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The Hottest Holiday Toys EVER: 1903-2010 [INFOGRAPHIC]

The kids have mailed their letters to Santa or braved the line at the mall to see him in person. History of the Hottest Holiday ToysIt's a Wonderful Life and A Christmas Story are once again making the rounds on basic cable. And, of course, we all survived the chaos of the midnight doorbusters on Black Friday. The holiday season is in full swing!

Have you finished your holiday shopping yet? If so, way to go! Time to kick back with a cup of hot chocolate - don't skimp on the marshmallows - and reminisce about the Christmases of our youth.Or maybe you're still struggling with ideas for the kids in your life, in which case you are in dire need of some holiday gift insight. There are only 19 days left until Christmas and you need some ideas, STAT! If you are totally clueless as to what to buy, check out the huge toy selections at Macy's, TargetKhol's, and of course, Toys R Us to find inspiration.

Whether you're seeking nostalgia or inspiration, we're sure you'll enjoy this timeline of the hottest holiday toys ever, originally published on our sister site, Black Friday by Brads Deals. Personally, 1983 really stands out as the Best Christmas Ever for me, the year that gave us My Little Pony, Cabbage Patch Kids and Care Bears.

What did you dream of finding under the tree when you were a child? Leave us a comment and let us know!

Hottest Holiday Toys Infographic Timeline


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History's Hottest Holiday Toys Infographic by BlackFriday2011.com

About the Author: Rebecca Lehmann

Rebecca writes and manages blog and site content for Brad's Deals. She loves finding online deals on shoes, knitting supplies, and anything that lets her spoil her nieces rotten.

8 Responses to “The Hottest Holiday Toys EVER: 1903-2010 [INFOGRAPHIC]”

  1. Karen Hornsten says:

    When I was a little girl I soooo much wanted a new rooted hair dolly. They were quite the rage at the time. That ‘special’ Christmas of my 4th grade birthday I snuck downstairs in the middle of the night and found her under the Christmas tree. She came to bed with me. Thank you Santa! I will never forget that Christmas in my favorite childhood house in Golden Valley, Minnesota when Santa brought me my favorite present. After 56 years I still remember how that dolly smelled, with her pretty scarlet rooted hair.

  2. Kathiega says:

    Where’s Betsy Wetsy? I got mine when my brother got his coonskin cap and Lincoln Logs!

  3. Jodi says:

    For me it was Strawberry Shortcake, Care Bears & Cabbage Patch dolls. We also were lucky enough to have Colecovision & Nintendo. Santa was always very good to us & my favorite memories of my childhood are mostly from Christmas. :-)

  4. Kari says:

    They forgot the Henry dog stuffed animal from Animal Fair. My sister had a Zippy monkey stuffed animal and we used to have tea parties. Of course the new stuff Santa gave us always got incorporated somehow.

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