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GAC
12-26-2005, 05:37 AM
I got lots of cologne. Do I offend? ;)

Got some Three Stooges DVDs with rare TV appearances and other footage.

clothes.

The kids broke the record tearing through the presents. Like dropping a goldfish into a piranha tank. I always tell them I want to save the paper, but that never works.

In-laws came up from Cincy for dinner, and we had a great time. My wife's Dad, who is a retired carpenter, and I were trying to fix one of our oak dining room chairs for about an hour. One of the screws sheared off on one of the braces, and trying to get the end of the broken screw out of the leg was like watching Frank Burns operate on a patient. We finally got it out. I get to "close" sometime today when I can go out and get a wood plug and new screw. :lol:

Our TV was on TBS and "The Christmas Story" pretty much all day. I did take a break to watch Bing Crosby/Danny Kaye in "White Christmas".

The kids got $100 Toys R Us gift certifcates each from relatives, so they were bugging us all day as to when we were taking them out to spend them. Rumor has it that we are gonna make the effort today THE DAY AFTER CHRISTMAS when everyone is trying to make returns/exchanges! :bang:

And at some point we'll have to stop by my brother's house to visit so the kids can see what their kids all got. They always over do it.

The kids and I ended the night watching "Home Alone". My night ended about halfway through the movie. ;)

Jpup
12-26-2005, 05:49 AM
I got some great presents this year. Although, I would rather buy people gifts and watch their faces glow when they open them, I do enjoy a lot of things that I get. Here is the list.

The best thing that I received was my g/f accepting my marriage proposal. We have had the best weekend with each other. Every quite moment we have had together, she peers deep into my eyes and her's begin to tear up with joy. Nothing can replace that feeling.

She bought me some great gifts as well:

Yamaha 720 watt receiver and home theatre system
Nike tennis shoes (which I really like and needed some new ones)
NBA 2k6 for XBOX 360
Bret Hart 3 Disc Collector's Edition DVD
A nice dress shirt

My dad got me a roll around tool box that I really needed. My little 10 year old sister got me a pair of Madagascar boxer shorts that were really good for a laugh on Christmas morning. I also got some money from my grandmother, she always goes overboard. I really appreciate it though.

I know Christmas isn't about "stuff", but I got some really nice things.

TeamCasey
12-26-2005, 08:21 AM
My night ended about halfway through the movie. ;)

Yeah, I only made it through half of a movie last night too. :laugh:


I got lots of wonderful stuff, I have to sort through it. I was too busy snacking my way through Christmas - crab, scallops, raspberry pie, hash brown casserole, ginger bread, beer ......

I think I'll need to walk about 50 miles to undo that single day.

I got some games, clothes, new fresh pillows! (yeah), a robe, munchies, a dremel like tool, birdhouse building book, the book of the hiker that had to cut off his arm, lamp, ornaments, coffee maker (I killed 2 of them this year), a dvd player.

I'd have to turn on the light to see what else ..... I don't want to disturb the household. I'm hoping everyone sleeps in.

My brother said he isn't sending my gift until spring, because I can't use it until then. I think it's one of these:
http://image.basspro.com/images/images2/92000/92271.jpg

:thumbup:

RedsBaron
12-26-2005, 09:03 AM
I received a lot of clothes, a portable DVD player, DVDs, gift certificates, books-just a lotta stuff.
One of the highlights was after we had opened all of our gifts Christmas morning, a couple of the kids and I then went to my mom's and brought back to my wife a gift that absolutely stunned her-a kayak. She mentioned wanting one but never expected to receive one. However, her mother has already had a nightmare about my wife drowning in the kayak.:rolleyes:
My kids got so much stuff that our eight year old son finally said "I got too much, " words I never expected to hear him say. The eight year old got Batman/Spiderman/Star Wars/G.I. Joe figures, DVDs, books, vehicles, etc., along with clothes and other stuff. The older boys received PSPs, DVDs, PS2 games, clothes, etc.
Christmas was also nice in spending time with other family members. Both my mom and her husband (my dad died nearly 14 years ago) were hospitalized earlier this month. It was good to spend Christmas eve with them at their home. After opening gifts Christmas morning, we then went to church with my wife's parents and spent much of Christmas day with them. Yesterday evening, we went to my sister's for her younger daughter's birthday party-she was a Christmas baby.
This weekend we also watched "White Christmas," "A Christmas Story" and "Home Alone." When I went to bed last night, several people were watching a new DVD of "Polar Express"-I was too tired to stay up.
Merry Christmas everybody.

