Gifts can be a powerful thing, as they are often a physical and tangible representation of something we love (whether it be a movie, video game, or an action-figure of a character we connect too). Even as an adult, I have talked to many peers about Christmas memories from their childhood's that still stand out so vividly. This is due to them receiving a toy that they fell in love with. In fact, many adults (myself included) still purchase collectibles and statues, that are essentially just high-end action figures.
When I was a very young child (around 4 years old), I remember visiting the local video store with my mother. A movie with a strange green monster on the cover caught my eye. As a kid who was interested in reptiles and dinosaurs - this reptilian-like creature with big ears and teeth instantly fascinated me. ''Oh, can we rent this'', I enthusiastically asked!? The movie was called Gremlins.