The Consumer Countdown Christmas Special

In today's very special Christmas edition of the Consumer Countdown, analysts Michael Finarelli and Sean O'Reilly join Mark Reeth to discuss some of the big gifts they hope to see under their trees this year. Michael is hoping Santa brings an Apple tablet for his son, one that could replace his old LeapFrog  device. Meanwhile, Mark and Sean are hoping that Santa delivers a new Microsoft  Xbox One to both of them to fulfill all of their gaming dreams.

But the Motley Fool's Consumer Goods team aren't the only people out there with Christmas wishlists; plenty of CEOs out there are desperately hoping they're on Santa's nice list this year. That definitely includes J.C. Penney  CEO Mike Ullman and Sears  CEO Eddie Lampert -- both have had a rough year with their companies, and both are probably hoping Santa brings them more customers.

Meanwhile, Wal-Mart  CEO Doug McMillon will be having a merry Christmas this year if his company's share price is any measure, but he'll probably be hoping for better U.S. comps in 2014. And lululemon athletica's  new CEO Laurent Potdevin is probably just hoping Chip Wilson stays away.

Finally, Reed Hastings and Jeff Bezos over at Netflix  and Amazon  seem like they're definitely on Santa's nice list considering the success their respective companies have had this year. So what could they possibly be hoping for? Check out the video below to find out!

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