment products. This year, the stores are offering multi-media gift cards featuring a greeting card and free CD of popular holiday music by today’s top artists.

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About Musicland
Musicland Group Inc. is a leading national specialty retailer of music, movies and games that appeal to trend-conscious, entertainment-focused consumers. The company is expanding and diversifying its key entertainment offerings to satisfy the changing needs of its consumers. Musicland operates nearly 900 retail stores and online under the names Sam Goody (, Media Play ( and Suncoast Motion Picture Company ( in 48 states, Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands.

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