KittyDuran
12-26-2005, 09:52 AM
The adults draw names in our family and the gift can only be $25 or under. So my neice who got my name asked me what I wanted and I gave her a choice of DVDs (all wide-screen): Wizard of Oz, White Christmas or A Hard Day's Night. I got White Christmas. The other gift was money from my parents - $1,000!

The adults also have to buy a gift a piece for the kids. This year, as in last year, there is only one kid and he got clothes and money. I gave my parents two gift certificates ($25 a piece) to Belterra Casino.

TeamCasey
12-26-2005, 10:11 AM
We watched Polar Express too. As much as the boy loves trains, I think it might have scared him a little. When the music got dark, he wandered to the kitchen.

Best thing about Christmas is hearing him say, "This is the best Christmas ever!" about 25 times yesterday. :)

paintmered
12-26-2005, 10:46 AM
A set of these.

http://www.benhogan.com/products/irons/enlarged/images/BH5IronToeE.jpg

Now if only spring could arrive so I can use them.....

Reds4Life
12-26-2005, 11:25 AM
Sopranos season 1-5 box set
Family Guy 1-3 box set
Clothes
Wallet
Few pairs of cufflinks

I got my Mom one of those expensive Kitchen Aid stand mixers, shes always wanted one. My Dad called early this morning and said she's gone domestic diva and already starting making stuff with it. :runaway:

WVRed
12-26-2005, 11:32 AM
Clothes
Cologne
Tie Rack
Cap Hangers
Beavis and Butthead Mike Judge Collection

GAC
12-26-2005, 12:34 PM
We watched Polar Express too. As much as the boy loves trains, I think it might have scared him a little. When the music got dark, he wandered to the kitchen.

Best thing about Christmas is hearing him say, "This is the best Christmas ever!" about 25 times yesterday. :)

Did you get him his remote control car?

We have the DVD of Polar Express, but have yet to watch it. I heard it ws pretty good, but my daughter (who hasn't seen it) says it saounds like a kid's movie. We'll watch it sometime this week.

I bought a special edition of War Of The Worlds w/ Gene Barry the other day. After seeing the new one my son wants to see the original.

We watched "The Exorcism Of Emily Rose" last night (slept through half of it too ;) ). My wife said it was real good. It's suppose to be based on a true story, and the movie is about the trial of the preist with flashbacks of the girl's situation/exorcism.

I also got a DVD compilation of old western TV shows (Death Valley, Sugerfoot, Wagon, Train, etc). Now that is up my alley!

Grandma got my 10 year a model Apache helicopter that had to be assembled. I will curse Grandma the next time I see her! I thought I was putting together a real Apache 'copter.

TeamCasey
12-26-2005, 01:15 PM
Did you get him his remote control car?

Yes, I got him an off road jeep. It went over much better than the Writing Leap Pad and books that sat in the corner until this morning. :laugh: I didn't get one with a recharger because they went for $70 and up. I found one on the 30-40 range. I would be crushed if I paid that much and it got broken. We can upgrade him when he's a little older. He's still at an age when crashes are thrilling.

The comment with most of his toys: "I can't help it Aunt TC, there was a hurricane and everything went off the cliff."

I didn't buy myself one. I was really hoping to get two RC monster trucks, so we could take them out and play together. Cash ran a little dry.:(

TeamCasey
12-26-2005, 01:16 PM
My nephew got a red rider BB gun. They put it behind the couch and played it out just like "A Christmas Story".

paintmered
12-26-2005, 01:20 PM
My nephew got a red rider BB gun. They put it behind the couch and played it out just like "A Christmas Story".

He didn't shoot his eye out, did he? :)

TeamCasey
12-26-2005, 01:21 PM
Grandma got my 10 year a model Apache helicopter that had to be assembled. I will curse Grandma the next time I see her! I thought I was putting together a real Apache 'copter.

