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:

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    FurReal Friends
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    Little Live Pets: Snuggles My Dream Puppy
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    Nerf N-Strike Elite Blasters
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    Num Noms Lip Gloss Truck Playset
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    Speak Out Game
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    Cozmo by Anki
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    Pie Face Showdown Game