Toys, toys, toys. Every year there seems to be a number of must-have Christmas gifts on the market. You know, the toy your kid feels they absolutely, positively cannot live without.  Every parent knows what I mean.

When I think of the most popular toy of the season, I am quickly reminded of one of my favorite holiday films, Jingle All the Way. The movie, starring Arnold Schwarzenegger, is super corny, but I've always loved it. It features a kid who just can’t seem to go on without the new toy on the market, ‘Turbo Man,' and his forgetful father setting out on a crazy journey to get it for him.

Just like Schwarzenneger's character in the movie, parents can have quite a hard time getting those top-rated gifts each season, with many sold out online and in stores before they even have the chance.

Since I don’t have kids myself, I thought it would be fun to research which toys were the must-haves of the holidays this year. I scoured the internet and many websites’ top toys lists and found the ten toys that appeared on lists mosts frequently. Check it out:

  • 1

    Hatchimals

    Photo from hatchimals.com
  • 2

    FurReal Friends

    www.hasbro.com
  • 3

    Little Live Pets: Snuggles My Dream Puppy

    www.littlelivepets.com
  • 4

    Shopkins

    www.shopkinsworld.com
  • 5

    SelfieMic

    www.selfiemic.com
  • 6

    Nerf N-Strike Elite Blasters

    www.nerf.hasbro.com
  • 7

    Num Noms Lip Gloss Truck Playset

    www.numnoms.com
  • 8

    Speak Out Game

    www.hasbro.com
  • 9

    Cozmo by Anki

    www.anki.com
  • 10

    Pie Face Showdown Game

    www.hasbro.com