When there was a distraction, we tucked away some extraordinary assembly toys. :devil:

TeamCasey
12-26-2005, 01:22 PM
He didn't shoot his eye out, did he? :)

No, but there was an icicle incident. :)

Dom Heffner
12-26-2005, 01:59 PM
I got a tool chest and a table saw....never thought I would be thrilled with garage stuff, but I was. Can't wait to put the moulding up in the bedroom.

GAC
12-26-2005, 02:43 PM
Sam and I just watched Polar Express. Cute movie. I even stayed awake for it. The kids want to go out and spend their gift certificates they got, but we told them we want a day off to vegetate and we'll do it tommorrow.

My oldest boy got an X Box, and now he wants me to run right out and get him a 30 ft ethernet cable to run from my wireless Linksys router to his bedroom so he can play online. I'll get him set up, but not today. :lol:

Isn't there a wireless card you can put in the X Box?

SteelSD
12-26-2005, 02:49 PM
The best thing that I received was my g/f accepting my marriage proposal. We have had the best weekend with each other. Every quite moment we have had together, she peers deep into my eyes and her's begin to tear up with joy. Nothing can replace that feeling.

Well CONGRATS! That's a heck of a gift.


She bought me some great gifts as well:

Bret Hart 3 Disc Collector's Edition DVD

All I can say is that if you're marrying a woman who'd actually buy you THAT, you can look forward to a long and happy life together. ;)

SteelSD
12-26-2005, 03:00 PM
Oh, and the bestest gift I got was a 7" portable DVD player.

I called out for my wife through the bathroom door last night. She asked if I needed toilet paper. I yelled back, "No. Another disk from South Park Season 6 please!"

:evil:

KronoRed
12-26-2005, 04:11 PM
You're not posting from the bathroom are you Steel? :help:

In a large family with kids out the yingyang gifts for the adults are usually small, it sucks ;)

I got a sweater, home made fudge, a 20 question game, an orange poosh thing, and cash

Jpup
12-26-2005, 04:51 PM
Well CONGRATS! That's a heck of a gift.



All I can say is that if you're marrying a woman who'd actually buy you THAT, you can look forward to a long and happy life together. ;)

She supports my wrestling watching habits. She doesn't care much for wrestling, but she is cool with the idea of me watching it. I bought her the Friends season 10 DVD. It was the only one she didn't have and I'm sure I'll have to sit through another marathon of that soon. :) She's really cool when it comes to things like that. She used to watch some of it with me, but since the Rock headed for Hollywood, she hasn't been quite as interested. :help:

I watched the first disc in the collection this morning and it's pretty good. I wouldn't say that it's on the level of the Ric Flair collection, but it's worth the purchase.

RANDY IN INDY
12-26-2005, 05:24 PM
A set of these.

http://www.benhogan.com/products/irons/enlarged/images/BH5IronToeE.jpg

Now if only spring could arrive so I can use them.....

Nice! Send them down to Charlotte and I'll try them out for you. ;) In the 60's today and supposed to be near that all week. I think I'll have to get out at least once. What kind of sticks were you playing before the new Hogan's, paintmered?

Caseyfan21
12-26-2005, 05:32 PM
A set of these.

http://www.benhogan.com/products/irons/enlarged/images/BH5IronToeE.jpg

Now if only spring could arrive so I can use them.....

Oh man, brings back a hilarious story for me yesterday. We were driving over to my grandparents house about 1 or so yesterday afternoon. They live in Pipestone in Miamisburg. If you aren't familiar it has a nice golf course that rings around the development. As we are pulling in we see an SUV parked on the side of the road right next to where 2 of the holes meet up. A dad and his son are both walking off the side of the road over to the holes with golf bags. As we drive past they look over at us (a little sheepishly) and both give us guilty grins and waves. It was pretty obvious what they got for Christmas but just seeing them walking out to test out the new clubs in 40 degree weather when the course was closed cracked me up.:laugh:

Caseyfan21
12-26-2005, 05:51 PM
I had a great Christmas. Both sides of my family are fairly small (I only have 4 first cousins) so I can usually get a lot of great stuff for the holidays (although I know it isn't all about that it's still nice :) ).

