Do you remember??

Australia
December 7, 2010 7:43pm CST
I was just wandering if anyone in my lot land can remember what the best present they got when they were a kid? Did you still believe in Santa at the time and was it a surprise or was it something you had asked for? For me it was when I was 8 years old and I still believed in Santa but I was always getting dolls for presents and I was not into dolls even though everyone thought I should be, then when I was 8 I woke up christmas morning and found a remote control car for me in my Santa sack. It was the best present ever, so what was yours and why?
9 responses
@saizo6 (2211)
• United States
8 Dec 10
I don't really know when I stopped believing in Santa Claus but it had to be at a pretty young age. It was hard to believe about him when my siblings and I knew that it was our parents who bought us all the presents under the tree. Growing up, we all usually got clothes for Christmas and we all knew about this because we were the ones who picked out what we wanted when they took us shopping. So even though it was predictable we still loved it. But thinking back, I think the best gift I ever got was the collection of Where's Waldo things. I remember there being a puzzle, some books and a few other things. I thought that was the coolest thing since I was really obsessed with Waldo and finding him as a kid. I think I was 9 at the time.
• Australia
10 Dec 10
As long as you still had good times to remember that is all that really matters and I still get a kick out of looking for Waldo. Merry Christmas.
@saizo6 (2211)
• United States
10 Dec 10
Same here. My brother actually got me some of those Where's Waldo books for Christmas last year and my siblings and I ended up fighting over them and we were crowded in front of the book trying to find Waldo and the others.
@oldchem1 (8144)
8 Dec 10
Well of course s we all know Santa IS real, so I have always believed in him! Now you have to take pity on me as I am so old it takes me a while to think back over all those years as to what was my favourite present; but I think it was actually a pot tea set that I received. It was beautiful, each piece of the tea set was decorated with pictures of different nursery rhymes; I loved it and had endless 'tea parties' with my dolls and teddies. I really cherished that tea set and made sure it was always put away safely in 'it's box!!
• Australia
10 Dec 10
I agree Santa is real because that is the magic of Christmas. Best wishes for a really good chrissy day and I hope you get everything you want and need.
@hushi22 (4940)
8 Dec 10
the best present i received was the one my dad gave me. it was a huge teddy bear that i still have at the moment. it is very clean and beautiful. i never really played much because i wanted to preserve it.
• Australia
9 Dec 10
That's cool, I have the one my mum gave me when I was a baby and I still cherish it and keep it good. Merry Christmas.
• Singapore
8 Dec 10
Hmm...let me think. I remember the best present I got was a Microsoft computer game about racing. The game was called Rallisport challenge and I really liked it. That sure was nostalgic.
• Australia
8 Dec 10
Glad to be able to bring back a good memory but personally I always liked Need for Speed better and still play those games today. Merry Christmas.
@bwaybaby (904)
• United States
8 Dec 10
My favorite present I got as a kid was this Barbie doll of Belle, from the broadway production of Beauty and the Beast. She was a collectable one, and I thought she was beautiful, though I never thought I'd actually get her. She's still in the box- I didn't want to ruin anything. At that point I didn't believe in Santa. I'm not quite sure when I stopped believing. I remember a friend when I was 8 telling me where her mom kept the presents from Santa, but I don't remember being shocked or upset finding out there was no Santa. I have a little sister, though, so I never said anything. She's 20 now and still tries to insist that my parents play Santa- my parents talk about filling stockings or getting a present that has a "From Santa" label and she gets upset because they've acknowledged there's no Santa.
• Australia
8 Dec 10
I hope you still have the doll and I love playing Santa even though the kids don't believe now, it is fun to sneak around when they are asleep.
• Ecuador
8 Dec 10
i never believed in santa... here in Ecuador, where i live, most children doesn't believe in santa. Once, when i was 7, i wanted to believe in santa, because i dindn't know in what to believe, but my mom told me that santa claus didn't exist.
• Australia
8 Dec 10
That is really kind of sad, do you have something that was supposed to be like a santa equivalent or did you always know it was your parents getting you things?
@cryox92 (170)
• Macedonia
8 Dec 10
Well i used to believe in Santa until i was 10, that was when my parents told me he didn't exist. I was really sad, but i got over it quite fast ^^. The best Christmas present i got was last year! It was a brand new smartphone, i still have it, and i still love it :D.
• Australia
8 Dec 10
Good one, I have a touchscreen that I still don't know how to use properly and I have had it over a year now. Best wishes for a good chrissy.
• United States
8 Dec 10
The best present I got was just last year. I didn't believe in Santa (considering that I was 14) but it was the laptop that I'm using now. It was a surprise for me. I woke up Christmas Day and next to my bed was the laptop box. I guess my parents didn't feel like wrapping it but I could have cared less.
• Australia
8 Dec 10
Thats awesome I wish my parents would have spent that much on me but i bought my sone a car for christmas 2 years ago that he still seems to like very much. Merry christmas to you I hope you have a good one.
@AmandaMBF (284)
• Brazil
8 Dec 10
For me it was when I was 5 years old and I still believe in Santa too. I didn't like dolls and I usually won cars and clothes. And when I was 5 we were in my uncle's farm and it was very late in the night. And we heard a bell (four years after I discovered it was my grandfather). When I went to my Santa sack there was a bike near this!!! It was my best present ever!!!