32 Hysterical Letters To Santa

32 Hysterical Letters To Santa

There are many things I love about the Holiday Season. The presents, the parties, the eggnog, the cheer. My favorite, however, is getting to see the adorable letters that starry-eyed children worldwide scratch out to the fat man from the North Pole.

For your reading pleasure, we have compiled a list of  funny letters, Enjoy!


Please bring me: Cat, Dog, Pig. In case you need clarification, Santa, she has drawn you little pictures of each.

To the ends of your toenails?! Well that, sir, is a lot of glee and warmth. I also really like how he felt the need to clarify to Santa, to whom the elves supposedly belong, who Harold and Wallace are. Finally, I love this kid’s use of the ampersand, it saves so much time when compared to actually spelling out the word “and.”

Points for self-awareness!

There are so many reasons I love this Santa letter. First, what does she care if Santa is real…her dad is going to give her some presents anyway. Second, don’t even think about calling Santa big jolly fat. But then again, he is jolly. And, well I guess he is big and fat too. So I guess it’s ok.

What, like one red nose and one regular reindeer colored nose? I’m guessing if you don’t know how many noses Rudolph has, you are not Santa’s best pal, Joshua. Where do kids come up with these things?

This kid is full of questions, my favorite of which is: How tall is the average elf? As if Santa doesn’t have enough to do before Christmas, now he has to take the mean height of all his little helpers. I also like the way some of the questions are punctuated with question marks while others have periods.

I really enjoy the precision and care that went into the rainbow lettering, but who exactly is Zanta?

Alright so this kid would like a REAL light saber and a venus fly trap…big whoop. I would like to direct your attention to the drawing at the bottom of the letter. There is a child playing with what I can only assume is his new game, being shot in the head. And smiling.

Eva to Santa. Come in Santa. Do you read me?

I don’t even know where to start with this gem. Dear, Santa. Please turn this poor kid into a dragon. She says a pet dragon will do, but we all know it won’t. P.S. Happy Valitins Day.

He’s been good for about three years. Never mind what he did four years ago. He’s been working toward that nice list for nearly three years now, and that should be enough.

Timothy doesn’t just want to know what he is getting for Christmas, he wants to know what all the kids are getting for Christmas. And he will beat out all those suckers with an even bigger cookie than Santa has ever seen before.

Don’t you just want to give Nathan a hug? He isn’t even concerned with his own Christmas wishes, he just wants to make sure Santa enjoys himself. I love this child.

Ok, so this isn’t technically a Santa letter, but how could I not include this awesome envelope. This kid clearly had the right idea. Butter up the big guy BEFORE he gets to the massive list waiting inside the envelope.

In case this double-sided monster wasn’t enough, Santa, hang tight because here comes round two…

She almost forgot! She also wants “under armer” and that mind flex thing. Hope it wasn’t too much truble!

She was super-anxious for Christmas this year…this letter was written in July.

I’m going to assume that this little pop-music maven actually wanted to wish you a holly jolly Christmas, not a holy joly one.

Don’t disappoint her, Santa. She doesn’t want very much…just some Watermelon Double Bubble. Dream big, kid.

I would like to direct your attention to the letter on the right which was clearly written by a teenager who is almost of driving age. You are already far too old to be writing letters to Santa, but if you insist, then you are at least old enough to realize the presents have already been bought if you are putting out the letter at the same time as the milk and cookies. Also, Lauren, do you really want your parents to pick out that good looking, funny and smart boyfriend you have your heart set on this Christmas?

I love how she included that she gets upset at her mom when she doesn’t get what she wants. Let that be a lesson to you, Santa. If you don’t bring her all ten items on her list, you are in for some serious attitude from Kyla.

Insulting Santa with mean drawings is not the way to get your remote control motorcycle and legos, Stephen.

If Mama did the writing for little Charles, I wonder why she chose to write “that weird card game that’s called war,” instead of “a deck of cards to play war.” Also, “one of those dragonfly things at Radio Shack” ….REALLY?

