Since the launch of the first iPhone back in 2007, finding the latest and greatest tech gadget in your stocking has become almost a ritual for a lot of (albeit well-off) families at Christmas, and many folks are so excited with their new electronic toy that they immediately take to Twitter to share the news.

This year, tablets were expected to play a major role as Christmas gift purchases, with the iPad, iPad Mini, Amazon Kindle, Google Nexus and Microsoft Surface all hoping to grab a big share of that lucrative pie. So who won?

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