Thread: Christmas is coming, has anyone thought about what they want yet?

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    I stopped thinking about what I want for Christmas when I was a 16-year-old kid. Now I'm a 31-year-old kid and If I want something, I just buy it, I don't need to wait 'til Christmas. Christmas to me is not about the gifts, but about being thankful, family, giving, and celebrating the meaning of the holiday.
    "Three o'clock is always too late or too early for anything you want to do."
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    Quote by elron
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    that's it?
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    well, I also want of them mossy oak camo patterned Snuggy blankets
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    Quote by piercedsphynx
    I stopped thinking about what I want for Christmas when I was a 16-year-old kid. Now I'm a 31-year-old kid and If I want something, I just buy it, I don't need to wait 'til Christmas. Christmas to me is not about the gifts, but about being thankful, family, giving, and celebrating the meaning of the holiday.


    I do the same thing most of time myself if I have the money. Christmas in that capacity is a big disappointing scam. You never really get what you want anyway and in the event that you have to return something because it doesn't fit or its broken or its just a lousy piece of crap, you have the lovely task of standing in line with everyone else a few days after Christmas. I say screw gifts on the whole, I can't wait to go back to saving money and buying shit for myself that I really want whenever I like.

    On the other hand, I love Christmas for all the RIGHT reasons i.e. going to church for the second of two times that I actually go during the whole year (yeah I'm an "EC [Easter-Christmas]" church goer, what of it?), hanging out with your family, playing games, getting drunk and passing out watching A Christmas Story or whatever the hell else is on. It's kinda like Thanksgiving, minus the football, double the bullshit and guilt. I honestly like Thanksgiving more out of the two "end of the year" holidays. I love Halloween a little bit more too. Holidays without any real emotion are much easier to enjoy and deal with.

    In this modern age, Christmas is just a big fucking lie and a disappointment of biblical proportions however if you can manage to get past all of the pageantry and other horseshit like spending money, acting fake to appease aging relatives and people you barely see or don't really like, and the biggest bullshit story of all, Santa Claus, its about family and love.

    On a side-note, I think Christmas is only really fun when you're a kid. I mean you're still naive, you still believe in Santa, you manage to get that one special gift which you'll always remember, you still have time to watch every Christmas special you love without any worries like work and paying bills. God, sometimes I just mourn my childhood...I need help
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    I'm sitting here and my mind is pretty much blank. But I guess the things I would want for Christmas are:

    Limited Edition Red Nintendo Wii (with games)
    A plane ticket to Poland, Germany and the states
    MONK DVDs
    Agatha Christie's Poirot DVDs
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    Quote by jango52577
    Quote by piercedsphynx
    I stopped thinking about what I want for Christmas when I was a 16-year-old kid. Now I'm a 31-year-old kid and If I want something, I just buy it, I don't need to wait 'til Christmas. Christmas to me is not about the gifts, but about being thankful, family, giving, and celebrating the meaning of the holiday.


    I do the same thing most of time myself if I have the money. Christmas in that capacity is a big disappointing scam. You never really get what you want anyway and in the event that you have to return something because it doesn't fit or its broken or its just a lousy piece of crap, you have the lovely task of standing in line with everyone else a few days after Christmas. I say screw gifts on the whole, I can't wait to go back to saving money and buying shit for myself that I really want whenever I like.

    On the other hand, I love Christmas for all the RIGHT reasons i.e. going to church for the second of two times that I actually go during the whole year (yeah I'm an "EC [Easter-Christmas]" church goer, what of it?), hanging out with your family, playing games, getting drunk and passing out watching A Christmas Story or whatever the hell else is on. It's kinda like Thanksgiving, minus the football, double the bullshit and guilt. I honestly like Thanksgiving more out of the two "end of the year" holidays. I love Halloween a little bit more too. Holidays without any real emotion are much easier to enjoy and deal with.

    In this modern age, Christmas is just a big fucking lie and a disappointment of biblical proportions however if you can manage to get past all of the pageantry and other horseshit like spending money, acting fake to appease aging relatives and people you barely see or don't really like, and the biggest bullshit story of all, Santa Claus, its about family and love.

    On a side-note, I think Christmas is only really fun when you're a kid. I mean you're still naive, you still believe in Santa, you manage to get that one special gift which you'll always remember, you still have time to watch every Christmas special you love without any worries like work and paying bills. God, sometimes I just mourn my childhood...I need help



    I know what you mean! You don't need help, you need other people around you who think like we do! You completely hit the nail on the head with everything you said and I couldn't have said it better myself.
    "Three o'clock is always too late or too early for anything you want to do."
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    I'm asking for Donkey Kong Country Returns (already played it and LOVE it!) and Goldeneye 007 on the Wii...and a new pair of Docs...
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    I'm not asking for much, but I'm looking forward for some GameStop giftcards for the Holidays.
    There's just so many good Wii games available for the Holiday season, though.
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    Quote by piercedsphynx
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    Quote by piercedsphynx
    I stopped thinking about what I want for Christmas when I was a 16-year-old kid. Now I'm a 31-year-old kid and If I want something, I just buy it, I don't need to wait 'til Christmas. Christmas to me is not about the gifts, but about being thankful, family, giving, and celebrating the meaning of the holiday.


    I do the same thing most of time myself if I have the money. Christmas in that capacity is a big disappointing scam. You never really get what you want anyway and in the event that you have to return something because it doesn't fit or its broken or its just a lousy piece of crap, you have the lovely task of standing in line with everyone else a few days after Christmas. I say screw gifts on the whole, I can't wait to go back to saving money and buying shit for myself that I really want whenever I like.

