What was your favorite present from Santa this year?

@TheHorse (51496)
Pleasant Hill, California
December 26, 2016 12:49pm CST
I bought myself a new Martin D-18 guitar earlier this year. I sleep with it often, but like everything I've ever slept with in my life, it started finding things to complain about after a couple of months. My reading lamp flickers off sometimes. My house is too cold. My sheets are mismatched. I contacted Santa, Santa contacted LL Bean, and everything is now right with the world. I have a new set of flannel sheets and pillowcases, my guitar plays only the notes I ask it to, my feet are warm, and I wake feeling toasty and refreshed. What was the coolest thing Santa brought you this year?
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@just4him (88973)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
26 Dec
A lighthouse with the scripture verse from Psalm 119:105 on it. That would be my favorite. I liked all of them though, even the jewelry I got from my older son. I don't have the heart to tell him I don't wear jewelry, so I'll have to wear it. It's really very nice.
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@TheHorse (51496)
• Pleasant Hill, California
27 Dec
Are you gonna make me look up that Psalm?
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@just4him (88973)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
27 Dec
@TheHorse I should. Your Bible probably needs to be dusted and have the cobwebs blown away Here it is: Psalm 119:105 NUN. Thy word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path. (KJV)
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@jstory07 (56968)
• Roseburg, Oregon
27 Dec
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@sallypup (20660)
• Moses Lake, Washington
27 Dec
Santa sent, via my daughter and husband. a fantastic gift: all of the Christmas Tales that I have sent to friends and relatives through the years, all of those beauties all bound into one book. One Tale was written by hubby and one by daughter. Its light shines out on Amazon. Quite the treat!
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@TheHorse (51496)
• Pleasant Hill, California
27 Dec
That's really thoughtful! But there'll have to be a Second Edition in a few years.
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@Rohvannyn (3137)
• United States
27 Dec
@TheHorse Oh, be assured there will be!
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@teamfreak16 (35111)
• Colorado Springs, Colorado
26 Dec
I got an extra piece of pie at the community dinner yesterday. Does that count?
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@TheHorse (51496)
• Pleasant Hill, California
26 Dec
I got a piece of cherry pie from my young neighbor friend and his mom!
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@FayeHazel (10731)
• United States
26 Dec
@TheHorse Oo! I got a piece of coconut cream .... I love pie
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@TheHorse (51496)
• Pleasant Hill, California
27 Dec
@FayeHazel Oh, can we go halvesies? I love coconut creme!
@pumpkinjam (5683)
• United Kingdom
26 Dec
I've been quite spoilt with lots of cool stuff. Marvel sock, Bertie Botts Every Flavour Beans, noodles (my favourite food), books, games, etc. but I think my favourite might be the dart set and dart board from my eldest son. He always gets me what I ask for! Now I just need to work out where to hang it.
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@TheHorse (51496)
• Pleasant Hill, California
26 Dec
Ah, that could lead to some "darts bonding" between father and son.
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• United Kingdom
26 Dec
@TheHorse Could do, except I'm his mother :)
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@TheHorse (51496)
• Pleasant Hill, California
26 Dec
@pumpkinjam Well, mothers can throw darts too! Heh heh.
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@Jessicalynnt (48190)
• Centralia, Missouri
27 Dec
a damascus steel folding knife, followed by a new fuzzy robe, lol
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@TheHorse (51496)
• Pleasant Hill, California
27 Dec
What is the folding knife for? Hunting? Fishing? Camp outs? Sounds like a good Christmas.
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• Centralia, Missouri
27 Dec
@TheHorse It's too pretty for that, It may just be a show piece, or for ceremonies and stuff, I shall have to post a photo up at some point
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@TheHorse (51496)
• Pleasant Hill, California
27 Dec
@Jessicalynnt Sounds interesting! One of my kid clients gave me a gnarly knife. I've hidden it in a drawer.
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@JudyEv (96663)
• Bunbury, Australia
27 Dec
That's nice that you are all set for winter. I'm looking forward to the Summer Film Festival as we treated ourselves to tickets for the season.
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@TheHorse (51496)
• Pleasant Hill, California
27 Dec
Sounds like fun. What kinds of movies do they show?
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@JudyEv (96663)
• Bunbury, Australia
27 Dec
@TheHorse There is a French and an Italian comedy, an Australian documentary and and a coming-of-age film, a 'quirky Indie film' and an English drama. I think that's about it.
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@TheHorse (51496)
• Pleasant Hill, California
27 Dec
@JudyEv Are there fast cars and lots of things blowing up? I'm American, you know.
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• United States
27 Dec
I have several good ones that I received this year that I really love. My boyfriend got me a Fitbit charge 2. His mom got me a mini George Forman grill and a throw blanket that is chevron and my favourite colours. My parents got me the comforter set that I wanted and the blender I wanted for Christmas and some filters lens for my camera.
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@TheHorse (51496)
• Pleasant Hill, California
27 Dec
Sounds like some good--and useful--things!
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• United States
28 Dec
@TheHorse They are good and very useful when I am in my dorm room. The food at the college sucks & I almost have a full kitchen with my appliances. Plus I can take them all with me when I move out of my parent's house.
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@TheHorse (51496)
• Pleasant Hill, California
29 Dec
@CaseyRoss9966 How long until you move out?
