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

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It is just the day after Christmas that Amazon is celebrating its "biggest" holiday sales surge "with customers all around the world shopping at record levels".

This combined with the fact that Amazon is the largest retailer in the world, makes being blacklisted a negative impact on sales even for a company of Google's size.

Between Thanksgiving and Christmas, Amazon Air carried enough packages to equal over a billion Echo Dots.

"Since Day One we have obsessed over what we believe our customers care about - incredible deals and low prices, fast and free shipping, and a wide selection of top products - and we continue to provide all three, all the time", said Jeff Wilke, Amazon's CEO of Worldwide Consumer, in the statement.




In the US, more than 6,000 trailers and 32 Amazon Air planes helped get holiday orders to customers this season. But research from SmarterHQ demonstrates that it's also sticking Amazon with free two-day shipping on millions of items with no minimum order. More than 2 billion items sold this way globally a year ago, according to Amazon, and 140 million items were sold this way from just Thanksgiving through Cyber Monday.

Amazon kept its numbers fairly general, but the report gives a glimpse into device use and sales, as well as Prime membership. Oh, and the most requested song from Alexa users this season?

The most-watched Amazon Channel subscriptions over the 2017 holiday season were HBO, Showtime and Starz, and the current seasons of "Game of Thrones", "Shameless" and "Power" were the top watched shows on each channel, respectively.

Four times the amount of music was streamed over Alexa during the holiday season on a year-over-year basis. That's also big news for the ecosystem of Alexa devices, and it could spur developers to create more skills for Amazon's digital assistant in the future.

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