When I was a kid I wanted a hamster so unbelievably bad. My mom told me that Santa didn't bring pets to children--just toys. But, despite her warning, I still asked Santa for a hamster anyway.

I daydreamed about what I'd name my hypothetical hamster and how fun it would be to have a furry friend. Still, my mom said I was wasting my time asking for something that Santa didn't bring children.

I could barely sleep on Christmas morning because I was filled with so much anticipation and excitement. I woke up early, ran to our tree and lo and behold, sitting under the tree in a little cage was my brand new hamster, Fluffy! It was the best gift that Santa every brought me because I had wanted it so bad for so long.

What is the best gift that you've ever received from Santa?