Hardly earth shattering news but poll also reveals youngsters enjoy spending time with mum and dad at Christmas
A new poll has revealed that more than half (54%) of children think the very best thing about Christmas is seeing what presents are under the tree when they wake up. (Only 54%? We would have guessed more like 99%). On a warmer note, 45% also admitted that having both their parents with them all day makes Christmas extra special.The survey of 2,000 young children revealed what makes them happy is getting loads of quality time with mum, who apparently gives the best cuddles, while 43% say dad is good at making up games. 91% of youngsters love the fact their parents don’t have to work at Christmas, so they get plenty of attention.The top games that will rival mum and dad’s attention this year include computer games, MP3 players and Lego. A spokesman for CBeebies TV show Waybuloo, who conducted the survey, said, “This research proves that although kids think of presents when they think about Christmas, they do also notice when mum and dad aren’t able to give them as much attention, so getting more of that at Christmas will make for a very happy festive season.”The top ten gifts likely to appear on your child’s Christmas list this year are:1. Games consoles2. Computer games3. Computer4. CD player5. Bike6. Puppy7. Television8. Trampoline9. Lego10. ScalextricFor some great present ideas, take a look at our Christmas gift guides.
its nice thats not a what terrible children we have these days saying its all about presents because seriously as adults i think we can all relate to what these children are saying, For me its about family time, and being spoilt too!
We go to crib services and nativity etc, we celebrate the real reason, but for jack its presents, pretty lights and seeing all his family!
It's the whole package here.The presents are important,their lists are endless,but they know they won't get everything they ask for.They also look forward to the whole family home,people coming over,us going to them,seeing the lights,doing decorations,even the Christmas food.We have so many little traditions we keep to each year.Presents are just a part,but an important part.
Got to spoil them sometimes anyway.
I don't understand how they think that is surprising when adverts for toys start in September!
My eldest is starting to get very excited now with the advent calendar and practising the Christmas show at preschool, the 2 yr old is getting excited because her sister is - not sure she completely understands what is going on yet though!
we were talking about the best thing about xmas the other day, and my son agreed he liked getting presents but he also liked the food (like father, like son!) have to say i agree.
i just like spending time with my family-we do it turn about at our parents houses evry year, boxing day at the parents that we werent at on xmas day and then my aunties on boxing night to see her and my grandparents. it also means that the kids get their gifts spread out and are not too overwhelmed by it (dps mum goes slightly OTT)
dd and ds2 are excited though ds2 doesnt really get it i dont think, hes jusr caught up in the euphoria of dd!!
Mine really haven't got a clue!!!!!
Pointed out santa in a book the other day-asked him who it was-he replied a fat man like daddy
That's my boy Big fella not impressed he knew who jesus was ah well!!!!!!! It's not that I read the bible daily but we do attend two groups in church halls-pictures of jesus everywhere!!!!!!
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