Get a Peek into the Hottest Toys for Christmas

Every year there's always a few toys that get hot around Christmas. These toys sell out everywhere and are impossible to find. People wait in line for hours in the hopes of snatching up the few remaining on the shelf. Knowing beforehand what's going to be popular can give a savvy shopper a head start to the shelves. So what are some of the hottest toys for Christmas 2012?

Cards Against Humanity

Cards Against Humanity is an adult version of Apples to Apples. One player picks a card from the black deck and reads it aloud. The other players use their white cards as answers and play the card they think works best with the black card. The white cards are dark and humorous and gives this game an adult edge. It's incredibly popular on Amazon.

Cards Against Humanity is So Much Fun!

Cards Against Humanity
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The Elf on the Shelf: A Christmas TraditionCredit: AmazonThe Elf on the Shelf: A Christmas Tradition

These bright-eyed elves make great Christmas decorations. They come in dark skin and light skin girl and boy elves. They are flexible and opposable and can be placed almost anywhere. Spruce up your house today with these cute Santa helpers. It is said the elves watch all day and report to Santa at night to determine who is naughty and who is nice.

Spot It!Credit: AmazonSpot It!

This challenging, fast-paced matching game is great for the whole family. The game consists of 55 circular cards with symbols on them. One player flips over two cards and all players must quickly figure out which symbol is on both cards. Simple rules but challenging to win. This is a great game to help develop quick thinking and pattern matching skills.

Syma S107 RC HelicopterCredit: AmazonSyma S107 Remote-Controlled Helicopter

Remote controlled vehicles are a timeless Christmas toy. Every little boy gets excited to unwrap one. This year, remote-controlled helicopters are the "it" thing. The Syma brand helicopters feature full 3 channel motion (up/down, left/right and forward/back). This gives the Syma helicopters full range of motion and makes for a much more enjoyable experience.

LeapPad2 Comes in both Green and Pink

LeapFrog LeapPad2 Explorer, Green
Amazon Price: $99.99 $89.86 Buy Now
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LeapFrog LeapPad2 Explorer

A learning tablet for kids. The LeapPad2 offers hours of entertainment from movie making to drawing games to learning songs. It's more durable than an adult tablet PC, so it will keep up with the child on the go. It features interactive apps that help to teach kids math, science, language and reading skills. Developed by educational experts, the LeapPad2 is a great teaching aid.

Now that you know what's going to be the hottest Christmas toys in 2012, get a head start on your shopping and beat the crowds.