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    What Did You Get For Christmas?

    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.

    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!

    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.
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    Re: What Did You Get For Christmas?

    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.
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    Re: What Did You Get For Christmas?

    Quote Originally Posted by GAC
    My night ended about halfway through the movie.
    Yeah, I only made it through half of a movie last night too.


    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:



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    Re: What Did You Get For Christmas?

    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.
    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.
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    Re: What Did You Get For Christmas?

    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.
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    Re: What Did You Get For Christmas?

    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.

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    Re: What Did You Get For Christmas?

    A set of these.



    Now if only spring could arrive so I can use them.....
    What if this wasn't a rhetorical question?

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    Re: What Did You Get For Christmas?

    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.

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    Re: What Did You Get For Christmas?

    Clothes
    Cologne
    Tie Rack
    Cap Hangers
    Beavis and Butthead Mike Judge Collection
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    I've read books about sparkling vampires who walk around in the daylight that were written better than a John Fay article.

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    Re: What Did You Get For Christmas?

    Quote Originally Posted by TeamCasey
    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.
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    Re: What Did You Get For Christmas?

    Quote Originally Posted by GAC
    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. 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.

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    Re: What Did You Get For Christmas?

    My nephew got a red rider BB gun. They put it behind the couch and played it out just like "A Christmas Story".

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    Quote Originally Posted by TeamCasey
    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?
    What if this wasn't a rhetorical question?

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    Re: What Did You Get For Christmas?

    Quote Originally Posted by GAC
    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.

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    Re: What Did You Get For Christmas?

    Quote Originally Posted by paintmered
    He didn't shoot his eye out, did he?
    No, but there was an icicle incident.


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