This isn’t an “I want…” letter to Santa, that big guy who delivers presents on Christmas. It’s an update letter to her pen pal, Santa. Chelsea is really sorry she hasn’t been holding up her end of the bargain, but middle school is hard work, I tell you!

She’s asking for a lot of Barbie stuff, but don’t worry Santa…she shares with her friends.

Santa: IMPORTANT! Jamie needs one bell from your sleigh. She also really wants to learn how to ice skate, so I guess bring her ice skates. Don’t worry about numbers 17-20. Or 13, because she knows you can’t bring this, but SAVE THE ANIMALS!

There are so many things I love about this book to Santa. First of all, it is a book…as in multiple pages stapled together in four different locations. Second, there is a little key at the top: ❚ = I messed up. Finally, and this is probably my favorite, is his excuse for being a little bit bad this year, especially to Ana: he just forgot this time of the year was coming!

Shiane, you were so caught up in tattling on Christopher that you forgot to include all the presents you were wanting frome Santa this year!


Dear Readers,
From now on I intend to sign all my letters like this!
I love,
Rounds.

Not everything in this letter is entirely legible, but “a whole box of doctor gloves,” comes through loud and clear.

For goodness sakes, Santa! Bring Sadie a bathroom for her dolls! I hate to think of where they are going until Christmas!

Everybody knows there is no such thing as Christmas in Minnesota, so you are just going to have to come a bit early this year Santa.

On the 7th night of Christmas my true love gave to me: 7 pokemon t-shirts, 6 pokemon stuffed animals, 5 pokemon puzzles, 4 decks of pokemon cards, 3 pokemon costumes, 2 pokemon “figyours”…and 15 toy pokemon’s!
Which letter is your favorite?

Which Christmas tree to buy

All Christmas trees are cute – the sight of any should bring a smile to your face. And there are many types: from the small prepackaged collapsible artificial trees which you can pick up for a dollar or two to the 9.5 ft high Chesapeake Christmas tree, pictured, that comes with 1500 pre-lit clear lights and a $500 price tag. If you feel even splashier this season you may consider the famous 20 ft Soo Kee Christmas tree that could be yours for $1 million – you may keep the decorations that consist of 3,762 beads and 21,798 diamonds. If you’d prefer something smaller in the same price range, consider the 24k gold Ginza Tinaka Christmas tree. All of the above are, of course, non-drop trees.

Non-drop – meaning the needles are retained by the tree – real Christmas trees are the Douglas Fir, Fraser Fir or Nordman Fir spruce tree varieties with the Scots Pine said to be the best retaining spruce tree with its long needles and fresh pine smell. The Blue Spruce is a low-drop tree.

If you do not mind a bit of extra excitement with spruce fir needles among the gifts you can choose between the so-called Traditional Christmas trees: the Norway Spruce or the Omorica Spruce. The National Christmas Tree Association has all the tree facts.

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New Zealand Bank BSB Numbers and SWIFT Codes

Stuck trying to figure out that Trademe payment and what to do with a person that as sent you an account ending in 2 or 3 digits numbers.

Here is the rule..

The last three (or two for some banks) show your account suffix. You can have several “Sub accounts” from one main account.

If your account suffix has two numbers and you’re being asked for three, add a zero before it. For example, if your account ends with 51, enter 051.

If your account suffix has three numbers and you’re being asked for two, simply remove the zero before it. For example, if your account ends with 051, enter 51.

BSB (Bank-State-Branch) Number or National Clearing Code is a six digits numerical codes used to identify an individual branch of a financial institution in New Zealand. To make money transfer , the BSB Number is used together with the bank account number of the recipient. In New Zealand, the BSB Number is also known as Clearing Code.

For international inward money transfer, a SWIFT code must be used together with a BSB Number and Account Number.

