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It’s Christmas, or near enough. We’re certainly a fair way into the holiday season, with Thanksgiving and the start of the shopping season behind us, and the countdown to the big day well and truly underway (as evidenced by these animated lights displays 10 Of The Best Animated Christmas Lights Displays For The Holidays 10 Of The Best Animated Christmas Lights Displays For The Holidays It has arrived. There is no doubting it now. We are in the holiday season, with Thanksgiving and Black Friday signaling its starting point. It's less than a month until Christmas, when cards, gifts, and... Read More ). You probably should have written up your Christmas list by now, and, if you’re so inclined, posted it off to Santa Claus.

Whether you celebrate Christmas or not, and if so, whatever your personal reasons are for doing so, we decided to find out what was the first thing on your list of gift ideas. As long as it could be classified as a “gadget,” it was an existing product, and it was on your actual Christmas list, then it was fine by us.

Which Gadgets Are On Your Christmas List?

We asked you, Which Gadgets Are On Your Christmas List? We had a good number of responses, with dozens of you eloquently describing your number one electronic product of choice this holiday season. A wide variety of gadgets and gizmos were mentioned, from video games to computer hardware, from eBook readers to televisions. However, there was a certain trend running through the comments thread.

The trend was for mobile devices, essentially smartphones and tablets. Those mentioned include the Samsung Galaxy Note II, the Microsoft Surface, the latest iPad and latest iPhone, the Google Nexus 7 To Buy Or Not To Buy? - 8 Google Nexus 7 Review Videos To Buy Or Not To Buy? - 8 Google Nexus 7 Review Videos The Nexus 7 is Google's first foray into the tablet market. There have already been a host of tablets that have utilized Android as their operating system of choice, but this one is made by... Read More and Nexus 4, the Amazon Kindle Fire HD, and the Windows Phone 8 Windows Phone 8: The Complete Review Windows Phone 8: The Complete Review Question: how do you improve on perfection? Answer: you wait for someone else to have a go. A quick look around the smartphone market reveals that Apple’s iOS and Google’s Android operating systems are top... Read More -powered Nokia Lumia 920. Which is a pretty sweet list of gadgets for any geek to drool over. I certainly wouldn’t say no to any of them.

Comment Of The Week

We had great input from the likes of Gaurav Nelson, Tarek Deeb, and Wade Potter, to name just a few. Comment Of The Week goes to Rajaa Chowdhury, who receives the respect of myself and hopefully everybody reading this. He said:


Though India has a sizable Christian population, we are majorly a Hindu majority country. However, we still have embraced Christmas and New Year and enjoy the festivity in full swing. Me hailing from Kolkata, a predominantly Bengali region, though we do enjoy Christmas (however, we do not attend mass at church, though the Christian community do), our biggest festival where we shop till we drop similarly to Christmas shopping is the Durga Puja. However, there is no harm in having my gadget wishlist still and there is no tax in dreaming what I would like to have. So here it goes:

Apple -> New iPad 64GB with WiFi+4GLTE 4th. Gen, iPad Mini highest model, iPhone 5 64GB, MacBook Air
Google -> Nexus 4 highest spec, Nexus 7 with cellular 3G
Samsung -> Tablet P800, Tab2 7 P310, SIII and Note II
Microsoft -> Surface RT (unfortunately, Pro not launched yet)
Gaming console -> Xbox 360, Sony PS3 and the best spec 3D TV to match

Hehehe. I need a awesome number of rocking friends for this to ever come true and I do not own a single of the wishlisted item. Dream on, dream on, dream on!!!

Not only does this comment contain a long wishlist of gadgets — and I sincerely hope he gets at least one thing he’s hoping for soon – Rajaa also details what Christmas means to him personally. It’s these kinds of comments, which go the extra mile and add some background to put the whole thing in context, that usually manage to stand out from the crowd.

We will be asking a new question tomorrow, so please join us then. We Ask You is a weekly column dedicated to finding out the opinions of MakeUseOf readers. We ask you a question and you tell us what you think. The question is open-ended and is usually open to debate. Some questions will be purely opinion-based, while others will see you sharing tips and advice, or advocating tools and apps for your fellow MakeUseOf readers. This column is nothing without your input, all of which is valued.

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  1. Vishal Srivastava
    December 6, 2012 at 5:53 pm

    Hey Rajaa, use your points to enter the Makeuseof Surface Tablet giveaway and maybe you'll be lucky to get something from your list for Christmas!!

  2. George Corcoran
    December 6, 2012 at 2:27 pm

    Not an apple fan boy lol :) But.....I do know what tech toys I'd put on my wish list :)

  3. Emmanuelle
    December 6, 2012 at 1:46 pm

    Got myself an aircon. But I do wish for a 15.6" laptop, any specs would do.

  4. Anonymous
    December 6, 2012 at 12:43 pm

    Hope these could be up for grabs on MUO!!

  5. kendall sencherey
    December 6, 2012 at 11:53 am

    i wish i had the money to get some of that.

  6. Rajaa Chowdhury
    December 6, 2012 at 11:03 am


    • Dave Parrack
      December 6, 2012 at 11:59 am

      I just wish we could have given you one of the gadgets rather than the 150 points. Alas, doing so is not in the budget ;)

  7. Alexander
    December 6, 2012 at 8:05 am

    I hope he make good use of the 150 points :P

  8. Gerald Huber
    December 6, 2012 at 5:39 am

    150 points may get him an item off his list if it comes up as a reward on the site.

    • Dave Parrack
      December 6, 2012 at 11:58 am

      That's a good point. They will at least give him a helping hand in obtaining something cool :)

    • Giggity Goebbels
      December 8, 2012 at 8:44 am

      Totally agree

  9. Shahbaz Amin
    December 6, 2012 at 4:10 am

    Great share by Rajaa; and I also wish he gets at least one of those gadgets.