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Here are the most popular products from Amazon's 'biggest ever' holiday season

Let Alexa DJ Your Christmas Gathering How to set-up the new smart speaker you got for Christmas
Derrick Tucker | 27 December, 2017, 01:57

Over the course of one week, more than 4 million people became Prime members or started a free trail, sending the e-commerce giant's membership count to new highs, it said. "More than one billion items were ordered from small businesses and entrepreneurs worldwide this season - and over just five days, from Thanksgiving through Cyber Monday, almost 140 million items were ordered from small businesses and entrepreneurs". Both placed Amazon Alexa - the voice-based assistant software behind Amazon Echo - as the most downloaded app on Christmas Day.

Amazon's Fire TV Stick was the top-selling line of streaming-media players in the U.S., U.K., Germany, and Japan on the site, with the site selling twice as many Fire TV Sticks this year vs. last year's holiday season. From Thanksgiving to Cyber Monday, 140 million items were ordered from small businesses and entrepreneurs.

As to which products moved the needle, Amazon's Echo Dot and the Fire TV Stick with Alexa Voice Remote were the best selling products across every category, an impressive feat to say the least.

In the USA, more than 6,000 trailers and 32 Amazon Air planes helped get holiday orders to customers this season. The most-watched Amazon original movie was "The Big Sick" starring Kumail Nanjiani, who co-wrote the script with his wife, Emily V. Gordon.

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Christmas: Christian community prays for peace in Kashmir
Before the presents and family dinners, some took time to remember the reason behind Christmas . Later, the president will cut a Christmas cake with members of the Christian community.

UCLA's Josh Rosen Gives Thoughtful Answer To Question About Skipping Bowl Games
Asked Wednesday if DeShone Kizer is still the Browns' quarterback of the future, Jackson acknowledged that he might not be. Rosen is now in concussion protocol and will sit out of the Bruins' Cactus Bowl matchup against Kansas State this week.

Customers shopped hundreds of Deals of the Day on Amazon.com throughout the holiday season.

In Europe, 10 fulfillment centers were able to complete more than 1 million packages in one day. Amazon said more than 1,400 electronics products were ordered per second on a mobile device.

The holiday shopping season is finally over and that means Amazon has some shopping data for us.

Looking for an indicator that Amazon's Alexa is a beloved product?

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