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Official 2022 Pinside Secret Santa Participants Thread

By LesManley

18 days ago


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#251 8 days ago

Wow, so cool folks already getting gifts. I think I finally got all mine ordered today.
Can't wait to get them sent.

#252 8 days ago

started getting some things together. My SS last year did such a good job, I want to step up my game. gotta load up a box full of nifty gifties!

#253 8 days ago
Quoted from biglaw:

Got my secret santa package today. From pinball life. Not sure how long I can wait suspense is growing. Iam sure it will be good. Thanks Santa.

LOL open it! You know you can’t wait it out.

#254 8 days ago

Happy Thanksgiving everyone , enjoy the day with your families.

#255 8 days ago

Gobble gobble fellow Santa Pinsiders!

May today be filled with joy and laughter. Eat until you’re full and drink until you fall!

Happy Thanksgiving!

#256 8 days ago

Something to keep in mind… on the profile, where it says favorite games, that doesn’t mean the person has that game or that it actually is a favorite. That is just based on games the person has rated. For example, I do not like Gorgar, but I have played it and rated it. Now it shows as a favorite.

So, when stalking profiles, unless the "favorite" is also in the person's collection, I wouldn’t go by that. And, read the actual review before getting a present based on "favorites".

#257 8 days ago

And to follow that, Wishlists are a useful clue. Also check the Pinside marketplace to see what your person has sold to be sure you don't get parts to a pin they no longer have.

Happy Thanksgiving to all our American buddies and expats like me who still celebrate

#258 8 days ago

Best thread of the year every year.

Today it begins for my daughter(7) and I. We are researching and deciding what to buy. This is her third year helping, but this year she is taking the reins a little more which is cool. To whoever gave us gifts last year thank you again. Last year really helped my daughter’s enthusiasm/excitement to give for the sake of giving.

Side note. The fried chicken ice cream bucket situation. This is the greatest gift I could ever get my brother in law. Going to find and order that today if I can.

#259 8 days ago
Quoted from undrdog:

Something to keep in mind… on the profile, where it says favorite games, that doesn’t mean the person has that game or that it actually is a favorite. That is just based on games the person has rated. For example, I do not like Gorgar, but I have played it and rated it. Now it shows as a favorite.
So, when stalking profiles, unless the "favorite" is also in the person's collection, I wouldn’t go by that. And, read the actual review before getting a present based on "favorites".

Yes I totally hate Ghostbusters because of game play but I gave it high scores for theme,art,toys...so it shows as a favorite but there's no way I'll play one even on freeplay unless it gets picked in a tournament.

#260 8 days ago
Quoted from undrdog:

For example, I do not like Gorgar, but I have played it and rated it. Now it shows as a favorite.

What I'm reading into this is 'Gorgar is my favorite'! Lol

Some nice gift ideas out there for your SS!
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#261 8 days ago

No, it’s a poor game liked by some only because it was one of the first talkies. It is a drain down the middle game. Wouldn’t put a dime into it.

“Me Gorgar. Me sucks.”

#262 8 days ago

My SS was super private. Collection not public, posts didn’t really help lead in a direction, Facebook is private, etc etc…. Fingers crossed my gift hits home.

Good thing that some things are always a hit in the game room.

#263 8 days ago
Quoted from waymon:

My SS was super private. Collection not public, posts didn’t really help lead in a direction, Facebook is private, etc etc…. Fingers crossed my gift hits home.

There's always fruitcake in a can.. just saying!

#264 8 days ago
Quoted from Saltimbanco:

There's always fruitcake in a can.. just saying!

A private fruitcake.

#265 8 days ago

Fruit cakes taste great in the can... Or any other room of the house.

#266 8 days ago

Fruitcake is for people on Santa's Naughty list. THen again, being so private is naughty. Fruitcake!

#267 8 days ago
Quoted from undrdog:

Fruitcake is for people on Santa's Naughty list. THen again, being so private is naughty. Fruitcake!

Don't get confused. Please send me the correct fruitcake.
(just being helpful)

https://www.gethsemanifarms.org/product/49/2-12-lb-kentucky-bourbon-fruitcake

#268 8 days ago

Some fruitcakes are bad. Some are good. Some are really good.

This one is the best: https://maryofpuddinhill.goldbelly.com/original-round-texas-pecan-cake?ref=collection

#269 8 days ago
Quoted from SKWilson:

Some fruitcakes are bad. Some are good. Some are really good.
This one is the best: https://maryofpuddinhill.goldbelly.com/original-round-texas-pecan-cake?ref=collection

I'm pretty sure all fruitcakes are bad

#270 7 days ago
Quoted from Fulltilt:

Don't get confused. Please send me the correct fruitcake.
(just being helpful)
https://www.gethsemanifarms.org/product/49/2-12-lb-kentucky-bourbon-fruitcake

That's one tasty looking fruitcake there!

