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Wishful Thinking

January 01, 1998

Are your kids watching today's bowl games on a big-screen TV from the comfort of their very own hot tub? According to Zandl Group, a New York-based consulting firm, a television and hot tube were high on the 1997 Christmas wish lists of children between the ages of 8 and 12. Percentage of children who wanted certain items:

Swimming pool: 97%

Big-screen TV: 96%

Hot tub: 91%

Trip to Disney World: 90%

Go-cart: 85%

Cellular phone: 84%

Camping trip with family: 61%

Tickets to Spice Girls concert: 60%

Source: Zandl Group

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