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So what did Santa bring you for Christmas?

Discussion in 'General Satellite Discussion' started by Chris Blount, Dec 25, 2002.

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  1. Chris Blount

    Chris Blount Creator of DBSTalk Staff Member Administrator DBSTalk Gold Club

    Jun 22, 2001
    Anyone get anything fun? Since I buy most of my own toys, I got mostly clothes.
  2. James_F

    James_F Damn you woman! DBSTalk Gold Club

    Apr 23, 2002
    With our first child on its way, the wife and I decided to skip giving presents to each other and focus on getting ready. I'll find out later today what my parents got us, but they specialize in wacky gifts that end up in the attic. :shrug:
  3. Frapp

    Frapp Icon

    Apr 23, 2002
    Well, Santa delivered a great present to me this Christmas, a new Philips DVDR-985 DVD Player/Recorder.

    Actually, I did have to take Mrs. Santa to Best Buy, point out the player, confirm the price, study the extended warranty and wait for a 10% off B.B. coupon to come in the mail, but boy was it worth it.

    Other than that, I was totally surprised by my children :lol:
  4. raj2001

    raj2001 Icon/Supporter

    Nov 2, 2002
    I bought myself a new Minolta DImage 7i. Other than that everyone else gave me clothes!
  5. Mark Lamutt

    Mark Lamutt Your Neighborhood Liasion

    Mar 23, 2002
    A digicon cable crimper! :D

    (Haven't seen the rest of the presents yet - they're still under the tree waiting for this afternoon.
  6. Steve Mehs

    Steve Mehs Hall Of Fame

    Mar 21, 2002
    Most notables-

    Microsoft Encarta 2003 Reference Edition on DVD-ROM
    Windtalkers on DVD
    Tennessee Titans hat and shirt
    New slippers
    Craftsman pocket knife
    4 cans of Endust condensed air
    100 Pack of Memorex full size CD-Rs + 100 pack of slim jewlcases
    $100 Gift card for WalMart (should equal 6 or 7 DVDs)
    Plus some other stuff

    But still to come, KoRn in concert on DVD and a 10 pack of pocket CD-Rs.
  7. AkShark

    AkShark Legend

    Jul 12, 2002
    Band of Brothers DVD set! Very Cool
    Craftsman propane torch
    Butane pencil soldering gun
    Cabo Wabo Tequila from Cabo San Lucas (hickup)
    Almond Roca
    Alpine CD changer for the truck!

    Nice haul!
  8. Scott Greczkowski

    Scott Greczkowski Banned User

    Mar 21, 2002
    My wife suprised me with a XM / Delphi Skifi Boombox. (and she really suprised me too) :D
  9. AJ2086

    AJ2086 Godfather

    Jun 1, 2002
    I got money. I buy what I want when I see it all year long, so to try and find something that I want come x-mas is usually pointless cause I already have it. Made about $600.00, still more to come tho.
  10. Jasonbp

    Jasonbp Godfather

    Jun 17, 2002
    PS2 Memory Card
    Lava Lamp

    Plus a few other things.
  11. Jacob S

    Jacob S Hall Of Fame

    Apr 14, 2002
    I also usually buy what I want throughout the year, I get a few small gifts and occassionally a bigger gift like a vcr or something similar. I think some people go overboard on buying gifts when there are already too many bills to pay that cannot afford things as it is, and should make it more of a thoughtful unique gift from the heart with meaning instead of value.

    I got a blue sweater/long sleeve t-shirt, have not seen the others yet.
  12. sorahl

    sorahl Godfather/Supporter DBSTalk Gold Club

    Oct 24, 2002
    I got a bunch of shirts, LOTR Extended on DVD (with a ticket to see TT again next week) ST:TMP Directors Cut on DVD, Trivial Pursuit 20th Anniversary edition, Sean Hannity's book, a Stephen Ambrose book (Pegasus Bridge!), Left Behind the iLumina Edition, a Disney Pictorial Guide, and a Traxxas Rustler RC truck (VERY AWESOME) and the joy of seeing my son's face as he left his room to look down at the tree and go "WOW"

  13. Chris Freeland

    Chris Freeland Hall Of Fame

    Mar 23, 2002
    My wife and I did not get each other anything this year so we could take my 13 year old daughter to Walt Disney World. :)
  14. STXJim

    STXJim Legend in my own mind

    Apr 22, 2002
    Don't kid yourself....
    That's not just a Christmas present for your daughter.
    That's a Christmas present for the whole family.
    That's the best kind of present a family can give to each other.
    Something that everyone will enjoy.
    My wife and I started giving "mutual" presents many years ago.
    And it is so much fun deceiding what we will do each year.
    Next year a HDTV might be the 'ticket' for you.
    Your wife and daughter might not know how to appreciate HD but they will love the big screen.
    .....you will know!
  15. EvanS

    EvanS Legend/Supporter

    Mar 27, 2002
    Toshiba 57HDX82...let's see, anything else?
    nah, that's it :D :D :D :D

    although, moving from a 32" direct view at 12', I now REALLY know what people are talking about when they mention the drastic PQ differences between DBS stations :eek:
  16. JBKing

    JBKing Hall Of Fame

    Mar 23, 2002
    Most notably, a Linksys Wireless Network system, and 4 XBox games. :)

    And I got to spend about 3 hours on Christmas Eve putting my son's jeep together. "Allow 45 minutes"--yeah right!
  17. djlong

    djlong Hall Of Fame

    Jul 8, 2002
    New Hampshire
    Lots of the usual stuff.

    Shirts (needed dress shirts for work), some gift certificates..

    Oh... Yeah... A hotel room and two tickets to the spring NASCAR Busch and Winston Cup races in Darlington SC (for myself and my younger daughter!)
  18. invaliduser88

    invaliduser88 Welcome to Torchwood DBSTalk Gold Club

    Apr 23, 2002
    Starfleet Command III - Romulans beware!!!

    Got the HDTV last Christmas...
  19. John Corn

    John Corn Hall Of Fame

    Mar 21, 2002
    Delphi SKYFi
    Delphi BoomBox
    Got the above a couple of days ago.

    2003 Columbus Blue Jacket Calender
    Columbus Blue Jacket T-Shirt
    Columbus Blue Jacket Blanket
    2 Tickets to a Blue Jacket game
    note.....my wife is a Jacket fan as well

    Cordless drill
    movie tickets
    gift certificates
  20. spanishannouncetable

    spanishannouncetable Icon

    Apr 23, 2002
    An XBox w/ Project Gotham Racing, The Thing & Crazy Taxi 3
    Grand Theft Auto: Vice City, Medal of Honor: Frontline & Wipeout Fusion for my PS2
    A suede Carolina Panthers jacket
    A complete set of Simpsons talking watches
    Cash & gift cards
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