Happy Holidays! No, wait, screw that, it's Merry Christmas! For the past two years, I've given a run down of all the awesome stuff I've been given at Christmas time, but this year, I think I'll also list the gifts I've given to others. Not to show how generous I may or may not be, but just because I like giving gifts as much as, if not more than, I do receiving them. So without further ado, here are the gifts I've given this year, in no particular order:
Lots and lots of Glee: The Music (Volume 1 and 2). Seriously, lots of Glee. No less than 8 copies of each.
Borderlands (PS3). Possibly the best multiplayer game of 2009. I wanted to share that experience with others.
Rock Band 2 (Xbox 360). Yo, Guitar Hero, I'm really happy for you and I'mma let you finish, but Rock Band 2 is the best band game in the world. IN THE WORLD!
Harry Potter 4-6 (DVD). Way better than the Lord of the Rings movies.
Spongebob Squarepants (DS). The kiddies love Spongebob.
Monsters vs Aliens (DS). I love that my niece is a gamer. Now if only I can get her to understand that movie-licensed games are pure garbage...
DJ Hero (PS2). I was very tempted to get a copy of this for myself, but then I wouldn't respect myself in the morning.
$40 in grocery store gift certificates. Part of $210 in gift certificates for the Adopt a Family the call center sponsored. They also got at least 4 gifts for each family member (7 members total), as well as several family gifts.
PS3 Slim bundle. For the Mom gamer who has pretty much everything else.
iPod Classic with home theatre dock. For the music-lover Dad.
Assorted makeup from Sephora. The ladies love makeup from Sephora.
And now, here's what I received, again in no particular order:
See's Candies Assorted Chocolates (1 lb). Mmm, chocolate.
Reese's Peanut Butter Trees. Chocolate = awesome. Peanut butter = awesome. Chocolate and peanut butter = omg so much win.
Sweatpants and sweatshirts. For lounging around the house when it's cold.
Uncharted (PS3). Treasure hunting, shooting people, and crazy acrobatic free-running. What's not to love?
Assassin's Creed (PS3). Sword fighting, assassinating people, and crazy acrobatic free-running. What's not to love?
Harry Potter 6 (DVD). Not better than Star Wars, but still pretty good.
The Guild: Season 1 and 2 (DVD). I heart Felicia Day.
Fraggle Rock: Complete Final Season (DVD). About damn time they release this on its own. It would have sucked to have to get the first three seasons over again in the "Complete Series" box set. But yay! Fraggle Rock!
Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories (Xbox 360). I hear the episodes didn't do too well, financially. Maybe instead of signing an exclusive deal with Microsoft, you should release your content to the whole market, eh Rockstar? Just a thought. That said, I love me some Grand Theft Auto.
An Askew View: The Films of Kevin Smith (book). What can I say? I'm a little gay for Kevin Smith.
The Hangover (Blu Ray). Funniest movie of 2009, hands down.
Inglourious Basterds (Blu Ray). Best non-comedy movie of 2009, hands down.
Star Trek (Blu Ray). I would say best sci-fi movie of 2009, but District 9 was pretty damn good, too. It's a tie.
Superman/Batman: Public Enemies (Blu Ray). Bruce Timm is synonymous with awesome superhero cartoons.
Watchmen: The Ultimate Cut/Complete Experience (Blu Ray). The best superhero movie of 2009, made even better with the Director's Cut and the Tales of the Black Freighter integrated into the movie, plus Under the Hood and the Complete Motion Comic. A lot of people said Watchmen was unfilmable as a motion picture. This box set proves those people wrong.
That's it. A ton of cool stuff, both given and received. I wish everyone a safe and sane holiday season. Peace, bitches!