From The Telegraph, Dads make the top ten most wanted things for Christmas:
But a survey of their typical lists for Father Christmas has shown many have more serious concerns, requesting "a dad" instead.
A study of 2,000 British parents found most children will put a new baby brother or sister at the top of their Christmas list, closely followed by a request for a real-life reindeer.
A "pet horse" was the third most popular choice, with a "car" making a bizarre entry at number four.
Despite their material requests, the tenth most popular Christmas wish on the list was a "Dad".
If that's not a leading indicator for a society in need, I don't know that there are any.
I'm of the belief that our earthly Father foreshadows, however imperfectly for some and much better for others, our need for our heavenly Father.
This one I found truly heartbreaking.