If you could buy a new car for Christmas, what type of car would you want?

While some folks are dreaming of a white Christmas this holiday season, others are more in the mood for an SUV. At least that’s the outcome of today’s Autobytel Auto Poll, which asked readers which kind of new vehicle they’d prefer to purchase this winter. Some 28 percent wanted an SUV, while 20 percent would prefer something a bit sportier. Interestingly, however, others are clearly on the lookout for a green Christmas, as indicated by the fact that 17 percent of the survey respondents wanted a hybrid beneath their trees. And while it was no doubt a close call between the final finisher and a lump of coal, compact cars were the choice of 4 percent of the poll takers.