derryX X-mas Essentials

If you follow me on twitter, this past weekend, you would have noticed a few tweets that I called “derryX X-mas Essentials.” Well, now that Thanksgiving 2010 has passed, it’s time for us all to get into the Christmas Spirit.

To do so, I have a few essentials that get me into the spirit.

First of all, I have to put up my tree. I did that this past Friday. Generally, I have a really small tree, and I buy individual ornaments every year. For a while, I bought the Hallmark “Puppy Love” ornaments if I thought they were cute enough, but lately, I’ve been buying the collectible Star Trek ornaments. Last year, I bought a Starfleet Phaser; this year, I bought a scale replica of the Spock/Kirk fight from the original episode “Amok Time.” There are also a few other goodies and easter eggs around my tree. Take a look:

There are also a few movies and Christmas specials that I need to see every year before Christmas comes. Here’s a pretty comprehensive list:

  • Elf – on Blu Ray
  • National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation – on Blu Ray
  • Scrooged – on DVD (until a Blu Ray is made)
  • Alvin and the Chipmunks Christmas Special (the one about the golden harmonica)
  • He-Man and She-Ra Christmas Special

So this past weekend, I was able to check off the first two from my list. So it’s pretty safe to say that I’m well on my way onto becoming in the Christmas Spirit.


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