Okay, Now That It's Over: What Did Santa Bring You for Christmas?

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Okay, Now That It's Over: What Did Santa Bring You for Christmas?

Postby Richard Kaufman » December 25th, 2009, 11:59 pm

Santa brought me the new Batman Vault. :) Plus a book on Hammer films and a new book on Universal Horror Films. Oh, and a big old box of chocolates (he says, patting his tummy).

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Re: Okay, Now That It's Over: What Did Santa Bring You for Christmas?

Postby DrDanny » December 26th, 2009, 12:26 am

Thomas Keller cookbook, 'ad hoc at home'; Steve Beam's SACT#7; Peter Ackroyd's prose retelling of The Canterbury Tales; calendar from bluesimages.com (which comes w/ awesome CD); new laptop; and CASH!!!

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Re: Okay, Now That It's Over: What Did Santa Bring You for Christmas?

Postby Kevin Connolly » December 26th, 2009, 12:31 am

1914 Houdini pitchbook. ( My daughter received a yearbook from Meryl Streeps' HS class of 67.)
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Re: Okay, Now That It's Over: What Did Santa Bring You for Christmas?

Postby Mike Rozek » December 26th, 2009, 3:45 am

My beautiful wife gave me the incredible Taschen book.

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Re: Okay, Now That It's Over: What Did Santa Bring You for Christmas?

Postby Dustin Stinett » December 26th, 2009, 4:07 am

I got a Slap-Chop.

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Re: Okay, Now That It's Over: What Did Santa Bring You for Christmas?

Postby Ian Kendall » December 26th, 2009, 4:26 am

I bought myself the Taschen book. Does that count?

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Re: Okay, Now That It's Over: What Did Santa Bring You for Christmas?

Postby Matthew Field » December 26th, 2009, 5:02 am

Some needed clothing plus the Paul Harris True Astonishments set. The Taschen book and Beating a Dead Horse were joys to receive, but not strictly speaking Christmas gifts.

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Re: Okay, Now That It's Over: What Did Santa Bring You for Christmas?

Postby erdnasephile » December 26th, 2009, 7:49 am

Some cold weather running clothes, Harry Potter and Star Trek Blu-ray Discs, gift cards, and a Wii! :)

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Re: Okay, Now That It's Over: What Did Santa Bring You for Christmas?

Postby amp » December 26th, 2009, 8:34 am

Ade Duval book and my son got the Batman Vault book as well.

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Postby Tom Frame » December 26th, 2009, 9:55 am

Beating a Dead Horse , High Spots by Caleb Wiles and a renewal on my subscription to Genii. Yummy!

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Re: Okay, Now That It's Over: What Did Santa Bring You for Christmas?

Postby Bill Mullins » December 26th, 2009, 12:41 pm

Taschen book from the wife.

Most magical thing, though, was the reaction of my three year old son to the half eaten cookie and the empty glass of milk.

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Re: Okay, Now That It's Over: What Did Santa Bring You for Christmas?

Postby Richard Kaufman » December 26th, 2009, 1:17 pm

There was an article in the New York Times about belief in Santa, and one of the interesting things some of the psychologists said was that physical evidence of cookies and milk having been consumed holds great weight in the mind of the child. It's tangible "proof."
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Postby magicalt » December 26th, 2009, 1:21 pm

I got an Okito Nielson magic wand and 16 L&L DVDs.

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Re: Okay, Now That It's Over: What Did Santa Bring You for Christmas?

Postby Marvo » December 26th, 2009, 2:20 pm

I was lucky enough to get a mind reading goose- funny because we also had goose for Christmas dinner.

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Postby David Alexander » December 26th, 2009, 2:44 pm

Shadow statue by Graffiti (been looking for it for years) but wasn't strictly for Christmas, but three days earlier for my birthday.

Christmas was a Persian rug for the dining room and one of John Riggs' wonderful little devices.

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Re: Okay, Now That It's Over: What Did Santa Bring You for Christmas?

Postby Doc Dixon » December 26th, 2009, 3:41 pm

I, too, got the Batman Vault :grin: along with yet another Batman coffee mug :grin: Batman has been an ongoing theme in my Christmas gifts for years now. And my boys (currently ages 3,2 and 1) scored some Batman swag, too.

Few years ago I got a Leg Lamp from the Christmas Story movie. If that lamp isn't the definition of "it's not something I would get for myself ... but I like it." I don't know what is. The only other time I've ever seen one in someone's window is a house about 15 miles from me that's right next to a funeral home. I have to think it makes a lot of mourners smile.

It's funny, magic stuff isn't usually something I think about for Christmas. That's for the other 364 days of the year.

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Re: Okay, Now That It's Over: What Did Santa Bring You for Christmas?

Postby Terry » December 26th, 2009, 3:51 pm

Richard Kaufman wrote:There was an article in the New York Times about belief in Santa, and one of the interesting things some of the psychologists said was that physical evidence of cookies and milk having been consumed holds great weight in the mind of the child. It's tangible "proof."


It was the first thing my 5 year old checked and reported back to us even before he looked for gifts.

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Re: Okay, Now That It's Over: What Did Santa Bring You for Christmas?

Postby David Oliver » December 26th, 2009, 4:01 pm

I received the Taschen book as well, and it was a huge surprise - literally. A few gift cards, some banana bread, a few clothes and a tie.

What I enjoyed most, was spending the time visiting friends and some family at nine homes on Christmas day, passing out a little Joy, sharing some surprising moments and enjoying tremendous food and spirits. Today, had another nice dinner with dear friends at a beautiful spot in downtown Boston, relaxing by the fire, overlooking the Public Garden.

All around, I received warm and comforting moments that I will treasure.

