It seems every holiday there's one "must have" toy, the one parents will do anything, and spend anything, to have under the tree.
But this year may be different. For many families who've had to tighten their belts, the must-have toy this holiday may be the toy they can afford.
At Wal-Mart, shoppers will find a special section of toys for five, ten, and twenty dollars.
When money is tight, experts say there's one trend they see over and over again. The classics endure; board games, Barbie dolls, and Hot Wheels will likely remain strong sellers this year.
And the newest version of Elmo is still hot and still within most families' budgets.