What was your favorite present from Santa this year?
By The Horse
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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• Green Bay, Wisconsin
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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• Moses Lake, Washington
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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• United Kingdom
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.
• United States
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.
• Winston Salem, North Carolina
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!
• Eugene, Oregon
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.
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.
• United States
@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!
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.
• United States
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!
• United States
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