Every year hundreds of thousands of children post letters to Santa to ask for presents and this Christmas most want a Furby, according to Royal Mail.
Of course Father Christmas is not really real (relax, no one over the age of six is reading this... hopefully) and the letters actually end up at the National Return Centre in Belfast.
Last year, Royal Mail received over 200,000 letters and Christmas wish lists most of which are addressed to Santa at either the ‘North Pole’ or ‘Lapland’.
Each letter recieves a reply which reads: “Ho! Ho! Ho! Thank you for sending me your Christmas wishes. It looks like the elves will be busier than ever this year with lots of little boys and girls presents to deliver...” and also get a Christmas scene to colour-in.
This time around the diligent post elves at Royal Mail have totted up the most asked for presents and have come up with the following top ten list:
2. One Direction memorabilia
3. Moshi Monsters
8. Monster High Dolls
9. Dolls & Prams
10. Nerf Guns
Royal Mail says children must post their letters to Santa by tomorrow December 14th for a reply to be received in time for Christmas.
Earlier this month Hasbro UK said that the public's response to Furby had been 'phenomenal'.
[Source: The Independent]
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