Favorite Christmas Gift of all Time?

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    Dec 12, 2008 12:22 PM GMT
    What's your favorite Christmas gift or two of all time? Mention the gift and the year the gift was given or your age at that time?

    Mine is Atari, 1980 I was 10 years old (remember Asteriods???)... or possibly my GPS Garmin Nuvi 660, 2006.

    Loooking forward to hearing about all those favorite or ost memorable gifts out there.

    Happy Holidays!

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    Dec 12, 2008 4:38 PM GMT
    I am not sure what my favorite is but about 2 years ago an indian friend of mine at work gave me a choker she made by hand just for me.

    She goes to all the pow wows and makes her own clothing, shoes, everything by hand! She knows I love going to the pow wows and exploring my indian heritage.

    She made me this choker by hand and I still have it in the box she gave it to me in. I DARE someone to touch it! I am going to get it framed, it is absolutely beautiful.

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    Dec 12, 2008 4:45 PM GMT
    1953, a Lionel train set I already mentioned in another thread here about a most memorable Christmas.

    But it would compete with birthday gifts, like my first 26-inch bike in 1958, or my first car in 1966.

    Odd, they're all related to transportation... LOL!
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    Dec 12, 2008 4:46 PM GMT
    I think the best one I have ever gotten honestly is a green flannel that I wear all the time... although the one I use the most and couldn't live without is my iPod icon_smile.gif
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    Dec 12, 2008 4:51 PM GMT
    I don't remember how old I was, but...
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    Dec 12, 2008 4:59 PM GMT
    My favorite gifts are always those that don't seem token. I like gifts where people put some time or thought into it. The monetary value never matters if there was some sincere thought and care put into the gift. My favorite gift could be as simple as my favorite cookies that someone baked just for me.
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    Dec 12, 2008 5:09 PM GMT
    CuriousJockAZ saidMy favorite gifts are always those that don't seem token. I like gifts where people put some time or thought into it. The monetary value never matters if there was some sincere thought and care put into the gift. My favorite gift could be as simple as my favorite cookies that someone baked just for me.


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    Just jokes! I love those type of gifts as well. It shows that the person knows who I am as a person and how to touch my inner soul. Soul people...not hole! icon_wink.gif
  • xKorix

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    Dec 12, 2008 5:11 PM GMT
    For me it was a super rare video game...haha my ma found it for me...I was like WHOA!!
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    Dec 12, 2008 5:17 PM GMT
    HighVoltageGuy said
    CuriousJockAZ saidMy favorite gifts are always those that don't seem token. I like gifts where people put some time or thought into it. The monetary value never matters if there was some sincere thought and care put into the gift. My favorite gift could be as simple as my favorite cookies that someone baked just for me.


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    Just jokes! I love those type of gifts as well. It shows that the person knows who I am as a person and how to touch my inner soul. Soul people...not hole! icon_wink.gif





    Oh, alright, truth be told that '68 camaro I got for Xmas when I was 16 was pretty memorable. You can't drive a cookie icon_rolleyes.gif
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    Dec 12, 2008 5:18 PM GMT
    Not to seem like a fossil, but back in 1964, my parents had little money. My Dad ( now passed) was one of the first EMTs in New Orleans and he and his fellow firefighters built bikes for my brother and me. Those were our first bikes ever! God bless all our firemen!!!!
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    Dec 12, 2008 5:30 PM GMT
    1963. A puppy. He was my best friend for 16 years.
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    Dec 12, 2008 7:35 PM GMT
    The Easy-Bake Oven that my mom (or rather, Santa) got for me when I was seven. I was ecstatic.

    That morning, I made an easy-bake cake, and in my fit of joy and excitement, I threw the scissors that I used to cut open the mix packet on the floor. Moments later, I stepped on those same scissors, driving them all the way through my foot. I panicked and ran to my mom, who promptly told me I had to go to the ER to get stitches. I wouldn't have any of that, so she duct taped a sanitary napkin to both sides of my foot.

    I'm fine now, though.
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    Dec 12, 2008 7:38 PM GMT
    nhnelson saidThe Easy-Bake Oven that my mom (or rather, Santa) got for me when I was seven. I was ecstatic.

    That morning, I made an easy-bake cake, and in my fit of joy and excitement, I threw the scissors that I used to cut open the mix packet on the floor. Moments later, I stepped on those same scissors, driving them all the way through my foot. I panicked and ran to my mom, who promptly told me I had to go to the ER to get stitches. I wouldn't have any of that, so she duct taped a sanitary napkin to both sides of my foot.

    I'm fine now, though.




    Another plus for DUCT TAPE! It should be in every man's Christmas stocking.

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    Dec 12, 2008 7:48 PM GMT
    When I was 5 years old. I got Frogger the Arcade icon_biggrin.gif. I was the happiest kid on earth icon_biggrin.gif

    Frogger game
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    Dec 12, 2008 8:51 PM GMT
    In 1992 I got not only a Sega Genesis at my moms, but a Super Nintendo at my dads.

    Best. Christmas. Ever.
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    Dec 12, 2008 10:08 PM GMT
    CuriousJockAZ saidMy favorite gifts are always those that don't seem token. I like gifts where people put some time or thought into it. The monetary value never matters if there was some sincere thought and care put into the gift. My favorite gift could be as simple as my favorite cookies that someone baked just for me.


    Yeah but that was not the question or how much was it worth. What GIFT has been your favorite. One that made you go wow! whooo hooo!!! Isnt that what gifts are about! Being surprised?

    Sorry CuriousJackAZ Im just curious.
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    Dec 12, 2008 10:50 PM GMT
    HighVoltageGuy saidI don't remember how old I was, but...
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    WOW! I remember that race track........ that was so much fun, except the cars seem to fall off the edge if you went too fast.

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    Dec 12, 2008 11:40 PM GMT
    2006 - a two week trip to Italy from my Hubby. I was so suprised I started crying in front of my Parents.... icon_redface.gif
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    Dec 13, 2008 12:17 AM GMT
    Mine was a toy from Mattel (I beleive)..It was called 'The Strange Change Time Machine)....I was 9 and the year was (god help me)...1967. It was this dome shape little machine (it plugged in) and you would open the little door to the dome and put in one of these strange little squares. The heat from the floor would cause the square to soften up and open up to be a little alien man. Once you opened up all the little squares you had alien wars. When you were done, you put them back into the machine until they got warmed up(actually hot) then you took em out and put them into this little vise that turned them back into little plastic blocks.