Christmas Gift Bragging Thread

What did you get? What did you give?


This is pretty funny.

Posted by: BenK at 07:38 PM



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1 I gave out money as I do every year. Nothing beats money.

Posted by: Ben at December 25, 2012 07:40 PM (xTHBC)

2 I'm giving the greatest gift of all. Four more years of ME!

Posted by: Barack Hussein Obama at December 25, 2012 07:41 PM (S3Qa7)

3 What did I give? Lots of chocolate for the wife, DVDs for the older kid, Legos for the younger. Books to most of the other people on my list.

What did I get? Books. Most of which are being read by other people right now.

Posted by: Trimegistus at December 25, 2012 07:42 PM (pwcU2)

4 I got vince flynns new novel. My kids scored bike, a bike, some Mac products, an American girl, clothes, money from relatives. All in all a great Christmas.

Posted by: Oldsailors Poet, aka Jack July author of Amy Lynn available on Amazon. at December 25, 2012 07:43 PM (3Y7RV)

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Posted by: Deathknyte at December 25, 2012 07:43 PM (MkRC+)

6 The best gift this year?

My mom is still with us,

Merry Christmas.

Posted by: mon nom est mpfs, Joyeux NoŽl at December 25, 2012 07:44 PM (Mkhiu)

7 I gave one niece a drawing board that can be back-lit to make the colors she draws glow. I got 2 pairs of Jeans from a nephew, and another niece gave me a cold/flu.

Posted by: Deathknyte at December 25, 2012 07:45 PM (MkRC+)

8 Is that a vid of Anna Nicole Smith you have there?

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at December 25, 2012 07:45 PM (piMMO)

9 : mon nom est mpfs, Joyeux NoŽl at December 25, 2012 07:44 PM (Mkhiu)

Outstanding.

Posted by: Oldsailors Poet, aka Jack July author of Amy Lynn available on Amazon. at December 25, 2012 07:45 PM (3Y7RV)

10 i got a 12 pack of socks, jealous?

Posted by: trailortrash at December 25, 2012 07:46 PM (xllDV)

11 I received an ASUS Tablet. Which rocks. I also got the 4th season of Castle, which is very cool. Lots of BN gift cardage which is not quite as cool as the tablet, but darned close. And then a signed Limited Edition of Monster Hunter Legion, by Larry Correia, he of the many-times linked gun-advocacy article. All in all, it's pretty much the best haul I can recall.

I got my wifey a couple of her favorite series on DVD, and a large print ESV Bible. She was quite pleased.

Posted by: Shawn at December 25, 2012 07:46 PM (/lltO)

12 Disagree Ben, money is ok in some places but my sis, dad and I are basically trading checks this year. SUCKS. Now my bro, w/ his wife w health problems that preclude work and her 20ish son who can't get a job in califuchya were ok w getting money from me.

Posted by: Palerider at December 25, 2012 07:46 PM (vL0Nv)

13 Dillon RL 550B. Just part of the pre-apocalyptic preparations....

Posted by: PabloD at December 25, 2012 07:46 PM (BoclE)

14 I scored a new Blu-Ray player and some DVDs along with G.C.s to Hobby Lobby and a salon for a mani-pedi.

Good daughter!

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at December 25, 2012 07:47 PM (piMMO)

15 Six months sober.

And underwear.

Posted by: My Sharia Moor at December 25, 2012 07:47 PM (liORJ)

16 I gave $150 Amazon gift cards to my mom and dad because they're so hard to shop for and my mom always returns the gifts I give her, except for jewelry. I got a Galaxy S III. Like the phone so far, the iPhone 3 was getting sloooow and the battery is about to blow up.

Posted by: CozMark at December 25, 2012 07:47 PM (P0AbR)

17 Six months sober.

And underwear.
Posted by: My Sharia Moor at December 25, 2012 07:47 PM (liORJ)

6 Months? well done.

Posted by: Oldsailors Poet, aka Jack July author of Amy Lynn available on Amazon. at December 25, 2012 07:48 PM (3Y7RV)

18 My wife rented me a couple of red headed strippers. She's pretty cool as wifes go. I'm gonna keep her.

Posted by: Invictus at December 25, 2012 07:49 PM (OQpzc)

19 18
My wife rented me a couple of red headed strippers. She's pretty cool as wifes go. I'm gonna keep her.

Posted by: Invictus at December 25, 2012 07:49 PM (OQpzc)

Do you get to keep the strippers too?

Posted by: Deathknyte at December 25, 2012 07:51 PM (MkRC+)

20 I scored this kindle fire that I am on right now.

Posted by: Guy Mohawk at December 25, 2012 07:52 PM (69Mdf)

21 Got a gone squatching T-shirt from my MIL.

Pretty cool!

Posted by: General Woundwort at December 25, 2012 07:53 PM (zOP5o)

22 Got some gift cards at a company holiday luncheon. The family doesn't really go in for the gift thing much with all the kids grown or far away. We'd rather spend our pooled funds on fixing up the house.

I did give myself a crap ton of video games because there were some amazing sales, especially at the Microsoft Store with fairly recent releases for $10-$15. But I would have jumped on that any time of year. Otherwise the money piles up and then my debts get paid off and I start feeling unAmerican.

Posted by: epobirs at December 25, 2012 07:57 PM (kcfmt)

23 I haven't given it to her yet, but I'm giving my friend who is a big knitter a lovely handmade yarn bowl with a gift certificate to a yarn shop that I don't think she knows about. It's in a bohemian neighborhood in Salt Lake. I'm going to take her up there and treat her to a lunch at a Spanish restaurant near the yarn store.

Gave my husband a super-deluxe stocking of goodies and a couple of outings. One will be a day at the gun club where the range guy will help us with clay shooting and another is a surprise outing Saturday night. He doesn't read here so I can tell you it's a New Year's Eve style cooking class/meal.

Received some fun/wonderful gifts from my husband, my favorites being tix to see the Dog Whisperer next month and a really pretty dress I hope to wear Sat night.

Posted by: Y-not at December 25, 2012 07:57 PM (5H6zj)

24 I got a CASE of COP KILLER bullets for my Assault Rifle (tm)!!!!!

Really it was 100 .22 hollow points for my Winchester 69a bolt action rifle.. Had to translate that for the MFM.

Posted by: JarvisW at December 25, 2012 07:58 PM (E7Iyp)

25 AI AX-AICS Stock for a rifle Im building. Stag 6.8mm upper, Stag 5.56 Upper. two .22 LR uppers for practicing. M1911, cuz I always wanted one, 7 x 80% lowers, and an XD-S .45 ACP for my new carry weapon. (My old XD was stolen, along with truck it was in.)

