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Ridiculous Things Kids Have Asked Santa For Christmas

There’s no Lego in sight. But some of the peculiar items that made Santa’s coveted list will have you laughing out loud and shaking your head disbelief!

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Kids. You have to love them. Especially when they ask Santa for ‘ a dolphin’, ‘cockroach bait’ and ‘Baby Jesus under the tree’.

These are only a few of the completely random and utterly hilarious things our community of mums discovered on their children’s Christmas wishlist this year.

With more than 250 responses, we’ve narrowed it down and included our favourites, from the frivolous to the downright far-fetched.

The “Santa-Didn’t-Get-The-Memo” Items

Sorry kids, I just got off the phone with Santa. He’s all out of real unicorns, $8000, Mustangs and helicopters. And these far-fetched items too. You have to give these kids credit for trying though…

  • Magic powers
  • The moon
  • A broken leg
  • A mermaid
  • An actual Pokemon
  • A real baby brother or sister (this was actually quite a popular request)
  • A new laugh
  • A trip to the Great Wall of China
  • A rainbow and a cloud
  • An airport
  • A Jetski and a submarine

The Animal Encounters

You just know a real unicorn is going to make the list. And, with the countless flying unicorn requests came a few more animal-related requests. Kmart might be all out of these.

  • A reindeer
  • A cheetah
  • A hedgehog
  • A real dinosaur
  • A live panda
  • A giant penguin
  • A Tasmanian devil
  • A star fish

The Pantry, Plants and Produce Presents

A surprising number of children requested food for Christmas. While some of the answers, like a lifetime supply of chocolate, kind of make sense, others, well…

  • Nutrigrain
  • A jar of Vegemite
  • A box of mangoes
  • Salad
  • A carrot
  • A hash brown
  • A banana. Tied with a purple string. (of course)
  • A bag of sweet potatoes
  • A cactus

The $5 or Less Gifts

These parents are getting off easy with these completely random household items.

  • An air guitar
  • A bathroom plug
  • Sponges and rubber gloves
  • Toilet paper
  • Kitchen tongs
  • A dragon sticker
  • A lockable door
  • Toothpicks
  • A bubble bath
  • A bell
  • A packet of screws

Our Top 10 Favourite Far-fetched Christmas Requests

  1. A nap
  2. A garbage truck, a bin and some rubbish
  3. A Facebook account
  4. A laminator
  5. To be dyed blue
  6. A tree costume
  7. Eyebrows that move
  8. A holiday to the petrol station
  9. A statue of our next door neighbour

And the winning Christmas request goes to….

Emma Hofmann, whose two-year-old son asked for “Bunnings Warehouse”. Because who wouldn’t want Australia’s largest hardware store under the Christmas tree?

A massive thanks to all the mummies who shared their children’s requests and for keeping me in stitches all morning. That’s my ab workout done for the day.

Have a look at some of the more popular must-have presents this year as well as Christmas traditions from around the world that will also give you a chuckle.

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written by:

Jenna Galley

Born and raised in Canada, Jenna traded in the cold mountain air for the laid back lifestyle of Australia nine years ago. She is now a mum to one son, one daughter, one dog and one cat, all of whom live with her and her partner in Cairns, QLD. When not writing about the ups and downs of parenting, she is usually outside doing some form of physical activity or indulging in a glass of antioxidant-infused fruit drink. Okay, it's wine.