We already know that this year’s holiday season is about to be a huge one. With Apple and Microsoft leading the pack, the Kinect and the iPad are hot on everyone’s lists. Whether you pay attention to our recommendations or not, it will be an exciting Black Friday and Cyber Monday this year.

Want to know the history, plus a look at how it’s all going down? Our friends over at Promotional Codes sent us a nifty infographic that we think you’ll dig:

Apple vs Microsoft 2010 Christmas Sales Showdown