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@Platespinner (18067)
• Winston Salem, North Carolina
26 Dec
My oldest son bought me a set of biscuit cutters . It sounds like a rather simple gift but...I've always used a recycled tin can as a biscuit cutter. Unfortunately some diligent family member kept taking my can, flattening it and putting it in the basement recycling (I don't know why, NONE of the rest of the recycling moves from the kitchen unless I move it). I've been asking for a real biscuit cutter for years, and have refused to buy my own because it was the kind of inexpensive gift that one of my kids could buy for me for Christmas. Finally after many years I got my biscuit cutters. Oh, yes, and there was a piece dark chocolate in my stocking that I didn't put there myself!!!! Christmas was awesome this year!
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• Winston Salem, North Carolina
27 Dec
@TheHorse I'm not sure I'm convinced.
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@TheHorse (51496)
• Pleasant Hill, California
27 Dec
@Platespinner If you find snow peas growing near the front of your house, you'll know I was there.
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• Winston Salem, North Carolina
30 Dec
@TheHorse I'd be happy with some snow peas. I don't think you'd have much luck though, our soil is way to acidic.
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• Eugene, Oregon
28 Dec
Some grea food, of course, but a new very portable little radio, AM, FM & shortwave, called a Grundig Edition (a great name in audio from the past). It helps with my addiction to NPR and BBC. Nice sheets! LL Bean has great stuff.
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@TheHorse (51496)
• Pleasant Hill, California
28 Dec
I remember the Grundig name. I should develop an addiction to BBC. Is their news more "real" than ours?
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• Eugene, Oregon
30 Dec
@TheHorse It is always interesting. They broadcast all night on my NPR station, OPB in Portland. I think NPR is very "real" with news and listen for hours during the day. You have KQED in the Bay area, as I recall.
@vandana7 (57187)
• India
27 Dec
My school friend whom I traced down on fb accepted my friend request...means she has not forgotten me and wants to be friends once more..wow..Santa is great...she is the one with whom I ate mid night snacks on terrace...you know Enid Blyton books influence...lets see if she has some of that naughtiness intact.
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@TheHorse (51496)
• Pleasant Hill, California
27 Dec
Oh, it will be interesting to catch up. I hope the funny memories give way to similar insights about the present.
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@vandana7 (57187)
• India
28 Dec
@TheHorse ...You proved me right...you selected checks...you are a guy..
@blitzfrick (2996)
• United States
27 Dec
Santa brought me the internet at home this year. I am a happy camper.
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@TheHorse (51496)
• Pleasant Hill, California
27 Dec
Oh oh. You're gonna become an addict. Where have you used it in the past?
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• United States
28 Dec
@TheHorse Any convenient place with free wifi. About once a week, I'd walk next door to the video/espresso place, or drive to the senior center, or to the Safeway in my neighborhood. Now I'm online every day, and for hours on most days. Believe it or not, I do get other things done, like laundry, dishes, meals, etc. Plus, lately I've also managed to binge-watch season 6 of Game of Thrones. I'm gobbling up the internet while I have it. Gotta pay for it for a year, so I'm getting my money's worth!
26 Dec
Lots of joy :)
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@TheHorse (51496)
• Pleasant Hill, California
26 Dec
Actually, I think my favorite moment was taking the table we restored over to my young friend's house. His mom is really happy about it all.
27 Dec
@TheHorse cool!
@PainsOnSlate (19012)
• Canada
28 Dec
I got new/used bedding, something my daughter couldn't resist at her favorite charity shop. It is gorgeous and comfortable and yes she washed it all before she gave ti to me...Santa brought my kids home for the holiday...good times.
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@TheHorse (51496)
• Pleasant Hill, California
28 Dec
Kids home for the Holidays sounds like a great gift.
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• United Kingdom
28 Dec
Perfume was my favourite gift, I'm easily pleased I guess but I love my perfumes.
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@TheHorse (51496)
• Pleasant Hill, California
28 Dec
Do you have one that's your "signature" scent?
@DaddyEvil (21956)
• United States
27 Dec
Uhm... I received an offer I can't refuse... from one friend... LOL! I just have to make the time to go uhm... get it... I'm glad Santa was able to get you something that makes your life a little easier, if only because it stops the Martin from complaining so much!
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@TheHorse (51496)
• Pleasant Hill, California
28 Dec
Makes it hard to get out of bed!
@epiffanie (8343)
• Australia
27 Dec
I got me some peace and quite..
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@TheHorse (51496)
• Pleasant Hill, California
27 Dec
Peace and quiet are on my agenda for this week.
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@jstory07 (56968)
• Roseburg, Oregon
27 Dec
Santa gave me a gift card to go shopping with after Christmas and get stuff on clearance.
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@TheHorse (51496)
• Pleasant Hill, California
28 Dec
That actually sounds like a very good idea.
@FayeHazel (10731)
• United States
26 Dec
I like your sense of humor, and I hope the things you sleep with don't disappoint anymore. I got so many cool gifts. I would have to say... pants! Yes, my parents got me a whole bunch of new jeans and workout pants.... what can I say I love the practical
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@TheHorse (51496)
• Pleasant Hill, California
27 Dec
Jeans are cool--durable, practical, and always fashionable.