Peter Lynch is famous for the idea of investing in what you know, a tenet we espouse at The Motley Fool -- especially around the holidays. In this segment from the Motley Fool's Investor Beat, analyst Jason Moser shares his holiday shopping list and offers advice on how to separate the solid long-term investments from the trendy companies (and possibly bad buys) under your tree.

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