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(6,001 posts)
Thu Dec 25, 2014, 08:42 AM Dec 2014

ok I'll be the one who asks...what did everyone score for Christmas?

I had a banner year.
Albert Lee Music Man Guitar
Lions Leather Jacket
Damascus steel German Boker Lockblade.

My toy though is this


A cheap little magnum knife sharpener

That thing absolutely put a razors edge on every knife I tried it on.

How'd you guys do?

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ok I'll be the one who asks...what did everyone score for Christmas? (Original Post) backwoodsbob Dec 2014 OP
Zero - Don't Do Christmas Gifts - Been Out Of That Loop - 20 Years Now cantbeserious Dec 2014 #1
ooookkk backwoodsbob Dec 2014 #2
Weber Smokey Mountain sharp_stick Dec 2014 #3
that's sweet..i want backwoodsbob Dec 2014 #4
Hey, that looks like mine! MrMickeysMom Dec 2014 #32
Have only done gifts with the immediate family so far NuclearDem Dec 2014 #5
get a lespaul tatt backwoodsbob Dec 2014 #6
Whiskey Major Nikon Dec 2014 #7
The new Weezer CD, heavy duty socks, money Tobin S. Dec 2014 #8
I saw Weezer two weeks ago. They kicked ass! Initech Dec 2014 #24
A container of Planters mixed nuts. Kaleva Dec 2014 #9
Sounds like some cool gifts Bluzmann57 Dec 2014 #10
please backwoodsbob Dec 2014 #11
Well, most of our Christmas is still in transit. AngryOldDem Dec 2014 #12
Not one damn thing mokawanis Dec 2014 #13
CHRISTMAS HAULAGE 2014 GOLGO 13 Dec 2014 #14
Gift certiicate for a Spa day. haele Dec 2014 #15
The flu snacker Dec 2014 #16
$20 and some cards eShirl Dec 2014 #17
Mini Kuerig coffee maker Generic Brad Dec 2014 #18
I saw that the mini K10 has been recalled. DawgHouse Dec 2014 #30
I am very aware Generic Brad Dec 2014 #33
Jackpot! Got one of these babies! elias49 Dec 2014 #19
Fun to see that nice-looking machine marzipanni Dec 2014 #20
Big $$ and a ruby bracelet! WinkyDink Dec 2014 #21
not much, Joe Shlabotnik Dec 2014 #22
I got a nice pair of headphones, a Noctua D14, and a Ducks jersey. Initech Dec 2014 #23
An inside and outside detailing of my 13-year-old car. HeiressofBickworth Dec 2014 #25
A bottle of Scotch that doesn't taste like mouthwash. Manifestor_of_Light Dec 2014 #26
My son gave me a RCA Pro 10 Tablet with a keyboard folio. RebelOne Dec 2014 #27
i got a lump of coal. mopinko Dec 2014 #28
Here is my list. IrishEyes Dec 2014 #29
Almost exactly what I wanted, which was mostly nothing DFW Dec 2014 #31
Samsung Galaxy Tab4 10.1" JesterCS Dec 2014 #34
I scored a room. Hatchling Dec 2014 #35
Hatchling Dystopian Dec 2014 #37
Sorry... Dystopian Dec 2014 #36
MXR Micro Flanger. Iggo Dec 2014 #38
Bose Soundlink mini bluetooth speaker. alarimer Dec 2014 #39


(14,400 posts)
3. Weber Smokey Mountain
Thu Dec 25, 2014, 09:48 AM
Dec 2014

bullet smoker.

I've used my old Weber kettle grill as a smoker for a long time but using it really means you're tied to it all day tending the fire and you can only use about 2/3 of the 22" grill because of the offset fire and wood. This thing has two 22" racks and the firebox set well underneath.

Now I'm hoping for some nice weather a brisket and a few racks of ribs.


(20,453 posts)
32. Hey, that looks like mine!
Fri Dec 26, 2014, 11:15 PM
Dec 2014

I replaced my older smoker with this model and smoked another Thanksgiving turkey in it. I love this thing.



