Your Christmas Wish List

United States
November 30, 2008 2:44pm CST
Each year, my ex-husband makes our kids write a letter to Santa even though they are 22 and 25 years old already. He then tries to get them at least the biggest thing on their wish list for Christmas. I tend to guess at something they'd like based on what I know about them. Would you rather tell someone what you want for Christmas, or be surprised by what they give you?
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@Charente (113)
30 Nov 08
I'm older than your children and I also still make out a Christmas wish list. I love surprises, so I always put on the list many more things than I know I will get and send it to all those people who buy me gifts so I do still get surprises 'cos I don't know whose getting what off the list.
• United States
30 Nov 08
That's a great way to make sure that you get things you need and want, and still be surprised - but have you ever had a year when two people got you the same gift?
@Charente (113)
30 Nov 08
Fortunately, that only happened one year!! There aren't that many people so they tend to speak to one another and say whose getting what. It does seem to work quite well.
@Anne18 (11034)
30 Nov 08
Surprises all the way. Sorry so short and sweet
• United States
30 Nov 08
I agree - I love being surprised, too. Two years ago, a group of friends online - people I never expected to buy me a gift - put their heads together and bought me a down lap blanket. It arrived just two days before Christmas - and I've used it every day since. It's something I would never have thought to ask for, but I LOVE it.
@lilybug (21147)
• United States
3 Dec 08
I have mixed feelings on this one. Since I don't get many gifts anymore for Christmas part of me says I would rather tell someone, but at the same time it is kind of nice to get a surprise.