CBS Scoffs at 'Lackluster' Christmas Shopping Season

I know, you thought things must be pretty darn good for the economy when you were spending an hour circling mall parking lots for a space so you could plunk down about 900 bucks on everything from a Nintendo Wii to a Tickle Me Elmo T.M.X.

Well, Katie Couric wants you to know that the 2006 Christmas shopping season was just "ho ho hum."

Nevermind the strong jump in Internet-based sales and heavy use of gift cards which have yet to be redeemed.

My full story's here.

Ken Shepherd
Ken Shepherd
Ken Shepherd is a writer living in New Carrollton, Md.