Kansas Citians break out their Christmas wish lists

Some cost a lot, others a little, others priceless

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - They were buying for others, but had plenty of ideas of what others should get them. With the sound of Christmas carols in the air, last-minute shoppers on the Country Club Plaza had a wide range of answers when asked what they wanted for Christmas.

Some mentioned electronics, while others wanted clothes. One man asked for a car, since his old one was totaled in a crash. 

Becky Brown got her Christmas wish the night before Christmas Eve. Barney Logan delivered a marriage proposal and an engagement ring just in time for the holidays. 

"It was wonderful -- a surprise," Brown said. 

Kids in the crowd wished for everything from puppies, to bikes, to Angry Birds. Many adults turned their thoughts away from material goods to things more precious -- their health, their family's well being and an end to violence in the world.

One man asked for what some would consider a true miracle -- an end to the bickering in Washington D.C. and an agreement to avoid the fiscal cliff. 

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