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Parents claim that Hatchimals swear in their sleep

The hits keep coming for Hatchimals as some parents are claiming the most-hyped toy of the season has a potty mouth. The news follows numerous complaints that Hatchimals are failing to hatch. Hatchimals, which sold out in stores in the weeks leading up to Christmas, make unintelligible noises and can repeat words or phrases that humans teach them. A series…

Lucky woman gets Bill Gates as her Secret Santa

One lucky woman got the best possible Secret Santa this year: the richest man in the world, Bill Gates As a part of Reddit’s 2016 gift exchange, 30-year-old Alicia from Nebraska was ‘flabbergasted’ to find Bill’s generous box of gifts on her doorstep. The package included several video games, a classic NES video game system, some video game-related paraphernalia and a…

Gift wrapping for a good cause

MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WFXB) – If you don’t have time to wrap all of those holiday gifts, volunteers from a local animal center are coming to the rescue. The staff and volunteers from the Saint Frances Animal Center in Georgetown are offering their gift-wrapping services all week leading up Christmas at Orvis in the Market Common. Orvis is providing all of the…

Are you a good gift-giver? Probably not, study says

(WFXB) – If you’re stressed about finding the perfect presents for your friends and loved ones this holiday season, ask them what they want. It could save you a lot of trouble in the long run, according to a new study. Researchers at Carnegie Mellon University and Indiana University found that gift-givers pick gifts hoping to make the receiver as happy…

Make Christmas a little brighter for Brayden McCormick

SPARTANBURG, SC (WFXB) –  One little boy from the Palmetto State already made his wish list for Santa, but this year, he is asking for something quite simple: Christmas cards. Six-year old Brayden McCormick from Spartanburg suffers from 40 different illnesses and has undergone over 80 surgeries. Most recently, doctors diagnosed Brayden with HLH, a rare autoimmune disease. Brayden’s parents say…

Foot Locker employee’s act of kindness goes viral

LEESBURG, FL (FOX) – One boy in Florida received a Christmas gift a few days early..from a complete stranger. When a store employee at Foot Locker overheard that a boy couldn’t afford a pair of shoes that he wanted, she stepped in. Jaydin Vasquez says she overheard 10-year old Jonas Nielson’s mom telling him they could never afford the Air…

Your child’s toy could be spying on your family

Are the toys you children play with spying on them? A set of consumer groups are warning parents about two internet-connected toys they say could pose a threat to children’s security. The two toys are a doll named ‘My Friend Cayla’ and ‘I-Que,’ which is targeted for boys. According to the consumer groups, the toys engage in simulated conversation with…

The season’s hottest toys are selling out fast

(CNN) – Shoppers lined up at Toys-R-Us stores across the nation this weekend for two of the hottest and hardest to get items of the holiday season. Participating Toys-R-Us stores announced the sale of the Nintendo NES Classic and the breakout toy “Hatchimals.” Some stores only had about 30 of each toy for sale. Crowds of people started lining up…