The official "What didja get for Christmas?" thread

Daveman Deluxe

macrumors 68000
Original poster
Jun 17, 2003
Corvallis, Oregon
Hey, since the true meaning of Christmas is getting the stuff you want, we might as well have a thread devoted to it, right? :rolleyes: If you feel like sharing, post the cool stuff you got here.

-Gray slacks, which I've needed for over seven months now, as I got a red shirt for my birthday, but had no gray slacks to wear them with.
-Blue button-down shirt
-Kensington BlueTooth mouse
-A fern from my sister (I love house plants)
-Shoe wax and brushes with which to shine my shoes
-A t-shirt from my aunt commemorating Leonardo da Vinci
-A couple of neckties
-A road kit (got that awhile back when I needed jumper cables)
-A brown and black reversible belt
-A Bible, NASB version. Now I have a formal-equivalent (NASB), formal-equivalent vernacular (NIV), and functional equivalent (NLT).
-A beautifully printed copy of The Polar Exress for my sister and I

Assorted cash, and the standard assortment of candy in my stocking.


macrumors 6502a
Oct 5, 2002
The Great Midwest
Christmas/Pre Christmas:
Giant VT2- MTB bike
Solomon Screams-Skis
Solomon Boots-Ski boots

Books, Clothes, itunes giftcard $25, itrip, ipod car charger. Thats about it.


macrumors 68000
Oct 8, 2003
Sacramento, CA, USA
Nice thread.

Well, the thing I needed most, a vacuum, was my "big" gift. It's a nice Hoover Fold-Away upright vacuum, cobalt blue in color. Very nice looking.

I also got:
-A Superman fabric text book cover.
-The first Superman movie (with Christopher Reeves) on VHS.
-A DVD of the old Superman cartoons.
-A signed copy of Superman #204 (signed by Jim Lee, the artist).
-A Thai food cookbook.
-A mini bottle of Kahlua in my stocking, along with some candy and fancy pens.
-The new Nas "Street's Diciple" double album.
-A plastic cheese grater.
-Oven mits.
-Some BBQ skewers (for shish kabobs).
-Assorted cash

I'm expecting more loot at some relatives I am visiting. I hope I get some more cash, I am so broke from Christmas shopping for others!

Merry Christmas/Happy holidays to all!



macrumors 65816
Aug 20, 2003
Ontario, Canada
I got:

$100 Cash
A timex watch

Usually my parents just give us a 'family gift,' something we can all use. This year it was

X-Box (I know, I know :p) with 3 games (Indiana Jones: Emperor's Tomb, Amped and DDR Dance Mix - which is for my sisters :rolleyes: ) and a Ping Pong table for the cottage

.. and can't forget the candy in the stocking.

It's weird though, this year I've kind of matured and realized that Christmas isn't all about presents anymore. I'd rather just spend time relaxing with friends and family... but mainly my girlfriend :D Does this happen to all teenagers? I'm turning 16 in 20 days :)


macrumors 6502a
Jun 4, 2002
Anywhere but here
I didn't get anything meaningful this year for Festivus. I did however get my lcd scratched ipod photo replaced by a new one from Apple. Thankfully there was something else wrong with it besides the scratches.

Now to find a new case that won't scratch it like my evo2 did.

Capt Underpants

macrumors 68030
Jul 23, 2003
Austin, Texas
$300 from the fam
120 GB external HD
Best Buy gift card
Trash can

EDIT: I bought a Targus USB powered laptop cooler for my 12" PB. I would recommend this to anyone. When I started folding@home on my PB, my fan would be on 24/7. With the coolpad, though, the fan cuts on and off, which should lengthen the life of my PB's internal fan. I guess I'll count that as a Christmas present.


macrumors regular
Dec 7, 2004
Burnaby, British Columbia
Pretty good this year :)

-nice jeans
-nice shirt
-this iBook...although I paid for half
-pajamas and undearwear (from mom)
-dvd (my friend bought me dodgeball when I asked for Shaun of the Dead :p) and the Destiny's Child cd... :(
-$100 American


macrumors P6
Oct 20, 2002
I'm mainly looking forward to a Power Mac G5 next year.

Original Hawaiian Shirt made in Hawaii
The Lord of The Rings: "The Return of the Kings" Collectors DVD set
$25 Gift Card Staples
Harry & David live Christmas Tree
Harry & David gift set with an assortment of candy


Moderator emeritus
Mar 25, 2002
London, England
Ya know, the norm...

What? Of course I'm serious :D :p

OK, OK, I got some money toward my Dell :eek: 2005FPW that I got just before xmas, a shirt, wallet, blah...


macrumors 6502a
Aug 19, 2004
Oh I don't know ... a Starbucks giftcard, a Nordy's giftcard, socks ...

