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#Wishlist: Top 10 gift requests tweeted to @Santa this year

December 17, 2013: 5:42 PM ET

Four and a half Apples. Two and a half Samsungs. One Sony. One Microsoft. One Google.

Screen Shot 2013-12-17 at 5.12.04 PMFORTUNE -- Where are the Cabbage Patch Kids of yesteryear?

According to Piper Jaffray's Gene Munster, all of the top 10 most wished-for Christmas gifts this year are computers of one sort or another.

That may have something do with Munster's methodology: Counting 25,000 tweets that included the tags #Wishlist and @Santa.

Counting letters stamped, addressed and mailed via U.S. Post Office to Santa, North Pole, might have generated a very different list.

Or maybe not.

In any event, Apple (AAPL) led the pack with two of the top three items (No. 1 iPhone, No. 3 iPad) and four or five of the top ten, depending on whether you count the generic "tablet" as an Apple product. Samsung had two or three ("tablet" again). Sony (SNE), Microsoft (MSFT) and Google (GOOG) each had one.

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Philip Elmer-Dewitt
Philip Elmer-DeWitt
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Philip Elmer-DeWitt has been following Apple since 1982, first for Time Magazine, and now on the Web for Fortune.com.

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