All bank account numbers in New Zealand used the following pattern,

AA BBBB CCCCCCC DDD

where, the first six digits (AA BBBB) denote the BSB Number.

  • the first two digits (AA) show which bank manages the account.
  • the next four digits (BBBB) show branch number.
  • the next seven digits (CCCCCCC) show the account number.
  • the last three digits (DDD) (or two for some banks) show an account suffix.

The BSB Numbers or Clearing Code feature on this website is only applicable to be use in New Zealand. For Australia, kindly browse to Australia BSB Numberwebsite. Click on the BSB Number to find out the bank details, address, postcode, telephone number & maps.

International Bank Transfer

To make international bank transfer from New Zealand to another country, SWIFT code is required on top of recipient name, bank name & branch and account number. The information can be found in online SWIFT codedatabase.

List of Financial Institution Codes

Number Bank Name
01 or 11 Australia and New Zealand Banking Group Limited
12 or 24 ASB Bank
02 or 08 Bank of New Zealand
31 Citibank
30 HSBC Bank
38 Kiwibank
06 or 25 National Bank of New Zealand
15 TSB Bank
03 or 23 Westpac Bank

Best Christmas gifts for him 2017: Top last minute presents including Vinyl, Fitbit trackers and Monkey Shoulder Whisky

We know men are hard to shop for, that’s why we’ve rounded up these top gifts – ranging from fitness trackers to salmon curing kits.

Need some gift ideas for what to get the man in your life?

Whether you’re racking your brains over what Christmas present to get your beloved boyfriend, or wondering how you’ll find something your son will actually appreciate without it leaving you skint – don’t worry we’ve got it covered in our round up below.

Running out of time to do your Christmas shopping as the countdown to Christmas continues? For those who have left it to the last minute, there is still time to pick up gifts – check last Christmas order dates for all major retailers and Christmas postal dates to ensure everything arrives just in the nick of time.

Top Christmas gifts for him

Why not try this Monkey Shoulder Whisky? It’s described as the ‘world’s first triple malt whisky matured in first fill ex-bourbon casks’ which aims to ‘impart a smooth and mellow vanilla flavour’ and a ‘zesty orange nose and wonderful smooth finish’.

They can put their best foot forward in these beautifully bright Ted Baker socks from John Lewis. Eye catching, but not too brash, they are a statement piece for the fashion conscious gent.

Football fans are in for a treat with Joey Barton’s autobiography. It was ‘Cross Sports Book Awards Autobiography of the Year’ last year. It’s candid, gripping and brilliantly written, you’ll be hooked.

Any music mad man will probably have a vinyl player, so get him a classic for his collection. Oasis’ best selling ‘(What’s the Story) Morning Glory?’ will take him back to his youth whatever his age.

Foodies will love this Salmon Curing Kit. It contains everything you need to make your own cured Salmon, including smoky, gin and beetroot cures. You just need to add salmon!

Keep warm in this amazing ASOS Cable Knit jumper .Warm enough for cold winter days this Christmas, but still looks smart.

Tech fans and gym bunnies alike will love this Fitbit. It’ll help you maximise your workouts and keep you updated on your progress, you’ll be hooked.

The Most Requested Christmas Presents by Age

Stuck on what to get your child or relative for Christmas? In order to help Santa has created a quick list of the most commonly requested toys from children around the world.

If you have a favourite toy, add it as a comment below or Send a letter to Santa.