I hope your holiday was as rewarding.
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Re: Okay, Now That It's Over: What Did Santa Bring You for Christmas?

Postby Steve Bryant » December 26th, 2009, 5:06 pm

Beating a Dead Horse (what a gorgeous book!), Fakini golf balls, an Apple magic mouse.

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Re: Okay, Now That It's Over: What Did Santa Bring You for Christmas?

Postby Bill Duncan » December 26th, 2009, 7:13 pm

The usual bathrobe/Godiva Chocolates sort of stuff.
The two Marlo DVDs from MyMagic.com
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A book about Mark Rothko's watercolors
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Re: Okay, Now That It's Over: What Did Santa Bring You for Christmas?

Postby Glenn Bishop » December 26th, 2009, 8:30 pm

Older movies on DVD Batman with Adam West - The Great Escape and War Of the Worlds with Gene Barry. I like the classics I also got the Cincinnati Kid with a feature of Jay Ose on it in a movie short The Cincinnati kid plays according to Hoyel.

Jay Ose Reminds me of Jack Pyle in the way they both worked.

No magic, magic books or DVDs but then again I don't buy that much magic these days.

Happy Holidays.

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Re: Okay, Now That It's Over: What Did Santa Bring You for Christmas?

Postby espermachine » December 26th, 2009, 10:11 pm

The Vernon Touch... a wonderful book.

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Postby Richard Kaufman » December 26th, 2009, 10:31 pm

Hey, you guys got some great stuff!
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Re: Okay, Now That It's Over: What Did Santa Bring You for Christmas?

Postby Frank Yuen » December 27th, 2009, 4:11 am

Some books, some clothes, some dvds, some cash. The best thing was handprints from my three and six year olds. My son also checked the cookies and said wide-eyed, "They're gone!"

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Re: Okay, Now That It's Over: What Did Santa Bring You for Christmas?

Postby Travis » December 27th, 2009, 9:19 am

The Taschen book and a hardcover copy of the "CIA Manual of Trickery and Deception". Really great!

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Re: Okay, Now That It's Over: What Did Santa Bring You for Christmas?

Postby Richard Kaufman » December 27th, 2009, 10:28 am

A lot of Taschen books.
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Re: Okay, Now That It's Over: What Did Santa Bring You for Christmas?

Postby seraph127 » December 27th, 2009, 12:45 pm

Mastering the Art of Magic, After Craft, and Trickery Treats.

Santa wired the funds and I took care of the rest.

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Re: Okay, Now That It's Over: What Did Santa Bring You for Christmas?

Postby Tabman » December 27th, 2009, 2:43 pm

A few days off. Thanks Santa!!

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Postby Ruben Padilla » December 27th, 2009, 9:17 pm

I got a rock.
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Postby Richard Kaufman » December 27th, 2009, 9:36 pm

Sorry, Charlie ... err, Ruben.
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Re: Okay, Now That It's Over: What Did Santa Bring You for Christmas?

Postby Richard Kaufman » December 27th, 2009, 9:36 pm

And that's the wrong holiday, anyway.
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Postby Dustin Stinett » December 27th, 2009, 11:51 pm

And I really did get a Slap-Chop.

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Re: Okay, Now That It's Over: What Did Santa Bring You for Christmas?

Postby BlueEyed Videot » December 28th, 2009, 1:44 am

My darling wife surprised me with El Tab's Sefalaljia.

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Re: Okay, Now That It's Over: What Did Santa Bring You for Christmas?

Postby Jager » December 28th, 2009, 12:31 pm

Richard Hart wrote:My darling wife surprised me with El Tab's Sefalaljia.

Does your wife have a single sister like her?
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Re: Okay, Now That It's Over: What Did Santa Bring You for Christmas?

Postby Mark Paulson » December 28th, 2009, 8:18 pm

I got a lump of coal.

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Postby Richard Kaufman » December 28th, 2009, 8:37 pm

Correct holiday. Did you at least make use of it by burning it in the fireplace?
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Re: Okay, Now That It's Over: What Did Santa Bring You for Christmas?

Postby Dale Shrimpton » December 29th, 2009, 8:00 am

I got some lovely towels,a couple of movies, the tommy cooper joke book,( which has an interesting opening chapter on tommys writers by the way) some chocolates, Naked Lady cufflinks, a canvas picture for my wall that says "THIS IS WHERE THE MAGIC HAPPENS".. An Old man puppet, some beers, several lovely jumpers,and a few other things. But the best thing i got, was the satisfaction that I had managed to give everybody something as a gift, that they actually wanted. The nieces and Nephews in particular. How I managed to select gifts for them all, that they had asked Santa for.. And nobody else, I will never know. My niece in particular was close to teers, she was so happy.

and thats what Christmas is all about for me.
:)

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Re: Okay, Now That It's Over: What Did Santa Bring You for Christmas?

Postby Bill McFadden » December 29th, 2009, 3:13 pm

Good Santa: an IOU for MAGICK

Bad Santa: a blown-out left knee from shoveling frikkin' snow on 12/20

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Re: Okay, Now That It's Over: What Did Santa Bring You for Christmas?

Postby Dustin Stinett » December 29th, 2009, 3:17 pm

Sounds like someone needs a snow blower.

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Re: Okay, Now That It's Over: What Did Santa Bring You for Christmas?

Postby Joe Naud » December 29th, 2009, 11:53 pm

My wife got us tickets to see Ricky Jay. Woo hoo. Much better living in LA than in Amarillo Texas, although I am still waiting for Santa to bring me some good news about the new job I asked for, second year in a row I asked for that one unfortunatley. I can't wait for 2010 and some good luck on the job front. Missing out on the Taschen for now, ugh! Peace and a great 2010 to all.
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