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Do kids hate being surprised?

A new UK study reveals that 7 out

A new UK study reveals that 7 out of 10 kids don't like to be surprised with Christmas gifts that aren't on their wish lists. Credit: iStock

Thinking of surprising your tot with a gift they'd never expect this Christmas? Better think twice.

According to a new UK survey, 7 out of 10 kids don't like being surprised on Christmas. Children between the ages of 6 and 17 say they would rather make a wish list in order to make sure they get exactly what they want.

The poll, run by personalized gifting company snapajack.com, also revealed that adults mostly comply with their little one's wishes. Sixty-five percent admitted that they ask their children to make lists so they know what to get them.

"While we understand some of the reasoning behind the wish list philosophy so many people are now using at Christmas, we do think it takes away some of the magic of receiving and giving Christmas gifts," a spokesperson from SnapaJack noted in a statement. "People sending around wish lists compiled on their iPhones and tablets to family members doesn't exactly conjure up feelings of true Christmas spirit."

What do you think? Will you be surprising your kids this Christmas? Tell us in the comments below.

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