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Boy 0-5

Action Figure
An Orange And Black Bike
Angry Birds Telepods
Arctic Lego
Batman Toy
Bike
Books
Buzz Lightyear
Camera
Car Track
Cars
Clone Attack Toys
Diesel works
Dinosaur Transformer
Elmo Toy
Fishing Rod
Flutterby flying fairy
Guardians of the galaxy ship
Hot Wheels Mega Garage
Hot Wheels Racing Set
Hulk Action Figure
James Train
Lego Police Station
Lego Racing Car
Lego chima lion chi temple
Lego ninjago battle for ninjago city
Light Saber
Littlest pet shop
Marshall fire truck paw patrol
Minecraft Lava Bucket
Minecraft Shovel
Nerf gun Demolisher
Ninja Turtle Outfit
Ninjago nindroids movie
Pirate Ship
Playmobil Police car with boat
Power Ranger Mega Force
Remote Control Car
Remote contol fire truck
Ride on Car
Sea Monkeys
Shopkins
Skateboard
Tauntaun
Tekno robotic puppy
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle Lego
Toy Car
Toy Dragon
Toys
Transformer
Truck And A Car Book
Water Toys
Yellow Scooter
Zombies

Boy 6-12

2 Beyblades
A Pokemon Game
American football jersey
A Real Crystal
Action Man
Avengers hero mashers figure
Back Scratcher
Battlefield 4 PS3 game
Baymax disney infinity 2.0 figure
Ben 10 Figurine
Boom Boom Balloon
Bulldog plane
Cars
Chocolate
Cakes
Chicago Bulls Hat
Dinosaur Toys
Disney Set (Mike / Mater)
Disney Infinity for Xbox 360
Fishing Gear
Furby Boom
Go Pro
Green Machine
Green lantern lego set
Groot disney infinity 2.0 figure
Guitar
Harry Potter Lego
Hellecopter
Hot Wheels
Kayak
Leap Frog
Laptop
Lego
Lego City
Lego High Speed Passenger Train
Lewis Rd Creamery chocolate milk
Marvel’s superheroes PS3 game
Malificent disney infinity 2.0 figure
Marvel Heroes
Miami Heat Hat
Minecraft Lego
Minecraft PS3 game
Minecraft foam diamond sword
Minecraft movie
Money $500
Nerf gun
Nerf Retaliator
Nerf Vest
Playstation Vita
Playstation microphone
Plants Vs Zombies Garden Warfear
Play Station 3 or 4
Psvita Minecraft Game
RC Plane
Remote Control Boat
Remote Control Helicopter
Ripslinger  plane
Robofish
Rock Crawler
Slay
Spy Kit
Swiss Army Knife
Star Wars lego
Tramping Boots
Traming Pack
Surf Board
Toys
Wizard101 $15 Giftcard
Xbox One
XBox 300 or One with Minecraft Disc
Xbox-360 Minecraft
Zombie and Skeleton Teddy Minecraft
Zoomer

Girl 0-5

A Doll
A Little Purple Car With Pink Dots
A Mouse
A Toy Mouse
A Yoyo
Arm Floaties
Baby Clothes
Baby Doll
Baby Kichin
Barbie
Barbie Camper Van
Barbie Campervan
Beados
Bicycle
Board Games
Boogie Board
Books
Books – Geronimo Stilton
Bubba
Buzz
Care Bear
Chocolate Fish
Clothes For My Barbie Dolls
Clothes with dogs on them (tshirt, undies, shorts)
Colouring in book
Disneyland Santa  Paws Suitcase
Disneyland Tickets
Doc Mcstuffin
Dolls
Dora
Dora Car
Ear Muffs
Elasa Ana Toys
Elsa
Fairy Barbie
Frozen Dolls
Frozen Dress Ups
Frozen Dvd
Fuzzy Socks
Giraffe soft toy
Good Quality Earrings
Hello Kitty Dough Set
How To Train Your Dragon Toy
Ipad
Jandals
Kinetic Sand
Leap Pad
Lego Jedi Scout Fighter
Lego Horse Stable
Merida doll
Monster High Doll
Music Box
Ninja turtle nun-chucks
Olaf
Onsie
Paddling Pool
Paw Patrol Toy
Peppa Pig Kitchen
Peppa Pig Toy
Piano Accordion
Play Hose
Playhouse
Princess Lego
Purple Barbie Car
Rapunzel doll
Robot Dog
Sleeping Bag
Santa Doll
Shopkins set
Scooter
Sewing Kit
Sewing Machine
Singing Tea Set
Singing Hippo
Snow White Dress
Stickers
Swimming Pool
Telescope
Trampoline
Tricycle
Unicorn Tummystuffer
Violin
Watch
Woody
Y Flicker

