READERS WRITE: Favorite toys

Associated Press photo by JEFF CHIU -- An Apple employee grabs an iPod touch at an Apple store in San Francisco. An iPod is among the big-ticket items topping this year's Christmas lists. Show caption
Associated Press photo by JEFF CHIU -- An Apple employee grabs an iPod touch at an Apple store in San Francisco. An iPod is among the big-ticket items topping this year's Christmas lists.

One of the best parts of Christmas is toys.

If you haven’t been able to part with a top toy from your youth, tell us your story. How did you get the toy? How did you feel when you opened the package?

We want to see your toy and hear your story. Please email pictures of your favorite toy (or a picture of you with it) along with a description of why it was so important to you to people@theadvocate.com.

Please include your name and phone number. The Advocate must receive your photograph by Tuesday, Dec. 18.