Little Girls (and Some Boys) Want Frozen Dolls, Not Barbie for Christmas

Poor Barbie just can't catch a break this year. After being lambasted for her not-so-"feminist" essay earlier this year and now facing competition in the form of Lammily, the "normal" Barbie, she now has to deal with the news that for the first time in 10 years, she's not the most coveted toy for Christmas. This year, little girls (and boys) want Frozen dolls, not Barbie. The National Retail Federation (NRF) has done a survey of parents nationwide for the past 10 years, and every year Barbie has taken the top spot for what they're planning to buy their daughters. But unfortunately for our not-so-beloved fashion doll, this year she's been deposed by the adorable sisters from Frozen. Out of the 6,600 parents surveyed, 20 percent planned on buying Anna or Elsa for their kids, while Barbie garnered a lowly 17 percent. Oh, how the mighty have fallen!...Fine, that's only three percent lower than the Frozen dolls. I think it's safe to say that Barbie isn't going anywhere anytime soon. Plus, as Jezebel points out, both kinds of dolls are sold by Mattel, so it's not like the company is losing money with Barbie's dethroning. Basically:

As worthy a cause as it would have been, the NRF didn't just set out to start a Barbie versus Elsa feud. Here's the rest of the presents parents are buying their daughters this year.

2014 Top Toys for Girls

  1. Disney Frozen
  2. Barbie
  3. Dolls (generic)
  4. Monster High Dolls
  5. American Girl
  6. LEGO
  7. Tablet/Apple iPad
  8. My Little Pony
  9. Disney Doc McStuffins
  10. Apparel

So... lots and lots of dolls. And people complain when we say that toys for girls need to be more varied?


Unsurprisingly, boys are getting a lot more cars and action figures.

2014 Top Toys for Boys

  1. LEGO
  2. Cars & Trucks
  3. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
  4. Video Games
  5. Hot Wheels
  6. Xbox One
  7. PlayStation 4
  8. Transformers
  9. Remote Controlled Vehicles
  10. Marvel Action Figures (T)/Tablet/Apple iPad(T)

For those of you with children/younger siblings/innumerable small relatives you're not sure what to buy, these lists are gold.By the way, much as I loathe what Barbie stands for, if not the doll itself, I swear, if I hear one more thing about Frozen I'm running away to my own ice palace in the mountains.Images: Meangirlgifs/Tumblr, Giphy