Girl 6-10

$50
A Bag Of Macadamia Nuts
A New Barbie
A New Book
A New Ipod
A Watch
Agent Nerf Bow
Animal Jam 12 Month Membership
Anything Minecraft
Arts And Crafts Kit
Auto Tuner
Babyborn doll
Barbie Daluxe Head

Barbie deluxe camper van
Barbie Digital Makeover Mirror
Barbie doll Elsa
Beados
Candy
Candy Maker
Cashews
Charms
Cheetah patterned sneakers
Chill Factor slushy maker
Choclate
Collecta Dinosaurs (But Not The Ones I Already Have
Colour splashes
Dance Clothes
Dareway 12 volt scooter
Dip Not Machine
Doll Pushchair
Dork Diarie Books
Drum Set
Elsa dress up
Evolve Charms
Fizzy Bath Bomb Factory
Iphone2
Ipod normal or Mini

Ipod 5
Itunes Card
Iscrem Maker
Janimals
Kinetic Sand
Laptop
Lego Friends
Lego Friends Horse Stable
Lps short hair cat number #1024
Lps collie number #54
Lps spaniel
Luxury Soap Science Lab
Makeup
Makeup Kit
Message Bow
Mini Presents In My Stock`N
Monster high or ever after high doll
Mystery Of The Myth
Onesie
Osmo
Perfume Laboratory
Play-Doh Perfect Twist Ice Cream Playset
Pony Rocks person Twilight
Rainbow Loom
Robeez
Shleich
Skooter
Slushy Maker
Smiggle Supplies
Tablet
Techno Puppy
Teddy Bear
Tummy Stuffer
The Game of Life
Wigs
Winter Dress
What we do in the Shadows (DVD)
Zhu zhu pet

Girl 11 +

1989 taylor swift cd and meghan trainor tittle cd
A $1000 Shopping Spree
Book Light
Earrings
Iphone
Iphone 6
Iphone 6+or Samsung s5
Ipod
Laptop
Lava Lamp
Macbook Air
Mario 3d world
New super mario u
Pens Pencils and Drawing Books
Pony club rivals book 1 and 3
Rainbow loom
Redband gumboots
Samsung Galaxy note 4
Schleich
Smiggles Bag
Sylvanian familys
The Hunger Games Barbie Dolls’
The Hunger Games’ Book Series
The Hunger Games Series Books
Typo pencil case
winter hat, winter gloves

How to Win Lotto or the Lottery

Lottery numbers are randomly drawn. But randomly drawn numbers form patterns that can be tracked and used to our advantage. Having carefully analyzed all the drawings in past lotto results of more than 190 different lotto games worldwide, with histories going back as far as 1955, Gail Howard has verified the following incredibly simple rule:

That which is MOST POSSIBLE happens MOST OFTEN.
That which is LEAST POSSIBLE happens LEAST OFTEN.

The key to Gail Howard’s successful lotto number selection methods is playing the probabilities. If you play a pattern that occurs only five percent of the time, you can expect that pattern to lose 95 percent of the time, giving you no chance to win 95 percent of the time. So, don’t buck the probabilities.

DD-EVEN LOTTO NUMBER TIPS
When you select your lotto numbers, try to have a relatively even mix of odd and even numbers. All odd numbers or all even numbers are rarely drawn, occurring only one percent of the time. The best mix is to have 2/4, 4/2 or 3/3, which means two odd and four even, or four odd and two even, or three odd and three even. One of these three patterns will occur in 82 percent of the drawings.

