To begin with, Korean kids are some of the most spoiled kids in the world. Their parents love them so much that many are not disciplined but just constantly showered with gifts. Korean parents have an overwhelming soft spot for their kids. If you go into a Korean home that has children, you may be amazed at how many toys the kids have. At the local E-Mart, they set up a special display of toys on a different floor from where toys are usually sold to make it easier for the parents to find a nice toy to give to their little sweethearts for Christmas. I went around and took some pictures of the display today to show you what kind of things are available just especially for Christmas at E-Mart.
Here are Snow White, Frozen, and Rapunzel dolls, but there were no Barbie dolls. They will have to go to Toys R Us at Lotte Mall if they want a Barbie.
Here you have a Power Ranger and some dinosaurs. There were lots of super hero toys for the boys.
There must always also be baby dolls and stuffed toys for kids.
There were doll houses, play kitchens, play make up, etc. for the girls.
I couldn’t take a picture of everything, but as you can see, there are lots of toys around for Santa to bring to the Korean kids, and they will get their toys. One year, a young mother from church told me she wasn’t going to put a tree because she just didn’t feel like it, and there were three small kids at her house. There was no sign of Christmas at her house, and I felt bad for her kids. However, her husband didn’t let it slide. He dressed up like Santa Claus on Christmas Eve and brought a bag full of toys for his kids. He surprised them all! More Koreans will dress up than decorate for Christmas, and the kids will always get their toys in Korea.