As this is the Season of Goodwill, The Weekend Question (TWQ) looks at presents. Because it is the holiday period, this will extend until the evening of Tuesday 27th, English time.
Though all presents are given with good intentions, what are the best presents and the most pointless Christmas presents you have ever had? What did you do with the ones you didn't have?
Here is my answer:
The best presents I ever had were when I was young. The spirit of Christmas made everything seem wonderful. I looked forward to the many comic annuals that I received and the latest toys and games that I drooled over in the shops. Naturally, my parents had no part in all this, as it was Santa Claus who delivered them all. 'Mouse Trap', 'Lego' etc were all examples of this.
During this time, a friend of my father gave me 'Robinson Crusoe'. This seemed to be a very pointless novel, as I hadn't been asked what sort of things I read. That said, I am now a prolific reader.
Lately, the best Christmas present was a Bose clock radio. This was a top of the range model and a real surprise.
I have never passed on any presents; the only ones that have moved on are clothes that are not quite my size or were not quite my style and changed them for something else.
And now another bonus game to keep you entertained::
I have borrowed this from Craziequeen
WRITE A FICTIONAL REMEMBRANCE FOR THE CHRISTMAS HOLIDAYS
RULES: If your eyes are passing over this right now, (even if we don't speak often) please post a comment here on my blog with a COMPLETELY MADE UP AND FICTIONAL CHRISTMAS MEMORY of you and me. It can be anything you want - good or bad - BUT IT HAS TO BE FAKE.
And, if you feel like it, when you're finished leaving your comment, post this little paragraph on your blog and be surprised (or mortified) with the memories people create....(isn't this fun?)
Now it's over to you...
I wish all visitors a Happy Christmas and prosperous New Year.