#271 7 days ago
Quoted from dirkdiggler:

That's one tasty looking fruitcake there!

The fudge is next to none but the fruitcake isn't so bad ...

#273 7 days ago
Quoted from Daditude:

I'm pretty sure all fruitcakes are bad

If you're in Rockwall, you are not far from Mary of Puddin' Hill. It's too bad they shut down their store. You could sample theirs and see that it has more nuts (Texas pecans) and none of the fruit people don't like.

Collin Street Bakery in Corsicana is a close second.

#274 7 days ago

My fruitcake memories. When I was a kid you'd search the freezer around may or June for leftover Christmas snacks. When you couldn't find any more butter tarts, shortbread or rum balls there would be that fruitcake wrapped in a sticky webbing staring at you. You ask yourself, do I really want touch it? Then you slice off a chunk, eat it, think that wasn't so bad, go back for another one then don't think about fruitcake again till next spring. And mom of course did the rum soaked fruitcake.

#275 7 days ago

Received the first thing for my guy. Got a pretty cool idea for the other part. Hopefully it turns out ok.

Also, wish I knew if he was a drinker. Oh well, will probably be sending some local beer his way.

#276 7 days ago

We stopped at Collins Street Bakery on the way to Austin and were not impressed.

#278 7 days ago

That bourbon cake looks amazing!

#279 7 days ago
Quoted from waymon:

My SS was super private. Collection not public, posts didn’t really help lead in a direction, Facebook is private, etc etc…. Fingers crossed my gift hits home.
Good thing that some things are always a hit in the game room.

I didn't give up much info for mine either, although I'm pretty public with my presence here.

I have no idea if my outbound gift will be super well received but it went out today. Would have liked to have been able to go way above and beyond but I sent something I'm pretty sure he'll be happy to use. Utility over all, I guess.

#280 6 days ago

Sure all you elves are busy, don’t forget….

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#282 6 days ago

Just finished it.
There is an empty spot, waiting for a gift

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#283 6 days ago
Quoted from Axaios:

Just finished it.
There is an empty spot, waiting for a gift
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I like the way you think, leave a spot under the tree. Me I left a vacant spot in the pin lineup!!! lol of course

#284 6 days ago
Quoted from TroyS:

I like the way you think, leave a spot under the tree. Me I left a vacant spot in the pin lineup!!! lol of course

LoL
Wish it to you with all my heart my friend!

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#285 6 days ago

We put up the tree today also. Happy holidays to all the fellow secret santas

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#286 6 days ago

Getting there.

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#287 6 days ago
Quoted from dirkdiggler:

We put up the tree today also. Happy holidays to all the fellow secret santas
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Wow!. That tree is loaded, looks incredible

#288 5 days ago

I am starting to set up the tree...

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#289 5 days ago
Quoted from JordyRamone:

Received the first thing for my guy. Got a pretty cool idea for the other part. Hopefully it turns out ok.
Also, wish I knew if he was a drinker. Oh well, will probably be sending some local beer his way.

How do you send beer in the mail this time of the year without fear of it freezing and exploding?!? (In the great white north)

#290 5 days ago

Happy Thanksgiving to those south of the boarder. Home Alone time of year up here…

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#291 5 days ago
Quoted from toasterman04:

How do you send beer in the mail this time of the year without fear of it freezing and exploding?!? (In the great white north)

I left/forgot a 24 in the van last night. Didn't freeze. Should be safe send me some Johnny Blue

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#292 5 days ago

Tree is up!
(Good grief)

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#293 5 days ago

Luv a Charlie Brown tree

#294 5 days ago
Quoted from spida1a:

Tree is up!
(Good grief)[quoted image]

Plenty of room under that tree!

#295 5 days ago

Just got notification that the last of my booty will arrive at the beginning of the week. Can't wait to get these in the mail. I live alone and don't do a tree, but after seeing all these pictures I'm thinking this year I might just.Merry-flippen Christmas everyone!

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#296 5 days ago

We started putting out our Christmas decorations last night, and one of the first out of the box was my USB-powered snowman from my last year's Secret Santa. Thank you again, Santa! The snowman will light up our counter all holiday (and is guarding the Clorox wipes which aren't quite as important as they were in 2020...)

(Pardon the mess)

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#297 5 days ago

Just ordered my SS GIFT. they will be VERY happy

#298 5 days ago

I sent my ss the goods!!! Hopefully they got it!

#299 5 days ago

Gathering my presents. Should ship out this week!

#300 4 days ago

Took advantage of Pinside Black Friday sales to get a few extra gifts for SS. Can't wait to get them, wrap them, and mail them. This had definitely made Christmas even more fun.

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