Combined holiday sales in November and December increased 3.8 percent year-over-year to $601.8 billion, according to the NRF.
Nearly half (49.9 percent) of holiday shoppers plan to do the remainder of their holiday shopping online.
U.S. consumers plan to spend more this holiday season, but will seek out better deals.
More than 50 percent of holiday shoppers have already begun their search and more consumers than ever before will turn to gift cards this year.
Adobe predicts that 2013 will be one of the most exciting growth years in online Christmas shopping annual Online Shopping Forecast.
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