We had the annual family Christmas gathering in Old Bridge, NJ yesterday where my cousin married just over a year ago announced he would be a father come July. Later his wife gave him an XBox 360, and he jumped into playing Halo 2.
In addition to the aforementioned early Christmas presents, I received a DVD of the Jamie Foxx/Colin Farrell Miami Vice movie (which I hadn't watched), a dresser-top organizer (which I proved necessary just now, rooting through a desk drawer for my watch), and only one article of clothing.
The spontaneous highlight this year came while riding to the party with my brother and mom, picking up 89.1 FM Radio Farleigh Dickinson University and its lineup of "Unusual Christmas Music" including Los Straitjackets' instrumental surf version of "God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen" and a sampling of Tom Lehrer parodies.
These wonderful things are the things we remember all through our lives.
UPDATE (11:38 AM): I've ordered 'Tis the Season for Los Straitjackets and Songs & More Songs By Tom Lehrer.