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Retail Report Card: Smoother Ending to Choppy Holiday Season

Hard goods outshined fashion in a holiday season that came on strong late.

For retailers across the country, it finally felt like Christmas, even without any snow.

Holiday sales came late and came on strong in the days just preceding Christmas and Hanukkah, and store executives anticipate a vigorous run of gift-card redemptions, winter clearances and some early spring fashion selling at full price in the days before New Year’s.