Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Thursday Thirteen #96 -- This Just in from the North Pole


THE THIRTEEN REQUESTS
SANTA CLAUS RECEIVES MOST


According to ChristmasGifts.net, these are this year's 13 most-often requested gifts for boys and girls, as determined by 4,500 letters to Santa.

1. Clothes
2. Doll
3. WII
4. Cell phone
5. Toys
6. Nintendo DS
7. Laptop
8. iPod
9. Household (I don’t know what this means, either)
10. DVDs
11. Video games
12. Car
13. Puppy

While I've got you in a toy-giving state of mind, why not head over to the Today Show Toy Drive? There you'll find directions on how to share a little Christmas joy with needy kids without even moving away from your keyboard.

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29 comments:

  1. silverneurotic4:17 PM

    Funny, none of those things are on my list this year. :)

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  2. My son was playing his DS with his friends when I overheard him say, "I am getting this for Christmas!"

    I said, "You are? How do you know?"

    "I asked Santa!"

    "No, you didn't!"

    "But, he knows."

    I had to make a phone call to Santa, aka, my sister this morning. Haha! :)

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  3. Nothing changes except the nature of the toys. They were much simpler when I was young.

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  4. wow. I'm surprised at the list - Clothes as the first? huh.

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  5. Crazy, most of those things are my my girls lists. Yah, like that's going to happen LOL
    Happy Holidays!

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  6. Household? That is a good one. My daughter could have written this list.

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  7. Wii would def be on my list too...lol

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  8. Clothes? Only girls would want clothes. Any boy who gets clothes as a present regards it as a particularly dirty trick!

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  9. Anonymous7:19 PM

    Wow, I'm very surprise that clothes is number 1.

    Happy TT!

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  10. I don't see bass amplifier on this list. Does that mean I'm not in the top ten? Again?

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  11. Good list. I enjoyed reading it!


    My TT Forbidden Fruit is up.

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  12. Like others, I'm surprised that clothes is #1! Happy TT!

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  13. I would think PS3 would have made the list...maybe its too expensive. Happy TT my friend:)

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  14. Nice list. I put a DS on my list too.

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  15. I bought a couple of those items for my kids. Thank goodness my shopping is almost done.
    Happy TT.

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  16. Interesting list. I wouldn't have thought clothes would top the list, though.

    My kids are at the age now when all they want is money so they can go out and buy what they want.

    Happy TT!

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  17. The household might mean, a family? maybe a boy or girl from a broken home or an orphan wrote it?

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  18. Anonymous5:43 AM

    We
    have a few of those items on our Christmas list as well!

    Happy TT!

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  19. The Wii is on mine, DS is on my son's. Neither of them will be received.

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  20. I've bought a few of those things for Christmas gifts this year.

    Happy TT!

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  21. My husband wants a puppy, but it's not going to happen. My sons want cell phones and that will. Happy TT!

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  22. Are those in order? Clothes being first surprised my.

    Wonder if household means things for their room - pictures, photo frames, pillows, rugs, desk, etc.

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  23. My 7 year old asked for a cell phone this year. No way in the world it's going to happen.

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  24. Already got #3!

    Happy TT!

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  25. Wouldn't doll fall under toys? And count me among those surprised that clothes is #1.

    Anyway, happy TT!

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  26. Dear Commenters -- I've included the ChristmasGifts.net. If you don't like the categories (whether or not a doll is a toy) or don't believe that clothes came in at #1, please address all questions to them. Honest, I didn't get 4500 letters to Santa and I didn't compile the list myself.

    I guess that the language here reflects what the little boys and girls wrote in their letters to Jolly Old Nick, and they were probably too excited by the prospect of Christmas to get bogged down in the details.

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