Consumers were most likely to plan on finding things to do with friends and family during the week following Christmas, cited by 58%.
Starting the day after Christmas, Internet use in 2013 surged, probably because people were trying out devices they had just received.
The NRF is forecasting an increase in holiday spending of 4.1% this year to $616.9 billion in total sales, with online sales growth in the 8-11% range.
Nearly half (46 percent) of shoppers ended up buying in-store in 2013, up from just 35 percent in 2011.
2013 Cyber Monday was the biggest day in e-commerce history. Online sales rose 18 percent compared to Cyber Monday 2012.
Only 13% of American CMOs planned to begin holiday promotions in 2013 earlier than they had the previous year.
9 in 10 American internet users (or 194 million Americans) visited a retail site in December.
93% of major online retailers sent their subscribers at least one promotional email on Cyber Monday (November 26), making it the busiest email marketing day of 2012.
Apple’s App Store downloads increased 87 percent on Christmas Day compared to the December 2012 average.
Christmas Day turned out to be a huge boost to the mobile device market.