London, December 25 (ANI): Its Christmas time and most people may assume that children will ask Santa for an extensive list of toys, games and treats.
But a survey has revealed that kids asked for a new sibling, pet or a ‘dad’ instead.
They also request for a real-life reindeer, the study of 2,000 British parents found.
A “pet horse” was the third most popular choice, followed by a “car”.
The tenth most popular Christmas wish on the list was a “Dad,” the Telegraph reported.
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 are related to pets and animals, with some children hoping for a donkey, chicken and elephant.
iPhones and iPads also made it to the list. Some children even request for the moon, a time machine and a pond cover.
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. (ANI)