I think Christmas lists, by their very nature, miss the point of Christmas They make the holiday about "getting" rather than "giving."
"What do you want for Christmas?" is one of my least favorite questions.
I tend to agree, at least for grown-ups. I honestly don't care what I get, if I get anything, as long as I'm home with my family. I'm much more excited making Christmas shopping lists than lists of what I want. Kids' Christmas wish lists can be great, though! When I was six I wrote a full page describing in perfect detail the life-sized robot lion I wanted, that I could ride on, and that would really roar. I still remember the image I had in my head of myself riding it over to the neighbor kids' house to show it off...
Alas, I never got a life-size robot lion.