In this edition of The Motley Fool's "Ask a Fool" series, Motley Fool One analyst Jason Moser takes a question from a reader who asks, "Other than Amazon and UPS, who do you think will be the big winners this holiday season?" Jason says that while many companies in the retail sector will most likely have a difficult holiday season in the face of excess inventory and compressing margins, there are three companies in particular that stand to do well thanks to their strong brands and pricing power.

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