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Hastings Entertainment Announces Must-Have Christmas Gifts of 2012

AMARILLO, Texas, Nov. 16, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Hastings Entertainment, Inc. (NASDAQ: HAST), a leading multimedia entertainment superstore and internet retailer announced today its list of 2012 Must-Have Christmas Gifts.  Christmas is just around the corner and Hastings has an answer for those asking the question "What do they want for Christmas this year?"  Hastings is excited to announce its annual prediction of this holiday season's most popular gifts of 2012:

Book Must-Haves:
WM. Paul YoungCross Roads
Lemony Snickets – Who Could That Be at This Hour?

Music Must-Haves:
Rod StewartMerry Christmas Baby
Taylor SwiftRed
Jason AldeanNight Train
One Direction – Take Me Home
Susan BoyleStanding Ovation

Movie Must-Haves:
The Dark Knight Rises
Ted
Over 400 Collectible TV Seasons including Big Bang Theory & Breaking Bad

Video Game Must-Haves:
Call of Duty Black Ops 2 for Xbox 360, PS3, and Wii U
Halo 4 for Xbox 360
Assassins Creed 3 for Xbox 360, PS3, and Wii U

Consumer Electronics Must-Haves:
Skullcandy Supreme Sound 2.0 Headphones
Nextbook and eMatic Tablets featuring Android 4.0
iPhone Cases and Accessories

Toys and Trendy Must-Haves for Kids:
Monster High Licensed Products
Hello Kitty Licensed Products
Nerf Toys
Furby

Trendy Must-Haves for Adults:
Dr. Who Licensed Products
Star Wars Licensed Products
Sons of Anarchy Licensed Products
Exclusive Variant Cover Comics

About Hastings
Founded in 1968, Hastings Entertainment, Inc. is a leading multimedia entertainment retailer that combines the sale of new and used books, videos, video games and CDs, as well as trends and consumer electronics merchandise, with the rental of videos and video games in a superstore format.  We currently operate 137 superstores, averaging approximately 24,000 square feet, primarily in medium-sized markets throughout the United States.  We also operate three concept stores, Sun Adventure Sports, located in Amarillo, Texas and Lubbock, Texas, and TRADESMART, located in Littleton, Colorado.

We also operate www.goHastings.com, an e-commerce Internet Web site that makes available to our customers new and used entertainment products and unique, contemporary gifts and toys.  The site features exceptional product and pricing offers.  The Investor Relations section of our web site contains press releases, a link to request financial and other literature and access to our filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

www.goHastings.com

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