As Christmas inches closer, alright more like as the holiday is flying towards us at light speed, I thought I bring up a few of my favorite and most memorable presents I got from Santa as a kid.

I can remember at a very young age getting a Hot Wheels plastic racing track. It was an easy to assemble plastic track where two cars would race each other.

One year I received Merlin. That my friend was an electronic hand held game system which somewhat looked a cheap cradle land line phone from the 80s.

There was Atari and then there was the copycat Gemini system which took Atari cartridges, the Gemini I think was my all time favorite present as a kid.

I'm sure I could come up with more toys and gifts but that's what came to mind as I wrote this.

How about you? What were a few of your favorite gifts as a kid?