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Pop Star Gifts That Rock

They give us the gift of music -- and, dammit, they want something in return! Here's what some of the artists on the rockingly festive Maybe This Christmas Too? compilation are hoping to find under the tree this year....

AVRIL LAVIGNE ''A dirt bike, a good bottle of red wine, candles, black nail polish, and slippers.''*

THE FLAMING LIPS LEAD SINGER WAYNE COYNE ''Since I live in Oklahoma and it rarely snows on Christmas, I'm always pleading with the universe for a white Christmas.''

SIXPENCE NONE THE RICHER LEAD SINGER LEIGH NASH ''My husband and I are expecting our first baby and I'd like him to come just a little bit early so we can all be together this Christmas.''

EISLEY ''To meet Thom Yorke.''

BARENAKED LADIES ''A week off with our families.''

RILO KILEY LEAD SINGER AND GUITARIST JENNY LEWIS ''To make out with Sarah Silverman.''

Originally posted Nov 21, 2003 Published in issue #738 Nov 21, 2003 Order article reprints