Holiday sales between November 1 and December 24 rose 2.3
percent, compared to 0.7 percent a year earlier.
actually a Merry Christmas for retailers,"
Sarah Quinlan, senior vice president at MasterCard
Advisors, told Reuters, adding that jewelry was the
best-performing category during the season.
(Reporting by Siddharth
Cavale in Bangalore; editing by Sriraj Kalluvila)