So the Toy Retailers have again listed their top 12 toys as follows:-
BABY born® with Magic Potty, Zapf Creation® (RRP £33.99)
Bakugan™ Starter Pack, Spinmaster (RRP £12.99)
Ben 10 Deluxe Omnitrix, Bandai (RRP £15.99)
Catcha Beast, Bandai (RRP £19.99)
Cupcake Maker, Character Options (RRP £29.99)
Elmo Live, Mattel (RRP £59.99)
FurReal Biscuit, My Lovin’ Pup, Hasbro (RRP £149.99)
High School Musical 3 Musical Dance Mat, Vivid Imaginations (RRP £22.99)
In The Night Garden Upsy Daisy and Her Chase and Play Bed, Hasbro (RRP
My Life, Flair Leisure Products (RRP £49.99)
Rescue Pals Swim To Me Puppy, MGA Entertainment Ltd (RRP £29.99)
Star Wars Clone Trooper Voice Changer, Hasbro (RRP £29.99)
Did you notice that the cheapest is £12.99?
This is going to be an odd Christmas. Little or no credit available, mnay people facing redundancy or just beginning their redudancy. I wonder how relevant lists like this will be, they certainly may contribute to more misery around Christmas and there’s a lot more of that than we like to face as spiritual people and of course if we are Christians then for us it should be a time of great joy. But because of that the very activities and partying of some can heighten the misery for others.
Our church is holding a Blue Christmas this year on 22nd. It’s designed for people who find Christmas difficult or depressing, it acknowledges the unhappy side of this playful season. I think it’s a really positive move and I hope that people will find it helpful.