What Didja Get For Christmas?

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous' started by Coloratura, Dec 25, 2013.

  1. Coloratura

    Coloratura Snuggle Princess Premium Member

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    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: [​IMG]

    So, what did you get (or give) for Christmas this year! (Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, and other religions/non-religious celebrations also welcome!)
     
  2. Mr. Laser Beam

    Mr. Laser Beam Fleet Admiral Admiral

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    I got a Dilbert calendar, some cash, and a couple of gift cards (one Village Inn, one Kroger).
     
  3. tomalak301

    tomalak301 Admiral Premium Member

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    So Far:

    Belt
    Sweater
    Tickets for 2 San Jose Sharks hockey games.
     
  4. Miss Chicken

    Miss Chicken Little three legged cat with attitude Admiral

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    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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  5. Taylirious

    Taylirious Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    Nothing. :(

    ETA: I gave my cat some treats.
     
  6. Kestra

    Kestra Admiral Premium Member

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    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.
     
  7. Peach Wookiee

    Peach Wookiee Cuddly Mod of Doom Moderator

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    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?
     
  8. Finn

    Finn Vice Admiral Admiral

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    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.
     
  9. Venardhi

    Venardhi Vice Admiral Admiral

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    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.
     
  10. C. Cole-Chakotay

    C. Cole-Chakotay Commodore Commodore

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    I got a calendar from my brother and his wife. :)
     
  11. Peach Wookiee

    Peach Wookiee Cuddly Mod of Doom Moderator

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    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.
     
  12. PsychoPere

    PsychoPere Vice Admiral Admiral

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    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. :p

    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.
     
  13. Kira's Mom

    Kira's Mom Fleet Admiral Admiral

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    So far- two Hawkeye comic collections, a Doctor Who mug, jewelry box, and hat, some nice clothes, a bottle of Marc Jacobs Honey perfume.
     
  14. tomalak301

    tomalak301 Admiral Premium Member

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    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
     
  15. Captain Ice

    Captain Ice Cookie Constructor Moderator

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    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)
     
  16. Peach Wookiee

    Peach Wookiee Cuddly Mod of Doom Moderator

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    Does it matter that I have a Kindle Fire HD?
     
  17. Mr. Laser Beam

    Mr. Laser Beam Fleet Admiral Admiral

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    So that WAS the droid you were looking for? ;)

    (waves hand)
     
  18. Davros

    Davros Fleet Admiral Admiral

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    Call Of Duty Ghosts
     
  19. Mary Ann

    Mary Ann Knitting is logical Admiral

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    I won't list everything, but my husband and I are watching the Tinker, Tailor Soldier Spy DVD I gave him. As it happens we both got each other a Smiley's People DVD, so one of them will be gifted to his brother, whose birthday is in January. This isn't the first time we've purchased the same DVD for each other, and we've done it with books, too. Our sons are playing with the Lego train set we gave our younger son. They're 13 and 15, but you're never too old for Lego!
     
  20. nureintier

    nureintier Commander Red Shirt

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    Mostly got money and/or gift cards from everybody. My mom also got me a bunch of socks, some candy, toothpaste, a wall clock, 16gig flash drive, bacon flavor lip balm, a knit scarf with skulls on it, and other random stuff. Probably doesn't count, but I bought myself a bunch of Star Trek figures and a TOS 2014 calendar. ^_^