Posted by: BoGart at December 25, 2012 07:58 PM (Ugngr)

26 13 Seriously looking at the Dillon 650. Sent an email for a quote, on that and the Super. Might be the "after christmas/before zombie apocalypse" present.

Posted by: BoGart at December 25, 2012 08:00 PM (Ugngr)

27 Do you get to keep the strippers too?
Posted by: Deathknyte at December 25, 2012 07:51 PM (MkRC+)

Can't afford them. I'm really thinking I should have said yes when the commie lib college professor tried to recruit me for the Dem party. I'd be making killer bucks by now. Damned ethics. I blame Bush, and my parents.

Posted by: Invictus at December 25, 2012 08:02 PM (OQpzc)

28 I spent $250 on a Keurig coffee machine for my husband. He thinks it sucks.

Posted by: NCKate at December 25, 2012 08:06 PM (4zFn7)

29 I spent $250 on a Keurig coffee machine for my husband. He thinks it sucks.
Posted by: NCKate at December 25, 2012 08:06 PM (4zFn7)

Did you keep the reciept? $250 would last a whole hour at a strip club.

Posted by: Invictus at December 25, 2012 08:08 PM (OQpzc)

30 My wife gave me a gift certificate for 10 sessions at the range and a box of ammo. I gave her a large bottle of cologne that she loves and a couple of gift certificates for shopping, she loves shopping.

Posted by: sawhorse at December 25, 2012 08:08 PM (MVgm3)

31 I got the latest Grand Theft Auto.

Posted by: Wayne La Pierre at December 25, 2012 08:08 PM (b5h5w)

32 Let's see, gave out orchids, a guitar tuner, nice set of leather gloves, dishes, cash, and a miniature leg of lamp.

I got a nice set of kitchen knives (I do most of the cooking), a couple of shirts, and a new multimeter.

It was a small Christmas this year. The wife and I went to her mother's for a bit this afternoon and then to my mom's this evening. We watched Scrooged last night and A Christmas Story is on now (no cable so I managed to avoid it until now). After ACS we will have the annual watching of Die Hard and Christmas will be complete.

Posted by: the guy that moves pianos for a living... at December 25, 2012 08:10 PM (KAWvv)

33 I got $1k from Dad and I gave Amazon gift certificates to the waitresses at the Mexican restaurant my buddies and I eat at every week. Mom gave me a 500mg Vicodin. lol

Posted by: Eisenhorn at December 25, 2012 08:12 PM (OjQYm)

34 Posted by: sawhorse at December 25, 2012 08:08 PM (MVgm3)


Ooooh, what is the cologne?

Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at December 25, 2012 08:12 PM (66ST/)

35 I got a rock.

Posted by: Reader C.J. Burch is not Eddie Willers yet at December 25, 2012 08:13 PM (Md8Uo)

36 Posted by: NCKate at December 25, 2012 08:06 PM (4zFn7)


Does he really think the machine sucks or just hates that it was so expensive? I have quit telling Thor how much anything costs.

Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at December 25, 2012 08:13 PM (66ST/)

37 My parents got me a Logitech G500 mouse and some warm clothes. My AK and AR mags that I panic bought last Sunday are here but I'm still trying to track down my FAL mags.

Posted by: Sandra Fluke's solid gold diaphragm at December 25, 2012 08:14 PM (T7gPe)

38 I got a rock.
Posted by: Reader C.J. Burch is not Eddie Willers yet at December 25, 2012 08:13 PM (Md8Uo)

What kind of rock?

Posted by: Invictus at December 25, 2012 08:15 PM (OQpzc)

39 After that I guess I should be glad that I didn't get any kids.

Posted by: ontherocks at December 25, 2012 08:15 PM (aZ6ew)

40 My Sharia Moor and mpfs-it sounds like you guys win-best gifts ever.

I got an Archaeological Bible, a watch I needed, since my ten year old timepiece gave up the ghost, and a ceramic manatee with a sun painted on it. That one is going to be replaced with a sunless manatee as soon as the new shipment arrives at the garden store. Kids got clothes and video games, hubby got clothes, a pen and happy this morning.

All in all, a great Christmas.

Posted by: moki at December 25, 2012 08:16 PM (wi/sM)

41 I gave my kittehs a couple of plush toys, which they played with for about five minutes, then went back to their full-time jobs, i.e. sleeping.

I got a tin of homemade cookies from a customer at work, and an unexpected dusting of snow last night.

I don't have much in the way of family, and the few non-lib friends I have left long ago lost interest in trading gift cards as basically pointless. (See Palerider at #12.)

So all in all it's been a quiet, relaxing, stress-free Christmas.

Posted by: rickl at December 25, 2012 08:16 PM (sdi6R)

42 Got my mom a new kindle the has the back light. It will be easier for her to read.

The husband and I bought each other guns a few weeks ago and a range pass.

Quiet Christmas with the husband a fire and homemade stew.

Work tomorrow.

Posted by: mon nom est mpfs, Joyeux NoŽl at December 25, 2012 08:17 PM (Mkhiu)

43 28 I spent $250 on a Keurig coffee machine for my husband. He thinks it sucks.
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Damn! That's frustrating. I gave my husband one for his office (he being one of only two coffee drinkers in his group of three-dozen people) and he loves it.

Some people are so hard to shop for, my dad is one of them; others are so appreciative.

Posted by: Y-not at December 25, 2012 08:18 PM (5H6zj)

44
No, I didn't really get a rock. That's a joke, boy.. I say, that's a joke.

I did get 3 six packs of socks , and some new T-shirts. Like wow, my kids have no idea what to buy me, even if they did have money.

But I spent about $275 on my one car that needs new parts, and $590 on my other car that I drive every day, so I figure I spent enough money on me this last week.

Posted by: Reader C.J. Burch is not Eddie Willers yet at December 25, 2012 08:18 PM (Md8Uo)

45 Taurus PT-145. CCL paperwork underway!

Posted by: Todd W at December 25, 2012 08:19 PM (lrkg9)

46 We have the iRobot Roomba vacuum which I love so my wife got me the iRobot that cleans the gutters.

Awesome!

I bought her a car

Posted by: AndrewsDad at December 25, 2012 08:19 PM (vYJuY)

47 My SO is going to get my car detailed (cleaned inside and out, waxed, the whole bit). It was my idea since he kept asking what I wanted and it's something I've been wanting to do.

Posted by: I lurk, therefore I am at December 25, 2012 08:20 PM (yrFRz)

48
I got a new electronic safe for my new XD .40.
Got a nice pair of earrings for the Mrs.
I think I got the better end of that exchange.

