And under your tree this year?

Discussion in 'After Hours Lounge (Off Topic)' started by Stephen Orr, Dec 25, 2005.

  1. Stephen Orr

    Stephen Orr Screenwriter

    Mar 14, 1999
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    Our family just finished unwrapping gifts, so I thought it would be fun to share what showed up under the tree this year.

    For me:
    Logitech X-530 surround speakers for my computer from wife
    Insignia 9-inch screen portable DVD player from wife
    Flannel shirts from wife
    King Kong DVD collectors' tin, Best Buy version from mother-in-law.
    Serenity DVD from me
    Natural History of Skull Island from my son
    Hollywood Blockbusters coffee table book from my son's fiancee
    Clone Wars figures collectors set from son
    Lithograph of French King Kong (1933) poster framed from son and fiancee
    King Kong and giant bats action figure set from son's fiancee.

    Turkey roaster
    digital scale
    Clothes from me
    Jerusalem Cross from me
    broach from son's fiancee
    framed pictures from my son
    2005 Camry (early Christmas present)
    eMachine computer (early Christmas present)

    Panasonic 100GB DVR
    Plane ticket home to visit
    Serenity DVD
    A USB to ethernet adapter for his laptop.


    Wife just got me a Sony KV 34HS420 Widescreen HDTV! I LOVE this woman!

    Pretty good Christmas this year. Hope every one else is enjoying their holiday!
  2. Christ Reynolds

    Christ Reynolds Producer

    May 6, 2002
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    from parents: simpsons season 7 dvd
    from brother: simpsons season 7 dvd

    looks like there was a mixup in communication [​IMG]

    from girlfriend: mitchell & ness 1963 gordie howe jersey. and i know she didnt spend as much as the link says it is!

    merry christmas.

  3. Orlando

    Orlando Stunt Coordinator

    Aug 1, 2000
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    Some of our family highlights are -

    Velodyne SMS-1 Sub-EQ
    All-Clad Pro Cookware
    Star Wars Lightsabre TV Game
    PS2 Star Wars Battlefront II
    Islanders Hockey Jersey
    King Kong Tin
    Kong vs. Godzilla
    Simpsons S7
    Carpenters SA-CD

    Had a great year and hope the same for everyone else.
  4. Inspector Hammer!

    Inspector Hammer! Executive Producer

    Mar 15, 1999
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    Houston, Texas
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    John Williamson
    My gifts...

    From my dad...
    Master Replicas Force FX Anakin Skywalker Lightsaber.

    Master Replicas Force FX Darth Vader Lightsaber.

    ^^Two of the coolest things I own! [​IMG]

    A new comforter.

    3 sweatshirts.

    2 pairs of jeans.

    A pack of Fruit of the Loom t-shirts and a pack of briefs.

    Some socks.

    From my brother...

    Badder Santa dvd.

    Natural Born Killers dvd.

    The Best of Benny Hill dvd.

    Green Day 2-disc cd/dvd Bullet in a Bible.

    From my girlfriend...

    A A Christmas Story T-shirt + other gifts that I have yet to recieve, i'll get the rest on Friday when I see her (long distance relationship).

    From my boss...

    An extra $100 bucks in my paycheck. [​IMG]

    Too tired to list everyone else's gifts. [​IMG]
  5. Keith_R

    Keith_R Screenwriter

    Jun 16, 2001
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    I have a small family:

    To Me:
    3.Long sleeve shirts
    4.kick ass new leather jacket
    5.a DVD of my choosing bath towels
    7.a blanket
    8. Bluetooth USB adapter

    To my mom from me bath towels certificates
    3.waterbed cleaner dinette set (this was her big gift)
  6. BrianW

    BrianW Cinematographer

    Jan 30, 1999
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    I got a Serenity DVD.

    I haven't seen Serenity, yet.

    Best Christmas EVER!

