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You got me what?

What they really want this year.

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1) Dillan Buchanan, 6

Wish list:

o Skateboard.

o Tape recorder.

o Radio.

o Submarine.

Why do we give presents to people?

"Christmas is a holiday to sell things. That's why you want them."

Pretend you have a million dollars. What's the one present you'd get someone?

"I'd give my dad a boat. He likes boats. He would go fishing and catch sharks."



2) Noland Newsome, 5

Wish list:

o Water gun.

o Snowman skateboard. "I know how to skateboard without nobody pushing me. I don't fall off."

Why do we give presents to people?

"We're trying to be good to people, to give them stuff that they really want."

What's the best present you ever got?

"It was a big car that was the color blue, and it was a police car. My next-door neighbor Harper gave me that car."



3) Jordan Anderson-Murray, 5

Wish list:

o Some Barbies.

o Some Bratz dolls.

o Some new clothes. "Clothes that have stripes on them."

Why do we give presents to people?

"We help them and share our toys and give people a present because that's being friendly."

Pretend you have a million dollars. What's the one present you'd get someone?

"I would give cookies to Santa. He would say thank you."



4) Mikayla Lew, 6

Wish list:

o "I want to get a dog- and cat-kit. It's like when you have a dog or cat you can have a kit for them to teach them how to do stuff. My dog's name is Elena."

Why do we give presents to people?

"[Because] they are friends, and they want presents because they're good. Because you get A-plus-plus and 100s."

Pretend you have a million dollars. What's the one present you'd get someone?

"I would give a present to the veterinarian people because I want to be a veterinarian, and I want to take care of dogs and cats. Stuff to help the animals feel better, and I would give them treats."



5) Carter Parlow, 5

Wish list:

o A new blue bike.

o A Groovy Girl.

o New clothes — pants.

Why do we give presents to people?

"'Cause if they're poor and they don't have any clothes, then we can give some clothes to the people that don't have clothes."

What's the best present you ever got?

"A bike."

I thought that's what you wanted for Christmas?

"Well, I have two bikes but they're a little dirty. That's why."



6) Essence Taylor, 9

Wish list:

o A bike … "It would look kinda bluish, pinkish and purplish. When you're riding, your hair is waving down, and you get to feel the air."

Pretend you have a million dollars. What's the one present you'd get someone?

"I would give my Grandma some money to pay bills. I would give my sister Angel a car."

What's the best present you ever got?

"The best present I ever got was I got some skates for Christmas. I usually don't ride them but one night I went practicing skating on them, and it was really fun."



7) Aly Hawash, 10

o A real light saber.

o Real Darth Vader clothes.

o A Chinese sword.

o "And all kinds of sweet stuff."

Why do we give presents to people?

"We give presents for children so they can be happy and cool. And sad sometimes — if they don't get a present that they like."

Pretend you have a million dollars. What's the one present you'd get someone?

"I would buy a whole library, or a whole mansion, or some kind of board that cost a million dollars [points to a dry-erase board in the room]."

What's the best present you ever got?

"I got a light saber for last Christmas, and it glows in the dark."



8) Erasto Brown, 8

o Toy motorcycle.

o Six dollars.

Why six dollars?

"I don't know. Cause something at the store cost one dollar, and I'm gonna buy six of them."

Why do we give presents to people?

"Because I get paid for it. My mom pays me to give out presents to the neighborhood. Like, on different holidays, I come to people's houses and give them stuff. Like on Halloween I don't come to their door and get candy, I come to their door and give candy."

What's the best present you ever got?

"When I got my room painted. It was fun cause I got to paint, and I got to get on their neck to paint around the fan. It was blue — I made it the color of the sky."



9) Daerenz Lyons, 6

Wish list:

o "Ooh, a Game Boy [rubbing hands together]. I've never had a Game Boy before, and they are fun."

Pretend you have a million dollars. What's the one present you'd get someone?

"I would give my mom a necklace. It would have diamonds on it. She's supported me and everything."

What's the best present you ever got?

"I got a water gun from my mom. I could squirt it in the bathtub. 'Freeze! This thing's loaded!'"



10) Piper Lynch, 7

Wish list:

o Skateboard. "I usually ride my bike, but I hope I get a skateboard for Christmas."

Pretend you have a million dollars. What's the one present you'd get someone?

"I would give it to my friend Marina, and I would give her a big trampoline because she likes to play on stuff and she's very playful. She has good ideas."

What's the best present you ever got?

"A drum set. I know how to play songs on it and it's really fun to play it. I like musical instruments that you get to play with sticks on them. It's just really fun to play stuff like that. I like music a lot."



11) Montelle Jones, 7

Wish list:

o A Spiderman game.

o A football game.

o Bike.

o Scooter.

o Game Boy.

o A wrestling game.

Why do we give presents to people?

To make them happy.

Pretend you have a million dollars. What's the one present you'd get someone?

"A swimming pool for my brother, my mom and dad."



