Turkey Will Survive: A Holiday Greeting

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Friday is one of the year's busiest shopping days. If you want to get a jump on things, Target is offering to wake you up. And if it's still too early for December holidays, you can send the Thanksgiving e-card that American Greetings says is the most popular electronic greeting card ever.


And like UPS, many companies are working to increase sales and improve profits. With that goal in mind, one well-known retailer is trying to make sure that shoppers are ready to go for big shopping tomorrow. Target is offering wake-up calls from Kermit the Frog, country music star Brad Paisley or this perky little cheer.

Unidentified Woman: (Cheering) Ready? OK! W-A-K-E, wake up! You've got rhythm, you've got spirit, get up...

MONTAGNE: And if the thought of long checkout lines makes you anxious, you could get going with a Thanksgiving theme take on a disco anthem complete with dancing turkey.

(Soundbite of music)

Unidentified Woman: (Singing) ...and now you're back, think you're the boss, you want to put me on a plate next to your wild cranberry sauce. I should...

MONTAGNE: That e-card has been viewed by more than 30 million computer users according to American Greetings, two million just yesterday, which makes it the most popular e-card ever.

This is MORNING EDITION from NPR News. Happy Thanksgiving. I'm Renee Montagne.

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Unidentified Woman: (Singing) Weren't you the one who wants the dark meat on my thighs, do you think I gobble, do you think I lay down and die. Oh, no, not I. I will survive. Oh, as long as I know how to peck, I know I'll stay alive. You've got my wings...

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