Thread: Christmas Lists

    • 5 years 1 day ago
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    O.K, Christmas is right around the corner! What's on your Christmas lists?? I already bought a new t.v on Black Friday so the only thing left for me to ask for this year is a shop vac, I've been wanting one for a long time. I'm getting my kids Super Smash Bros for the Wii U, a new bike for my youngest, don't know what my oldest wants yet (I tasked them to make their list today), Jewelry and a purse for my wife, and I think some nice serving ware for the in-laws since they're always entertaining.

    What's on your guys lists?
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    • 5 years 1 day ago
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    Numero uno on my list.

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    • 5 years 1 day ago
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    First thing on my list is that Santa forces Vertex to get rid of the Dodge ads... forever.
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    • 5 years 13 hours ago
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    I thought you had a Dodge work truck?
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    • 5 years 12 hours ago
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    I've got a caravan, but those adds are still annoying. Crow, can't go wrong with Tale Spin, it's a classic. The only thing better would be if you could go back in time and watch it after school.
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    • 5 years 10 hours ago
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    Quote by bklynbren
    Crow, can't go wrong with Tale Spin, it's a classic. The only thing better would be if you could go back in time and watch it after school.


    Cartoons first. Homework second. That was every kid's plan.
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    • 5 years 9 hours ago
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    Nothing.

    I don't mean to be all sanctimonious. I'm no monk. I've simply given up. My family doesn't know how to shop for me. I no longer know what to ask for that they can't screw up. So I don't ask for anything. Let's just be together.
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    • 5 years 9 hours ago
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    I know how you feel, my wife rarely hits the mark.
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    • 5 years 8 hours ago
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    Quote by vkimo
    I thought you had a Dodge work truck?


    I do, and it's a dandy. But the ads suck, and are very annoying. LOL
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    • 5 years 5 hours ago
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    Christmas is a waste of money for the most part. Everyone gets a bunch of stuff they don't need. No one wants to tell anyone exactly what they want because they don't want to seem entitled, and no one wants to get someone something they asked for because that would be boring!
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    • 5 years 5 hours ago
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    It does get expensive, but I wouldn't say it's a waste. The fun everyone has and the joy you get from giving your loved ones gifts definitely outweighs the bs. I will say I'm not too into the Christmas movies this year, Halloween movies are way more fun.
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    • 5 years 4 hours ago
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    I did say "for the most part" but that was probably too much.
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    • 4 years 11 months ago
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    Here's my typical xmas list and why it doesn't work.

    Clothes: Let's take a hoodie for example. The cuffs and waistband should be 1 1/2" to 2", the string should have a tight round weave round and plastic aglets, the zipper should be silver-colored metal with rectangle-shaped pull, no waffle lining, and the stitching and string should be the same color as the fabric. To me it's just "classic style" but to the manufacturers it's inconvenient (apparently) and to other people none of that stuff matters. If I have to go into all that, why bother?

    Video games: There are so few new games I want that the new consoles aren't worth it. Even last gen was a pile of disappointment. Try telling somebody to get vintage games when they don't know anything about them. Might as well send them into the wilderness with a pocket knife and a piece of string. They'll come back with Mario Teaches Typing.

    Movies: I used to ask for them. But they don't have liner notes like music does, so they're not as engaging. I don't put them on over and over again like with music either. So streaming put me totally over owning copies. Netflix does the same thing to Santa that it does to video stores.

    And speaking of music: One time I asked for Norther. If you don't know Norther, their albums have titles like "Dreams of Endless War" and "Death Unlimited" and that scares my mother so I got none. Next time I decided to try for something more innocuous. I heard Apollo 440 on a movie soundtrack. I liked that song a lot, so I put them on the list. I got two albums and I'm not even really into the band.. One from my father, and one from my brother who bought it on iTunes and burned it to a CD for me (thanks )

    So yeah I totally know what vkimo means by a waste.
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    • 4 years 11 months ago
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    At this stage in my life I really don't expect too many gifts, I usually get a nice bottle of Whiskey, Cognac, Brandy, or Rum; this year I hope I get my shop vac too, getting hammered and vacuuming the hell out of shit seems like a winning combination for this holiday season. But honestly I have more fun picking out gifts for people, I love giving gifts, I think in another life I may have been Santa Claus.
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    • 4 years 11 months ago
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    I like to give presents too, when I find something that I know is just right for that person. This usually happens by chance. I just did that for the Mrs' birthday. Not living near my family, I don't know what they're up to much.

    I don't expect anything any more either. I've got it all. Yet they keep asking for lists. For some reason they're not into giving booze, I think they see that as more of something for an acquaintance.

    I completely agree about getting hammered and vacuuming the hell out of shit though
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    • 4 years 11 months ago
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    Quote by vkimo
    Christmas is a waste of money for the most part. Everyone gets a bunch of stuff they don't need. No one wants to tell anyone exactly what they want because they don't want to seem entitled, and no one wants to get someone something they asked for because that would be boring!


    After we give thanks for what we have, we go on a shopping frenzy lol
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    • 4 years 11 months ago
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    Quote by stake
    Here's my typical xmas list and why it doesn't work.

    Clothes: Let's take a hoodie for example. The cuffs and waistband should be 1 1/2" to 2", the string should have a tight round weave round and plastic aglets, the zipper should be silver-colored metal with rectangle-shaped pull, no waffle lining, and the stitching and string should be the same color as the fabric. To me it's just "classic style" but to the manufacturers it's inconvenient (apparently) and to other people none of that stuff matters. If I have to go into all that, why bother?


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    Quote by stake
    One from my father, and one from my brother who bought it on iTunes and burned it to a CD for me (thanks )


    haha that's hilarious, surprised he didn't give you a Christmas Card with a link to the Youtube video jotted down in it.

    I like to give gifts too. I gave my inlaws a kind of expensive water cooler last year which they asked for, but now it's in the basement wrapped in plastic. I saw my wife's brother using the headphones I got for her father, and the only one who appreciates the Sony Media player is the spider who made a nest under it.
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    • 4 years 11 months ago
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    It drives me crazy when they don't use the stuff you get for them. It's been hit or miss with my in-laws. This year I'm keeping it low tech, I don't want a repeat last year, just picture a neglected top of the line Keurig with Sarah Mclachlan's "Angel" playing in the background
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    • 4 years 11 months ago
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    Quote by vkimo
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    The cuffs are much too long. I don't know what they were thinking with that
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    • 4 years 11 months ago
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    I agree with you there, I actually pointed that out in a Youtube review. I just fold them back and they're fine.
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