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Old December 25 2013, 06:03 AM   #1
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What Didja Get For Christmas?

So, what did you get? What did you give? Whether you celebrate the secular or spiritual side of it, Christmas is all about the love of family and friends, and the continuation of traditions. That said, it does involve gifts, so let's talk about that! I'll start.

I gave my niece and nephew 18" monster plush dolls.
I gave my Mom the Carol Burnett Time-Life collection.
I gave my Dad the "Dorf" super collection (starring Tim Conway).
I sent my best friend a sampler of chocolates and cheeses.

I received, from my Dad, an Old Spice gift set (I love Old Spice).
I received, from my brother and sister-in-law, a new shirt.
I received, from my Mom, Star Trek XII on DVD, which officially completes the set! I have pictured it below, in its natural habitat:

So, what did you get (or give) for Christmas this year! (Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, and other religions/non-religious celebrations also welcome!)
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Old December 25 2013, 06:05 AM   #2
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Re: What Didja Get For Christmas?

I got a Dilbert calendar, some cash, and a couple of gift cards (one Village Inn, one Kroger).
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Old December 25 2013, 06:36 AM   #3
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Re: What Didja Get For Christmas?

So Far:

Belt
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Tickets for 2 San Jose Sharks hockey games.
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Old December 25 2013, 07:22 AM   #4
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Re: What Didja Get For Christmas?

I received

*$120 in donations to ShelterBox
*a collection of garden ornaments
*a tin of Cadbury Red Roses chocolates
*A pop-up Wizard of Oz book (I collect Wizard of Oz books)
*a glass fish, a glass umbrella for my glass figurine collection
* A Sherlock Holmes book (Baker Street Boys)

I gave

*No 1 son - $50 cash and a box of chocolates
*No 2 son - a wallet and Band of Brothers DVDs
*No 3 son - a Tyrion mug and a book The Wit and Wisdom of Tyrion Lannister
*My friend Dianne - a CD and $30 movie gift card and last month I gave her the limited edition 20th Anniversary Babylon 5 book as an early Xmas present
*My friend Tania - the four Dallas movies
*My cat Spider - some treats
*My cat Georgy - a blanket
*to my late cat Miss Chicken - a plaque that says "Forever in our hearts- Gone but never forgotten" - I have placed it in my bookcase next to her urn, photo and black cat figurines. We had 15 Christmases with Miss Chicken, the first when she was only 21 days old.

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Old December 25 2013, 07:35 AM   #5
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Re: What Didja Get For Christmas?

Nothing.

ETA: I gave my cat some treats.
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Old December 25 2013, 07:38 AM   #6
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Re: What Didja Get For Christmas?

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Nothing.

ETA: I gave my cat some treats.
You should have done TBBS Secret Santa with us! I got a nice present from that and a lovely card from my boyfriend. For Christmas, my cat got me a knocked over and shattered glass floor lamp along with a wonderful laceration to my foot.
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Old December 25 2013, 09:01 AM   #7
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Re: What Didja Get For Christmas?

I gave:
Youngest niece- MLP plushie and Equestria Girls doll
Oldest niece-- Rainbow Loom and superhero action figures
Brother-- Seahawks freezer mug, can of Hilliard's 12th Can beer and a six pack of Red Hook ESB.
Sister-in-law-- Gift card to Macy's
Mom-- nightgown
Dad-- new diagonal cutter
Mom and Dad-- new mattress pad
Married younger cousin and her husband-- Wedgwood ornament
Youngest cousin-- Seahawks freezer mug, six pack of root beer and a UW Huskies candy cane.

Got:
$50
$40 gift card to Michaels and a cookie cutter
Set of "The Great Courses" that I wanted.
New earrings
iPhone 5c which... I feel bad for not wanting because I'd rather have something I need. I feel bad for feeling this way. Am I crazy for not wanting it?
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Old December 25 2013, 12:46 PM   #8
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Re: What Didja Get For Christmas?

Um... It's a bit early for that here in the Shendandoah. Only 6:45am my time, but glad you guys had a great Christmas already.
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Old December 25 2013, 12:58 PM   #9
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Re: What Didja Get For Christmas?