Posted by: DC Zombie at December 25, 2012 08:20 PM (EZ3C3)

49 36 he is a grind his own beans coffee guy. Thought the new thing would make his mornings a lot easier. My Plan B was concert tickets. That will be the first transaction of my day tomorrow. And I detest Ticketmaster.

Posted by: NCKate at December 25, 2012 08:21 PM (4zFn7)

50 Having your car detailed is really a nicer gift that you might imagine. It will be a challenge to keep it looking that nice after a while. So maybe then it becomes a pain in the rear.

Posted by: Reader C.J. Burch is not Eddie Willers yet at December 25, 2012 08:21 PM (Md8Uo)

51 Pats shirt!!!!! So happy, going to wear it every single day until it rots right off my body, or they fuck up in the post-season. Whichever comes first.

Posted by: Peaches at December 25, 2012 08:22 PM (kpCLl)

52 Well I was gonna' give pablo g the thread win but then BoGart got a whole arsenal so I dunno' . Both those dudes scored heavily . Congrats .

Posted by: awkward davies at December 25, 2012 08:22 PM (USjX1)

53 #40

Did the manatee include any documentation detailing which Family Guy episodes it wrote?

Posted by: epobirs at December 25, 2012 08:22 PM (kcfmt)

54 I think they have coffee machines that come with a grinder, but I could be wrong.

Men can be very difficult to buy for. Mine sure is. I do great with stocking stuffers and little ancillary gifts, but any kind of main gift sort of thing is almost impossible for me to get him. He is very picky about specs and such.

Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at December 25, 2012 08:23 PM (66ST/)

55 By Grabthar's Hammer, I got Galaxy Quest on DVD

Posted by: buzzion at December 25, 2012 08:23 PM (GULKT)

56
Got clothes and earrings for the daughters, plus assorted gear from the college one daughterjust got her admission letter from. I gave the wife an Internet radio; unboxed it and can't get itto work. GRRRR.
I got shirts and chocolate, so I'm happy. I've given up asking the wife for what I consider the perfect presents: socks and underwear.She saysit's too practical. Well, duh.

Posted by: Jim in Virginia at December 25, 2012 08:23 PM (FLnQE)

57 The grumpy granny and the two girls ( and moi) got a trip to Cozumel; the youngest boy got engaged and told us we'd be grandparents by next Christmas and the oldest boy told us he going into the Marines this summer.

Posted by: crotchetyoldjarhead at December 25, 2012 08:24 PM (c3tQX)

58 I gave money to my dad, a gift card to Wild Birds Unlimited for Mommy, a gift card to Lowe's for my brother to help with the new kitchen floor he's putting in this weekend and a gift card to Macy's for the sil.


I got a toaster oven because of all the kitchen stuff I have I didn't have one, a new three step step ladder because of the hobbit thing, a bunch of makeup because I am too a girl and a gift card to Kohl's. I think I'm going to use that to finally get a Keurig. I have a Senseo that I love but the Keurig has more flavor options.

Posted by: alexthechick - SMOD. We're not worthy. at December 25, 2012 08:24 PM (Gk3SS)

59
51 Pats shirt!!!!! So happy, going to wear it every single day until it rots right off my body, or they fuck up in the post-season. Whichever comes first.
Posted by: Peaches at December 25, 2012 08:22 PM (kpCLl)


Definitely gonna be the post-season

Posted by: buzzion at December 25, 2012 08:24 PM (GULKT)

60 Peaches, how cool! Is it anyone-in-particulars jersey or a general Pats shirt?

And Merry Christmas!

Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at December 25, 2012 08:25 PM (66ST/)

61 The Kimmel videos don't seemfunny, just mean.In thirty or fortyyears those kids will stick their parents in a god awful nursing home.

Posted by: Jim in Virginia at December 25, 2012 08:26 PM (FLnQE)

62 What I gave...

Gift of music - the 3 kids and I performed at the family Christmas Eve Holy Supper.

A shopping spree that started in the toy section of Wallyworld and ended at Toys for Tots.

Salvation Army - Adopt a family. Single dad, with two boys who's requests were so modest, I broke down in tears at the Walgreens check-out.

What I got...

Contentment - playing music written by my daughter, performed by our impromptu quartet, and the joy of that time spent together - just the four of us.

Gratitude - from the woman who was picking up the toys to wrap and deliver. Made my entire day.

Hope - that maybe this family has it just a little easier this Christmas.

Overall, a great Christmas

Posted by: David Duke at December 25, 2012 08:27 PM (m50qE)

63 40-nope. It's just light blue, with a happy little smile painted on.

I wanted the manatee, just not the hippy version.

As for the Family Guy episodes, I think illicit drugs play a large part in script-writing.

Posted by: moki at December 25, 2012 08:27 PM (wi/sM)

64 34. It's 4711

Posted by: sawhorse at December 25, 2012 08:27 PM (MVgm3)

65 >>51 Pats shirt!!!!!

You must be a very happy lady!

That reminds me, my collie (Bailey) gave me a Colts shirt.

#17

Austin Collie's shirt.

Posted by: Y-not at December 25, 2012 08:28 PM (5H6zj)

66 Asked for a bed cover for my truck or an AR-15, boss lady got me BOTH!

Posted by: wierdflunkyonatablet at December 25, 2012 08:28 PM (m/9JW)

67 I got a couple of hours with both brothers, both nephews, both nieces, and my dear old dad.

As far as I'm concerned, I made out like a bandit.

Posted by: Brother Cavil at December 25, 2012 08:29 PM (mbxHg)

68 I approve of the manatee, even if it's a hippie one.


I scored this kindle fire that I am on right now.

Posted by: Guy Mohawk at December 25, 2012 07:52 PM (69Mdf)



What did you name it?


I also bought myself some video games yesterday because I reupped my Game Stop membership last month and forgot about the buy two used get one used free coupon until someone mentioned it yesterday. Snagged Catherine, Eternal Sonata and Lego Star Wars.

Posted by: alexthechick - SMOD. We're not worthy. at December 25, 2012 08:29 PM (Gk3SS)

69
Received: a SawStop Table Saw. (as a dentist someone values my fingers)
Gave: an engagement ring. (I value her fingers....or at least one of them)

Posted by: MrObvious at December 25, 2012 08:29 PM (NlAiP)

70 62 David Duke

Ah, yes, I forgot. I also sent a donation to the Salvation Army. Not a lot, but hopefully it helps.

Posted by: rickl at December 25, 2012 08:30 PM (sdi6R)

71 54 Yeah and any type of electronic computer type gadget is a no no too. We typically get what we want throughout the year. Makes gift giving difficult.

