The following video is part of our "Motley Fool Conversations" series, in which Fool analysts John Reeves and Jason Moser discuss topics across the investing world.

This year's holiday season was mostly positive for retailers. John and Jason talk about the winners and losers. Jason highlights two winners and two losers, and explores what differentiates them. The video concludes with a consideration of the future of one of this year's big losers.

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