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A ‘dad’ is tenth most popular Christmas list request for children

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Telegraph UK

A ‘dad’ is tenth most popular Christmas list request for children with youngsters happy to forgo the latest iPad, toy or new pet, a survey has found.

 

A hand crafted letter to Father Christmas is an annual tradition for many children but it may soon be a thing of the past as the Mothers' Union has called for a ban on Christmas lists.

When it comes to Christmas, it might be safe to assume children will ask Santa for an extensive list of toys, games and treats.

But a survey of their typical lists for Father Christmas has shown many have more serious concerns, requesting “a dad” instead.

A study of 2,000 British parents found most children will put a new baby brother or sister at the top of their Christmas list, closely followed by a request for a real-life reindeer.

A “pet horse” was the third most popular choice, with a “car” making a bizarre entry at number four.

Despite their material requests, the tenth most popular Christmas wish on the list was a “Dad”.

 

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  1. Jerry Manderin

    December 25th, 2012

    Here’s to a beautiful trend starting…

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  2. Chinquapin

    December 25th, 2012

    What? Government-as-daddy isn’t good enough? Little ingrates.

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  3. Xavier

    December 25th, 2012

    A Dad and a stick of rock? Sounds like Detroit-on-the-Thames.

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  4. Diann

    December 25th, 2012

    If that trend reaches our shores, those children will be prosecuted for Hate Speech.

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  5. Ricky

    December 25th, 2012

    Hey Kid, blame your Mother for kicking your Daddy to the curb.

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  6. historicus

    December 25th, 2012

    Did somebody find obama’s Christmas list?

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  7. Claudia

    December 25th, 2012

    This makes me really sad for a couple reasons. One, the obvious, that kids know what they are missing in their families (a strong authoritarian male role model), and two, that they are asking someone other than Mom.

    Yes, there are instances where Dad leaves (death or an impossible-to-live-with nag), but I bet most of these kids are of women with low morals (meaning they may not even know who the Dad is) or the Dad is one of many males (I hate to call them men) who father kids indiscriminately and on to the next…

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  8. Goldenfoxx

    December 25th, 2012

    This may be the product of women who don’t need men in their lives and substitute children for companionship. Maybe we can blame women’s lib for this. We’ve read stories here of women on welfare with multiple children from multiple fathers. Those children will most likely follow in their mother’s footsteps. Men do not care that they spread their sperm here and there, because the government will take care of the kids. This is what pisses me off the most.

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  9. serfer62

    December 25th, 2012

    Since women won the sex wars in the ’70s its amazing that men even made the list once!

    God bless America
    God bless the Marine Corps
    God bless the children

    Merry Christmas

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