I got a digital camera that I had been wanting from "Santa." It is a Panasonic LZ2 and looks really nice. I don't know a whole lot about cameras other than point and click but my mom is really into it and helping me learn so I can take more pictures when I'm at college.

I also got a few CD's/DVD's including 34th and 8th (OAR), Coldplay Live 2003, and Office Space. I got a Reds hooded sweatshirt which I had been wanting, a Reds t shirt, and a book from the Reds team shop about Opening Day. The book profiles every Opening Day and looks very interesting although I may not get to read it until Spring Break if I don't get to it this week before I head back to school. I also got a major league baseball to maybe get a few Reds autographs on when I am down in Florida for Spring Break. Another sports related gift I got was the game "Scene It? Sports edition." I guess this game was one of the hottest holiday gifts and my mom tried to find it for me but it was sold out. My girlfriend works at FYE and grabbed one when the shipment came in before they sold out of them.

I also got some music stuff. A Dave Matthews Band sweatshirt and poster, and some DVD+RW's.

The last catagory of gifts was OSU stuff. This catagory was the biggest as all of my family seems to buy any and every Ohio State item they see. Good thing that I'm a huge fan and will probably be one of those Buckeye crazy alumni when I graduate. I got one of those super soft pillows, a few shirts/sweatshirts, a sign, lights, school supplies, and many other small items.

This was definately one of my favorite Christmas' in recent memory. I got a lot of great gifts and was pretty surprised in a good way for many of them. None of those gifts from the grandparents where you have to fake a smile and say thanks like it's your favorite thing.

RedLegSuperStar
12-26-2005, 05:53 PM
I'll Just List The Highlights (Still Havn't Had Christmas With My Own Family Yet)

Brand New Laptop - Love My Woman!
Tons Of Gift Cards
Autograph Ken Griffey Jr Baseball - Thank You Self!
Ken Griffey Jr Statue - Thank You Self Again!
Baseball Trivia Book For The Bathroom!
Ken Griffey Jr. Ornament

KittyDuran
12-26-2005, 06:08 PM
Baseball Trivia Book For The Bathroom!
I just keep the current Reds' Media Guide there...:)

RedsBaron
12-26-2005, 06:33 PM
Oh, and the bestest gift I got was a 7" portable DVD player.

I called out for my wife through the bathroom door last night. She asked if I needed toilet paper. I yelled back, "No. Another disk from South Park Season 6 please!"

:evil:
I got one of those as well. I'm charging up the battery at the moment. I hadn't thought of using in the bathroom though.:)

RedsBaron
12-26-2005, 06:36 PM
Grandma got my 10 year a model Apache helicopter that had to be assembled. I will curse Grandma the next time I see her! I thought I was putting together a real Apache 'copter.
I saw a comic Sunday, I think it was "Baby Blues," that showed a dad reading the instruction book to put together his kid's new toy. Instruction no. 1 was: "1. Get an engineering degree from M.I.T.";)

SunDeck
12-26-2005, 08:56 PM
Aw man! Clothes.

SteelSD
12-27-2005, 12:53 AM
I got one of those as well. I'm charging up the battery at the moment. I hadn't thought of using in the bathroom though.:)

Heh. I was actually eyeing a 9" LCD TV monitor that was on sale a couple months ago. I had the whold plan worked out to mount in on the bathroom wall, splice off the line coming out of the downstairs Dish Network box, and run a cable up through the laundry chute and through the wall. I even figured out how to build a little plexiglass case to seal it (to prevent potential moisture damage) and a pefect tiny sound system to hook it up to.

I thought it was a BRILLIANT idea. Listen to the news while showering in the morning or be able to do your business while not needing to miss a part of your favorite show or a moment of the football or baseball game you're watching. Heck, BEYOND brilliant said I.

My wife, however, gave me the look. You know...that look you get when your spouse thinks you've gone beyond the realm of slightly nonsensical and into the land of "crap you really don't need and should never even speak to me about"?

So instead, she conspired with my mother to get me a portable DVD player. Personally, I think it was more of a pre-emptive strike to thwart my plan.

Little does she know. Those small LCD TV's are getting cheaper every day. BWAHAHAHAHA!

