Christmas presents

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 highlighted in The Telegraph 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.  But despite their material requests, the tenth most popular Christmas wish on the list was a “Dad”.

The survey, of consumers at Westfield London and Westfield Stratford City, found children aged three to 12 years also wanted a dog, chocolate and a stick of rock.  Traditional hopes for a white Christmas were represented by a wish for “snow” in ninth place, with sensible youngsters also requesting a “house”.

Of the top 50 festive requests, 17 related to pets and animals, with some imaginative children hoping for a donkey, chicken and elephant.

iPhones and iPads also appeared on the list, with some quirky children asking for the moon, a time machine, a pond cover and beetroot. One child asked for Eva Longoria and another wanted Harry Styles from One Direction.

A request for a “mum” reached number 23 on the list.

Chris
chris@dibdenchurches.org
Married to the amazing Sarah and raising Jakey, Daniel, Amelia, Josh & Jonah in our blended family. Passionate for Jesus, social work & sport.

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  1. Rev. ……….

    Greetings from Jesus Loves Ministry!

    He said to them; “Go into the world and preach the good news to all creation” (Mark 16:15).

    It is really privilege for me to introduce my ministry to you. I am from Pakistan ; I and my team felt the need to establish the Jesus Loves Ministry. We day and night struggle to preach the word of God and real teachings of Holy Bible.

    We also make them realize that how great is to be a Christian, because the Jesus Christ has bought us by shedding His blood on the cross. We thrust to bring many people close to God who are faraway from God and are fallen in sin. Apart from the spiritual development ministry is also concerned for the social and economic uplift of the poor, depressed, marginalized and downtrodden people through education, skill trainings.
    As I was visiting your site I found that you are doing the marvelous work to preach the Word of God.

    Our ministry is doing the following work.

    · Door to door Preaching
    · Sunday Schools
    · Bible Education for Youth
    · Prayer Meetings
    · Street Prayers.
    · Conventions
    · Home Schools
    · Adult Literacy Centers
    · Vocational Training Centers for Women
    · Economic Development program for People
    · Bible correspondence school
    · To show the religious movies

    I watch your website and read your valuable material in English, as in Pakistan most of the people are uneducated they are not able to read and understand the English. I can translate your work in our local language so that people may read and understand it in the better way. As we don’t have any regular support for our Ministry work, the income generated by the translation work would be a great help from your ministry or church to run our above mentioned ministry work and activities

    I hope you will consider my humble request favorably.
    God bless you, your family and work abundantly.

    Yours truly, In Jesus,

    Evangelist: Saima Benjamin
    House #. Street #.

    Phn +93003562128

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