So what did you get for Christmas?

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  • angeltreats 21 Dec 2008 09:31:31 2,601 posts
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    I know this is a bit early, but we're going to Ireland tomorrow and can't bring the Christmas presents with us due to baggage allowance etc, so we had an early Christmas morning today and opened the stuff we'd received so far. I did pretty well :D Favourite stuff was:

    Laurel & Hardy box set \o/ \o/ \o/ been wanting that for ages but never mentioned it to Rutty so it was a great surprise

    Books about painting and drawing, Portuguese dictionary I really needed, and Northern Exposure season 1 from my groovy in-laws

    Gorgeous handbag from one of my bosses who has great taste

    Other stuff that was good was these candle light things which are rather cool, a CS Lewis book (The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe) translated into Spanish, cos I loved them as a kid, nice soap, oh and one of the girls at work took a leave out of my book this year (I hand-make a lot of presents and they are often edible ones) and made us some little Algerian cakes that I forget the name of but they are lemony with cinnamon and were fantastic.

    I am a happy camper now.

    Tell us what you got!
  • Dougs 21 Dec 2008 09:37:39 84,303 posts
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    I know most of mine too - I bought mine from the missus (to make sure I got the right one), and guessed the joint present from my parents and the in-laws (a full length wool coat, wicked). Only guessed as I quizzed the missus about what she bought in M&S, she wasn't very convincing!

    Pretty much just presents from the brother-in-laws and my sister to get now. I'm guessing at a shirt/jumper from my sis and either a PS3 game/blu ray from the b-i-ls!
  • speedofthepuma 21 Dec 2008 09:43:13 13,410 posts
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  • speedofthepuma 21 Dec 2008 09:43:13 13,410 posts
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    Your wife clearly hasn't got the spirit of Christmas if you have to buy the gifts from her.
  • THFourteen 21 Dec 2008 09:46:27 46,978 posts
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    i am getting

    1) a cheque from my parents
    2) a dvd from my sister
    3) 20 quids worth of present from the missus (agreed limit as we're off to new york on saturday!)

    edit: oh and i will be stealing as much alcohol and choccies from mum as i can (she gets given loads from her patients and doesnt drink \o/ )
  • angeltreats 21 Dec 2008 09:48:46 2,601 posts
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    We had a limit too only ours was £60. Laurel & Hardy was a bargain from the EUK (RIP) staff shop and I'm also getting £30 towards a painting class I'm doing in the new year. And I got Rutty Left 4 Dead (early present as he got it a week or so ago) and Singstar Abba (which he wanted, honest!) and a Red Dwarf novel that I could only find second hand so it doesn't really count.
  • Fatiguez 21 Dec 2008 10:04:41 8,882 posts
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    Peace and goodwill to all men, but I cashed in the receipt and got an Xbox 360 instead.
  • Deleted user 21 December 2008 10:06:36
    Harry wrote: we'll be playing happy families next year.

    Great game not played that in years.
  • dufftownallan 21 Dec 2008 10:08:26 4,723 posts
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    i reckon my family have either got me an acoustic guitar (which ive hinted for) or an xbox 360 (which my brother and law has been at me to get since year dot). i know its something big cos i have not once been asked what i want this christmas which is highly unusual.
  • mallubear 21 Dec 2008 10:09:46 460 posts
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    Unreal tournament III & Flatout:Ultimate Carnage off my brother.West Ham United jersey off my sister.2 blu-rays off my other brother.And MK wii and SSBB off my parents
  • THFourteen 21 Dec 2008 11:19:02 46,978 posts
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    mallubear wrote:West Ham United jersey
    Kids thesedays. In my day if we were naughty we just got a lump of coal
  • Deleted user 21 December 2008 15:37:59
    We had our christmas last tuesday, we spent a small fortune on each other, I got:
    Chrono Trigger
    Scarf
    Awesome slipper socks which I haven't taken off yet.
    A very slick Iphone case
    Fuel for Life
    and some other bits and bobs I can't remember.

