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Old 12-17-2007, 05:48 PM   #1
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As a counter-point to the worst thread, what were some of the best things you ever got for Christmas?

When I was 11, my Dad and Step Mom got me a bow and arrow, a BB gun and a dart board. At the time, I don't think you could have given me ANYTHING that I would have thought was cooler.
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Old 12-17-2007, 05:51 PM   #2
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Best x-mas gift was from last year. My wife bought a REALLY nice full set of Calphalon cookware. Or there is the "Yes you can buy this but it counts towards christmas" G.P. Small tent.


 
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Old 12-17-2007, 05:53 PM   #3
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When I was 7 I got a Green Machine. That was the coolest thing ever... well to a 7 year old anyway. Then a few years later I got an Atari 2600 with Space Invaders, Missle Command and Asteroids.

Atari kicked Intellivision's arse.
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Old 12-17-2007, 06:48 PM   #4
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I think when I was 7 or something my parents got me the MASK battlestation rock thingy. They didn't even wrap it, they just put a huge bow on it because I had been asking for it and hounding them for about half the year.

A couple years later I received one of those huge day-long to put together Lego projects. Those were the happiest Christmases I remember.

 
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Old 12-17-2007, 06:50 PM   #5
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Last year my wife got me a Gibson Les Paul Standard, Guitar! WOW! That made my jaw drop to the floor when I got home from work christmas morning and saw that sitting there.
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Old 12-17-2007, 06:52 PM   #6
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When I was 11, my Dad and Step Mom got me a bow and arrow, a BB gun and a dart board. At the time, I don't think you could have given me ANYTHING that I would have thought was cooler.
They were hoping that you were going to hurt yourself, weren't they? "He'll shoot his eye out!! YES!!!"
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Old 12-17-2007, 06:56 PM   #7
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They were hoping that you were going to hurt yourself, weren't they? "He'll shoot his eye out!! YES!!!"
Trust me - I was EXTREMELY careful. I knew that if I did anything even SLIGHTLY questionable with one of them, they were going to be gone - ALL of them.
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Old 12-17-2007, 07:18 PM   #8
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Last year my wife got me a Gibson Les Paul Standard, Guitar
That would be so damn awesome.
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Old 12-17-2007, 08:18 PM   #9
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Hellllooooo?????? Duh! About a dozen years ago SWMBO got me my starter kit. That's #1!



But SWMBO has always gotten me cool stuff for birthdays and Christmas. In the past she has gotten me:

Flying lessons
A 1-hour ride on the Aluminum Overcast (that's the B-17 owned by the EAA)
A visit to Cooperstown
Packer Tickets
Brewer 10-Pack season tickets



That's just a few. I think I'll keep her
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Old 12-17-2007, 08:32 PM   #10
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A couple of years back my girlfriend, now fiance, got me a blown up poster of the Sports Illustrated with Sandberg on the cover that was signed by the man himself.

 
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