    On the other hand, I love Christmas for all the RIGHT reasons i.e. going to church for the second of two times that I actually go during the whole year (yeah I'm an "EC [Easter-Christmas]" church goer, what of it?), hanging out with your family, playing games, getting drunk and passing out watching A Christmas Story or whatever the hell else is on. It's kinda like Thanksgiving, minus the football, double the bullshit and guilt. I honestly like Thanksgiving more out of the two "end of the year" holidays. I love Halloween a little bit more too. Holidays without any real emotion are much easier to enjoy and deal with.

    In this modern age, Christmas is just a big fucking lie and a disappointment of biblical proportions however if you can manage to get past all of the pageantry and other horseshit like spending money, acting fake to appease aging relatives and people you barely see or don't really like, and the biggest bullshit story of all, Santa Claus, its about family and love.

    On a side-note, I think Christmas is only really fun when you're a kid. I mean you're still naive, you still believe in Santa, you manage to get that one special gift which you'll always remember, you still have time to watch every Christmas special you love without any worries like work and paying bills. God, sometimes I just mourn my childhood...I need help



    I know what you mean! You don't need help, you need other people around you who think like we do! You completely hit the nail on the head with everything you said and I couldn't have said it better myself.


    Well, I just call it one of my lucid moments when I'm actually able to hammer out something coherent when I'm not too tired or too stressed out...lol But, yeah, anyway, I haven't really cared for Christmas for a few years now almost 7 years since my grandma passed away and almost 15 years since my grandpa and my great grandmother passed away. My great grandma had a heart attack a week after Thanksgiving, my grandpa died ten days before Christmas (both in 1995), and then my grandma passed away about two weeks after Christmas (2004) though one could argue that she was gone a week before that because she was so doped up on painkillers and her blood was so septic (blood poisoning) that she didn't even know who we were when we visited with her at the hospital.

    So in all my cynicism, I'm just not a huge fan of this time of year. Especially when a few of the people in your family that you loved as much as your parents are gone and a few holiday traditions are dead too as a result. I don't get to enjoy all the Christmas cookies my grandma and my family used to make together and our family Christmas Party is fucking dull because my one great aunt's husband's other side of the family is so fucking uptight and set in their ways. Old people, right? I hope that when I'm old that I'm not that big of a jackass. Another thing that kills me is I have this semi-retarded third cousin that follows me around at these big family functions and pokes me and makes lame jokes and has to give me a play by play update of the current foot ball game he's watching AT THE PARTY. I fucking hate TV at a party unless its playing music somehow. TV at a fairly big party is just cheesy not to mention rude to everyone else.

    At least my first cousins are normal and my other third cousin (who I'd probably nail if she wasn't my cousin and had kids...cue the banjos...lol) are pretty awesome. This third cousin is semi-punk/goth, has a few tattoos, and likes to drink and smoke and just shoot the shit and talk about anything. She listens to me too and doesn't fucking run her mouth every five seconds like her nimrod stepbrother. Anyhoo, I bet you're enjoying my holiday rants so much and as long as people respond and give me a prompt to ramble on and on for days, I'll keep writing.

    But back to gifts...on the whole, I don't want much and I don't ask for much. The few things I would like on my list more than anything would be the new Avatar 3-Disc Special Edition, a couple seasons of Boy Meets World on DVD, Discovery by Daft Punk on Vinyl, another hoodie, another pair of jeans, and Kevin Flynn's White Lightcycle (3 3/4" figure scale, not the crappy little diecast that I knocked off my "nostalgia" shelf and snapped in to a few irreparable pieces a week ago...piece of shit!! Yeah, it's a toy but it's a fucking sweet toy and I'm just a 25 year old kid until I get my license, finish school, get a real job, meet a nice girl, and have kids of my own. Life sucks...) from the new Tron Legacy movie coming out next Friday (so very, very, very excited to see it). If that was all I got, I'd be fairly satisfied with my material Christmas indulgence of the year. I'd say I made out like a bandit. I can hope, I can dream. I can just go shopping for myself at all the rad After-Christmas sales...
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    Quote by lorax
    I'm asking for Donkey Kong Country Returns (already played it and LOVE it!) and Goldeneye 007 on the Wii...and a new pair of Docs...


    Those are some great looking Wii games. Saw a commercial for the new Donkey Kong the other day and it looks fucking sweet. Just like the old ones and then of course you can't go wrong with Goldeneye...I can't even tell you how many hours I lost with my friends in like eighth grade when we used to have five hour tournaments fueled by Mountain Dew. I actually miss the late 90's/early 00's like 2000 or 2001. And then you can't really go wrong with a nice pair of Docs. I'd kill for a pair.
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    ...or maybe if my family doesn't even wanna try this year then just give me a few envelopes of cash. It'll save them the trouble and then I can just make myself happy after Christmas.
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    I'd sure like to get my hook on a Barrack Obama Chia Pet
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    I want a Chris Angel Platinum Magic Kit as seen on television.
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    Just send me $$$!

    How 'bout 50's and 100's?
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    Quote by dosp5
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    God, I'd like some dignity too...I could see self-respect as a gift that keeps on giving.
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    Quote by elron
    I want a Chris Angel Platinum Magic Kit as seen on television.


    I saw that infomercial and that kit really does look kind of neat. I loved magic as a kid and I still think some of these wacky shows about illusions and big stunts are pretty interesting.
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    Quote by MrCleveland
    Just send me $$$!

    How 'bout 50's and 100's?


    Now that's what I'm talking about!
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    Man, I was at Best Buy tonight and I wanted everything! I can't wait until the after Christmas sales begin.
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