    I wont be getting anything from my family so my christmas is kinda over already :(
  • catterz 21 Dec 2008 15:44:17 8,763 posts
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    /steals Chrono Trigger from mowgli

    /has a fantastic New Year :)
  • wobbler147 21 Dec 2008 15:51:04 5,192 posts
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    I know a few of mine, Tomb Raider, play and charge kit and some wireless headphones for those late gaming/music sessions.
  • Master_Miller 21 Dec 2008 15:51:56 1,639 posts
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    An electric guitar
    A nice watch

    Have fun in Ireland AT!
  • Deleted user 21 December 2008 16:28:40
    I got a Sony Reader PRS-505, Mirror's Edge, Dead Space, Fallout 3, FarCry 2 and Fable 2.
  • Deleted user 21 December 2008 17:26:47
    Fallout 3 on the PS3 from my brother and a very nice bonus cheque from my boss. I know I'll be getting cash and gift vouchers on the 25th with one surprise present.
  • DaisyD 21 Dec 2008 17:42:30 11,816 posts
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    My work secret santa got me a nifty mug warmer that keeps my coffee hot for up to an hour longer that's powered via usb, and a bottle of sparkling wine.

    I've had my main xmas gift from El_MUERkO - the Sony TG3 HD Handycam. I posted my first video from it in this thread earlier.

    I don't think I need anything else for christmas now. :D
  • DaisyD 21 Dec 2008 17:44:58 11,816 posts
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    The only sad thing is El_MUERkO is off home to Ireland on Tuesday and not back til the following Sunday so I won't see his face when he unwraps the AWESOME gifts I got him.
  • El_MUERkO 21 Dec 2008 17:48:41 18,269 posts
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    well i can open them now if i have to
  • DaisyD 21 Dec 2008 17:52:40 11,816 posts
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    You said you didn't want to! :p
  • Psychotext 21 Dec 2008 17:58:16 62,266 posts
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    Married couple converses online through a forum... strange. lol
  • angeltreats 21 Dec 2008 18:03:09 2,601 posts
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    I forgot about my work secret santa, I got a photo album and a really really nice jewellery box, the person who picked my name knows me very well.

    I like the idea of those coffee warmer things, but my coffee never lasts more than five minutes or so anyway before I've guzzled it and am wondering when another mug will appear on my desk to replace it.
  • agparrot 21 Dec 2008 18:05:21 11,902 posts
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    I bought myself a Sony KDL-40W4000, a DAV-DZ260 and it came with a free BDP-S350 Blu-Ray Player. With cables and whatnot, very close to £1000 for what is a very fun AV experience, for a non-tech-nutter like me.

    Without a doubt the most expensive Christmas I've ever had, especially as to 'balance it up' I am taking the Mrs away on an all-inclusive holiday in some Wintersun in January, approaching another £700.

    Jebus

    edit: And I *hate* Christmas.
  • DaisyD 21 Dec 2008 18:27:11 11,816 posts
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    Psychotext wrote:
    Married couple converses online through a forum... strange. lol

    0_o

    We're not married. We're just living in sin.
  • Psychotext 21 Dec 2008 18:43:04 62,266 posts
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    DaisyD wrote:
    0_o

    We're not married. We're just living in sin.
    Shameful!

    /beats with bible
  • caligari 21 Dec 2008 18:49:39 17,837 posts
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    Well - things I know about -

    Acer Netbook
    Transformers and The Mist on Blu-ray
    Complete Beavis and Butthead DVD collection
    Dead Space

    :D
  • GuiltySpark 21 Dec 2008 18:53:30 6,753 posts
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    iPod Nano
    Xbox Live
    New PC (Q6600, 4870)

    It's gonna be a gooooooooood christmas : )
  • Deleted user 21 December 2008 19:08:26
    DaisyD wrote:


    I've had my main xmas gift from El_MUERkO - the Sony TG3 HD Handycam. I posted my first video from it in this thread earlier.
    Awesome lol :D
  • Dragul 21 Dec 2008 19:47:51 5,536 posts
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    angeltreats wrote:

    Books about painting and drawing, Portuguese dictionary I really needed, and Northern Exposure season 1 from my groovy in-laws

    An Portuguese dictionary?!

    Por acaso estás a aprender Português?

    Qual é a editora do dicionário?
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