As those in Eastern Christianity celebrate Christmas today — or in some religions, Feast of the Epiphany, Feast of the Three Kings (Magi), Feast of the Theophany of Our Lord or “Little Christmas” — let’s take a look at what Santa left under the tree nearly two weeks ago.
With my daughter’s return to school on Monday came conversations about how friends spent their Christmas break. At her lunch table, the girls took turns sharing what they received as gifts. A look around the halls as classes switched also showed some of those gifts — mainly, Ugg boots.
During Christmas break, some of my daughter’s friends shared photos of what they received for Christmas on their Instagram accounts. A few received the infamous hoverboards, which to me resemble segways without the handlebars. (I honestly don’t get those things. Why ride on something that could go slower than a power walk?)
Looking at other websites in a search for top toys and gifts, toy picks included Lego sets, “Star Wars” action figures and “Avengers”-related toys. “Frozen” items still abounded, two years after the Disney animated release reigned at the box office, while “Minions” made it big with the release of a movie of the same name last summer.
“The Peanuts Movie,” released late last year, brought related merchandise to stores. One of those items, the “Snoopy Flying Ace Board Game,” made its way to my son at Christmas, as well as Snoopy and Woodstock stuffed animals that play the “Lucy and Linus” song when squeezed in the belly. Concerning “Frozen,” more Olaf items arrived for my children, particularly my son. For both, the “Snowgies” that appeared in “Frozen Fever” with Elsa’s sneezes came. Santa played their arrival cleverly: He took the Hide-N-Hug Olaf that hangs at our house from Thanksgiving to Christmas and placed it in the tree, along with the Snowgies!
What popular items came to your house at Christmas? Are the kiddos still enjoying the gifts, or have some already made their way to the toy pile? Share your favorites in the blog’s comment section.