Posted by: NCKate at December 25, 2012 08:31 PM (4zFn7)

72 Oooh, 4711 is a classic!

Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at December 25, 2012 08:31 PM (66ST/)

73 Christmas dinner at our place:

https://twitter.com/moxiemom/status/283740827736494081

I went a little wild with the powdered sugar on the b'stilla. heh.

Posted by: Y-not at December 25, 2012 08:31 PM (5H6zj)

74 Posted by: MrObvious at December 25, 2012 08:29 PM (NlAiP)

Oh, you got engaged? Congratulations!!!

And, me, too, I love 4711. It was all I wore for many years. Still have some, but I am kind of allergic now to all fragrances, even the ones I like. sadface.

Posted by: Peaches at December 25, 2012 08:32 PM (kpCLl)

75 I got

Harley-Davidson calendar (motorcycle pr0n)
olive oil decanter
peppermill
real sponge loofahs
atomic wall clock
$100 cash

a delicious dinner of beef tenderloin, mashed potatoes, mixed vegetables, hot rolls, and pie



Posted by: Jones in CO at December 25, 2012 08:34 PM (8sCoq)

76 Makes gift giving difficult.
Posted by: NCKate at December 25, 2012 08:31 PM (4zFn7)


You prolly should just go ahead and let him grind his own beans IYKWWM

Posted by: gift arbitration police at December 25, 2012 08:35 PM (aZ6ew)

77 Received: a SawStop Table Saw. (as a dentist someone values my fingers)Gave: an engagement ring. (I value her fingers....or at least one of them)
Posted by: MrObvious at December 25, 2012 08:29 PM (NlAiP)

Congrats tooth mechanic dude. Nothing more awesome than a good life partner.

Posted by: Invictus at December 25, 2012 08:35 PM (OQpzc)

78 also, in the Merry Christmas To Me Dept


I self-gifted a Buck 110 Folding Hunter

Posted by: Jones in CO at December 25, 2012 08:36 PM (8sCoq)

79 My family has never done Christmas gifts. But we had a nice treat this year. The whole family was together at Christmas for the first time since my dad died about 5 1/2 years ago. Mom, sis, and nephew flew in from Afrique and bros came in from a couple states down.

Posted by: chique d'afrique at December 25, 2012 08:38 PM (6zgse)

80 We typically get what we want throughout the year. Makes gift giving difficult.

Same here and yes it does! Me for him anyway; I am very easy to buy for.

He wanted some editing equipment this year, which I would have no clue about picking out, and since we're apart, he told me to just get what I wanted. Which was nice but I hate not being surprised.

Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at December 25, 2012 08:38 PM (66ST/)

81 76 I laughed as I typed that thinking I should add " not a euphemism" but I didn't!

Posted by: NCKate at December 25, 2012 08:39 PM (4zFn7)

82 28 I spent $250 on a Keurig coffee machine for my husband. He thinks it sucks.

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take it back and get a $30 french press and a conical burr grinder. yeah, you can't set it to automatically make coffee at 6am, but the coffee it makes is far better.

Posted by: matt foley at December 25, 2012 08:39 PM (ES9kw)

83 DavidDuke, that's what Christmas is all about! You're like our own little personal Linus speech.

Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at December 25, 2012 08:40 PM (66ST/)

84 I self-gifted a Buck 110 Folding Hunter
Posted by: Jones in CO at December 25, 2012 08:36 PM (8sCoq)

My wife wanted one of those SOCOM tomahawks (not the rifle) , but I talked her into just a friggin hatchet.

Posted by: Invictus at December 25, 2012 08:40 PM (OQpzc)

85 Posted by: chique d'afrique

Best kind of Christmas, in my book.

Posted by: Brother Cavil at December 25, 2012 08:40 PM (mbxHg)

86 The boy was suitable spoiled by all concerned. I made beef roast, mashed potatoes and gravy, green beans with bacon and peppers, spinach salad, too many cookies to count. All are overfed, overspoiled, and completely done for the season.


Good think the Octave of Christmas only lasts eight days.

Posted by: tcn at December 25, 2012 08:40 PM (VLG62)

87 I gave John Boehner a chance to make an ass of himself and he turned it into the gift that keeps on giving. Also some underwear to Biden in case he knows how to use them.

Posted by: King Barky the 57th at December 25, 2012 08:41 PM (jDjlM)

88 Thanks Peaches and Invictus. We've been working on this for a while. Going to tie the knot in a couple months on a 5 day weekendin Vegas and then go on a honeymoon later this summer.

Posted by: MrObvious at December 25, 2012 08:42 PM (NlAiP)

89 *thing* not think.....


Oh, and Santa left a trail of ashes from the fireplace to the tree. What a slob. I think next year I will leave out a broom and dustpan.

Posted by: tcn at December 25, 2012 08:42 PM (VLG62)

90 if you don't know what to get a guy, guns are almost always a hit, unless of course you're buying a gift for some commie.

Posted by: matt foley at December 25, 2012 08:42 PM (ES9kw)

91 Also some underwear to Biden in case he knows how to use them.

Posted by: King Barky the 57th at December 25, 2012 08:41 PM (jDjlM)


Captain Underpants?

Posted by: tcn at December 25, 2012 08:42 PM (VLG62)

92 Got the long-awaited third volume of Manchester's Churchill biography, which he left hanging decades ago at the moment that Churchill assumed the Prime Ministership, just after France was invaded. Then he went and died. Paul Reid finished it off from a partial manuscript and many notes. I am hoping it is at least 1/2 as wonderful as the second volume. Can't wait to read it.

Posted by: Splunge at December 25, 2012 08:42 PM (2IW5Q)

93 >take it back and get a $30 french press and a conical burr grinder.
yeah, you can't set it to automatically make coffee at 6am, but the
coffee it makes is far better.




then take that stuff back and get a $15 Mister Coffee at the hardware store. Spend less time making coffee and more time drinking coffee



once we're over The Cliff, we'll need to be low maintenance

Posted by: Jones in CO at December 25, 2012 08:42 PM (8sCoq)

94 chique, that sounds lovely.

Congrats Mr Obvious! And you, too, crotchetyoldjarhead.... those are some wonderful things to look forward to! You must be proud of soontobejarhead.

Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at December 25, 2012 08:42 PM (66ST/)

95 15 That's the gift that keeps on giving. 9 years? It was the key to everything

Posted by: DAve at December 25, 2012 08:43 PM (XDC0v)

96 Posted by: David Duke

You, sir, Get It. My hat is off to you.

