Gift Wrap: Top-Selling Holiday Gifts
AP 11/29/06

Gift Wrap: Top-Selling Holiday Gifts

NEW YORK (AP) -- Retailers' Web-based best-seller lists indicates products from companies like Walt Disney Corp. and Mattel Inc. are likely to wind up as the top selling holiday gifts of the season.

Consumers have been snapping up theater blockbuster "Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest," which has moved from the big screen to become the top-selling DVD on Amazon.com and Barnesandnoble.com.

Walt Disney Corp., owner of the "Pirates" franchise, also scored the number two spot on both charts with its animated "Cars," about a hotshot race car named Lightning McQueen.

Shares of Disney shed a penny to close at $32.88 on the New York Stock Exchange. Barnes & Noble Inc. stock gained 34 cents to close at $39.57 on the NYSE, while Amazon.com Inc. shed 29 cents to end at $40.63 on the Nasdaq.
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