Father Christmas’ team of Royal Mail elves, who have managed Santa’s mailbag for 56 years, have carried out the most authoritative survey of children’s wishes this Christmas. Unlike most toy surveys in the run up to Christmas, Royal Mail’s findings come directly from the children themselves.
Top of the list this year are Games Consoles - with perennial favourite Lego taking the number two spot for the second year in a row. Lego has appeared in the top three since 2013. Bikes ride into third place – they dropped off the list completely in 2018, despite having taken second place in 2017.
Books leap into fourth place despite not featuring on 2017 and 2018 lists, while Scooters drop from third in 2018 down to fifth in 2019.The Animal Alley Giant Unicorn gallops into sixth place for the first time ever, while mobile phones drop from sixth in 2018 to seventh in 2019.
Three new entries complete the Top 10, with baby dolls and clothes as the eighth and ninth most popular requests of Christmas 2019 and LOL Dolls in tenth spot - also appearing for the first time. The findings come from Santa’s helpers’ analysis of many of the thousands of letters sent to Santa, and reveal what children REALLY want for Christmas this year.
Source: Royal Mail