Posted by: Brother Cavil at December 25, 2012 08:43 PM (mbxHg)

97 My husband was very sweet. Found a replacement prayer book for the one our rescue coon hound decided to eat the leather covers off of. Frantic last minute shipping from Scotland. I knew something was going on but was surprised.

Posted by: NCKate at December 25, 2012 08:43 PM (4zFn7)

98 I got a old model Taurus 85 in unfired condition.

Posted by: Beto at December 25, 2012 08:45 PM (BAnPT)

99 >My wife wanted one of those SOCOM tomahawks (not the rifle) , but I talked her into just a friggin hatchet.

Posted by: Invictus at December 25, 2012 08:40 PM (OQpzc)


Why does your wife want a tomahawk? y'all are cool, right?

Posted by: Jones in CO at December 25, 2012 08:45 PM (8sCoq)

100 Hit of the day was a Jambox Bluetooth speaker. Lots of great sound out of a tiny battery powered box. It's an awesome piece of tech.

Posted by: Tmitsss at December 25, 2012 08:45 PM (FzYfT)

101 The wife must be reading the Blog...she got me ammo,ammo and more ammo. Also got "The History of Smith & Wesson " .

Gave the wife as much chocolate as she gave me ammo.

Got the kids a couple video games, slinkies, build yourself desktop catapult kits. (Maybe not a.good idea.) As I gave them foam swords also...and the battles got fierce enough I had to stop them after a while....and a remote control helicopter.

Posted by: John Stark Dark at December 25, 2012 08:45 PM (0JB89)

102 82 his French press is his favorite mode of coffee making. He's a coffee snob.

Posted by: NCKate at December 25, 2012 08:46 PM (4zFn7)

103 25 Why Mr. BoGart I see you've been thinking. Sharp moves.

Posted by: DAve at December 25, 2012 08:46 PM (XDC0v)

104 I gave my daughter one shoe. If she likes it and uses it a lot this year, we can look into getting her the other one next Christmas.

Same for my son. But in his case, I got him a guitar amplifier. The guitar may or may not be next year.

Posted by: Truman North (D) at December 25, 2012 08:46 PM (I2LwF)

105 Okay, this is weird. The dadster got me a SigSauer 1911 model b-b gun. I was all, wtf???? No, no. "It looks like a real gun." Yes, but if I point it at someone and am unable to actually kill or maim them with it, the situation won't end well, eh? Cripes. He is taking it back to Big 5. It did look great, but had some kind of CO2 cartridges and, well, honestly, the only reason I want a gun is to kill any uninvited person in my home. Not to make someone shoot me before I can shoot them. With a fuckin bb.

Posted by: Peaches at December 25, 2012 08:47 PM (kpCLl)

106 The hubby and I hope the toys we donated to Toys For Tots were enjoyed by many children this morning. Every child should at least have one toy at Christmas.

Posted by: mon nom est mpfs, Joyeux NoŽl at December 25, 2012 08:47 PM (Mkhiu)

107 Not to be outdone, my kids chipped in and bought me a pen with no ink and a dozen half-pairs of white tube socks. None of them match.

But the joke's on them: to me they're all the same, because I judge socks solely on vintage, not appearance.

Posted by: Truman North (D) at December 25, 2012 08:47 PM (I2LwF)

108 104-I am crying. That is absolutely priceless!!!

Posted by: moki at December 25, 2012 08:48 PM (wi/sM)

109 >82 his French press is his favorite mode of coffee making. He's a coffee snob.

Posted by: NCKate at December 25, 2012 08:46 PM (4zFn7)

yeah I just want coffee.

Posted by: Jones in CO at December 25, 2012 08:49 PM (8sCoq)

110 105

Peaches!!! Hugs to you and dad.

Maybe he was afraid you would shoot your eye out???



(Ducks and runs)

Posted by: moki at December 25, 2012 08:49 PM (wi/sM)

111 OMG, Peaches, I am in hysterics over here!

Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at December 25, 2012 08:50 PM (66ST/)

112 One thing that I actually bought my wife is linked in my signature. It's a response to her constant caterwauling about me doing the things men do.

Seriously, click it. It may be the perfect gift for some arrested development case in your life too.

Posted by: Truman North (D) at December 25, 2012 08:50 PM (I2LwF)

113 37 Hey Sandra go to Exile Machine FIRST THING in the morning: http://tinyurl.com/cl7cyjr Good luck. Not sure which you need but since they were closed they may not be sold out First thing!!! Anyone looking for mags (and you should) better do likewise

Posted by: DAve at December 25, 2012 08:50 PM (XDC0v)

114 #107

Vintage of manufacture, purchase, or last laundering?

Posted by: epobirs at December 25, 2012 08:51 PM (kcfmt)

115 106
The hubby and I hope the toys we donated to Toys For Tots were enjoyed
by many children this morning. Every child should at least have one toy
at Christmas.


Posted by: mon nom est mpfs, Joyeux NoŽl at December 25, 2012 08:47 PM (Mkhiu)

My husband's office sponsored a family in need one year for Christmas. Turned out they were takers--in every respect. They bitched that some of the toys weren't wrapped, and that the TV wasn't big enough, and that the dinner wasn't cooked for them--they had to do that part. Never again.

But I'll bet that got there Bama pho's this year.

I guess it ain't charity if you are concerned about the recipient, but still. Leaves a bad taste in your mouth.

Posted by: tcn at December 25, 2012 08:51 PM (VLG62)

116

>>Posted by: Truman North (D) at December 25, 2012 08:47 PM (I2LwF)
At least the wife didn't buy you a pen with no ink......and sofa pillows
























Posted by: gift arbitration police at December 25, 2012 08:52 PM (aZ6ew)

117 Thank you, moki! The only thing my relatives can't get me that I really want is validation from Internet friends

Posted by: Truman North (D) at December 25, 2012 08:53 PM (I2LwF)

118 Posted by: Truman North (D) at December 25, 2012 08:50 PM (I2LwF)

oh, god, I can't stop laughing!!!

Posted by: Peaches at December 25, 2012 08:53 PM (kpCLl)

119 Truman, around here I don't think that is in question.

Posted by: tcn at December 25, 2012 08:54 PM (VLG62)

120 Tassimo makes better coffee than Keurig. I can't wait for my Keurig to break.

Posted by: Tmitsss at December 25, 2012 08:54 PM (FzYfT)

121 Cowboy coffee. Every time. No fancy shit, just coffee and water.

Posted by: tcn at December 25, 2012 08:55 PM (VLG62)

122 The best present I received this year was watching the way the monkeys behaved towards each other while they opened gifts. They were so darn sweet. "Oh look, this one is from granny, whatever it is, thank you. This one is for you AND me. Let's open it together." Man, I hope they stay so kind for a long time.

