17 Christmas presents every Irish child received from Santa Claus
We were once easily pleased...
Christmas morning hasn't been the same since we found out the real truth about Father Christmas... (He shops locally for his toys and doesn't make them in his workshop at all, the lazy git).
In three weeks we'll be wishing we were kids again as Saint Nicholas pays the boys and girls over the globe a visit.
We have fond memories of his visits; he really was a sound guy... when he got our requests correct of course.
Here are 17 items that we all received throughout our 'Santy' years...
1. Little Tikes car
Even though it was sometimes hassle having to push it with your own feet, you still got a great kick out of owning your own vehicle.
2. Magic Markers
We STILL cannot get our heads around how these work. Simply magical.
3. Fashion Wheel
THIS WHEEL WAS LIFE.
4. a) Girl Talk
Ah, a classic game of Truth or Dare...
b) Girl Talk Date Line
For the older sibling that remained a 'believer'.
5. Mr Frosty
Who DIDN'T want an ice-lolly maker? Every kid’s dream right there.
Remember when they introduced lego trees? Those were the days.
7. Chalk Board / Easel
God bless Crayola and all belonging to them, they kept us entertained and out of our parents’ hair for about half an hour.
8. Dear Diary
Before Facebook status updates were a thing.
9. Cabbage Patch Kids
The majority of us unwrapped a doll at some stage along the way, and almost everyone owned and loved a Cabbage Patch Kid as if it were their own flesh and blood (until the novelty wore off).
Note: Absolute rage if you got one with a dodgy name... PASCAL.
10. Prize Bonds
"WHAT IS THIS?! I can't even eat it?!"
The piece of paper that you had no idea what to do with - a major disappointment for any child.
11. Toy Kitchen
The water sound, anyone?!
12. Barbie Head
Terrifying now if we're honest.
13. Board game
The token 'surprise' present. Frustration wasn't all that bad... when you held it together in front of your parents of course.
"DON'T MOVE MY COUNTERS, I'LL DO IT MYSELF".
14. Dream Phone
FaceTime ruined everything.
15. Now That’s What I Call Music…
The obligatory compilation cassette tape because you weren’t sick of the latest hits enough.
16. Teddy Ruxpin.
The greatest Teddy of all time. Need we say any more?!
17. Porcelain Doll
To sit on top of your bedroom locker for show (and scare the wits out of you).
Well played, Santa. Well played.