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In case you hadn't heard, Hatchimals are this year's must-have toy. Unfortunately, they're also very likely this year's can't-have toy, because due to popularity, they're already sold out almost everywhere, and going for upwards of $125 on eBay. So, to help lessen the blow of not getting the toy of their dreams on Christmas morning, some parents are contemplating leaving their children an apology note from Santa Claus. Yes, for real.

For example, this one, which lets kids know that once a Hatchimal egg is laid, an elf will deliver it in January.

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Another option is the "You're not getting one ever" letter. This letter from Santa tells kids that Hatchimals are now endangered and therefore no longer being given as gifts, which, sadly, won't make a lot of sense to any child whose friends are playing with their brand new Hatchimals.

Of course, not everyone gets exactly what they want, when they want it. Hard as it is, disappointment is a part of life. Maybe tell your child that it turns out Hatchimals are rabid, and just get them a Furby instead, because that's basically what this toy really is—a Furby, in an egg. The Hatchimal egg hatches and—suprise! Furby.

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Sources: h/t ScaryMommy