The holiday season is in full swing and this week, Patriots players have brought festive cheer to kids in the community, from Children's Hospital Boston to our very own holiday party at Gillette Stadium.
So, we decided to ask the players to take a walk down memory lane to holiday seasons past and share with us the gifts they were most excited about as kids. Bikes and video games were popular picks, but some of the others may surprise you (ahem, Julian Edelman and Jonathan Casillas).
Ryan Allen: Gas-powered scooter
Kyle Arrington: GI Joes
Malcolm Butler: 10-speed bike
Jonathan Casillas: Underwear
James Develin: Pog Stadium
Nate Ebner: Xbox 360
Julian Edelman: VCR
Jimmy Garoppolo: Bike
Jonas Gray: Air Jordan XIII, from "He Got Game"
Rob Gronkowski: Bike
Duron Harmon: Blue Huffy bike with pegs
Nate Solder: Spider-Man pinball machine
Bryan Stork: Dirtbike
Shane Vereen: Silver Mongoose bike
James White: PlayStation 2
Tim Wright: PlayStation 2
If these player favorites have inspired you to hit the toy store in search of a special gift, don't forget to pick up something extra for a child in need. Through December 14, the Patriots Charitable Foundation is collecting new, unwrapped toys to be donated to area hospitals and homeless shelters. Click here for all the details.