12) JaNyia Dillard, 5

Wish list:

o Dora TV.

o Dora game board.

o Dora video game. "Love her. She teaches me stuff, to be grateful to my mom."

Why do we give presents to people?

"'Cause I like to be thoughtful."

Pretend you have a million dollars. What's the one present you'd get someone?

"A plastic clock for my mother, with words on it that mean I love her. And I love my teacher, Miss Small."



13) Addie Huey, 5

Wish list:

o Barbie dolls.

o "I like to dress up a lot, and I think I'm gonna get some more clothes for me to play dress-up some more. Princess clothes."

Why do we give presents to people?

"To thank them for what they did for you."

Pretend you have a million dollars. What's the one present you'd get someone?

"A playhouse for one of my friends, Dayja. Because she's my best friend."

What's the best present you ever got?

"I think it was my first dress that my mom made for me. It was a velvet red dress."



14) James Holmes, 8

Wish list:

o Slurpee drink maker.

o A lot of board games.

o A lot of video games, "like racing car games. Cause I love cars."

o Big remote-control car.

o "The plate that spins around and then you put the paint on it, and then it makes a design."

Why do we give presents to people?

"'Cause it's Christmas, and you want to be nice and stuff. Like, most times you'll probably get a present back. And it's nice to give people stuff, and it makes you feel good inside."

Pretend you have a million dollars. What's the one present you'd get someone?

"I'd buy my mom a Mercedes."

What's the best present you ever got?

"Santa Claus gave me this, and it's my go-kart. It's gray, and it has, like, this flag on the back. It goes pretty fast. It has a hand brake on it. It's like — say I go on a surface and the surface is red, right? The tires would [turn red]."

How does it do that?

"I don't know. It just does it."



15) Nia McClearn, 8

Wish list:

o The Bratz babies and doll-baby sets. "They're fun to play with, and they have a little car to play with, and they have hair accessories, and they have outfits."

Why do we give presents to people?

"If they want something that they really need, you try to give it to them. They get really happy. Everybody in this world loves presents."

Pretend you have a million dollars. What's the one present you'd get someone?

"I would give my mommy an outfit and my Aunt Kim some jewelry. She loves jewelry."



16) Deliska Pryor, 7

Wish list:

o A bike.

o Bratz dolls.

Why do we give presents to people?

"It makes Christmas fun. It might be a nice present or a bad present, like a present you don't like, but you still say thank you because that's being nice."

Pretend you have a million dollars. What's the one present you'd get someone?

"I would give a present to my mama and my daddy and my grandma. Chocolate and a surprise, and a Christmas card."

What's the best present you ever got?

"A microphone. I make something up and I sing it."



17) Sierra Loving, 8

Wish list:

o "A Doodle Bear you can draw on and wash it all away. I like to draw stuff. I'm not really good at drawing, but it's fun."

o A SpongeBob Game Boy.

Why do we give presents to people?

"It is a time to have good times with your family that you enjoy, and you're thankful for having all these things, and it's Jesus' birthday."

Pretend you have a million dollars. What's the one present you'd get someone?

"I would give a big present to my family because they help me with everything. It's nice and they did a lot of stuff for me."

What's the best present you ever got?

"When I was 3, the present was about 2 feet long. It was a kitchen that you put together. We couldn't figure it out, but it was fun to see it in real life."



18) G'Auni McRae, 6

Wish list:

o The Bratz doll that has the car.

Why do we give presents to people?

"It's Christmastime and people ask their mothers if they can have presents, and their mother will get it for Christmas. They'll be excited. If you give your mother a present, she'll care about you and give you a present."

Pretend you have a million dollars. What's the one present you'd get someone?

"I would buy a bike, and I would give it to my baby sister, Nadia. I would feel good."

What's the best present you ever got?

"I got a Barbie house. It's big and it's got windows and four bedrooms, and it had a doll to go with it."



19) Bryan Rojas-Pe¤a, 6

Wish list:

o A bicycle — the Power Rangers.

o Scooter.

o Remote-control robot.

Why do we give presents to people?

"Because they made a good choice. Because they make good."

Pretend you have a million dollars. What's the one present you'd get someone?

"I'd go buy a doll for a girl. I don't know her name — oh, Mikala. Because I saw her be nice."

What's the best present you ever gave someone?

"The best is the big toy dinosaur for Kevin. You know him? He's my best friend."



20) Tamia Brown, 7

Wish list:

o The Bratz heads. "You can do their hair and put makeup on them. I would give her a twist and a little bun."

o "Everybody calls me a fashion diva, so I want clothes too."

Why do we give presents to people?

"You try to say you love somebody, or I hope you have a great Christmas. It makes you feel good inside and it makes them feel good inside."

Pretend you have a million dollars. What's the one present you'd get someone?

"I would give my mom and my dad money to pay the rent, and I would give them a gift. Money."



21) D'Antonio Johnson, 8

Wish list:

o "Me and my brother want the same thing. It's a PlayStation 2. With two controllers and a game called Super Smash Brothers."