Posted by: no good deed at December 25, 2012 08:57 PM (mjR67)

123 After 6 years of trying to get pregnant, I had twin girls. (I only have time to lurk anymore.) This Christmas was exhilarating and exhausting as the girls are 6 months old. To top it off, it snowed in Texas. Best Christmas of my life.

Merry Christmas morons and moronettes!!!

Posted by: Stormy70 at December 25, 2012 08:57 PM (U2qEC)

124 Good lord. I'm going to have to rethink all my numbers for the end of the world plans. At my current rate of consumption, I am going through one tree per week to keep the house warm, and I live in Texas.

I'd need 16 trees per year to stay comfortable. I'm going to have to rethink just launching a war of conquest into latin america if America goes sideways. This sucks. I really would have liked to be a decade or so younger if I have to go all joe the conquerer. Shit.

Posted by: Invictus at December 25, 2012 08:58 PM (OQpzc)

125 The best coffee is from the percolator over the campfire.

Posted by: the guy that moves pianos for a living... at December 25, 2012 08:59 PM (KAWvv)

126 Merry Christmas Stormy. That is awesome.

Posted by: wierdflunkyonatablet at December 25, 2012 08:59 PM (m/9JW)

127 52 103 Thanks. Wife knew I was pissed after the truck got boosted (Yeah we do have Cartel problems down here) After the anti-gun crap. We just decided to splurge. Otherwise it would have just been a 1911.

Posted by: BoGart at December 25, 2012 08:59 PM (Ugngr)

128
I gave gift cards to the teens - they are impossible to buy for anymore. 3 toy gifts to a family I adopted from the VA, husband got cognac w/glasses and a Hickory Farms deluxe set.
The best thing of all is a great dinner with everyone behaving themselves pretty much!
I haven't received my gifts yet - after we eat.

Posted by: Cheri at December 25, 2012 09:01 PM (EAgmr)

129 Stormy, how sweet! (Exhaustion aside, of course)

Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at December 25, 2012 09:02 PM (66ST/)

130 Aww, Truman, you always have validation here. We're easy that way.


Posted by: moki at December 25, 2012 09:02 PM (wi/sM)

131 >>>>I'd need 16 trees per year to stay comfortable.<<<<<

You may have to redefine comfortable.

Posted by: the guy that moves pianos for a living... at December 25, 2012 09:02 PM (KAWvv)

132 Thank you, thank you

Posted by: Truman North (D) at December 25, 2012 09:02 PM (I2LwF)

133 And what a happy Christmas for you Stormy!!! Cherish the moments when they are little-it really is true that they grow up too soon.

Posted by: moki at December 25, 2012 09:03 PM (wi/sM)

134 Bbl you righteous bastards

Posted by: Truman North (D) at December 25, 2012 09:04 PM (I2LwF)

135 Why does your wife want a tomahawk? y'all are cool, right?
Posted by: Jones in CO at December 25, 2012 08:45 PM (8sCoq)

My wife is from El Salvador. I met her when I was doing interesting things for Reagan in El Salvador. She probably has a bigger death guard in Valhalla than I do.

Who the hell know what goes on in the heads of latin chicks? All you can do is snug up the safety belts and enjoy the ride.

Posted by: Invictus at December 25, 2012 09:04 PM (OQpzc)

136 My MiL gave me a shirt one size too small :p

We sent her a card.

We had a wonderful Christmas, trying to keep the Saturnalia out of it. (No banging the slave girl during the party!)


Posted by: Al at December 25, 2012 09:07 PM (V70Uh)

137
Merry Christmas Morons......

Good Christmas at the Fixer house.... My wife got me one of those Porter Cable oscillating tools.... Ive really been wanting one. My two sons got me two thirty rnd P mags (each) for my Ar's.... along with assorted fleecee pullovers, hunting socks, a Gerber folding knife, and my favorite stocking stuffer..... Macadamia Nuts.

Posted by: fixerupper at December 25, 2012 09:07 PM (9MmIU)

138 Watching White Christmas for the hundreth time. Its good to see a Clooney with talent.

Posted by: puddleglum at December 25, 2012 09:12 PM (+0N13)

139 Didn't get what I wanted this year. Mom's still dead.

Posted by: Blanco Basura at December 25, 2012 09:12 PM (xKC/c)

140 Fitbit and a sapphire necklace from my husband. Gift cards from him and my mom.

I got him some gray cuff links and a case and a settlers card game. I got my kids some transformers and books and stuff. They loved everything.

Posted by: Elizabethe at December 25, 2012 09:12 PM (vc40y)

141 I think we should all give the wives a stiffy, at least that I my plan with the wife


right after we get them a little tipsy


Posted by: Moron #3 at December 25, 2012 09:13 PM (jfSqj)

142 Bought the wife a pair of Bose noise-cancelling headphones. She was going to buy them after New Years, but this way I get the credit.

Posted by: someoldguy at December 25, 2012 09:14 PM (fR7g6)

143 Got a new spatula from the kids.

Posted by: Count de Monet at December 25, 2012 09:14 PM (BAS5M)

144 Not only is it Christmas, but it is also my birthday. So, I got my favorite birthday meal, lutefisk, lefse, krumkaka, sunbakkels, meatballs. Weak-kneed, limp-wristed, non-Norwegians need not apply.

Posted by: Assassin6 at December 25, 2012 09:16 PM (FfukH)

145 Lol at peaches and Truman. Congratulations Stormy.

Posted by: Elizabethe at December 25, 2012 09:16 PM (vc40y)

146

I went to Harbor Freight: things that people want and can use (at least once), at a price I can afford.


Naturally, I repackage everything commercial prototypes, for marketing reasons.

Posted by: Avenging Disco Godfather at December 25, 2012 09:17 PM (VBu2v)

147 I'd need 16 trees per year to stay comfortable. I'm going tohave to rethink just launching a war of conquest into latin america if America goessideways. This sucks. I really would have liked tobe a decade or so youngerifI have togo all joe the conquerer. Shit.

Posted by: Invictus at December 25, 2012 08:58 PM
_______
what's wrong with collecting cow dung...drying it out in the 110 deg heat all summer....then burning in the winter. Might save you from needing to arm, feed and support supply lines for an entire legion or two...




Posted by: John Stark Dark at December 25, 2012 09:18 PM (0JB89)

148 Weak-kneed, limp-wristed, non-Norwegians need not apply.
Posted by: Assassin6 at December 25, 2012 09:16 PM (FfukH)

no Aquivitte?


