10 Surprising Stats About the 2013 Holiday Shopping Season

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Ah, the holiday retail season, when most of us scurry around, shopping for gifts for loved ones, and trying to take advantage of the best sales we can find. You’ve been here before: You know the score.

Or do you? Here are a few interesting details you may not know about this year’s winter spending dash. The holiday shopping season will always be with us, though it’s always changing and evolving. But traditionalists can take comfort that some things don’t change too quickly: About 26 percent of shoppers plan to buy Barbies for girls, and more than 10 percent are planning on Legos for boys.

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