Amazon’s Christmas bestsellers: Acer, Apple and Asus by Philip Elmer-DeWitt @FortuneMagazine December 25, 2008, 1:14 PM EST E-mail Tweet Facebook Google Plus Linkedin Share icons Look what Santa left under Amazon.com‘s tree this Christmas morning: 7 Acer netbooks 7 Apple MacBooks 4 Asus netbooks 2 Samsung netbooks 2 MSI netbooks 1 OLPC (One laptop per child) XO laptop 1 Lenova Ideapad laptop 1 Toshiba Satellite laptop Can you spot the ringer on Amazon’s 2008 Christmas-day list of 25 bestselling notebook computers? You guessed it. It’s those seven premium-priced Apple AAPL MacBooks in a shopping cart dominated by stripped-down netbooks, heavily discounted Windows notebooks and a 2-for-1 “$100″ laptop. Except for the MacBooks and one $599 Toshiba, every computer on that list sells for less than $500. The seven MacBooks, by contrast, sell for three times as much: an average of $1,473.41, after rebates. It’s almost as if Macintosh buyers were insensitive to price, even in a recession. In fact, the best-selling Apple on that list isn’t the cheapest; it’s a $1,299 unibody MacBook marked down to $1,218.98. The cheapest Apple — a $999 white MacBook, marked down to $929.99 — is No. 22. Over on Amazon’s desktop bestseller list, Apple did even better this Christmas morning: 4 of the top 5 are Macs. Amazon AMZN is the world’s largest online retailer, but for definitive holiday sales figures we’ll have to wait for the quarterly reports.