Got to have the Avuivitte

Posted by: Jake in ID at December 25, 2012 09:19 PM (jfSqj)

149 I'm not out of the woods yet. Wife's bday in in a couple of weeks. She wants the Dragon software. I mentioned she'll have to read the directions this one time. She gave me the death stare. Sigh. I guess I'll read the directions and teach her how to use it, over and over again.

Is anyone hiring for forestry jobs in Siberia?

Posted by: Invictus at December 25, 2012 09:20 PM (OQpzc)

150 > lutefisk, lefse, krumkaka, sunbakkels,

wtf

Posted by: Jones in CO at December 25, 2012 09:20 PM (8sCoq)

151 lutefisk, lefse, krumkaka, sunbakkels,

wtf
Posted by: Jones in CO at December 25, 2012 09:20 PM (8sCoq)


scandi food

Posted by: Jake in ID at December 25, 2012 09:21 PM (jfSqj)

152 So, I just saw the Avengers.

Why was I not informed about Captain America? Wow. The face, not so much, but the shoulders..


Also, I thought scarlet johansrn was supposed to be wearing leather?

Posted by: Elizabethe at December 25, 2012 09:21 PM (vc40y)

153 Congratulations to Stormy!! And happy birthday to Assassin6!!

Posted by: Peaches at December 25, 2012 09:23 PM (kpCLl)

154 and support supply lines for an entire legion or two...
Posted by: John Stark Dark at December 25, 2012 09:18 PM (0JB89)

Hmm. Collect shit for burning vs conquering a nation....let me think about it.

Posted by: Invictus at December 25, 2012 09:23 PM (OQpzc)

155 Is anyone hiring for forestry jobs in Siberia?
Posted by: Invictus at December 25, 2012 09:20 PM (OQpzc)



We're going to get there, trust me.

Posted by: King Barackolounger I at December 25, 2012 09:23 PM (aZ6ew)

156 Congratulations to Stormy!! And happy birthday to Assassin6!!
Posted by: Peaches at December 25, 2012 09:23 PM (kpCLl)

It is my birthday too, dammit. I am 29....again.

Posted by: Invictus at December 25, 2012 09:25 PM (OQpzc)

157 150 I agree Jones. Surprised we haven't seen a telethon for those people starving like the Ethiopians. If I can't pronounce it I ain't eating it.

Posted by: wierdflunkyonatablet at December 25, 2012 09:26 PM (m/9JW)

158 My Holliday's are very complete and uplifting knowing we have President Obama for another 3 years,,,,,,

Posted by: LaQuisha Swatrz from Oakland, CA at December 25, 2012 09:27 PM (lJ3rV)

159 Ont up.

Posted by: Elizabethe at December 25, 2012 09:27 PM (vc40y)

160 We're going to get there, trust me.
Posted by: King Barackolounger I at December 25, 2012 09:23 PM (aZ6ew)

I could really use a government job right about now. I have lots of experience killing trees.

Posted by: Invictus at December 25, 2012 09:27 PM (OQpzc)

161 Hmm. Collect shit for burning vs conquering a nation....let me think about it.

Posted by: Invictus at December 25, 2012_
____
yeah...you are correct...I would prefer the later of the two as well. Which is why I haven't started burning cow dung yet..

Posted by: John Stark Dark at December 25, 2012 09:27 PM (0JB89)

162 113



Posted by: DAve at December 25, 2012 08:50 PM (XDC0v)

Thanks for the tip. I need FAL mags for my RRA .308 rifle. It's supposed to take inch or metric but reports online indicate that metric are preferable.

I ordered 8 Thermold mags but the USPS online status for the package confuses me. They've not been delivered but they've been "received" in a zip code that's not mine. Maybe they've been handed off to DHL for final delivery? I'll call them in the morning and find out what the hell's going on.

Posted by: Sandra Fluke's solid gold diaphragm at December 25, 2012 09:40 PM (T7gPe)

163 I gave my boyfriend a handmade cup that has a mermaid for a handle. You use her breasts as a thumb rest.

The boyfriend is still trying to figure out what to get me. He says I didn't give him any hints. Stepson got cash. I spent my Christmas bonus from work on doctor co-pay and meds. At least the codeine cough syrup was worth it.

Posted by: notsothoreau at December 25, 2012 09:43 PM (Lqy/e)

164 Posted by: Stormy70 at December 25, 2012 08:57 PM (U2qEC)

So very awesome.

Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette, still a Hobbit at December 25, 2012 09:47 PM (wbeNt)

165 Stormy:

Blessings!!!!
Many blessings!!!

Posted by: The Man from Athens at December 25, 2012 09:51 PM (6r+q0)

166 My in-laws got me a coffee press, ceramic fondue pot that heats with a tea-light, and a Korean barbecue grill that fits over a stove burner. All from World Market. Being very spoiled I also got a bottle of Kaluha, which has dropped a lot in price which I hope doesn't say bad things about the quality, and several Kindle books.

The best thing I got was my kids being flu free and on the mend after a worrying week of wondering who was going to catch it next.

Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette, still a Hobbit at December 25, 2012 09:52 PM (wbeNt)

167 I think we should all give the wives a stiffy, at least that I my plan with the wife right after we get them a little tipsy

Is it stuff the wife and eat the turkey, or vice versa? I never can remember.

I got an enamel dutch oven, a belt, a gift certificate to TGIFriday and some chocolate.

Posted by: Colorado Alex at December 25, 2012 09:53 PM (YphDF)

168 Gave: Stetson Straw, Gunfighter Coat, Chippewa Packer Boots, Outlaw Josey Wales dvd, Craftsman Tool Bags, Some Horse Tack, and 2 lb. of See's Special Pack Chocolates......Got: Beautiful Indian Head Embroidered Jacket, Lots of Tops, Jewelry, Cookbook, Cookware, $75 BN, $25 Starbucks cards and 100's of $$$.

Posted by: concrete girl at December 25, 2012 09:54 PM (y2Ojs)

169 166- Polli-sounds like a great Christmas for you! So very glad there is no flu!!!

Posted by: moki at December 25, 2012 09:56 PM (wi/sM)

170 I got an enamel dutch oven, a belt, a gift certificate to TGIFriday and some chocolate.
Posted by: Colorado Alex at December 25, 2012 09:53 PM (YphDF)

If you keep the wife satisfied, you'd be shocked at what she'll let you do on your off time. Never short the wife.

Posted by: Invictus at December 25, 2012 09:58 PM (OQpzc)

171 Gave two days of good eatin to Sailor son and two of his friends

Hubbie gave me Sig Sauer P238!

