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Old 11-28-2006, 08:18 PM   #1
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The Warm and Fuzzy Christmas Thread...

Well guys and gals it’s Christmas time again. You know, visions of sugar plums and all that jazz. This is the thread to discuss all things related to the holiday season. Hopefully we can keep it light hearted and focus on the good things the season brings.

One of the things I remember most about Christmas growing up was how my parents did the whole Santa thing. In our house Santa was on a budget. My mom would actually tell me Santa could only afford $75 worth of toys (Hey… $75 bucks bought a lot of stuff in the 70’s), then she would give me the Sears Wish Book and say “knock yourself out”. My brother and I poured over the catalogue until the pages were worn out. Decisions, decisions… trying to figure out how we could get the most bang for the buck. Looking back I am greatful my parents did it that way. It taught me the value of a dollar early on and to appreciate what I have. I wish more parents would teach those kinds of lessons to their kids today.

So feel free to share your stories of Christmases gone by or maybe some of those retro Christmas photos with your cheesy “I got a new toy” grin. Talk about your plans for the holidays or about that special something you’ve got up your sleeve this year.

Most of all I would like to wish everyone here a very blessed and Merry Christmas.
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Well guys and gals it’s Christmas time again. You know, visions of sugar plums and all that jazz. This is the thread to discuss all things related to the holiday season. Hopefully we can keep it light hearted and focus on the good things the season brings.

One of the things I remember most about Christmas growing up was how my parents did the whole Santa thing. In our house Santa was on a budget. My mom would actually tell me Santa could only afford $75 worth of toys (Hey… $75 bucks bought a lot of stuff in the 70’s), then she would give me the Sears Wish Book and say “knock yourself out”. My brother and I poured over the catalogue until the pages were worn out. Decisions, decisions… trying to figure out how we could get the most bang for the buck. Looking back I am grateful my parents did it that way. It taught me the value of a dollar early on and to appreciate what I have. I wish more parents would teach those kinds of lessons to their kids today.

So feel free to share your stories of Christmases gone by or maybe some of those retro Christmas photos with your cheesy “I got a new toy” grin. Talk about your plans for the holidays or about that special something you’ve got up your sleeve this year.

Most of all I would like to wish everyone here a very blessed and Merry Christmas.
little sappy, thought i felt a tear coming on, I kno most of you are so old you cant remember what it felt like for presents to be under the tree in the moring after christmas its hard to find a happier memory when i was young (alright younger for all you old timers) and still believed in Santa.

But ever sence he robbed me i wanted to kill that fat basterd, honestly if you know where santa is send me an adress becuase that fucker stole cookies and milk, i mean we work to buy those cookies and he doesent do anyhting but work 1 day a year and have child/slave labor. He doesent even pay for the toys yet he gets paid by Billions of cookies every year, SANTA YOUR ON NOTICE
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Old 11-28-2006, 10:32 PM   #3
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The good old Sears wish book, I remember that very well. As a kid I was a Star Wars nut, so I had a ton of the figures and ships.

My most memorable Christmas was when my brother and I got the Atari 2600 and a 13 inch black & white TV to play it on, talk about big pimpin'!
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The good old Sears wish book, I remember that very well. As a kid I was a Star Wars nut, so I had a ton of the figures and ships.

My most memorable Christmas was when my brother and I got the Atari 2600 and a 13 inch black & white TV to play it on, talk about big pimpin'!
Star Wars nut eh?

Who would have thought our fearless forum leader was a star wars nut :cheeky-sm
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Old 11-28-2006, 10:46 PM   #5
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Back in the day if you weren't a Star Wars nut you were probably playing with Barbies, if you know what I mean.
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Back in the day if you weren't a Star Wars nut you were probably playing with Barbies, if you know what I mean.
Did you have the millenium falcon? That thing was bad ass. I loved just opening and closing the door
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Did you have the millenium falcon? That thing was bad ass. I loved just opening and closing the door
Dude my uncle gave me his when I was a child. It was super old, but it was still the shitt
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Did you have the millenium falcon? That thing was bad ass. I loved just opening and closing the door
No but I had the X-wing and the Death Star.

Never got the MF
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The good old Sears wish book, I remember that very well. As a kid I was a Star Wars nut, so I had a ton of the figures and ships.

My most memorable Christmas was when my brother and I got the Atari 2600 and a 13 inch black & white TV to play it on, talk about big pimpin'!
This is one of my favorite photos of me on Christmas morning. I even had an attitude back then. But I have to one up you on the Atari thing Matty. Check out the bottom of the photo.

I give you... PONG. Now that's big pimpin.

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My best Xmas memory was waking up to a brand new Castle Grey Skull.
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can't beat castle grey skull.
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No but I had the X-wing and the Death Star.

Never got the MF
My wife got the Millenium Falcon and STILL has it. Along with the X-Wing, the Imperial Shuttle, and a Walker (the two-legged kind). We gave them to my son, now he plays with them.

As for Christmas memories, I have a fairly recent one. My son's Christmas two years ago. He was one and a half, walking but not talking too well. We had been telling him about Christmas and Santa but he really didn't quite grasp the concept. We bring him down and there are a bunch of presents for him. Confused as to what they are, he sorta, with help opens the first one. As soon as he realizes that it's a toy that he has been wanting, he figures out that all the other presents probably contain toys and starts literally trembling with joy. He can't wait to open all the presents and play with them. He was so amazingly happy that you couldn't help but be happy too.
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Yup, I was a HUGE He-Man guy. Pretty much until I found out Santa didn't exist, my Christmases were spent specifically accumulating every single He-Man figure that existed.

Then the Nintendo came around.
Then the Super NES.
Then the Genesis.

Anyone else remember basically getting a new game console each Christmas?
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The good old Sears wish book, I remember that very well.

It's funny you should mention that, I remember the JC Penny catalog's when I was a kid, I would sit for hours turning the pages making list's of shit I never got. The catalogue came in handy when I went through puberty though. At that time I was too young to buy porn mags so I would masturbate to the ladies underwear pages. (Did I just say that?)
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Yup, I was a HUGE He-Man guy. Pretty much until I found out Santa didn't exist, my Christmases were spent specifically accumulating every single He-Man figure that existed.

Then the Nintendo came around.
Then the Super NES.
Then the Genesis.

Anyone else remember basically getting a new game console each Christmas?
Yeah I remember getting the NES, that thing was off the hook. Super Mario Bros. and Mike Tyson's Punch-Out were like crack for kids.

I was a big He-man guy too
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