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What did you get for Christmas #4613613
12/25/17 06:12 AM
12/25/17 06:12 AM
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The Midwest
skyactiv Offline OP
skyactiv  Offline OP
Joined: Mar 2013
Posts: 5,037
The Midwest
My wife and I are Jewish, but we made a tradition of exchanging gifts of something to wear,
She got me a new Carhartt sherpa lined jacket and I got her Merrell mid-rise hiking boots because
she wants to go hiking once spring arrives.


Wife: 15' Audi A4 quattro 6 speed manual
Me: 13' VW GTI 3 door 6 speed manual
Wanted: 2019 Ford Ranger
Re: What did you get for Christmas [Re: skyactiv] #4613644
12/25/17 07:29 AM
12/25/17 07:29 AM
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Posts: 4,340
Midwest USA
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Posts: 4,340
Midwest USA
PlayStation 4, PS4 VR Skyrim Bundle (recent headset version # CUH-ZVR2), TP-Link TC-7610 docsis 3.0 cable modem, ankle holster for Walther PPS, and one of those non-stick copper plated frying pans.



'09 Subaru Forester ...................(QS HM 5W30)
'16 Moto Guzzi Stelvio 1200 .....(ENI i-Ride PG 10W60)
Re: What did you get for Christmas [Re: LoneRanger] #4613657
12/25/17 07:53 AM
12/25/17 07:53 AM
Joined: Aug 2011
Posts: 66
texas
kpatter Offline
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Posts: 66
texas
Armor All Car care kit and Harbor Freight Gift Cards!

Re: What did you get for Christmas [Re: skyactiv] #4613659
12/25/17 07:56 AM
12/25/17 07:56 AM
Joined: May 2005
Posts: 10,555
ROCHESTER, NY
Char Baby Offline
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Posts: 10,555
ROCHESTER, NY
Well, we don't want, need or ask for anything after 40 yrs of marriage. So what we do is spend the money on a nice vacation. A nice Christmas card and a little something to open under the tree. This is what makes my wife happy...me too! wink


"Retired"
-----------------------------------

'80 Firebird FORMULA V8/4bbl-purchased "NEW"
'15 Nissan Altima 2.5 SV
'15 Honda Civic LX
Re: What did you get for Christmas [Re: LoneRanger] #4613665
12/25/17 08:06 AM
12/25/17 08:06 AM
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Posts: 5,940
Champlain/Hudson Valley
Kira Offline
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Posts: 5,940
Champlain/Hudson Valley
Happy Holidays Skyactiv but I have news for you. Lots of Jewish people give gifts on these holidays.

One of my old pals from high school had 2 older sisters. They were Jewish and he loved the gifts which came his way on Christmas. Alas, one of his big sisters assumed the role of traditionalist and brought the hammer down on gifts for the Christian Holy Day. The interesting part of the story for me is that the entire rest of he family followed her lead.

It's good to be thoughtful of each other. We don't exchange anything but token gifts as we live fairly well, are not impulse shoppers and almost always buy "bigger things" when they are on sale.

Me personally, you ask? (...and I know you didn't). Most everyone I know and love is on the good side of life. Concepts like generosity, helpfulness and understanding aren't foreign ones. I've always found the gift thing a source of inordinate stress. Trying to deliver a thoughtful gift whilst on a strict budget can be immensely frustrating.

Most recently, members of my family have taken to listing gift suggestions on an online service. I'm supposed to go to these lists which were made by someone settling in a chair after dinner. I don't do it. I resent it. I do not feel I have to explain it to them or anyone else. It's an invasion of an additional, unwanted tier of materialism. There's a detachment to it which is entirely unsatisfying.

Re: What did you get for Christmas [Re: skyactiv] #4613671
12/25/17 08:13 AM
12/25/17 08:13 AM
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n.c.
gman2304 Offline
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n.c.
A video streaming drone...[now, to figure out how to work it]! Merry Christmas everybody.

Re: What did you get for Christmas [Re: skyactiv] #4613682
12/25/17 08:23 AM
12/25/17 08:23 AM
Joined: Jun 2002
Posts: 2,755
Southeastern USA
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Southeastern USA
I took my wife to France and Germany in early December for her/our Christmas gift. We visited the Strasbourg and Colmar Christmas markets in France, went to Landau/Edesheim markets in Rhineland/Pfalz in Germany and then crossed the country and hung out in Munich for 3 days.

