And oh what a Christmas is was. Well, it all started at 12 o'clock last night, as my family doesn't wait until the morning to open presents, we rather stay up until 12 to open them. Another thing thats seeming to become a family tradition, is that we tend to go on holidays to other countries in January (this year its to Phucket), so my mom insists on giving us a few hundred dollars of spending money (us being me and my brother), so of course her and dad decide not to spend as much on Christmas presents to even things out, which is fair enough. So I wasn't expecting much this Christmas, a game at the most from my parents and maybe a few dollars from som relatives, but I ended up getting much more then that.
From my parents, my expectations were correct, I oh so happily got Super Mario Galaxy from my parents, which so far is a really amazing game (I've got like 7 stars so far, but still, 7 stars in its very, very good). Then under the tree, there was another present for me. This one was from my grand mama, who asked me before what I wanted for Christmas (she insisted that she get me a game because she noticed I tend to play games well...a lot, so I just asked her to get me Need For Speed Pro Street, seeing that I knew I wouldn't buy it before Christmas anyway due to other, better games coming out). So I indeed got Pro Street, but I had pretty much forgotten about this, so it was a nice, semi-suprise.
Then I noticed that there was one of those Xbox Live Headset boxes hidden at the back of the tree (obviously I hadn't payed much attention to the tree before that point), and this present has a bit of a story behind it, but long story short, my older cousingot me to buy it for him at JB (cause I work there, I get a discount) and then he'd pay me back. Then when he was at my house, I assume he hid it there when I wasn't looking. And he only got me this really because he recently got Xbox Live and we figured playing Halo would be much more fun if you could talk to each other. So yeah, I haven't used this one yet, but it will come into good use later hopefully. And then also my brother gave me a card that was from him and his Girlfriend that had $60 in it as well. And I do love money, so that was nice.
So yeah after we all unwrapped out presents from each other and the like, I played Mario Galaxy for a bit (and as I mentioned, amazingly good) and went to bed. When I woke up, seeing I'd gotten my presents already...I forgot it was Christmas >_>. Very materialistic of me yes, but after my mom finished explaining why our grandparents were coming over for lunch, I had a shower and got dressed and the like and then went with my dad to pick them up (actually, I wasn't asked to go with to pick them up, but I like listening to music in the car...and also needed to take a break from playing Mario Galaxy and Pro Street). When I got to my grand parents house, I saw a big yellow bag (JB HiFi) and saw a Guitar Hero guitar. After greeting my grandparents of course, I wondered over, and then told me that my other cousin (the brother of the cousin that bought me the headset) had bought me Guitar Hero III and bought my brother a portable DVD player (!). Actually, this cousin just got a new job...I guess its paying him pretty well >_>. Anyway, he's with his brother up in Valla (near Brisbane I think) to have Christmas with their parents so I couldn't thank him in person but needless to say, I was rather gleeful. And then to top it off, my grandparents gave me a card and $30. I know $30 isn't THAT much, but I do love money (as I believe I've mentioned before),so its appreciated nontheless :P.
As its the season of giving, I of course bought a select few some presents and have some to buy still. I bought my brother Season 1 of the Fresh Prince of Bel-Air (I didn't know what to buy him, and I know he likes that show...well...who doesn't?), I bought the cousin who gave me the headset Stillmatic by NaS (its like, his favorite Nas album and one of his favorite albums but he's never actually had it in his CD collection so I figured he might like it), I bought my dad a Crosby Stills and Nash DVD (I pretty much asked him what he wanted though so...its not like I randomly picked it out) and I bought my mom Ricky Gervais Live 1&2 (she loves "The Office" and "Extras" so I figured she'd like this). Also, needless to say, I need to buy my cousin who gave me Guitar Hero III something (I was going to anyway) and a few other people some things as well, but maybe I'll be able to find something interesting for them while we're in holidays in Phucket.
Anyway, Merry Christmas all.