The Hottest Holiday Toy This Year Is… A Towel


Americans must take a lot of showers because Walmart’s most popular Black Friday seller this year was a towel.

Almost three million towels were sold from 6 p.m. on Thanksgiving through Black Friday, beating out the 300,000 bicycles, 1.4 million tablets, and 2 million televisions sold during the same period.

Why the sudden towel craze? Apparently Walmart shoppers can’t resist a bargain. For the low price of $1.74, Walmart offered single bath towels and six-packs of washcloths.

“We’ve seen at-home items like towels and sheets and even Rubbermaid Tupperware become popular on Black Friday at our stores,” said Wal-Mart spokeswoman Deisha Barnett. “A lot of people are either hosting guests for the weekend or preparing for guests for the holiday season.”

The towel sale was enough to send Walmart shoppers into a frenzy, as holiday deal-seekers punched and shoved their way through the crowd to get their hands on the 29 cent washcloths. Nothing says Merry Christmas like a good old fashioned towel fight:

But videos weren’t the only thing Walmart shoppers posted on the internet in relation to the vicious towel fights. Some holiday shoppers took anger/amusement out on Twitter:

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