:evil:

BTW, speaking of irrational, does anyone here have a spouse who refuses to allow you to put a TV in the bedroom but who falls asleep on the couch in front of the television nightly? Does that make ANY sense???

GAC
12-27-2005, 01:35 AM
I saw a comic Sunday, I think it was "Baby Blues," that showed a dad reading the instruction book to put together his kid's new toy. Instruction no. 1 was: "1. Get an engineering degree from M.I.T.";)

They were the worst instructions I have ever seen. My son asked me why they were written in Spanish, and I told him that Mexico is where they make the Apache. :lol:

Actually, once I got it together it's a pretty neat model.

One of my nieces actually got a Chucky doll from those horror movies. Who gave it to her I have no idea, but this thing is frightful looking. Even in a dark room you can see his head and evil grin. Samuel loved that movie so she gave it to him. My 15 yr old daughter hates that movie (says it gave her nightmares).

Guess where she found the Chucky doll the other night when she woke up? ;)

Samuel is an honery one (just like his Dad).

Yachtzee
12-28-2005, 12:29 AM
I got XM satellite radio. Hello, baseball season!

Jpup
12-28-2005, 08:41 AM
I got XM satellite radio. Hello, baseball season!

You will love it. I am paying for 2 right now and am getting ready to hook up another one. I have one in my truck, my g/f's car, and about to have one hooked up in my home theatre. It's the greatest thing since cable TV.:thumbup:

RedsFan75
12-28-2005, 03:39 PM
This
http://images.misupply.com/products/originalrect/Jay%20Turser%20Guitars/159932.jpg

Love it.

westofyou
12-28-2005, 03:50 PM
Some of these
http://bigpicture.typepad.com/writing/CB.jpg

a bunch of these books about Cincinnati

http://mlb.imageg.net/graphics/product_images/pMLB2-1703881reg.jpg

And some jack that we're putting towards a much needed new dishwasher. (How thrilling!!)

creek14
12-28-2005, 04:35 PM
I got new tires. Usually I don't want anything, but this year I wanted tires.

See, despite what you might think, I'm not high maintenance.

RFS62
12-28-2005, 04:39 PM
I got new tires. Usually I don't want anything, but this year I wanted tires.

See, despite what you might think, I'm not high maintenance.


Yeah, but not just any tires.http://static.howstuffworks.com/gif/batmobile-resize.jpg

RANDY IN INDY
12-28-2005, 06:43 PM
:laugh:

paintmered
12-28-2005, 07:04 PM
Oh man, brings back a hilarious story for me yesterday. We were driving over to my grandparents house about 1 or so yesterday afternoon. They live in Pipestone in Miamisburg. If you aren't familiar it has a nice golf course that rings around the development. As we are pulling in we see an SUV parked on the side of the road right next to where 2 of the holes meet up. A dad and his son are both walking off the side of the road over to the holes with golf bags. As we drive past they look over at us (a little sheepishly) and both give us guilty grins and waves. It was pretty obvious what they got for Christmas but just seeing them walking out to test out the new clubs in 40 degree weather when the course was closed cracked me up.:laugh:

Pipestone is a nice course. I had my worst round in five years there this past summer.

SandyD
12-28-2005, 07:14 PM
The big hit this Christmas came from my brother-in-law's brother to my twin nephews who are 2. A toy keyboard, with microphone and stool.

The boys took to it right away. I snapped a shot by accident of one of them sitting on the stool grinning with his thumb up. It's hilarious.

Caveat Emperor
12-29-2005, 04:50 AM
I was lucky enough to receive one of those nifty new iPod videos. Technology rules! I also got the greatest Christmas movie ever made: Die Hard on DVD, and (in the biggest surprise of all) my sister tracked down an official "Sonic Screwdriver" toy from england based on the remake of Doctor Who (yeah, I'm a nerd - deal with it! :) )

RedsZone was also kind enough to give me 1 additional reputation "power point", seeing as 12-25-05 marked my 1 year anniversary hear. Somebody's getting negatized REAL soon. :evil:

Yachtzee
12-29-2005, 10:03 AM
You will love it. I am paying for 2 right now and am getting ready to hook up another one. I have one in my truck, my g/f's car, and about to have one hooked up in my home theatre. It's the greatest thing since cable TV.:thumbup:

I am definitely enjoying it so far. I can't wait for baseball season, but it was nice having something to listen to while driving through "Radio Free Western NY." It's also nice not having to listen to the lame Cleveland radio stations. I might even have to partake of some NHL games.