Posted by: LaughingOutLoud! at December 25, 2012 10:06 PM (keqxh)

172 Ten I'm sorry to hear that. I've met many people like that and it's infuriating.

As for us, we were on the receiving end of that. We were not in a desperate situation, but this act of kindness gave the kids an extra Christmas boost. We moved into this community earlier this year and our church felt the need to give. It felt weird being the receiver but also wrong to refuse, they wanted to help. II won't lie, it helped. I'm a single mom with 3 kids at homeand it's expensive. Even though I make a good salary things are always
tight and I am frugal.

As for giving my oldest daughter got a new sewing machine, my younger daughter got got a mini stero system for her room (inexpensive one) and my little boy is in toy heaven... Remote control helicopter and Lincoln Logs.

I got my first white Christmas in 30 years it was beautiful.

Posted by: small town girl at December 25, 2012 10:11 PM (kUq7A)

173 One trainer family tradition is a box of ammo of your favorite caliber in your stocking. 8 boxes this year...9 next year if my granddotters squeeze can last that long.

Posted by: trainer @ Home at December 25, 2012 10:25 PM (1QEkm)

174 My husband and I mutually agreed not to exchange gifts this year so he gave me a Glock 31 with the tactical package from Glockmeister and he got a new work bench from me.

We need to agree not to exchange gifts more often.

Posted by: Sarah at December 25, 2012 10:27 PM (LTrJX)

175 The wife got me a roll of Obama toilet paper and "Gen Kill" on DVD.


We watched Generation Kill on NetFlix a couple years ago.

Posted by: fluffy at December 25, 2012 10:31 PM (z9HTb)

176 I got a DNA match in which I can see how I am actually related to the people, and now know a little bit more about a pair of my 4th great grandparents. Made my brother and his family happy by getting my mom to come with me for dinner at their place (and gave them all some money). For my mom, I gave her some gift cards and I snapped her tree in half and nearly killed us and the dog ;( The gift was we lived It was the most piercing scream I have ever heard as the truck barreled towards us ;(

Posted by: Baldy at December 25, 2012 10:51 PM (opS9C)

177 Gave wife new Bear recurve bow, the thingie for the Tivo to stream shows to her I-thingie, and a nice bracelet, along with the certificate to go to the local sporting goods store to fit\measure the dz. arrows.

Kids got a mountain of toys, and new 3DSi's. Overtime $$$ does come in handy

Got a neat book of mini weapons of mass destruction (using simple office supplies to make weapons - really COOL!!!), the COMPLETE Monty Python collection, a Samsung tablet (how do you think I'm typing this....?), and a great book on the Soviet Airforce in WW2 (Red Phoenix )

FiL got a nice soundbar for the telly, MiL got a very nice sportswear suit for physical therapy for her knee replacement. Seeing her walk was the greatest present she could give...

Dinner was the Classic Ukrainian fare - Perogies, Paska egg bread, baked chicken, chicken soup, cold ham, and enough food for a Front. Ah, the things I endure to pay back what my Kraut relatives did to Kiev....

Posted by: fred zeppelin at December 25, 2012 11:06 PM (qA5un)

178 The best gift this year?

My mom is still with us,

Merry Christmas.


Enjoy her companionship and love her all you can, Mrs. Paul. Trust me on this.

Posted by: Bill H at December 25, 2012 11:43 PM (3sZO1)

179
Gave toys, booze, books and perfume (by request)tofamily.
Got bronchitis. Wife landed me the books I wanted though.

Posted by: Buckeye Abroad at December 26, 2012 12:11 AM (4tfkk)

180 You'll get nothing and like it.

Posted by: John the Libertarian at December 26, 2012 12:23 AM (X5Zkj)

181 I got Reata's cookbook! For those of you not familiar with Ft. Worth, google it and enjoy! Merry Christmas all!

Posted by: David W at December 26, 2012 12:26 AM (TtYNI)

182 Me: Got money and a shirt from my mother-in-law (one I can actually wear to work!), a scarf from my sister in law, 5 live action DVDs and a copy of Halliwell's "The Movies that Matter" from my husband, 8 anime DVDs and a nutrition counter from my husband's ex-wife and the kids (before you ask, her and the kids know I like anime, and me and the ex-wife talk about diets and eating better all the time), a bamboo bath set from ex-wife's parents.

I gave: stepkids each got mangas (Japanese comics) from me, hubby got $25 gift certificate from ThinkGeek, 4 year old got a little tablet (from "Grammy," although we nudged her in that direction), trucks, a "Thomas" matching game, and a few other "stocking stuffer" items. Oh, and this big remote controlled truck toy that has a playset for it to move around on. Took hubby awhile to put the thing together last night. And we also gave family members meat and potato pies.

Overall a good Christmas. Spent Christmas Eve with my mother in law, and part of Christmas day with his ex-wife's family so we could spend time with the kids. We didn't think ahead to what we were going to eat at the end of the night, so after hubby went searching he ended up bringing home Chinese food.

Posted by: ScoopPC11 at December 26, 2012 07:21 AM (fIBmG)

183 I got pajamas, a Kindle paperwhite, a cashmere scarf, a jewelry tree, and an apple slicer.

Both kids got new laptops and books and the girl child got the shoes she asked for ("black pumps that can transition from the office to evening") and the boy got some DVDs and video games.

I also made a very bad parental decision and bought my son a joke gift of the talking Randall Honey Badger, R version. It is funny, but the "f" bombs fly and that was disconcerting to hear on Christmas morning. (He's nineteen, BTW, so it's not like he's never heard that word before, but it's very strange hearing it come out of a toy.) So honey badger was banished from the living room, but, you know, I sense he didn't give a shit.

Posted by: Gem at December 26, 2012 07:22 AM (zw+pb)

184 2400.00 Gift Cert. for firearms and reloading gear. 44 special is special indeed.

Posted by: General Trulane Rossi firearms suck. at December 26, 2012 10:43 AM (Z5BDI)

185 I guess I'm a Grinch because I never find these "kids disappointed in their gifts" vids to be funny, even when the gifts are intentionally awful.

Posted by: BlueStateRepub at December 26, 2012 11:29 AM (7ObY1)

186 My wife contributed to my lifelong but only recently realized obsession with music by getting me a Fender Mustang 3 amp. This will be loudly paired with the Les Paul Custom Pro (in silverburst) that I gifted myself for my birthday months ago...

Posted by: Tony253 at December 26, 2012 11:40 AM (PryWG)

187

I love my husband.

He got me an authentic Paul Chen (Hanwei) Shinto Wakizashi Samurai Sword.

I love swords, and collect them.

best gift ever

Posted by: beach at December 26, 2012 11:58 AM (LpQbZ)






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