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Best Christmas Ever!!!


By HandsOfStone

6 years ago



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    #1 6 years ago

    This happened last year. In early December 2012, I drove up to Phoebe Smith's place to trade for a Whirlwind for my 10 year old daughter. I surprised her on Christmas day and her reaction was priceless. She still loves Whirlwind and says it was (and will always be) the BEST CHRISTMAS EVER!!!

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    #2 6 years ago

    That was awesome!

    #3 6 years ago

    That is an amazing video. It made my eyes swell up.

    #4 6 years ago

    How adorable, I can't even handle it!

    #5 6 years ago

    Makes everything you do so worth it!!

    #6 6 years ago

    That was sweet. How did she find out about Whirlwind being her favorite pin. Did she find one in the wild or just played the pinball arcade version? Santa's bag almost ripped on that one! Merry Christmas!

    #7 6 years ago

    Very cool!

    Awesome to see a kid love a pinball machine like that!

    #8 6 years ago

    Yes, very cool. I wish my girls would get excited like that about them. Lucky guy!

    #9 6 years ago

    That is great! Thanks for sharing

    #10 6 years ago

    Wow, so sweet. I wish my girls got that excited when I bring a new game home. What game did you get her this year?
    Job well done dad

    #11 6 years ago
    Quoted from HandsOfStone:

    This happened last year. In early December 2012, I drove up to Phoebe Smith's place to "trade for a Whirlwind for my 10 year old daughter."

    Did you have to +/- any cash or was it an even trade?

    #12 6 years ago

    Very nice. Thanks for sharing that special moment.

    #13 6 years ago

    Priceless!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    #14 6 years ago

    Thank you for sharing this. It really hit home and probably one of the best post I have ever seen anywhere!

    #15 6 years ago

    Pretty awesome. Got some dust in my eye while watching it, though.

    #16 6 years ago

    Wonderful video! I loved how she hugged the machine. Wonderful to see kids enjoying our hobby with us. Have a great Christmas!!

    #17 6 years ago

    That is really great! Good job dad!

    #18 6 years ago

    Cool!!!!!!!!

    #19 6 years ago

    Awesome!

    #20 6 years ago

    Thanks for sharing this. My wife had tears in her eyes after watching this and seeing how happy your daughter was.

    #21 6 years ago

    Merry Christmas!

    Thanks for sharing

    #22 6 years ago

    Great video!

    Now... am I the only one who is thinking "how do you get the glass off that Whirlwind and Funhouse?"

    Merry Christmas!

    #23 6 years ago

    She played a Whirlwind ~35 times (over 3 days) at the Rocky Mountain Pinball Showdown in 2011 and had wanted one ever since. She played Whitewater there and said it was a yawner... She doesn't know what pin hype is so she can form her own opinions... Fast Draw was also a favorite of hers at the show so she has good taste.

    Pinbot and Time Machine are gone now. I replaced them with Haunted House and Addams Family. I bought the Addams about a week ago but my 9 year old figured it out before I even went to get it so no Christmas surprise this year... I never said a word, she must have ESP...

    I have all of my games on Teflon sliders and yes, I have to slide King Of Diamonds and Slick Chick out of the way to take the glass off of Funhouse or Whirlwind...

    #24 6 years ago

    I couldnt wait to join Pinsiders, not so much for my love of pinball, but because of all the great people and hilarious posts. But THIS, this just made a grown man cry. Best post EVER. Merry Christmas to u and yer wonderful family!!

    #25 6 years ago

    That was great. Awesome Christmas morning post!

    #26 6 years ago

    Awesome job.Fantastic video.Merry Christmas!

    #27 6 years ago

    That is super cool. Just awesome.

    If that doesn't bring back great childhood memories of the best Christmas presents ever, nothing will.

    Thanks for posting!

    #28 6 years ago

    Really a nice video, thanks! Merry Christmas!

    #29 6 years ago

    That's what it's all about. Way to go dad! Wish my daughter would get so excited about pinball.

    #30 6 years ago

    A great family moment captured on video. Thanks for sharing!

    #31 6 years ago

    One of the greatest videos I've ever seen! Merry Christmas!

    #33 6 years ago
    Quoted from HandsOfStone:

    This happened last year. In early December 2012, I drove up to Phoebe Smith's place to trade for a Whirlwind for my 10 year old daughter. I surprised her on Christmas day and her reaction was priceless. She still loves Whirlwind and says it was (and will always be) the BEST CHRISTMAS EVER!!!
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    Merry Christmas John and family!!
    Glad that WW went to a great home where it is loved and that she still loves it! I loved that you sent me this video last year on Christmas morning. This is the first time I have been on the computer all day today, and enjoyed seeing it again and remembering how great it was to see the joy of her seeing her game for the first time! How you managed to make the trip up here and get it back and in the gameroom in secret is a really cool story!

    Phoebe

    #34 6 years ago

    That is genuine great stuff

    #35 6 years ago

    Very cool. Dad of the year

    #36 6 years ago

    What a great present for the kids! I think I will give my kids a pin every X-mas and B-day. LOL, how long do you think it I can get away with it before they figure it's for me?

    #38 6 years ago

    Had to fight back tears. Awesome job Daddy!

    #39 6 years ago

    Nice

    #40 6 years ago

    That's what it's all about.

    #41 6 years ago

    Nice! What a gift! Heck when the time is right it's also a down payment on a car or college for her. Not only fun now, but good for here future.

    #42 6 years ago

    Very cool - Thanks for sharing!

    #43 6 years ago
    Quoted from RobT:

    That is super cool. Just awesome.
    If that doesn't bring back great childhood memories of the best Christmas presents ever, nothing will.
    Thanks for posting!

    No kidding. I WISH I would have got a pinball machine as a kid. I would have been happy with Star Explorer!

    #44 6 years ago

    congrats!

    thanks for sharing and happy holidays to you and your family

    #45 6 years ago

    Wow, great video. I liked when the penny first dropped and then she hugged the machine and also the left flipper backshot then glance back.
    Merry happiness everyone.

    #46 6 years ago

    ¡¡Sencillamente precioso!!

    Gracias por compartir.

    #47 6 years ago

    That made my morning. My boy loves pinball but I wouldn't get a heart felt reaction like that.

    #48 6 years ago

    Beatifull, you made your daughter´s dream a reality, her reaction was priceless, grats on being so awesome father.

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    #49 4 years ago

    Bump.

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