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Old 12-25-2016   #1
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As with the last few years, we're just going to make this thread ahead of time to avoid any issues with having like four threads. Post your Christmas/Hanukkah/Kwanzaa/winter solstice holiday gift bragging here. These threads tend to work better with pictures, so I highly encourage you post a photo of your haul as well as a description. Yes, I DID just totally copy-paste this text from last year. It's easier that way =P
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Old 12-25-2016   #2
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Considering my birthday was the 10th December (just 2 weeks before X-mas), I hope it may be okay if I combine birthday gifts with X-mas gifts.
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Excuse the poor quality, I took the picture with a phone that's pretty old. I bought the Wii U and PlayStation 4 myself years ago, they weren't gifts.
The 8-bit 30th Anniversary Mario amiibo came with Super Mario Maker, which I got last year as birthday (or X-mas?) gift, and the Sonic amiibo was a random gift during this year for no special occasion.
Those two amiibo are only pictured to show how many and which amiibo I have now.

For my birthday this year, I got the four amiibos on the lower left, being Blue Yarn Yoshi, Dark Pit, Wario, and Luigi. That's way more amiibo than I expected. I only expected one, maybe two at most.
Not pictured are a bottle of nutella, and a gift card for a round of fish 'n' chips.

For X-mas this year, I got Paper Mario: Colour Color Splash, a Princess Peach amiibo, a high-speed 5-meter HDMI (with ethernet) cable, a 20-Euro gift card for Steam, and a wireless mouse with batteries that are said to last 36 months (I wished for a wireless mouse that could be charged through a USB cable, but one that doesn't have to be charged is good enough too).
Yes, I now have 7 amiibo. And also yes, I'm slightly upset "Colour Splash" is spelt without a U despite being the European version.
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Old 12-25-2016   #3
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JINGLE JANGLE YOU FOOLS, IT'S CHRISTMAS


Pictured presents
  • A new coat
  • Cupcake in a mug
  • Samurai Champloo boxset
  • Tin of Christmas teas
  • New desk lamp
  • New microphone
  • and a pop stopper for said microphone!
  • Book about the art of Hayao Miyazaki
  • And a pair of DC comic notebooks

Not-pictured glorious Steam presents
  • Amnesia: Memories
  • Astebreed
  • Mega Man Legacy Collection
  • Oddworld: New 'n' Tasty
  • Saints Row IV
  • War for the Overworld

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Old 12-25-2016   #4
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Listing from approx. front to back:
  • An Arceus keychain, for my car keys
  • Pokemon cards!
  • Superman 64. Don't worry; I got him back.
  • Chocobo Racing! I never even remembered to ask for it but I've been wanting it for a while
  • Various DS games that I kind of just suggested to give my family enough ideas (but I still like them anyway!)
  • Mega Mawile card sleeves because all other card sleeves are inferior
  • The Alola Collection. Did you know the Litten isn't even a promo? Get rekt, shit cat.
  • A little arcade ball-shooting toy, since I seem to get one of those every year from someone.
I also got a jacket and a suitcase that I forgot to take pictures of

And although they weren't a gift to me, I bought some stickers that arrived in the mail today too
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Old 12-25-2016   #5
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I got a coffee mug and a lottery ticket.
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Old 12-25-2016   #6
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A neat shirt, a neat book, Pokémon Sun, and glowcat.
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Old 12-25-2016   #7
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As the family budget is less this year, no crazy shit this time. Just a few things I wanted but couldn't afford at the time.
  • The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess HD
  • Puyo Puyo 15th Anniversary
  • Assorted Manga
  • $25 of United States currency.
Puyo Puyo will likely be fun with my group of friends, though. Download play on those games is amazing.
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Old 12-25-2016   #8
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I got some games to add to my ever-growing collection of (3)DS games.

Not pictured is a $10 Nintendo Eshop card, an amiibo, and a *New* 3DS currently in shipping.
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Old 12-25-2016   #9
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Yeah I got nothing until a week later when my mom mails me my presents. Also I might buy myself a Christmas present.
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Old 12-27-2016   #10
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...I got nothing this year.
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Old 12-27-2016   #11
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My parents said I would get presents if I got all A's on my finals and still I got nothing again this year. I wanted a New Galaxy 3DS but now it seems useless as the Switch is launching in March
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Old 12-27-2016   #12
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I didn't really want too much this year because most of what I wished for was money to go towards my South Africa trip in April 2017. I did get a few little things though:
  • A Cold - Thanks to my workmates for that. Luckily it hasn't lasted too long, so I was able to get rid of most of it very quickly. Only the 3rd time this year I got proper ill too and 3rd Christmas in a row too.
  • Fishing Rod for freshwater coarse fishing.
  • Lots of sweet foods; the equivilant of a 1st course meal full of Diabetes.
  • Toiletries giftpack which came with a music speaker, which is quite handy actually.
  • New rucksack for my South Africa trip, along with a Flora and Fauna field guide to go with it.
  • Crazy magnetic putty which stretches, bounces, clings onto magnets, and with multiple magnets; move on it's own.
  • £100 towards anything else.

The £100 was a side thing I could do anything I wish with it, so I decided to use some of that on:
  • Dawn of the bunny suicides comedy book by Andy Riley - because his warped humor is the reason why I love his books.
  • Metal locker bank, which I really needed something secure in order to find somewhere to place my wallet, keys, and money in without stuffing it in my pockets and forgetting; something which I have a bad habit of doing.
  • Several booster packs of Pokemon XY Evolutions and Pokemon Generations.
  • The rest of it will most likely go towards Ecology surveying equipment for the trip next year.

I'm very happy and quite content with this year and I wasn't expecing half of this either. I just wanted to see my friends and family mainly. Now it's time to wait till the 31st where I can get slaughtered on my favourite drink mix, Fat Frog. Hope everyone's having a good Christmas/Hanukkah/Holiday too.
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Old 12-28-2016   #13
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I'd post a picture of what I got, but I already ate most of it.
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Old 12-28-2016   #14
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My family and I are celebrating this week Hanukkah... That means, no school this week!
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Old 12-28-2016   #15
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This year, I got a New3DS XL from my parents (although I just asked for a normal New3DS to play Pokemon Moon without framedrops, lol), some money from my grandparents, and a nice scarf with a pair of gloves from my aunt, and some chocolate as well <3

Spoiler: ...I also happen to have stumbled accross a shiny Latias in Omega Ruby on Christmas day.

...Adamant nature though
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Old 12-30-2016   #16
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I got a Skillet...
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Old 01-06-2017   #17
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Not much. The reality of being a working almost-adult has set in:

A $25 Visa gift card This was great, bought FFXV's season pass.
A $20 Starbucks card. Wasn't too excited at first but it was really useful for a week of buying lunch at work or otherwise.
A $10 Amazon gift card. Haven't used yet.

And shirts and candy basically. I mean, I never buy shirts with my own money so it's nice.
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Old 01-06-2017   #18
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Well aside from the Star Wars mug and a lottery ticket, I used the powers of a teenager with parents and got this:



Took me good 4 hours, one cup of hot chocolate and 10 hurting fingers to build, but it was very satisfying.

(cat for scale)
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Old 01-10-2017   #19
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I never did get anything for Christmas. Oh well I am sure most people not get anything unless they bought themself something which I need to do actually.
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I never did get anything for Christmas. Oh well I am sure most people not get anything unless they bought themself something which I need to do actually.
Even me, i Don't get anything for Christmas also, i just buy, so your not alone buddy.
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