'Tis the season for holiday madness and shopping! Before you devise your plan of attack for Black Friday deals, check out this list of the hottest toys for Christmas 2014. Yes, there is more to the list than just 'Frozen' items.

Here's how I feel about holiday shopping. Christmas is the only time of year that I really enjoy shopping. Yes, I get frustrated with the madness and crowds, but I LOVE buying gifts that provide smiles and joy.

This year especially, thanks to Ella and my two young nephews, I'm all about finding the hot toy deals. Any hot deal pursuit though, begins with knowing what you are looking for. Hopefully this list will help you decide: Top toys for Christmas 2014.

Happy shopping, my friends! If you see any great deals for playhouses and construction toys, send them my way please.

Also, one last request. As you are out shopping over the next 2 weeks, please remember to pick up an extra toy or two for a needy boy or girl. The annual 12 Hours of Salvation Army Toy Drive is coming up on Friday, December 5 at the Lou Bachrodt Automall by the Cherryvale Mall. So many kids in our community will not have a Christmas without our help! You provide the toys for any age newborn to pre-teen, and we'll provide the holiday spirit. See you soon!