What do Tickle-Me-Elmo, Furby, and Cabbage Patch Kids all have in common? Well, they're objectively some of the weirdest toys ever given as Christmas presents, but they also all have fascinating origin stories ranging from amusing to straight-up terrifying. Melissa digs into the toys of Christmas past to try and explain why we ever cared about these things.

Hosted by: Melissa Aquiles
Written by: Jack Frederick & Melissa Aquiles
Edited by: Jack Frederick 

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