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What Do You Want For Christmas?

December 16, 2010

Or, if you don’t do Christmas, what would you like to have for a gift if one were to fall right out of the sky?

29 Comments
  1. December 16, 2010 9:42 pm

    Santa has no race or sex in the above picture.

  2. la redactora permalink
    December 16, 2010 11:04 pm

    Oooh, you do know how to lure out the greedy gussies! (like me 😉 ). A ticket to some lovely little island where I can have some serious relaxing me time. I’m so desperate I have considered taking the Napoleon route–I’m certainly short enough. Elba, elba, send me to goddamn elba!

  3. December 17, 2010 6:28 am

    When my daughter saw the headline to this post she said, “Oh gawd, what if someone says world peace?” and I was like, “I know.” I was thinking more of actual material items since I don’t hardly ever buy. Of course I won’t actually get what is on my list but I thought about one day, maybe now, writing stuff down and using it as a shopping list throughout the next year. I always feel like I cannot bring anything new in until I get rid of some of the old. I truly hate clutter and don’t believe in stuffing stuff away in drawers and closets. So, if left out it makes the room look clutter-ly then I know I shouldn’t add to it. Having said that, I will comprise a list. LOL!
    1. Midsomer Murders, all the sets I don’t have and that is Set 13 up (lost count how many, the last I heard there are 15.
    2. Thread. I want a kit with spools of the basic colors. I make the black, tan, and merlot spools that I have now work for everything.
    3. An archery set. I have wanted this for a very long time. I just don’t have the yard. My poor horseshoes have suffered.
    4. A bike rack for the back of my car, which incidentally, just made 118,000 miles.
    5. An endless supply of floss and extra toothbrushes.
    6. A printer cartridge, black and color, they are both currently dead.
    7. Yarn for a red cape that I plan to crochet.

    More later…….

  4. December 17, 2010 8:53 am

    A virtual reality version of Left for Dead.

  5. December 17, 2010 10:17 am

    I would like:

    1. A set of good quality oil paints and some new brushes, canvases etc.
    2. A ‘paperblanks’ notebook with a magnetic cover.
    3. A nice fountain pen.
    4. Ceramics paints for painting plates and cups etc… er, ceramics.
    5. Comfortable walking boots.
    6. A decent stereo.
    7. Some nice big pots so I can re-pot my poor house plants.

    I like the idea of making a list and acquiring these things over the year(s). Though of course I can always keep making my list longer and longer… 🙂

    • December 18, 2010 4:19 am

      You can never have too many pens! Stationary shopping is for some reason, the only shopping that doesn’t seem to stress loads of people out.

  6. Level Best permalink
    December 17, 2010 1:16 pm

    One of these: a Bissell Pro Heat 2X carpet cleaner, a netbook, or a Kindle. Amazingly, I got enough cash holiday gifts from the folks I work for to cover the cost of even the most expensive of the three (the carpet cleaner). I would love a netbook or a Kindle, but my not-cleaned-in-13-years carpet is campaigning heavily for a shampoo. I vacuum, what more does that greedy carpet want? (Answer: for me to get rid of the cats and get that Bissell; the cats are non-negotiable cuz I wuvs them.)

    • December 17, 2010 5:17 pm

      Better you than me. I hate carpet. Although I live in a rental with carpet, I do hate it. I think if I owned my own house, I would rip up all the carpet and use the bare floors. I don’t care if the floors are unfinished, concrete, or whatever, I would go without carpet until I could afford to install wood floors or wood laminate. I look at this carpet and just sigh. But we do have a carpet cleaner. Years ago I found one affordable and bought it. It is too much of a hassle to rent a carpet cleaner and after you rent once or twice you could’ve paid for a carpet cleaner on sale. If I didn’t have carpet, I would think about that robo thing that moves around the floor all day picking up cat hair and dust. (I don’t have a cat, but if I did.)

  7. la redactora permalink
    December 17, 2010 9:47 pm

    Well, just make sure you don’t get a woomba by accident ;-).

    I feel funny that my desired gift was so impractical.

  8. la redactora permalink
    December 17, 2010 9:54 pm

    And jeeze do I HATE CARPET. Only the caps can sufficiently express how much I hate carpet. The only plus-side to carpet is that it doesn’t have to be mopped, which I haven’t quite got the hang of yet. But other than that, carpet is the spawn of Satan, a mockery to cleanliness and sanity. What idiot puts in white carpet, is what I want to know. WHITE. I am clumsy, do you suppose the carpet is still white? Now, I have learned to be more careful, but I am still stuck staring at an ugly stained carpet, mocking me, reflecting back my tarnished soul. Honestly, it speaks to me:

    Atheistwoman, you are an ugly, bad person, and you have an ugly, stained carpet! there’ll be no butter in hell!

    • December 18, 2010 4:20 am

      I hate carpet too! It just hoards dog hair and dust and tea stains will never come out.

    • la redactora permalink
      December 18, 2010 5:05 pm

      Yes, it’s the tea all right.

  9. Linda Radfem permalink
    December 18, 2010 5:47 am

    I want air conditioning and one of those really expensive recliner chairs and I want my apartment painted a very cool tranquil shade of pale green. And lots of nice wine. And I hope you all get all the things you want because you deserve them.

