The 5 Best Toys of All Time is a must-read article from Wired by Jonathan Liu. “Stick” is ranked as number one. I’d also suggest you read his follow-up piece, Get a Kid the 6th Best Toy of All Time. (thanks to Ed Yong for the tip)

I’m adding it to The Best Places To Learn About Christmas, Hanukkah, & Kwanzaa.

Here are some other links I’m adding to that same list:

It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas is a photo gallery from The Atlantic.

Holiday Decorations Shine at The White House is a TIME slideshow.

Infographic: The Visual History of Christmas Trees (I’m also adding this one to The Best Sites To Learn About Trees).