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Thursday Morning Jolt: X-Men Blu-ray for $5, Acer Aspire E15 Falls to Under $200

It's now one week from Christmas Day and the ill-organized amongst us are starting to panic. Luckily, many stores are enabling us last-minute shoppers with some of the biggest discounts of the year. A brand new Acer Aspire falls to under $200 at Microsoft, while in-store shoppers can nab a copy of X-Men: Days of Future Past on Blu-ray for just $5 at Walmart. These deals, and more in today's list of five Editors' Choice deals that we found overnight and early this morning.

The Most Dangerous Toys of 2014: What to Get for the Kids You Hate

Why chance ruining the holiday by getting your kids toys that'll harm them? That's not very cheery and in the spirit of things! To make sure you don't spend Christmas in the E.R. check out W.A.T.C.H.'s list of the season's 10 Worst Toys.

Save Up to 40% on Ugly Christmas Sweaters for the Whole Family

Our cultural fascination with ugly Christmas sweaters is a weird mix of 80's nostalgia and holiday kitsch. Whether you wear it with pride or ironic detachment, this tacky trend is only socially acceptable for one more week — which means now is the time to buy! Target's discounted a big selection of ugly sweaters for the whole fam to endure enjoy, and we've rounded up our favorites for your perusal.

After Christmas Sales 2014: Get Ready for the Year's Best Deals on Apparel

The year may be coming to a close, but the deals are still in full swing. For the best after-Christmas sales, start your shopping on December 23 (yes, we know that's not actually after Christmas), and look for deals on apparel, beauty, and tech.

Best Laptop Deals: $450 Off a Gaming 'Jewel' From Lenovo, Budget Machines From $142

We're a week away from Christmas Eve, and if you're still on the lookout for a notebook, this week's best laptop deals can help. Included in our roundup are two budget Intel machines starting at just $142. We've also found an excellent all-purpose HP ENVY 15t at $800 and a well-equipped Lenovo gaming laptop for $949.

VIDEO: Would You Pay a Monthly Fee to Use Windows?

The rumor going around is that the next version of the Windows operating system will be subscription-based. Either you'll pay a monthly fee to use it, or you'll pay a monthly fee for add-ons. In this brief video, our experts discuss the pros and cons of paying a monthly fee to use software.

What to Expect from Super Saturday Sales for 2014

The last weekend before Christmas is a heady, anxious time for shoppers. The so-called "Super Saturday" sales that occur during this time offer one last chance to score a deal on that perfect present. Super Saturday falls on December 20 this year, and we've searched our archives to give you all the data you need to prepare.

Christmas Gift Ideas for Kids: 36 Cans of Play-Doh for $18, Transformers Figure for $22

The days leading up to Christmas are kind of rough for kids. Between the creepy Santa photo ops, strange relatives, and uncomfortable holiday formal wear, this is hardly the most wonderful time of the year for them. Then Christmas morning arrives, and all that torture is forgotten in the face of awesome presents. And if you still need Christmas gift ideas for kids at this point, then you need all the help you can get.

Beyond 'It's A Wonderful Life': 10 Streaming Holiday Movies You Probably Haven't Seen Before

Sick of hearing about Zuzu's petals for the millionth time? Do you think the flag pole scene in A Christmas Story is just endangering children at this point? Check out our list of 10 lesser-known holiday films, many of which can be found for free or cheap online.

Best HDTV Deals: A Killer Price on the Best Plasma TV Samsung Has Ever Made

Plasma TVs may be dead, but their legacy continues. This week's best HDTV deals includes a deal on Samsung's videophile-worthy PNF8500 plasma TV — a TV that CNET called Samsung's best TV ever made. We've also got deals on a top-performing 65" Vizio and a no-frills 40" Sony LCD.

Give & Get: Even More of the Best Gift Card Freebies

It's getting dangerously near to the Big Day for those who have left their holiday shopping until last minute. Luckily for you, your loved ones, and your purse strings lots of our favorite stores are offering free gift cards with the purchase of select gifts, meals, and even other gift cards.

Christmas Gift Ideas for Men: Almost Half Off AKG Headphones, Discounts on Sports & Grilling Goods

If you're stumped about what to get for a boyfriend, dad, or another gentleman in your life, then allow us to provide some helpful inspiration. We combed through our Editors' Choice deals to find the best Christmas gift ideas for men, in the hopes that you'll find something that's a good match for your giftee. Buy a new coat, leather bag, or headphones at a fraction of their original cost, or opt for grilling tools and sports equipment.

