A hit-driven Christmas

With recession looming, the National Retail Federation is predicting growth of 2.2% at best this holiday season. Toymakers hope that a few standout toys can rescue holiday sales. Here are five toys that experts think picky parents will buy.

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Elmo Live!
Elmo Live!
$59.99

The latest Tickle Me Elmo jokes and sings, but parents may resist the $20 price hike over last year's model.
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Last updated November 06 2008: 6:30 AM ET
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