What I'm really excited about is the Roomba I bought my parents! The battery's charging right now. As I expected, they had no idea what it was ("Is this one of those chairs you inflate?") but soon they will grow to love it. :D


macrumors 68000
Feb 19, 2003
Planet Zebes
-Cash from family and extended family (I've already ordered a 1GB stick of RAM for my iMac G5)
-Nintendo DS
-Asphalt Urban GT (DS game)
-Super Mario Advance 4 (Super Mario Bros 3) (Gameboy/DS game)
-iPod Socks
-DJ Shadow DVD
-Fear and Desire DVD (1st movie ever made by Stanley Kubrick...unavailable until recently)

Chip NoVaMac

macrumors G3
Dec 25, 2003
Northern Virginia
We did a joint "gift" this year, a Dyson Animal DS014 vacuum.

Other than that - my gift to myself, a Lacie 40gb Mobile HDD and a gift card from my bosses to the Apple Store ( :) ).


macrumors 6502
Aug 22, 2004
Beautiful Lake Tahoe
-tripod for my digital camera and mini-dv recorder
-collapsable camping shovel
-new lantern and hard-shell case for it for camping
-60-quart cooler on wheel with pull-handle (guess what, for camping!)
-guidebook to california/nevada hot springs (after all, gotta have places to camp)
-winchester knife
-trip to florida in february to go to my cousin's wedding followed by key west visit (from mom - for me and my girl)

from my boss...
-$25 barnes&noble gift card
-$150 gift card to Big Bear Mountain resorts for snowboarding YEAH!!!!!!

from all of you...
-a friendly online community


Moderator emeritus
Mar 10, 2004
Bergen, Norway
Money, money, money, money... :D

And a new lock for my bike, the mandatory underwear, skin for my ipod mini (that will be exchanged for a skin for my ibook, which needs it more), a comic book, a broom, a food basket with delicatessen, and a couple of other things...


macrumors 604
Jul 16, 2002
back in NYC!
This has been (by far) the best/most profitable Christmas I've ever had:
  • $1600
    • I know... this sounds overboard. $1000 from my grandparents who are big investors and have heard alot about how I've started to get into investing, and wanted to reward my persuits. I still can't believe that they gave me a thousand bucks. That is just insane. I am so grateful.
    • My mom decided that it would benifit me more to give me money rather than a bunch of small gifts, so she gave me $500, which is $300-$400 more than I expected.
    • $100 more from my aunt who lives out of state. She said that she had no idea what to get for me so she'd let me decide.
    • I'm so grateful for all this money. Seriously, I've never gotten anything NEAR this much money in one sitting. Plus, I've made about $75 of profits from selling WoW boxes on eBay recently.
  • 2 shirts
  • tea
  • roach poison
    • my mom is a progressive, liberal, tree-hugging hippie, and I've been pushing her to get roach poison for years. She finally gave in :p.
  • Bjork - Vespertine.
    • I already know most of the songs on this CD, but I love Bjork, and don't have this CD, so I was very happy
  • A nice ball-point pen from Sharper Image
  • 3 books. A fantasy book, a stock investing book (fancy that :)), and an Asian cooking book.
  • Beef Jerkey
    • This falls under the same catagory of roach poison, my Mom hates processed food, and calls beef jerkey 'poison covered'. :rolleyes:. First time I've had beef jerkey in years. Love that stuff.

My grandparents are in town, we are having a blast, and Christmas has been great.

I'm very happy right now, to say the least.



macrumors 604
Feb 7, 2002
Got exactly what I asked for. A lot of money that helps pay for my trip to Egypt. Grandparents added more money to the college fun which secures me if I ever do the 10 year plan, but I am allowed to take a out a nice chunk and invest it. And a Sport Illustrated Swimsuit calendar.



macrumors 6502
Jan 4, 2004
South Eastern MA
I got some socks and underwear, as well as 2 shirts. I'll aalso be getting money, which I'll put toward my PoweBook I've been savin up for for months. I want to wait until MWSF, but I pretty much have enough money now. I'm starting to wonder if I should continue saving if January 11th doesn't turn out a new PowerBook. Oh well, merry Christmas everyone!


macrumors 68000
May 15, 2003
San Francisco
Well, aside from the prerequisite cash money, I got:

  • Star Wars Trilogy
  • Fight Club
  • CK Jeans
  • CK leather jacket
  • chocolate, lots of chocolate :D


macrumors 68000
May 30, 2004
Madison, WI
  • A few hundred bucks to save up for my Powerbook (Which I'm now convinced I won't ever get...)
  • A really crappy web cam (Not sure why)
  • Car charger for my phone
I did get some other stuff, but it was stuff I already had. My parents printed off my Christmas list from last year instead of this year.