Four and a half Apples. Two and a half Samsungs. One Sony. One Microsoft. One Google.

By Philip Elmer-DeWitt
December 17, 2013
December 17, 2013

Where are the Cabbage Patch Kids of yesteryear?

According to Piper Jaffray’s Gene Munster, all of the top 10 most wished-for Christmas gifts this year are computers of one sort or another.

That may have something do with Munster’s methodology: Counting 25,000 tweets that included the tags #Wishlist and @Santa.

Counting letters stamped, addressed and mailed via U.S. Post Office to Santa, North Pole, might have generated a very different list.

Or maybe not.

In any event, Apple AAPL led the pack with two of the top three items (No. 1 iPhone, No. 3 iPad) and four or five of the top ten, depending on whether you count the generic “tablet” as an Apple product. Samsung had two or three (“tablet” again). Sony SNE , Microsoft MSFT and Google GOOG each had one.

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