(16,184 posts)
5. Have only done gifts with the immediate family so far
Thu Dec 25, 2014, 11:14 AM
Dec 2014

But currently, a new thermal jacket, a $50 Gamestop gift card, and my folks will be paying for me to get a tattoo.

Tobin S.

(10,420 posts)
8. The new Weezer CD, heavy duty socks, money
Thu Dec 25, 2014, 11:43 AM
Dec 2014

a gift card to one of my favorite restaurants, BEER!, a $50 roll of postage stamps, and gift certificates to a local car wash.


(37,065 posts)
9. A container of Planters mixed nuts.
Thu Dec 25, 2014, 11:49 AM
Dec 2014

I'm snacking on them right now while I'm here at DU. Plus I got a wallet and small duffel bag.


(12,336 posts)
10. Sounds like some cool gifts
Thu Dec 25, 2014, 11:53 AM
Dec 2014

But a Lions leather jacket? Sorry, but they are going down this week against the Packers.
Merry Christmas to you and yours and I hope you enjoy the guitar. Sounds like a great thing to have.



(6,001 posts)
11. please
Thu Dec 25, 2014, 11:58 AM
Dec 2014

Lions are gonna smoke some Packers.
We already beat you once and remember Stafford had his best ever game there

We are gonna smoke you guys...good luck in the wildcard game while we watch

BTW...Hope you had a good X-mas my friend


(14,099 posts)
12. Well, most of our Christmas is still in transit.
Thu Dec 25, 2014, 01:12 PM
Dec 2014

Even though delivery was promised yesterday. We should get it by Monday.

That said, it has been a really nice Christmas for us without all the gifting. Just really nice spending time. One of the more peaceful, pleasant days I can recall in a long time.

That's a gift in and of itself, I think.


(4,455 posts)
13. Not one damn thing
Thu Dec 25, 2014, 01:54 PM
Dec 2014

Just as I requested. We're all contributing to a family get-together this summer, instead of doing xmas now.


(1,681 posts)
Thu Dec 25, 2014, 03:33 PM
Dec 2014

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Sweet haul there backwoodsbob.


~ A PS4 with games
~ Set of 4 Heidelberg heavy duty Beer glasses
~ 1 7ft super soft blanket with a Emperor Penguin on the front

Not pictured:
A case of Fosters oil cans for the beer glasses


(12,916 posts)
15. Gift certiicate for a Spa day.
Thu Dec 25, 2014, 05:31 PM
Dec 2014

And seeing the SIL actually enjoy a dinner I cooked (Thin-sliced slow-roasted Sauerbraten with chipolini and mushrooms in the gravy, mashed red potatoes and turnips boiled with a clove of garlic, green beans sautéed with pine nuts); he's the type who only eats cheeseburgers with catsup. He typically hates mashed potatoes because he hates "mushie" texture.
He claims to hate mustard, mushrooms, onions, and anything with vinegar in it, but he had seconds - and drowned everything in the gravy that had everything he hates like it was - catsup.



(18,622 posts)
17. $20 and some cards
Thu Dec 25, 2014, 09:58 PM
Dec 2014

the household received a few gifts of home-crafted food items: cinnamon bread, mint fudge, molasses cookies, peanut brittle, pickled beets

Generic Brad

(14,320 posts)
18. Mini Kuerig coffee maker
Thu Dec 25, 2014, 11:59 PM
Dec 2014

And then I booked a trip to our nation's capitol for later this year so I can lose myself in the Smithsonian for a week.

Generic Brad

(14,320 posts)
33. I am very aware
Fri Dec 26, 2014, 11:39 PM
Dec 2014

But it was from my kid. I have decided to live dangerously and scurry away immediately after I hit the "Brew" button.


(6,011 posts)
20. Fun to see that nice-looking machine
Fri Dec 26, 2014, 01:53 AM
Dec 2014

I have an ancestor I bought ~35 years ago, but I need to get a neoprene-like gasket or its top will leak.



(51,311 posts)
21. Big $$ and a ruby bracelet!
Fri Dec 26, 2014, 02:54 AM
Dec 2014

I lost my husband this year, but I decided that he can still "give" me a present at Christmas! (And I spent much less on it than he would have!)