    [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]

    MerryChristmashappynewyearandallthatstuffinahurryc uzigottagowatchitBYE!
  7. John Stone

    John Stone Supporting Actor

    Aug 5, 2001
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    - Amazon gift certs
    - Dumbbell rack
    - Pair of 90 pound and pair of 100 pound hex dumbbells
    - Another 300-pound Olympic barbell set
    - 2 Captains Of Crush grippers
    - 2 sets of 4 platemates (1.25 and 2.5 pound)
    - 7 CDS
    - Boxers

    This is the first year I've not received a least one present that requires an AC or DC power source.
  8. Mark Shannon

    Mark Shannon Screenwriter

    May 27, 2002
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    To me from parents:
    • 2000 Ford Focus SE
    • Pair of Batman sleeping pants
    • alarm clock
    • season's pass for skiing
    • a bunch of smaller items

    To me from brother:
    • NXE 4+1 Paintball harness
    • 4 paintball pods
    • folding stock for my paintball gun
  9. Ray Chuang

    Ray Chuang Screenwriter

    Jan 26, 2002
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    Here's what I got for Christmas:

    1. A new Ultra X-Connect 500-watt ATX power supply for my computer (and boy, does it need it!).

    2. A new Casio watch that is tuned to WWVB atomic time. [​IMG]

    3. US$125 in gift certificates. [​IMG]
  10. Dave Poehlman

    Dave Poehlman Producer

    Mar 8, 2000
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    The wife gave me a brown t-shirt that says "My butt itches".

    No, really.
  11. David McGough

    David McGough Second Unit

    Nov 26, 1999
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    a automatic tape measure
    pair of comfy house slippers
    6' shop shelf..

    DVD/VCR Combo for her class room
    Polar express DVD
    out side temp thingy

    really don't know were to start on the my 2 college kids
    Wife does the shopping

    All I remember is they both got $400 cash

    And Son spring tuition $3,980 and his $1,000 month rent, truck payment, ect

    daughter's $5,000 tuition include sorority dues & $300 month expenses.

    So Jingle Bells
    To you young parents... $$$$$ days are coming so be ready
  12. Mark Sherman

    Mark Sherman Supporting Actor

    Apr 9, 2003
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    From The Rents

    Coffee Table, End tables,Rug ( all from Ikea ) for the new House.

    also Socks, Gloves, and plenty of cleaning supplies fro the new house.

    Bro, Sister inlaw and Niece

    Stainless and black Krups Toaster this thing is the Rolls of toasters ( also for the new house) it matches the new kitchen perfectly along with more stuff for the new house, matts towels etc etc etc


    Really Cool Oven Mits and Kitchen Towels along with a Target Gift card which I went out and got more stuff for the new house.

    We dont do alot as far as Gift Giving for the adults we do alot for the Kids. Its more about being together and eating way to much.
  13. andrew markworthy

    Sep 30, 1999
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    Remote control daleks for the kids (and a limited edition grey dalek and a Palm Lifedrive for me). Simpsons 6 and 7 plus a lot of things made from pink plastic for my daughter. Computer games and a really neat virtual circuit board for my son. Wife - jewellery and a vast photo atlas of the UK (seriously - she wanted it).
  14. Chuck Mayer

    Chuck Mayer Lead Actor

    Aug 6, 2001
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    Northern Virginia
    Real Name:
    Chuck Mayer
    My early gifts to myself:
    1) FOTR: Complete Recordings
    2) An unreleased King Kong (2005) poster

    From my family:
    1) Clothes (I wear a suit to work, so ties, nice socks, dress shirts, etc)
    2) Smallville S1 and S2 (got S3 and S4 at Target on the 26th for $25 each...they ain't worth $40)
    3) King Kong 2-disc tin
    4) Nintendo DS
    5) Castlevania DS
    6) Calvin and Hobbes Collection (the big mother)
    7) Bugs Life 2-disc (my original was ruined a while back [​IMG])
    8) DVD player for our family room (and my kid)
    9) Best Buy Giftcard ($50)

    My boy got a bunch of Thomas the Tank Engine stuff, some Elmo DVDs and way too many toys and clothes. My wife got Serenity, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, and a West Wing Season, plus some odds and ends (well, odd to me).

    Take care,
  15. Jeff Gatie

    Jeff Gatie Lead Actor

    Aug 19, 2002
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    Christ, you are a Gordie Howe fan and yet you disliked Joe Thornton for taking too many undisciplined penalties? Seems to be a bit contradictory, considering Gordie had "the sharpest elbows in the league", was known to lay the lumber on a man in retailation for some slight and even had a special hat trick named after him (1G, 1A, 1 Major for fighting). [​IMG]

    Seriously, nice gift. My past girlfriends wouldn't think of indulging my hockey fanaticism.
  16. Lynda-Marie

    Lynda-Marie Supporting Actor

    Jun 3, 2004
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    Let's see here...