This morning I noticed something fat in my stocking hanging by the fireplace and my wife had snuck a Bifi roll home in her suitcase and surprised me with it. smile

Re: What did you get for Christmas [Re: skyactiv] #4613698
12/25/17 08:47 AM
12/25/17 08:47 AM
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central ga
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central ga
Me and the wife split the price of a tv.50 inch Sanyo for 299 dollars.The bedroom tv died a few months ago so this was a good time to replace it.The wife was raised Jehovah so she didn't do Christmas growing up.

Re: What did you get for Christmas [Re: skyactiv] #4613701
12/25/17 08:48 AM
12/25/17 08:48 AM
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Posts: 1,341
South Central PA
Delta Offline
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South Central PA
We don't do a whole lot of gifting these days. Finally at the point in my life if someone wants something throughout the whole year I'll get it for them. But, I do look forward to getting a couple new clothes items, and that's what I got this year. New hat, gloves, jacket, and some nice knee socks. When you're a kid you hated getting clothes, but now I look forward to it, lol.


'17 VW GTI 2.0T - 6MT - 11K - Edge 0w40
'15 Camry SE - 2.5 - 22K - PP 0w20
'99 S10 - 2.2 5MT - 157K - PP 10w30
Re: What did you get for Christmas [Re: skyactiv] #4613714
12/25/17 09:04 AM
12/25/17 09:04 AM
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Posts: 545
Denver
marine65 Offline
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Posts: 545
Denver
I got to pay for it.


2006 Nissan Sentra 195K miles
2010 Hyundai Elantra 85K miles
Re: What did you get for Christmas [Re: skyactiv] #4613718
12/25/17 09:10 AM
12/25/17 09:10 AM
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Posts: 1,198
Campbellsville, KY
Alex_V Offline
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Posts: 1,198
Campbellsville, KY
Took the Christmas money I got from a few relatives and bought 2 gal. of Maxlife ATF to finally change the fluid in my Mercedes. Something I'd been wanting to do for 2 months!


To quote a friend, "Synthetics, man."

'85 GMC C3500, 454, 132K
'82 Mercedes 300CD, OM617 turbo, 173K (totaled 2018, in rehab)
'85 Mercedes 300TD, OM617 turbo, 217K (wife's)
'67 Suburban, 350, 331K
Re: What did you get for Christmas [Re: skyactiv] #4613734
12/25/17 09:38 AM
12/25/17 09:38 AM
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Posts: 21,123
Upstate NY
Donald Offline
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Posts: 21,123
Upstate NY
Wife got me tickets to TSO on Wed evening in Albany


2015 Subaru Forester 2.5 engine/CVT
2015 Ford F250 w/Powerstroke
2016 Subaru Crosstrek CVT (wife's)
Re: What did you get for Christmas [Re: skyactiv] #4613749
12/25/17 10:04 AM
12/25/17 10:04 AM
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Posts: 4,015
Lima, Ohio, USA
earlyre Offline
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Posts: 4,015
Lima, Ohio, USA
a new Berne Hooded Jacket, and 2 speed wrenches (1/4" & 3/8")

re: the jacket. I went to put on my existing Dickies one a couple weeks back and noticed it was a bit more snug around the midsection than before, no biggie just need to lose some weight, and i have other coats.

mention this to my mom in passing conversation, OH! so you Need a new Coat? next size up?
I told her no, I just need to go back on a diet and lose a few.

but there it was under the tree...


Mine:
09 Mercury Sable : 6qts AutoQuest(Meijer/Warren) 0w20, WIX 51516
Mine to Maintain:
03 Pontiac Vibe : 4.5qts VWB 5w30,WIX 51394
Re: What did you get for Christmas [Re: skyactiv] #4613754
12/25/17 10:10 AM
12/25/17 10:10 AM
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Posts: 6,521
New England
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Posts: 6,521
New England
Fitbit Ionic (family member got us an employee discount way better the Black Friday deal!)

(Not-so) Secret Santa got me glasses from my Alma mater and a t-shirt. The t-shirt has a pocket with a graphic that makes it appear that a kitty is sitting in te pocket . When you pull the pocket down a little, the kitty is actually flipping you the double bird. Haha


'14 Forester XT FA20DIT (Cobb Stage 1)
Edge 0W-40 + FU filter (64,774 miles)
'15 Legacy FB25 (OEM Stage, uh, neg. 7?)
Edge 0W-20 + FU filter (40,803 miles)
Re: What did you get for Christmas [Re: skyactiv] #4613767
12/25/17 10:37 AM
12/25/17 10:37 AM
Joined: Feb 2013
Posts: 76
Herrin, Illinois
CharlieW618 Offline
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Herrin, Illinois
A 1 litre bottle of coke and I woke up alive.


Formally Charlie1935
Du Quoin, Il.
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