My only issue right now is getting the antenna placed and the wire hidden. Right now I have it on my trunk, right near the back window, with the wire going through the trunk, under the back seat, under the floormats and up to the front. I'm not a "car guy" so I'm waiting for my brother-in-law, who seems to know what he's doing, to help me out.

I also need to get the home kit for the Roady2 (which is the model I have).

Reds Fanatic
12-29-2005, 10:38 AM
I was lucky enough to receive one of those nifty new iPod videos. Technology rules!
I also got one one of the video Ipods. I love it. I have spent most of my time since Christmas loading all my CDs onto to Ipod.

Puffy
12-29-2005, 12:17 PM
A set of these.

http://www.benhogan.com/products/irons/enlarged/images/BH5IronToeE.jpg

Now if only spring could arrive so I can use them.....

You should come to Florida - I am probably playing this weekend.

redsfan#1
12-29-2005, 02:02 PM
As parents, we always go all out for the kids (11 and 13). This year they got things that mom and day can play with too! The PSP is great! I don't think theres anything it won't do. And the iPOD that plays video is great too! Of course they got all the accessories and games/videos that go with them.
All we have done all week is play games, watch videos and listen to music.

Yachtzee
12-29-2005, 02:25 PM
As parents, we always go all out for the kids (11 and 13). This year they got things that mom and day can play with too! The PSP is great! I don't think theres anything it won't do. And the iPOD that plays video is great too! Of course they got all the accessories and games/videos that go with them.
All we have done all week is play games, watch videos and listen to music.

My wife got her dad an electronic solitaire game. Of course he didn't get to play it much, because my wife, her sister and her brother-in-law kept playing it.

SunDeck
12-29-2005, 03:23 PM
I just keep the current Reds' Media Guide there...:)
I keep a stack of Dan O'Brien pictures.
Oh, you mean to read...:eek:

bucksfan
12-29-2005, 07:07 PM
My wife gave me a fantastic gift - tickets to a Jerry Jeff Walker and Todd Snider show in New York March 11. She set up the airfare, hotel, and everything. Even went so far as to ask my boss (who lives in England) if I can have the time off as she wants to leave on a Friday morning. Since Todd Snider is my absolute favorite thing going on musically these days anf Jerry Jeff is just fun is his own right, I could not be more thrilled!!

Also got Strange Brew on DVD. and a really nice Ohio State pullover to replace my 10 year old one that looks more orange than red now.

westofyou
12-29-2005, 07:42 PM
My wife gave me a fantastic gift - tickets to a Jerry Jeff Walker and Todd Snider show in New York March 11. She set up the airfare, hotel, and everything. Even went so far as to ask my boss (who lives in England) if I can have the time off as she wants to leave on a Friday morning. Since Todd Snider is my absolute favorite thing going on musically these days anf Jerry Jeff is just fun is his own right, I could not be more thrilled!!

Also got Strange Brew on DVD. and a really nice Ohio State pullover to replace my 10 year old one that looks more orange than red now.Great gift!! Todd played at the Southgate house Tuesday, which also was the day I left Cincinnati. Oh well...

SandyD
12-29-2005, 09:34 PM
My family rarely buys me books. I'd have to make a very specific list to expect that. From my family, I got cash, gift cards, and a nice tote bag. A candle, and a wall mounted mail holder.

Now, Alfred gave me Frank Deford's "The Old Ball Game" and a string of black pearls. Very nice and unexpected, expecially after what he's been through this year.

KittyDuran
12-30-2005, 04:55 PM
I keep a stack of Dan O'Brien pictures.
Oh, you mean to read...:eek::nono: :devil:

KittyDuran
12-30-2005, 04:57 PM
I got new tires. Usually I don't want anything, but this year I wanted tires.

See, despite what you might think, I'm not high maintenance.Well, it's looks like I'm gonna have to break into the $1,000 my parents gave me to pay for some tires. :( The old ones have over 100,000 miles on them so I got my money's worth. :thumbup: