The family Christmas party this year was at my cousin David's house in the mountains of northern New Jersey. After a buffet-style lunch, the time for presents rolled around. You may recall my aunt declared there would be no gift exchange. Several members of the family didn't ask for clarification like I did, and so were in a bind when they realized we were still giving gifts. That's how two sets of cousins gave AMC movie passes.
Actually, the family scored closer to my interests than usual this year:
Hellboy II: The Golden Army (Single Disc Edition): If I like it enough, I'll get the Blu-Ray.
Stargate, Stargate: Continuum, and Stargate: Ark of Truth on DVD
A Reader's Digest anthology of four condensed mystery novels
Emergency wind-up flashlight and radio. (They look like a phaser and tricorder. I'm calling them a phaser and tricorder.)