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Amazon releases its 2015 Holiday best sellers

Posted at 5:40 PM, Dec 28, 2015

What do a coat rack, a vacuum cleaner and coloring books have in common? They were all top-selling items for Amazon during the 2015 Holiday season.

In apress release Monday the online retailer released details about its sales for the Holiday season, including a list of its best sellers in a number of categories.

The best sellers included:

BOOKS: Laugh-Out-Loud Jokes for Kids; Adult Coloring Books: A Coloring Book for Adults Featuring Mandalas and Henna Inspired Flowers

FURNITURE: Frenchi Furniture Black Metal Coat Rack - 12 Hooks

GROCERY: KIND Nuts & Spices; Smartwater, 6-Count, 1 Liter Bottle

HOME IMPROVEMENT: Roommates Star Wars Classic Peel And Stick Wall Decals

HOME:Black & Decker CHV1410L 16-Volt Lithium Cordless Dust Buster Hand Vacuum; Hoover Power Scrub Deluxe Carpet Washer

KITCHEN: Rubbermaid 42-Piece Storage Container, Oster Electric Winer Opener

PATIO, LAWN & GARDEN: Bounty Hunter Gold Digger Metal Detector

OUTDOORS: Hydro Flask Insulated Stainless Steel Water Bottle

PRIME MUSIC (songs): Adele—“Hello”; Walk the Moon—“Shut up and Dance”; Mark Ronson featuring Bruno Mars—“Uptown Funk”

In addition to providing insight to their best-sellers, Amazon also called 2015 a "record breaker" for the company. Amazon reportedly saw three million people join its Prime service during the third week of December, as Holiday procrastinators took advantage of Prime's free two-day shipping. It's no coincidence that Christmas Eve was the biggest day for Prime deliveries.

Amazon also said that 70 percent of Holiday season orders were made on a mobile device. 

Alex Hider is a writer for the E.W. Scripps National Desk. Follow him on Twitter @alexhider.