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iPhone 5c which... I feel bad for not wanting because I'd rather have something I need. I feel bad for feeling this way. Am I crazy for not wanting it?
It depends on what you already have for the many things it can do, and what kind of alternative you had in mind. I should think it a pretty swell gift myself, and I'm one of the more practical and hard-to-gift-for people I know.

It isn't morning here yet. But I bought myself a bicycle which was delivered at the last minute yesterday. I don't expect much else, but at least I can pretend it came from Santa when I unbox it tomorrow.
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Old December 25 2013, 01:50 PM   #10
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Re: What Didja Get For Christmas?

I got a calendar from my brother and his wife.
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Old December 25 2013, 05:32 PM   #11
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iPhone 5c which... I feel bad for not wanting because I'd rather have something I need. I feel bad for feeling this way. Am I crazy for not wanting it?
It depends on what you already have for the many things it can do, and what kind of alternative you had in mind. I should think it a pretty swell gift myself, and I'm one of the more practical and hard-to-gift-for people I know.
I think it's quite nice, but I'm fine as long as I have a phone with texting. I feel like I'd rather have the phone I've got or a much simpler phone.

And also, there are some non-tech things I rather need at the moment. It'd be a nice gift to get otherwise; I just need other things.
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Old December 25 2013, 05:55 PM   #12
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Re: What Didja Get For Christmas?

Received from family:
  • Doctor Who: Scream of the Shalka DVD
  • The Lord of the Rings Trilogy Extended Edition Blu-ray Set
  • The Absolute Sandman Volume 2
  • Doctor Who: The Glorious Dead comics collection
  • Doctor Who: Oblivion comics collection
  • Doctor Who: The Flood comics collection

Received from my girlfriend:
  • Fossil Ingram Magnetic Multicard Wallet
  • One box of Allegra-D
  • One lint roller
The last two on that list are important because she has a cat.

Gave:
  • Burn, a documentary about Detroit firefighters for my father.
  • Assorted Bath & Bodyworks lotions and such for my mother.
  • Hogwarts Acceptance Letter for my sister.
  • A set of The Legend of Zelda posters for one of my friends.
  • Hogwarts Sorting Hat for a different friend.
  • Tolkien trivia book for my girlfriend.
  • Despicable Me 2 Blu-ray for my girlfriend.
  • Exploding TARDIS Throw Blanket for my girlfriend.
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Old December 25 2013, 06:42 PM   #13
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Re: What Didja Get For Christmas?

So far- two Hawkeye comic collections, a Doctor Who mug, jewelry box, and hat, some nice clothes, a bottle of Marc Jacobs Honey perfume.
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Old December 25 2013, 06:51 PM   #14
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Re: What Didja Get For Christmas?

For the stocking stuffers, I received:

Toothpaste
Electric Toothbrush
Gift Cards for Itunes, Red Robin, AMC Theaters, and a local Pizza place
Razor blades
Gum
Shaving Cream

Here's what I gave:

Mom - Sound of Music with Carrie Underwood (Soundtrack) and the new Kelly Clarkson Album

Dad - Pajamas

My Brother - Boxer Briefs/Socks

My Uncle - Card with a $25 gift card to Amazon.com

My Aunt - Coffee Mugs

My Grandma - A Card
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Old December 25 2013, 08:09 PM   #15
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Re: What Didja Get For Christmas?

Peach Wookiee wrote: View Post
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iPhone 5c which... I feel bad for not wanting because I'd rather have something I need. I feel bad for feeling this way. Am I crazy for not wanting it?
It depends on what you already have for the many things it can do, and what kind of alternative you had in mind. I should think it a pretty swell gift myself, and I'm one of the more practical and hard-to-gift-for people I know.
I think it's quite nice, but I'm fine as long as I have a phone with texting. I feel like I'd rather have the phone I've got or a much simpler phone.

And also, there are some non-tech things I rather need at the moment. It'd be a nice gift to get otherwise; I just need other things.
I felt largely the same way when I got my first Droid 18 months ago. I did not think that i would use many of it's features, but it has turned out to be handy for so many things. I use it for movie times, to check reviews for interesting restaurants, for navigation, etc. Most recently, I used it for price checking when I ought a new DVD recorder, and then to get Best Buy to pricematch Walmart (Saved me $60)
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