What Are You Hoping For This Holiday Season?

Ok, I’ll admit that I get just as excited on Christmas morning now as I did when I was a kid. The only difference is that I usually don’t have time to get excited until late Christmas Eve whereas when I was a kid, I started getting excited days and even weeks in advance. Still, it’s a great time of year of many reasons, but I’m not ashamed to admit that in addition to spending additional time with my family and especially with extended family, I also love getting presents!

The problem is that my tastes have gotten too expensive and specific for most people who give me gifts, so unless I’ve asked for something by model number, I never know what I’m going to end up with. I’m hoping for a new watch or two. Although my taste in watches is getting a pretty esoteric (and too expensive), there are always some nice Casio, Fossil, Timex, Swiss Army or Swatch models to be had. And I’m hoping for some Sopranos DVDs since I’m determined to own them all some day. I’ll probably get a Star Wars DVD box set even though I already have two. And I wouldn’t mind getting Start Wars: Knights of the Old Republic II, though I think I might have added that to my list too late, so I’ll probably have to get it with the Best Buy gift certificate I’m certain to get from someone who didn’t know what the heck to get me. I think I’m actually ok on computer equipment this year, and none of my essential devices (digital camera, GPS, MP3 player, etc.) need updating. Too bad the PSP isn’t out yet, or that would probably be at the top of my list. Anyway, I hope I’m not coming across as too materialistic, but I love getting new toys now as much as I did as a kid, and I will be giving plenty of toys to others to make sure they are equally surprised and excited.

So what are you hoping for this holiday season, and what kind of clever gifts did you get for others?