December 15, 2005

Christmas Presents Yay!

Last year I lamented the fact that everyone in my family asked me for a Christmas list but failed to buy even one item from the list. I thought I'd repost my post on the subject for you today:

I thought I would share with everyone my Christmas tale. Every year, my family asks me what I would like for Christmas, and every year I tell them that I do not need anything and that they needn't bother. Of course this leads to booing and hissing from the family unit. So this year, I made a list. A very comprehensive list. I gave it to all those persons who profess to be my loved ones. Thinking that this year I saved myself a trip to the store to buy the things on my list, I eagerly awaited Christmas morning. While my family opened their gifts and oohed and ahhed over each package, I was left shaking my head. See, my family in their infinite wisdom chose not to honor my list in the least. In fact, I did not receive one gift off my list. Don't get me wrong, the fuzzy slippers were nice, too small, but nice. I also liked the picture frames sans pictures and the sorry excuse for a briefcase that I received (oh, and did I mention the towels?) My family got what they asked for from me. Geez! However, I had taken time out of my busy schedule to write a list, the least my loving family could do was buy me a copy of MASH Season 7. The moral of this tragic story is of course to cease writing lists. No, not I, I intend to write the same list over and over and over again, until I receive at least one of the items on it from at least one of my so called loved ones. While I realize that it isn't the gift but the thought, I also expected the family unit to put some thought into it! Perhaps next year I will tell them all, I dislike your thoughts, get me a BB gun!

What do you think? Will I get socks? Will I get more towels? Will I get another useless purse (I don't carry one)? Or will I get Dukes of Hazzard Season 3 like I've asked? We shall see. . . How about you? Will you get anything off your Christmas list?

Posted by Oddybobo at December 15, 2005 09:16 AM | TrackBack

Heh. I hope you get what's on your list!

I gave up years ago. I get all sorts of strange gifts... I don't have time to even begin a list.

And even for my hubby I pick up whatever present I'd really like, wrap it up and put it under the tree. My husband loves that he "gets" me just the perfect thing every year! :) (This year it's a new crock pot!)

Posted by: Richmond at December 15, 2005 10:05 AM

I'll get you the BB gun -- I like giving weapons as gifts, even pretend ones.

Posted by: Ogre at December 15, 2005 10:11 AM

YOUR family asks for a list?!? Mine doesn't, and never has, even when I was little. I think it has something to do with the things on the list not ever going on SALE. My family gives in bulk, reguardless of if it is something a person wants/needs. I get all sorts of strange crap.

My grandma thinks I am a giant because I have size 9 feet, and she has size 5, so I get things like size 13 MENS slippers. Another time she burned me up with size 3X pajamas. I wear XL, and sometimes just large, but since she thinks I am a giant, she felt the need to pull me aside after we opened presents and whisper to me "are those jammies going to fit you, because I just guessed on the size" I just told her they were fine, thanks.

I am done hoping to get a decent gift anymore. If they accidentally get me something I like...Bonus, but I just never get my hopes up anymore.

Dukes of, have some great taste! My boy is getting the three car set, the General, Boss Hoggs car, and the cop car for Christmas this year.

Posted by: sarah at December 15, 2005 12:35 PM

My family asks me what I want, I never tell them. I don't want them to buy me a damn thing. I've found my life is much easier if people don't buy me gifts, because when ever they do I end up returning them and using the money on them anyway.

Posted by: Contagion at December 15, 2005 01:16 PM

We have gotten plenty of useless gifts .. karoke machine, bad sealer, fondue pot ... nice but nothing we have ever used.

I sent out a Amazon wish list this year and lo and behold one person bought some stuff off of it. I am afraid what the others will get us.

Posted by: Machelle at December 15, 2005 01:57 PM

BB gun? If I were you, I'd go for a little higher calibur on the brother-in-law of yours. Sounds like he's got a pretty tough hide. (Tip: Aim for the ego -- big target and brings 'em down every time.)

Posted by: Bob at December 15, 2005 06:12 PM

I'm going to be pissed if I don't get what I want off my list from my husband. I didn't even want to exchange gifts. I asked for two things: a book light and a car charger for my iPod.

Posted by: Bou at December 15, 2005 09:18 PM

My husband bought me what I asked for this year: a photo printer! Of course, I'm the one who found it online, ordered and paid for it, but still.

My friend Kathi asked her two grown daughters for a book store gift cert every year for FIVE years. They finally caught on this year; she's estatic... So, don't lose hope! ;)

Posted by: pam at December 16, 2005 08:37 AM

Honestly, I'm too old for presents. Either I have it or - if I want it - I can buy it myself.

Posted by: Harvey at December 18, 2005 01:25 PM

I'm with Ogre. One can never have too many BB guns. Just say the word.

Posted by: Dash at December 18, 2005 10:10 PM

everyone asked for lists, we gave them lists..

so far nothing off the list has been bought....


so now I need to go buy the kids exactly what they want...


Posted by: armywifetoddlermom at December 19, 2005 06:11 PM

Alright, dammit, e-mail me the damn list.

Posted by: Two Dogs at December 21, 2005 12:48 PM