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All I Want For. . .

What do children want? We asked a whole slew of 'em what they hope to find under the Christmas tree, Hanukkah bush, Kwanzaa mkeka. Certain themes emerged -- did someone mention Yu-Gi-Oh! cards? -- and, to paraphrase Arthur Godfrey, some kids say the darnedest things.


Nicole Yu

1. Nicole Yu, 3

  • A computer game.
  • A Barbie.
  • "Santa! Oh, a Santa doll."

2. Thomas Godwin, 3

  • "A drawer."
  • "I want to walk to the bus stop on my own."
  • "A Playmobil hospital. They have stretchers and doctors and nurses. I want to be a doctor."

3. Olivia Katz, 4

  • A computer.
  • A Barbie.
  • A doll house for the Barbie.

Zachary Hirsch  

4. Zachary Hirsch, 3

  • Spider-Man Spray Webs.
  • Matchbox Carwash.
  • A Tyco motorcycle.

5. Sam Kaufman, 4

  • Chicken Dance Elmo.
  • Superman, " 'cause he's for boys."
  • A SpongeBob SquarePants "that can walk." (N.B.: This doesn't exist.)

6. Tsion Syoum, 3

  • "A puppy, red, as big as me."
  • "A tall cat."
  • "A bicycle with three wheels. Pink."

Westley Park-Kouh  

7. Westley Park-Kouh, 3

  • K'NEX Burn Out Radio Control car set.
  • Tonka Junior Town Garage Playset.
  • Power Rangers Deluxe Isis Command Center.

8. Jonathan Bleiberg, 5

  • "Playmobil Airport. It's the whole airport. It's got a place for the bags and garages for the planes, but it doesn't have runways."
  • Playmobil airplane.
  • Lite-Brite Cube.

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