  10. la redactora permalink
    December 18, 2010 5:07 pm

    Aw: the butter in hell comment was friggin funny!

    Well I certainly thought so 😉

  11. Liberate-her permalink
    December 18, 2010 6:26 pm

    Either a house, or for my upstairs neighbors to move out. They are SO NOISY! AHHH! WHY MUST PEOPLE BREED RUNNING, STOMPING, JUMPING, FURNITURE-MOVING CHILDREN?!

    Oh, and maybe some good tea.

    • Liberate-her permalink
      December 19, 2010 3:09 pm

      Haha, yeah, you learn the lesson the first time you live in a condo or apt.—the trouble is that I’ve lived in the same place for 10 years! But I certainly will put this knowledge to good use in the future. 🙂

      From the top floor, can you hear the downstairs neighbors? I mean if they were blasting music you definitely could, but even under normal circumstances?

    • Liberate-her permalink
      December 22, 2010 3:32 am

      OMG DDR on the upper level?! You’ve got some easy-going neighbors there, haha!

      I know people who are obsessed with DDR. Maybe I’ll shell out one day myself–it looks fun. 🙂

  12. pseudoadrienne permalink
    December 18, 2010 7:02 pm

    For Xmas I would love to have my crappy apartment bathroom replaced with the opulent bathroom I had when I stayed at the Bellagio this past summer. Snobbery, I haz it 🙂 Or a self-sufficient, eco-friendly, contemporary styled home in the middle of a desert, perhaps in New Mexico, Nevada, or southeastern California. Yeah, those are my fantasy Xmas wishes. A new laptop and printer and more space in my “yard” for a garden, are my more sensible Xmas wishes.

  13. Linda Radfem permalink
    December 20, 2010 8:22 pm

    soulsis, I’m a wii player myself. I don’t suppose you have an obscure one called wii play? The one with Tanks! on it. I am addicted to Tanks!

  14. Mary Sunshine permalink
    December 20, 2010 11:18 pm

    I’m going to give myself a plum pudding, get it steaming hot, pour brandy over it, set it aflame, and eat it with hard sauce. A Northern hemisphere pagan winter solstice delight. Catatonic with happiness!

    • December 21, 2010 12:11 am

      What is hard sauce? Is that like brandy butter? That’s what we have with xmas pud in the uk.

    • Mary Sunshine permalink
      December 21, 2010 11:43 am

      TBL, hard sauce (as per my childhood) is butter creamed with extra fine sugar (it used to be called fruit sugar, but is actually cane sugar) with vanilla, almond extract, and brandy added. Roll up into little balls, press bits of maraschino cherry into each one, and the put the little balls on a serving plate.

      Probably much like your brandy butter. 😉

    • Mary Sunshine permalink
      December 21, 2010 2:15 pm

      Soulsis,

      You crumble it over your hot Xmas pudding, and it melts. When you eat a bite of that hot pudding with the just melted hard sauce, you want time to stand still.

      As a kid, I snuck into the fridge and ate balls of hardsauce whole. 😛

    • December 21, 2010 7:34 pm

      Yep, sounds like brandy butter to me! Minus the cherry topping. I used to eat it straight out of the fridge too. 🙂

      I dunno what to bring to the imaginary potluck xmas dinner… have we got enough puddings? Because I can do a very alcoholic rum baba…

    • December 22, 2010 3:11 am

      That sounds delish! I’ve only had really winter-y Xmas food a few times, cos Xmas is in summer here, but, I vote to bring some:

      1. Cherry pie
      2. Bean casserole (I’d even make a meatier version for you wonderful womyn here who eat meat!)

      Those are the two must haves on any summer Christmas I reckon, especially seeing as it is cherry season here atm.

  15. December 21, 2010 12:43 am

    Plum pudding sounds good. I’m more of a pie and cobbler girl myself though.

    I want a wii and a hand-held vacuum cleaner. We don’t have carpet, but we do have a woven mat-style rug, and it catches grains of rice and crumbs and things, and it’s so hard to fish them out of the nooks and crannies with your fingers.

    • December 22, 2010 3:12 am

      Mario party is also really fun on the Wii. Have you played the new Donkey Kong on it yet?

  16. December 29, 2010 10:41 pm

    I got a Kindle for Christmas. I am on Amazon “buying” all the “free” books.

    Also, some type of coffee maker that looks like it will be expensive to maintain, a Keurig or something like that. You have to use these individual coffee shots (that are not environmentally friendly) and are expensive to replace. About 80 cents per cup of coffee. But it is nice. It makes a cup of coffee in no time. Apparently a lot of offices use this type of coffee maker. What else did I get? Oh, two sets of Midsomer Murders, 12 & 14. What’s up with that? What happened to 13? And a few gift cards.

    • December 29, 2010 10:43 pm

      Also, I seem to get a lot of “English” and/or British souvenirs. For example, I have a red phone booth that is really a bank and a red bus that is really a pencil sharpener and tower of London bottle opener. Plus, a union jack tree ornaments. LMAO! All because I must have Christmas Crackers at Christmas Dinner.

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