HIGH-LOW LOTTO NUMBER TIPS
Winning numbers are usually spread across the entire lotto number field. If we take a number field and cut it in half, we have the low half and the high half. In a 40-number game, numbers 1 to 20 would be in the low half, and numbers 21 to 40 would be in the high half. All high numbers or all low numbers are rarely drawn, occurring only 1 percent of the time. The best mix is to have 2/4, 4/2 or 3/3, which means two high and four low, or four high and two low, or three high and three low. Winning number groups with these three lotto patterns occur in 80 percent of all drawings.

LOTTERY NUMBER GROUP STRATEGIES
Look at a list of past winning numbers for New Zealand Lotto, and you’ll see, more often than not, that one or more of the number groups is not represented. For example, in the combination 5-14-17-32-38-42, there are no 20’s. Tracking and studying Number Groups can help you decide which group to omit and which group to give extra heavy play.

LOTTERY GAMES SKIPPED STRATEGIES
List the number of games skipped (games out) since the last hit (win) for each of the winning numbers during the last five games. Then mark the number of times each skip occurred. If any skip from 0 to 5 did not occur, play the Lotto numbers that are out that many games. (Help working with lotto games skipped.)

LOTTO NUMBER SUM ADVICE – PLAY A BALANCED GAME
After you choose six numbers you want to play, add them together and make sure that the sum of the six numbers adds up to somewhere between 95 and 151. Sums that fall within that range will account for over 70 percent of all lottery jackpots won.

REPEAT HITS LOTTERY TIPS
In Lotto 6/40, on average, one lottery number will be a repeat hit from the last drawing 64 percent of the time.

HOT NUMBER LOTTERY SECRETS
Numbers that have been out (losers) for four games or less account for about half of the winning numbers drawn. Losing numbers that have been out ten games or less account for 81 percent of all the winning numbers. This tells us that hot numbers are more likely to hit, but don’t forget to include at least one long shot in your group of 6.

COLD NUMBER LOTTERY SECRETS
It is difficult to know when a lottery number will end a long losing streak. If you play a number every drawing because you think it is due, you could be chasing it for many months. (Number 45 in New York Lotto sat out 100 drawings before it finally hit.) Although, when a number has been out for 70 games or so, it might be worth chasing.

CASH IN ON THE LUCK OF OTHERS
When you form a Lotto pool, your group is also pooling its aggregate luck. A lotto jackpot could happen because of the luck just one member brings to your pool. Select your partners carefully. Share your luck with winners, not losers. Avoid negative people. Not only are they unlucky, but they dampen enthusiasm and drain energy from others. You want to enhance your own luck, not dilute its strength. One quick way to tell winners from losers is simply to ask them: “Do you think you are a lucky person?” Many people quickly admit, “I’m unlucky. I never win anything.” They won’t bring good luck to your group either.

CASH IN ON A POSITIVE ATTITUDE
No one should play games of chance out of desperation because they need the lotto winnings. The needy have a greater fear of losing the hard-earned money they gamble with. It is just one of life’s dirty tricks that the very fear of losing blocks the winning forces. Thoughts are charged with energy, especially when triggered by emotion. Fear attracts exactly that which one fears. A strong desire for a goal that is charged with positive energy, attracts a positive response, especially when every effort is made to attain that goal.

Shop smart this silly season

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1. Not sure the present you’re buying is right? Ask for an exchange card so the recipient can change it for something else in store. If you only have the receipt, some stores may still be willing to exchange the item.

2. In most cases we don’t think extended warranties are worth it. That’s because the Consumer Guarantees Act means retailers have to repair or replace faulty goods or refund your money.

3. Buying a gift card? Ask what the expiry date is. Short expiry dates mean the card can become worthless before the recipient can redeem it.

4. Bought something online that never showed up, or was nothing like what had been described? If the retailer refuses to put things right, get on to your bank about a credit-card or debit-card chargeback. If your claim is accepted, you’ll be returned your money, but an unsuccessful claim will cost between $5 and $10.

