The gifts then differ from today’s gifts. Today you might get an iPod or a new Xbox. Then their knee-high stockings by the kids bed were filled with raisins, a large red apple, or even an orange. If they were really lucky it would be filled with stick candy, chocolate drops, and walnuts in their shells. The stockings also might have been filled with warm gloves, a hat, a yo-yo, army men, finger paint, books, or a slinky. They didn’t have these things so it was a real gift during the holidays.