2. Amazon.com
Jumping from 10th place last year to second is Amazon.com (Nasdaq: AMZN), the company that revolutionized retail sales by providing an easy online platform to buy consumer products. In the fourth quarter, the company posted higher-than-expected profit, although revenues fell slightly short of expectations. Still, Amazon posted a 40 percent jump in sales over 2009. Moreover, its third-generation Kindles have now overtaken paperback books as the most popular format on Amazon.com. Reuters

Amazon Canada announced that beginning Dec. 25, customers can take advantage of amazing Boxing Week promotions on everything from electronics and books to home and garden products and men's watches.

Beginning on Christmas Day, customers can explore The Deals Store (www.amazon.ca/deals) to find the full list of Boxing Week special promotions.

Amazon.ca's Boxing Week begins Dec. 25 and runs through Jan. 2.

Christmas week is a time that people want to be with family and friends, but still be able to take advantage of post-holiday deals and promotions, said John Nemeth, director of Amazon.ca. With incredible savings, thousands of products and free shipping on eligible products, customers can enjoy the best of both worlds by shopping on Amazon.ca from the comfort of their home.

Amazon said customers will find great discounts on a variety of well-known brands, including Panasonic, Canon, KitchenAid and Garmin. In addition, Amazon.ca offers customers FREE Super Saver Shipping on orders of eligible products of $25 and over.

Following are some of the Boxing Week deals customers can expect to find:

*Up to 50% off select KitchenAid small appliances

*Up to 50% off select Wusthof cutlery and accessories

*Up to 45% off select HP laptops

*Up to 27% off select Canon cameras

*Up to 66% off select Olympus cameras

*25% off select Panasonic cameras and camcorders

*Up to 40% off select Iomega, Western Digital and LaCie hard drives

*$150 off select ASUS laptops

*Select Garmin GPS products are 70% off

*Up to 50% off select cookbooks

*60% off select Gordon Ramsay cookbooks (Dec. 26 only)

*63%-73% off Select Paderno Cookware

*Up to 30% off select video games

*Up to 65% off hundreds of movie and TV show titles

*Select CDs as low as $9.99

*Up to $150 off select Rosetta Stone software

*Up to 20% off Adobe photo and video editing software

*Up to 45% off select Victorinox Swiss Army knives

*78% off select men's watches from brands such as Stuhrling, Swiss Legend and Invicta