5. Safety is the most important consideration when buying for kids. Watch out for parts a child could pull off and swallow. If a toy has button batteries, make sure the child can’t get to them.

6. Check your receipts and bank statements. It’s a busy time of year and mistakes happen.

7. Know what you want to buy someone but not sure what model to get? At consumer.org.nz you can compare the test results for thousands of products.

8. Making the most of the Boxing Day sales? Check you’re really getting a bargain. Browse the websites of similar retailers to make sure they’re not offering a better deal.

Consumer New Zealand

9 truly awful Christmas sweaters

DECK THE HALLS: It was a terrible movie, and they wore exceptionally awful sweaters.

Nothing says silly season like a 3D reindeer emerging from your torso.

From cartoon characters who look like they’re in trouble to retro monstrosities, here are the 9 worst Christmas jumpers we’ve ever seen …

1. THE SACRIFICIAL CARTOON CHARACTER

Oh sweet jeepers, what are they doing to Snoopy?!

Oh sweet jeepers, what are they doing to Snoopy?!

This acrylic wonder makes it look like Snoopy’s floating decapitated head is atop an adorned plate and about to be served up for dinner instead of Turkey. I also really love how the baubles sit exactly at groin height.

It could be yours for just $82.50 (a good cost per laugh rate).

2. THE OFFENSIVE SNOWMAN

Excuse me?!

Excuse me?!

Speaking of groins, this offensive hand gesture that was rife at my intermediate school (I’m not sure we understood what we were actually suggesting…) is unbecoming of a Christmas icon. Here’s a highlight from the online listing: “Made for a woman but would work on an XS guy, just scrunch up sleeves if they are too short. Best on a shorter guy, unless you dont mind showing a little belly.” Ooh yeah, a belly full of pudding just hanging out below the knit. That’s hawt.

You could rock a suggestive snowman for just $55.

3. THE FUNEREAL

She looks simply overjoyed.

She looks simply overjoyed.

‘Hey kids, check out your stockings! Oh, and look, how delightful, there are tiny creepy men carrying a burning pyre in our fireplace!’

Scary, seasonal and only $57.

4. THE MADONNA

Booooiiing – plucking these bells = hours of Christmas day fun.

 Booooiiing - plucking these bells = hours of Christmas day fun.

Grandma will love this one!

A bargain at $158. 

5. THE COTTON CASUAL

A for effort.

A for effort.

That awful moment when you finish your patchwork sweater and realise you’ve pasted Santa’s beard on in the wrong place (and, in fact, that your Santa looks nothing like Santa at all).

Worth every penny at $32.

6 & 7. THE COUTURE 

This doesn't look consensual on the reindeer or frog's part.

This doesn’t look consensual on the reindeer or frog’s part.

‘Deb’s Handmade Ugly Tacky Christmas Sweaters’ is my new favourite Ebay vendor. Just like the finest couture from Paris, these works of art should be considered priceless. (They’ll also come particularly in handy if you’re trying to hide a pregnancy from the fam’ this year. ‘Sue, it’s like 30 degrees and we’re at the beach, don’t you want to take that frog thing off?’ ‘Nah, I’m fine thanks Mum … I’m just really feeling the season’).

These artisanal creations cost upwards of $100. We’re in.

8. THE BATH MAT

It's just so easy to get around in.

It’s just so easy to get around in.

It’s like Mr Claus strapped into a Baby Bjorn. Glorious.

This DIY job is a hefty $63.

9. THE MACABRE (BUT AT LEAST IT’S A CUTE FIT)

Something terrible's happened ...

Something terrible’s happened …

‘Where’s Naan? She promised to make her famous pancakes.’ ‘Well, son, I don’t know how to put this, but she was run over by one of Santa’s reindeers last night.’

Creep people out for just $76.

 – Stuff

Christmas Radio – All Year Round

Year Round Christmas Music or Seasonal Only?

