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Friday, December 15, 2006

Feedback Friday (#52)

Okay, here's one for ya . . .

Today, against the wishes of all but one of the fan-mail letters we recieved this past week, we're gonna get a lil' bit nostalgic. It is the Holiday Season after all.

We want to know all about the best Christmas present you have ever received.

That's the assignment.

Maybe it was the "Starsky & Hutch" metal lunch box you got in the 3rd grade and were so attached to that you would even have it under your pillow at night when you went to sleep. It could be that double-cassette copy of Neil Diamond's Greatest Hits that you can still sing every single word to. It might even be your very first pair of Green Lantern Super-Hero underoos.

You know the ones I'm talkin' about . . .

Well, here's your chance to tell us all about it.

I can't wait to read those comments -

Ben O.


Blogger Katherine said...

Hmm, lot easier to tell you about the WORST (exercise ball - from my husband!! jackass). Ok...seriously the best gift I ever got was a 10 hr. trek across country each Christmas with my parents, brother and the family cat (who brings their cat??) to see my grandparents, aunts and cousins. I don't really remember what gifts I've gotten over the years, but I remember the unbelievable excitement at spending the holidays with people who loved me. I know, I'm a sap.

7:54 AM  
Blogger flea said...

this is actually harder than one might think....nothing is really standing out for me, except when i was a teen and finally getting my t.v. for my room....so i guess that's my answer

9:17 AM  
Blogger Zambo said...

You'll like this one, Ben...

It was circa 1980...and it was the last Christmas that I was ever surprised with a gift...The Death Star play set...I played with the action figures all the time and carried some in my pockets at all times (Chewbacca, Darth Vader and the stormtroopers were my favourites)...I still have the play set and it's in pretty good condition...It's made out of pressed paper and has a cool trash compactor...

Anyway, the thought of this negates the feelings I was just experiencing as I sat through that video your brother set you recently...(I think I may have watched that when it originally aired on TV and thought it was awesome at the time)...

Take care out there, Ben!

Your Pal,


3:11 PM  
Blogger Kathleen said...

1973 - I got a bike - it was pink and I hated (and still do) pink, but it was MINE!!!

Other than that, I got a DVD player a few years ago and the year after that I got Highlander: The Series on DVD. That was pretty exciting for me.

5:46 PM  
Blogger Hale McKay said...

I guess I'll have to wax nostalgic on this one, Ben.

I'm don't know if it was really the best gift ever, but I don't remember being as excited with any other gift. (Although that 18-inch scroll saw my wife gave 5 years ago was close.)

I was six years old, and I got the "official" Disney Davy Crockett pistols and holster set. I used to wear those things every where I went for a couple of years.

9:15 PM  
Blogger Glenn said...

A big wheel with the hand brake for spinning out.

2:14 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I LOVE Christmas, and the best gift every year is the time our family gets to spend together - but one of the best actual gifts I have received was the year my kids decided to help move me into the 21st century, and updated my music system. I was playing my outdated collection of cassettes till that time. But my CD system is something I now use and enjoy nearly every day. So I would have to call it one of my best gifts. Thank you, B, N, and R !!

10:42 PM  
Blogger Terri said...

I can't think of any that stand out except perhaps a really pretty ring with my birthstone in it from Hubby a couple of years ago. He's really good with gifts.
Oh, and then there was a little monkey toy that I got as a kid which I absolutely loved.
Now if you'd asked about birthday gifts that would've been easier..!
I wonder if my newly-acquired motorcycle counts as a Christmas gift?

9:59 AM  
Anonymous mark said...

Star Wars - Millenium Falcon ship back in the day. Think I was like 7.

10:22 AM  
Blogger Ben O. said...

Dude, I still have my Millenium Falcon. (Mother, don't even think about selling it on eBay!) I always loved how Star War's guys had holes in their feet so they could stand on the pegs located on the playsets.

Genius . . .

Ben O.

12:03 PM  

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