What Do You Want For Christmas?

Christmas, presents, wish list, humor, Modern PhilosopherI’m going to continue my holiday tradition of not putting up a Christmas tree, Modern Philosophers.

I mean, what’s the point?  No one is giving me any presents to put under the tree, and I don’t have anyone special in my life for whom I will be holiday shopping.

So a Christmas tree would just be a shiny, sparkly immobile target for the kitties to attack for a month.  Yes, Cleo, I’m talking about you!

But that doesn’t mean I don’t want anything for Christmas.  The little boy in me still secretly hopes that Santa Claus will visit The House on the Hill and leave me some beautifully wrapped presents.

After all, I was a very good boy this year.  Which Santa knows to be true because he sees us when we’re sleeping, knows when we’re awake, and has better assets than the NSA to keep an eye on us.

This got me to thinking.  Just because I don’t have a Christmas shopping list, doesn’t mean I don’t want to know what people want for Christmas.

So will you tell me?

If you could ask Santa Claus for anything this Christmas, what would it be?

Don’t worry, this isn’t some sort of test.  I’m not expecting you all to answer “World Peace”.  This is just a fun exercise to help spread a little Christmas Spirit.

Christmas, presents, wish list, humor, Modern PhilosopherAnd who knows?  Santa Claus does read this blog, so maybe he will see your answer and bring you an extra special gift this year.

I’ll get things started.

If I could have one thing for Christmas this year, it would be a new laptop.  The one on which I’m typing this post has bee on its last legs for months.

The space bar rarely works.  The J key has a mind of its own.  The battery dies after about thirty minutes of use.  This is no way for a writer to live.

So, Santa Claus, I could really use a new laptop this year!

What do you want for Christmas?  Please take the time to answer as your replies will be like mini Christmas presents for me…

About Austin

Native New Yorker who's fled to the quiet life in Maine. I write movies, root for the Yankees, and shovel lots of snow.
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22 Responses to What Do You Want For Christmas?

  1. The Hook says:

    I’d like to know f my mom is at peace at last.
    But I’d also settle for a graphic novel or two from Amazon…

  2. davidprosser says:

    I think I’d have to ask for a new desktop but if Santa was running low on those I’d love a new computer chair with plenty of padding for my rump as I spend so long online. I hope you get your laptop.

  3. cbiz50 says:

    Fruit cake…soaked in something alcoholic

  4. grannyK says:

    A gaming laptop for my son would be nice! I like cozy mystery books, so that would be my choice.

  5. markbialczak says:

    Two tickets and the day off from work my wife and I for Opening Day to the Syracuse Mets home opener for 2019, Austin! It will be the first home game under the new affiliation with my favorite squad and my hometown Triple A team.

  6. Lydia says:

    What a fun idea for a post. I hope you somehow get your new laptop.

    What I want for Christmas the most this year are some new socks. Somehow half of my current socks are falling apart at the same time. It’s just about time to replace them.

  7. I’d settle for a good book, something on history. Hope you get everything you need!

  8. Louise says:

    hi Austin.. Just catching up with all your goings on.. Seriously you are on your own again??? sad. Me personally i think you have your gift.- all of us who read your posts. they are a very special ‘pay it forward’which we all love getting in our inbox. As for the other question. like a lot of people I would love to be able to have front row seats to every concert, theatre show and sports event I want to go to even if its for only a year. Oh and a 1st class return trip with all the bells and whistles to the east coast of USA and maybe even a chance to meet you.
    Christmas wishes from australia. xx

  9. AAristizabal says:

    A new wrist watch I have been wooing for almost a year, for sure. And also books! I love how Saramago writes; so this year, I am also asking Santa for three Saramago books: Trip to Portugal, The Stone Raft and Essay on Clarity!

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