The Head Elf fully supports Christmas music any time of the year. In the workshop, we believe the music is a great way for remembering the true message of Christmas and for lifting everyone spirits. Here is a small list of Christ radio stations that we like to listen to.

Whats your thoughts?

Xmas Radio

Christmas FM

Top Christmas Presents for Boys and Girls 2013

Here is a list of the Christmas presents that are at the top of children’s lists for Xmas and Birthdays.

If the elves have missed your favourite or top toy add a comment below!

Boys under 5

  • Cupcake Maker
  • Bike
  • Wiggles guitar

Boys 5 to 10

  • Bicycle
  • Anything Ben 10
  • DVDs
  • Skateboard
  • Radio
  • PSP
  • Hot Wheels cars
  • Big TV
  • Clothes
  • Bakugans
  • Radio controlled car
  • Xbox
  • Lego
  • Transformers
  • Bop-it
  • Lunar Command
  • Pyramid lego game
  • Nintendo DS
  • Lego
  • Lego police station
  • Playstation
  • Thomas the Tank Engine

Boys over 10

  • Ipod
  • Laptop or computer
  • Money or Voucher
  • Friends
  • DVDs
  • Bioshock 2
  • IPhone
  • Xbox 360

Girls under 5

  • Cupcake Maker
  • Littlest Pet Shop
  • My Little Ponies
  • Pool
  • Pram, Cot, Baby Doll
  • Dora Toys
  • Tinkerbell Toys

Girls 5 to 10

  • Cupcake Maker
  • Trampoline
  • Pool toys
  • zhu zhu pets
  • Laptop or computer
  • CDs
  • Guitar
  • Scooter
  • Hannah Montana CD
  • Board Games
  • Fur walking dog or real dog
  • Ipad
  • Little pet shop (Nursery)
  • Toy Story slinky dog
  • Pram, Cot, Baby Doll
  • PS3
  • Wii
  • Bratz
  • Toy puffle
  • earrings
  • Twilight saga
  • Wotwots
  • My little pony

Girls over 10

  • Ipod
  • Hair Straighteners
  • Clothes
  • Laptop
  • Spongebob electric guitar
  • Electric Lego Crane
  • Stereo
  • Pram, Cot, Baby Doll
  • Ripstick
  • Wave board
  • Banana Grams (game)
  • Creme Magazine subscription
  • Lady Antebellum CD

140 Most Popular Christmas Toys since 1900

99 Years ago, Crayola crayons were recognised as one of the first ever Christmas toys, and as you all know, are still going strong today. In my opinion, Crayola are individually responsible for introducing the majority of children to the word ‘cerulean’. This was closely followed by the original toy car, a die-cast version of the Model T Ford; this car spawned the famous words of Henry Ford, who said “People can have the Model T in any colour, so long as it’s black”. The eponymous teddy bear shortly followed, which I’m sure is one of everybody’s favourite childhood toys. – See more at: http://visual.ly/140-most-popular-christmas-toys-1900#sthash.qZsvmsWi.dpuf

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Most Popular Gifts in 1913 and 2013

Based on research using Dear Santa letters found in historical newspaper collections, family history website MyHeritage collected the top 10 gifts of 1913 and compared them against the items most sought after by 2013 children, according to estimates by leading retailers such as Toys R’Us, Target, Walmart and Argos. The difference between the two resulting lists illustrates a stark shift in desires.

1913:

1. Candy

2. Nuts

3. Rocking horse

4. Doll

5. Mittens/gloves

6. Toy train

7. Oranges

8. Books

9. Handkerchiefs

10. Skates

Now take a look at the items topping contemporary lists:

2013:

1. Furby Boom

2. Teksta Robotic puppy

3. LeapPad Ultra

4. Flying Fairy

5. Bug Hugs Elmo

6. Barbie Dream house

7. Giggly Monkey

8. Nerf Gun

9. Ninja Turtles

10. Lego

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