As a boy I remember my mom setting up a small chalk board and chalk every December. She would have my brother and I write what we wanted for Christmas on the board.
I don’t remember ever having any trouble coming up with a list…but I don’t I also don’t remember many of the gifts. Do you? Can you remember your Christmas gifts when you were a kid? I can only come up with 4 or 5 over the course of several years.
The experience of Christmas does change as we grow up. For me it was Star Wars toys, then video games and CDs (an archaic source of music on a flat disc), finally the latest hi-tops.