There's always that one (or two) toys every year that fly off the shelves and become the "it" gift for the season.

This year, it's Hatchimals!

They're furry creatures that start out in an egg. As you hold the egg and play with it, it makes noise from inside the egg. The more you play with it, the faster it hatches. Hatching takes between 10-40 minutes. Once hatched, they go from baby, to toddler, and then kid stage.

They retail for about $50, but with it being this year's Christmas toy craze, you'll be lucky to find one for less than $200.

If you don't want to fork out the cash, but also don't want to disappoint your child...blame it on Santa.

Feel free to print out this "official" letter from Santa to ease the sting for your little one.