Retailers Hope For Strong Christmas Season

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A star hangs near a Christmas tree during Christmas shopping season... News PhotoBerlin,Business,Christmas,Christmas Tree,Consumerism,Customer,Economy,Finance,Germany,Hanging,Horizontal,Merchandise,Retail,Shopping,Shopping Mall,Store,Tree,WinterPhotographer Collection: Getty Images News 2012 Getty ImagesBERLIN, GERMANY - DECEMBER 08: A star hangs near a Christmas tree during Christmas shopping season in a shopping mall on December 8, 2012 in Berlin, Germany. German consumer confidence dropped prior to the Christmas season from a high level, according to a survey released at the end of November, expecting to harm retail sales in December, but not to the point of hurting businesses greatly. (Photo by Adam Berry/Getty Images)