So what did you get this Christmas?

United States
December 26, 2008 8:04pm CST
So yesterday was Christmas Day 2008, and I know that everyone around the world went into the "ecstasy of unbridled avarice" when they tore through their gifts like rabid dogs. But as for yours truly? I opened my gifts calmly and started from the smallest to the biggest. I had a lot of gifts to open up today, and here's a list of them: Stocking: -A backup universal remote control just in case I lose one of them. -Kit-Kat snacks on the inside x2. -A big Snickers bar. -Athena Wafer Rolls with rich chocolate cream (Product of Greece) -Eco-Trends AAA Rechargeable batteries (think of it this way: one-time use, disposeable batteries may cost low, but wastes a lot of money. On the other hand, rechargeable batteries, although they cost much more, SAVES money. Now that's what I call an economic stocking-stuffer!) Gifts: -A Kingston Data Traveller 100 2GB Flash Drive (saw another one like it for $5 dollars at Wal-Mart). -Maxell CD-R disk spindle (CD-R disks x50). -A sparkly, color-changing lava lamp, even though technically it has glitter in there and a fan spinning on the inside of the liquid. Plus, it's battery-operated and/or plugged into an electric outlet (transformer line plug not included). -CyberPower AC Mobile Power car charger that plugs into the car's cigarette lighter port and becomes an outlet for my brand-new netbook and my supplies that I got with it. (Also works for DVD players). -Three pairs of shoes (one for my replacement sneakers, and two pairs of home slippers). -A $10 dollar gift card for Applebee's that doesn't expire. -A Hewlett-Packard External DVD Writer (for my brand-new Acer Aspire One netbook). -A Magnavox VHS/DVD Recorder (useful for transferring my old VHS tapes to my blank DVDs). So all in all, I got what I wanted this year. Now what gifts did YOU get for Christmas yesterday?
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• United States
27 Dec 08
wow .. Well we do more for our 3 kids my husband and I got eachother 2 gifts I got a necklace with a tiny turtel on it. it is very pretty. and the sentement behind it made me cry. each of our kids has a animal that is theres. my 6 yr old is baby ducks, my 4 yr old is moose and our 9 month olds is a turtel. the note my husband put with it said "so you will always have a little bit of John with you" and I got a book ( i love to read ) so it works for me.
@maean_19 (4662)
• Philippines
27 Dec 08
I have not received my other gifts yet. Christmas is over, but my family decided to have exchange gifts when the kids are complete. My uncle's family celebrated Christmas on his in-laws, as well as my sister's. My older brother's family would still be arriving on the 27th. Perhaps, we would have a post exchange gifts. Though, I have received 2 boxes of coffee - Cappuccino and Mocha, I got a black hand bag, and a beauty kit. I would be expecting other gifts on the 27th and after New Year.
@aringwi (136)
• China
27 Dec 08
i got nothing as no one sent me anything.i thought my wife may send me some gift but she didn't do that as we are quarreling at present.she is still angry with me but it is not my fault which i can prove to the god.
@noniefam (284)
• Indonesia
27 Dec 08
merry christmas to u n family. i didnt get anything on this christmas only greet from friend, mom, sis, hus n kids. not special christmas in this year. i tought u enjoy this xmas. God bless u
• United States
27 Dec 08
We were blessed at our house. Dad got shoes and an electric mattress cover; daughter got a necklace and three games; and I got the movie and sound track to Mamma Mia, a sweat shirt and a jar of cookie mix. Best of all, we got a day spent together to enjoy each other's company. Happy New Year to one and all! May blessings spill into your heart and hands like sands upon a beach.
@eagle_f15 (2054)
• Malaysia
27 Dec 08
I received 3 photo frames, a small box of sweets and a 2009 diary journal
@sameroad (3180)
• United States
27 Dec 08
I could barely wait to open my gifts even though i had already played with it a couple days earlier lol (had to make sure it worked) but i got... Canon digital rebel XS (with kit lens) telephoto lens for canon XS (75-300mm lens) $25 gift card $50 in cash trippy poster trippy incense burner shaped like a tower with mushrooms on it hoddie and i think that's it lol I got what i wanted
@Kmarie923 (875)
• United States
27 Dec 08
Wow, sounds like you had a good Christmas. I didn't open any gifts this Christmas. My friends and family decided that we wouldn't exchange gifts, which is cool because I didn't have a lot of money this Christmas. My boyfriend is a sweetheart though and ordered me a North Face jacket even after we said we wouldn't buy gifts.
• Canada
27 Dec 08
from some friends i got a gift basket full of different flavors of starbucks coffee, some scented candles, a "bedazzler", and some lotion. my son got me a teddy bear. the teddy bear is wearing a blue outfit. Blue is my favorite color. my husband got me a deep fryer and a guitar. I kind of figured i'd be getting the deep fryer, but the guitar was totally unexpected. i didn't think he had enough money for a guitar and i've wanted one for so long. it was quite a pleasant surprise.
@sudalunts (5527)
• United States
27 Dec 08
Seems like you got enough to cover me, I did not get any gifts for Christmas, not one. I did not have any money to buy gifts and I was not expecting to get any either. This is the first year that I have not received anything. When I was working at least I did get one or two gifts from co workers. Nice that you got so many lovely gifts.