    Dremel set with flexshaft
    $50.00 gift certificate to a hobby store
    A gem display box
    A set of 29 cut sapphires - not high end, but highly and deeply appreciated

    (To explain the above, I am taking a jewelry design course, and the family decided to give me a boost. [​IMG] They ARE the greatest!)

    Director's cut of Lord of the Rings: Return of the King
    Director's cut of Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers(which is, unfortunately, still in transit, though promised my brother it would be here in time - boy, is HE pissed! [​IMG] )
    They Call Me Tater Salad Ron White comedy DVD
    Boris Vallejo/Julie Bell 2006 Calender
    Two shirts and a pair of pants - that will have to be returned because they don't fit
    A very pretty little porcelain box made by mom

    Unfortunately, my own generosity was stunted somewhat by financial concerns, but here is what went around from me:

    Grandma, mom and Aunt Ruth received little quilting star ornaments I made out of silver, brass and copper.

    Little bro Chet received Children of Dune miniseries DVD. I felt a little stupid, because I thought he had the Dune miniseries already. However, the day after Christmas, we were checking out some sales, and he found the miniseries at the local Fred Meyer - for about half of what I paid for the sequel online. He's still high-fiving himself [​IMG]

    My foster dad was originally supposed to get a silver ring I was working on in jewelry class, but it will have to be a belated Christmas present, due to materials problems beforehand. However, I got him some nice cut stones, including some aventurine and smoky quartz, which he loves. For a joke, I also got him a bag of those little glass "stones" that some folks put in bud vases. These things are flat on one side, so I told him I just got him some new and improved marbles, to replace the ones he lost, and the bonus was that since these are flat on one side, he won't lose them as easily. [​IMG]

    The last one takes a bit more explanation. My brother Chet's and my friend Don died in 2004 from melanoma. He had a little brother named Bill that my brother and I joke we inherited. So we pick on him since his Don cannot be here to do it. Before Don died, Bill had said or done something that really ticked him off, and he said something about how badly Bill needed a clue. I said, "Yeah, let's pool our money and buy that boy a clue. What do you think, boardgame or DVD?" Well, Don cracked up, so Chet and I made a promise that we were going to buy Bill a clue. I got the DVD from at the same time I got the Children of Dune miniseries for Chet. Bill laughed when he got the package, since we signed the card as being from Don, Chet and me.
  17. Rob Gardiner

    Rob Gardiner Cinematographer

    Feb 15, 2002
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    500 issues of Amazing Spider-Man on CD-ROM
    homemade cookies from the boss's wife
    a really amusing book about useless Japanese inventions
    another book, "1001 Movies You Should See Before You Die" (except I've already seen most of them [​IMG] )
    Star Wars Pez dispensers limited edition boxed set (not a joke)
    complete written works of Woody Allen
    campy Jesus nightlight
    a couple boxes of candy and a pound of coffee beans
    boatload of CASH
  18. Christ Reynolds

    Christ Reynolds Producer

    May 6, 2002
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    i think that's why i'm thinking of keeping this one around for a while, these ones seem to be a rare find. [​IMG]

  19. DaveF

    DaveF Moderator

    Mar 4, 2001
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    One Loudoun, Ashburn, VA
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    David Fischer
    Of particular note, from family, girlfriend, etc.
    - iPod nano
    - Sennheiser headphones
    - Cargo Net for my Honda
    - Circle of Dust CD
    - Pastry Mat for rolling pie crusts, pizza dough, etc.

    I gave out things like:
    - cash (for brother-in-law new stereo)
    - gift certificate (for sister with no wish-list)
    - jewelry box (for g/f)
    - bob dylan DVD (for dad)
    - maple syrup (for mom)

    a fun and expensive [​IMG] christmas from all to all in my family.
  20. Malcolm R

    Malcolm R Executive Producer

    Feb 8, 2002
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    -a Remote Car Starter (for those upcoming below zero mornings)
    -Windows XP upgrade (which seems to have loaded just fine...fingers crossed)
    -various kitchen gadgets
    -various DVD's
    -various Gift Cards (Best Buy, Circuit City, movie theater)
    -cordless drill with a variety of bits/drivers
    -down-filled throw blanket
    -Rachel Ray cookbook
    -new novels by Dean Koontz and James Patterson
    -a $100 bonus from my one-day-a-week PT job [​IMG]
    -annual membership with AAA
    -and a stocking from my father filled with 5 bags of candy and the book "Fasting for Health" [​IMG] [​IMG]

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