(Plus two more recent ones the kids went crazy for.)

Tickle-Me Elmo
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Cabbage Patch Kids. Beanie Babies. Tickle Me Elmo. They're the hot toys of Christmases past—parents did everything to get them, and kids eagerly anticipated unwrapping them. From Star Wars action figures all the way to this year's Frozen craze, here's a timeline of how we got from then to now.

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Photos, top to bottom: Henry Groskinski/the Life Images Collection/Getty Images; Cabbage Patch Kids; Evan-Amos/Vanamo Media; Emily Kinni; Emily Kinni; James Keyser/The Life Images Collection/Getty Images; Emily Kinni; Disney