Amazon: Happy Holidays to Us

The online retailer says this year's holiday season finished as its 'best ever.'
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Amazon.com

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said Friday that this year's holiday season finished as its "best ever," an announcement that marks one of the few bright spots in what appears to have been a sluggish period for many

retailers

.

More than 6.3 million items were ordered worldwide on the peak day Dec. 15, the online retailer said in a press release. The company didn't offer significant numeric details on the "best ever" claim, but shareholders were pleased enough, and the stock rose 2.1%.

Among the highlights, Amazon said that from Nov. 15 to Dec. 10, it sold one copy of

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Office Home and Student 2007 every 2.5 minutes. Best-selling electronics from Nov. 15 through Dec. 19 included

Samsung's

52-inch 1080p 120Hz LCD HDTV with RED Touch of Color, the

Apple

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iPod touch 8 GB and the

Acer

Aspire One 8.9-inch netbook.

The

Nintendo

Wii dominated the top sellers in video games and hardware.

As for DVDs,

Wall-E

and

The Dark Knight

were big sellers. On the book side, consumers were most interested in J.K. Rowling's

The Tales of Beedle the Bard

and Stephenie Meyer's

Eclipse

and

Breaking Dawn

.

In music, top sellers included

Fearless

by Taylor Swift,

And Winter Came

from Enya and the

Twilight

soundtrack.

This article was written by a staff member of TheStreet.com.