Joe Shlabotnik

(5,604 posts)
22. not much,
Fri Dec 26, 2014, 03:10 AM
Dec 2014

a few free bottles of wine from work, and thats about it. But lots of paid time off, so thats pretty cool.


(100,639 posts)
23. I got a nice pair of headphones, a Noctua D14, and a Ducks jersey.
Fri Dec 26, 2014, 03:42 AM
Dec 2014

I'd say I scored big time!

Oh and the headphones I got were not Beats By Dre. I scored these in an Amazon deal:


And this is what a Noctua D14 is:


(2,682 posts)
25. An inside and outside detailing of my 13-year-old car.
Fri Dec 26, 2014, 03:57 AM
Dec 2014

The car is a 2001 Camry with 98,000 miles on it. I'm an old lady and I'm planning for this to be my last car. It's in need of a detailing after a 2,700 mile drive to and from Seattle to Denver last September with my granddaughter and her dog. Runs great -- no leaks, no odd sounds and it still gets pretty good mileage. But those bugs hitting the car at freeway speeds certainly made it look grubby. On Social Security, money for detailing just doesn't fit the budget. It doesn't help that I don't have covered parking so it's out in the weather all the time. The kids, being both thoughtful and practical, gave me the detailing. That and the movie tickets for AMC, Regal and a Seattle International Film Festival membership made for a perfectly lovely Christmas.



(21,046 posts)
26. A bottle of Scotch that doesn't taste like mouthwash.
Fri Dec 26, 2014, 01:26 PM
Dec 2014

I'm not a big drinker but my cousin Malcolm came to see us.

We're all Scottish (me,my hubby and my cousin on my mom's side, all have last names starting with Mc) so we had to indulge.
This was something called Craggenmore.

We watched music videos on my large screen TV hooked up to my laptop and cousin and I were singing along loudly to "Every Breath You Take". He's a guitar player and he and I both think that Brian May is the coolest guy on the planet. Well, except that I have a crush on Brian, since I'm female and straight, and he's male and straight, but other than that, he's the idol of both of us.

I also exposed him to the music video of "The Scotsman", which he was not familiar with!!!!!


(30,947 posts)
27. My son gave me a RCA Pro 10 Tablet with a keyboard folio.
Fri Dec 26, 2014, 02:09 PM
Dec 2014

I have been wanting a tablet or I Pad for a long time.


(71,063 posts)
28. i got a lump of coal.
Fri Dec 26, 2014, 05:58 PM
Dec 2014

ok, honestly, i got a few specimen rocks from my rock hound kid.
that's it.
5 kids. that's it.

i feel downright disgraced by the kind of jerks my kids have grown up to be.

they took good care of daddy, tho. he has all the money now.


(3,275 posts)
29. Here is my list.
Fri Dec 26, 2014, 09:31 PM
Dec 2014

Graphic Novel

Plus there are three presents that are in the mail or at the post office.


(55,357 posts)
31. Almost exactly what I wanted, which was mostly nothing
Fri Dec 26, 2014, 09:59 PM
Dec 2014

I had the most important thing: the company of my 4 women (2 daughters, wife, & her mom).

A few token incidentals from my mom-in-law, plus, from my daughters, a reservation at the HUSK restaurant in Charleston, South Carolina, for December 27th, which you have to make like 6 months in advance.

Other that that, I have everything I want or need on a material basis, so I have more fun giving presents these days than getting them, and you can't buy health or a partner.


(6,421 posts)
36. Sorry...
Sun Dec 28, 2014, 08:19 PM
Dec 2014

I thought it was about giving ... being humble and not telling the world.

Kids score... adults revel in good deeds.

peace & joy~


(16,376 posts)
39. Bose Soundlink mini bluetooth speaker.
Mon Dec 29, 2014, 10:43 AM
Dec 2014

The sound is awesome. I have the best boyfriend ever.

I gave him a Star Trek bathrobe in blue for Mr. Spock. (He says he is Spock rather than Kirk).

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