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Hot Holiday Toys

Are you making your holiday shopping list and checking it twice? Before you head out to the stores, take a peek at this round-up of the top five hot holiday toys for 2008.

Elmo Live!
Fisher Price/Mattel; $60 at various retail stores

Elmo has been upgraded! Now, the ticklish toy sings and dances – and even interrupts his entertainment with jokes and stories. Elmo Live! is predicted to be one of the hottest toys of the season, like its predecessor. Ages 3 and up.

Hasbro; $74.99 at Toys R Us

Try your luck at finding this popular toy at your local Toys R Us; the wireless, mat-free game system lets kids groove to their own beat while learning real dance moves. Participants wear wireless motion sensors on their feet to track their success. Ages 8 and up.

Wii Fit
Nintendo; $89.99 at various retailers

Interactive, electronic game systems are all the rage – and the Wii is perhaps the most coveted of all. This hard-to-get gaming device just got hotter with the addition of Wii Fit. Players complete workout routines on the Fit board, including yoga, aerobics and balancing games. Ages 8 and up.

Ganz; Varying prices (starting at approximately $12.95) at various retailers

Back by popular demand is the Webkinz family of interactive pets. Kids can collect their own adorable, plush toy and then go online to name and play with their new pet. Ages 6 and up.

Candy Rock ‘N Bounce Pony
Radio Flyer; Toys R Us and Target

The classic Radio Flyer has been made-over to include an appealing design with safety features to keep tots secure. The saddle may be removed to accommodate big kids, too! Ages 9 months to 3 years.