Why do we give presents to people?

"'Cause God was born on Christmas and it's the time to share."

Pretend you have a million dollars. What's the one present you'd get someone?

"A new pair of shoes for Shayla, my best friend in class."

What's the best present you ever gave someone?

"A Super Mega Mega Power Ranger toy to Shayla. It's the pink Ranger."



22) Lydia Noble, 6

Wish list:

o A cat.

o A little Barbie doll.

o A hamster. "I like cats and hamsters."

Do you have any now?

"No. My mom's allergic."

Why do we give presents to people?

"'Cause you have friends."

What's the best present you ever got?

"Barbies, because I like their soft hair."

What's the best present you ever gave someone?

"A cat. I think I gave a dog to my friend Olivia. She named him Cole."



23) Naomi Keall, 5

Wish list:

o Scooter.

o Care Bear. "But I already got one bear. I just like Care Bears — I've just got one, it's a huge one, it's a purple one. Share Care Bear."

Why do we give presents to people?

"Because it's sharing. Baby Jesus."

Pretend you have a million dollars. What's the one present you'd get someone?

"I would bring them lots of junk [giggles]. To my brothers. One is 1, and one is 3 years old. I don't have any sisters."

What's the best present you ever got?

"My Care Bear that I got for my birthday. She is my lovie, and sometimes I put her up in the corner. And I put my head on her tummy. I snuggle up with my cutest one, my Spicy — plus she smells spicy. That's why her name is Spicy."



24) Lowell Sanders, 8

o Toys.

o Games.

What's the best present you ever got?

"My jacket. It has basketball patches on it. And it's red, and it's leather."

What's the best present you ever gave someone?

"I never gave somebody a present."

Did you ever give your mom a present?

"Shoes."



25) Miah Hardy, 8

Wish list:

o "I want lots of toys and basically that's it. Like dolls, things that you can have for your dolls like clothes."

Why do we give presents to people?

"It shows people that you love them very much."

Pretend you have a million dollars. What's the one present you'd get someone?

"I would give my family all the things that they want because I care about my family the most. Clothes, and for my cousin, toys and video games."

What's the best present you ever got?

"A snow globe that my mommy gave me. It had Mickey Mouse on it. It feels good to shake it up."



26) Danté Pintac, 6

Wish list:

o [Long pause.] "A new toy Corvette that I could drive around in my back yard. And more army toys. And more knight toys for my castle. And I also want a big castle with a catapult and something that smashes the gates, and when it's smashed, all the gate falls down. I also want a robot toy dog and a dragon toy and a knight bed … and costumes that look like knights and kings."

Why do we give presents to people?

"'Cause if their house explodes and they don't have anything, we could just send it to them. One time I did that because there was a lady's house that exploded. Me and my cousin Joey had to send toys, lots of toys, so my mom gave up my Lego knight kingdom people and I was really sad. And she also gave up my Lego Bionicles. So I just cried a little bit."



27) NaVonda Cammack, 7

o Moon shoes. "They let you jump up high."

o Bike.

o Some skates.

o A magnet doll.

o Bratz car and Bratz babies.

Why do we give presents to people?

"Because some people be good, and if you be bad, you don't get presents."

Pretend you have a million dollars. What's the one present you'd get someone?

"If they're my friend, I'd buy them, like, some toys. Or if they're a grown-up, I'd buy them a necklace, a bracelet and a watch."



28) NaShonda Cammack, 7

Wish list:

o A Dora kitchen. "I can play with it with my sisters and act like I'm cooking food."

Why do we give presents to people?

"They might be special, and kind, and get good grades on their report cards. You might just want to thank people for whatever they did."

Pretend you have a million dollars. What's the one present you'd get someone?

"I would give my mother some jewelry: a ring, earrings, a necklace, a toe ring. Her birthday [birthstone] that is green or blue."

What's the best present you ever got?

"A puppy, a play dog. It was white and fuzzy, and he would lick your hand."



29) Bianca Ellis, 10

Wish list:

o A baby doll with a crib.

o Barbies.

o Clothes for me and some shoes.

o "And I have a dog that would like a toy."

Why do we give presents to people?

"Santa Claus, St. Nicholas gives presents. Ho ho ho! People like things, books and stuff, and celebrating Christmas. I like Christmas. It's a nice time."

Pretend you have a million dollars. What's the one present you'd get someone?

"I would give a present to Santa Claus. Eggnog. He likes it because it's good."



30) Zion Cousins, 6

Wish list:

o Superman. "He flies in the skies and he's in commercials. He has capes and I love capes, and that's my favorite thing. My brother doesn't let me play with his Superman. So he won't play with mine."

Why do we give presents to people?

"Usually they don't have the toys they want to have. They might spend money at Christmas. I gave something to my Grammy before, and she loved it very much."

Pretend you have a million dollars. What's the one present you'd get someone?

"I would give my mommy a necklace and a ring. On the ring there would be a diamond, and on the necklace there would be a

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