Best Shoe Deals: 2 Sport Team Crocs for $20, Up to 40% Off UGGs

Christmas is next week, and while a lot of sites will provide you with expedited shipping, now is the time to place shoe orders with confidence that they will arrive in time. Grab two pairs of sports-team Crocs — one for you, and one for your teammate; or grab a pair of Deer Stag oxfords to look sharp at all your holiday gatherings. These deals and more are in this week's best shoe deals.

14 Things That Will Be More Expensive in 2015

Love bourbon, bacon, and chocolate? Too bad. Those are just a few of the things you can expect to pay more for next year, thanks to droughts, increased demand, and, possibly, hipsters. Find out what else will be more expensive next year.

12 Things That Will Be Less Expensive in 2015

The Great Recession may have technically ended over five years ago, but that's probably a surprise to millions of Americans still worrying about their budgets. A modicum of relief is on the way in 2015, as prices fall on some popular goods and services. From cranberry sauce to a Kia sedan, read our predictions for things that will be cheaper in the coming year.

The Humble Beginnings for 7 Famous Retailers

While it's possible today to start big, big, big with a bankroll of private financing, that's not exactly how many of America's iconic brands got off the ground. In an overwhelming number of cases — and with the seven examples listed here — humble origins preceded the evolution into something huge.

Rumor Roundup: Mass Effect for New Consoles Only? Apple Watch in 2015? More?

Are you tired of reading rumors about the latest technology? Sick of hearing insane hearsay about Apple Watch, Mass Effect 4, Windows 10, and more? Well, neither are we! Hooray! That's why we put all the latest biz-buzz from the internet into one place, the Rumor Roundup!

57 Christmas Shipping Deadlines for 2014

The holidays are here and if you want to avoid last-minute trips to the mall, the time to shop is now. To help you spend as little as possible on shipping fees, we've collected cut-off dates for Christmas delivery at some of today's most popular retailers, and with deadlines as early as December 16, there's not a moment to waste.

Christmas Gift Ideas for Parents: Fly Them to Hawaii at the Lowest Rates We've Seen

Cut us some slack, Mom and Dad; buying holiday gifts for one's parents is wicked hard when you're a grown-up. It's not like you can just glue a bunch of macaroni to a piece of construction paper these days! Because we at DealNews understand this struggle all too well, we're helping out our fellow clueless offspring by rounding up five Editors' Choice gift ideas for parents.

The Weather Outside is Frightful! Get Cozy With Coats From L.L.Bean, Marmot

With much of the country seeing snow this week, it's a great time to bundle up. In the interest of keeping you cozy, we've rounded up the week's best outerwear deals. Grab a Star Wars hoodie for just $11, score a $10 gift card when you buy an L.L.Bean windbreaker, and save $91 on a Marmot coat.

14 Gift Ideas That Seem Expensive, But Really Aren't

During the holidays, it's natural to have the urge to splurge on gifts; after all, nothing is too good for our parents, siblings, spouses, and dear friends, right? But just because you shouldn't blow a bundle on them doesn't mean that you can't blow their minds. Here's how.

Buy This, Not That: 11 Holiday Gifts to Avoid (and 11 Awesome Alternatives)

Let's face it. There's always going to be that one person on your gift list who asks for bleeding-edge tech or the latest fashions. Giving in to the demands of these holiday budget hijackers can disrupt your entire present-buying mojo. But don't send in those donations to the Human Fund just yet; we've rounded up 11 awesome alternatives to in-demand items that provide a much better value for your dollar and your giftee.

Christmas Gift Ideas for Women: Give Her 3 Months of Spotify Premium for $1

For decades, clueless guys would give their lady friends things like vacuums and tupperware for Christmas, simply because they lacked inspiration. While we at DealNews certainly appreciate a great Dyson price low, we don't necessarily think that should be your gifting go-to. That's why we've rounded up five Editors' Choice gift ideas for your mom, wife, girlfriend, or daughter. Give your music lover a 3-month Spotify subscription for just $1, surprise your favorite coffee addict with a month's worth of free Starbucks coffee, and save $37 on a pair of Rocky hiking boots for the outdoorsy-woman in your life.

Is it Finally Time to Buy a 4K TV? - UPDATE: Joel McHale Weighs In!

In the past, we've cautioned against buying an "Ultra HD" 4K TV because there was barely any content for it and they were still too expensive. A year has passed, so has the situation changed? In this video, our experts discuss if 4K TVs are now a smart purchase.

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