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Brittany / November 28, 2005 6:38 AM

1. Nikon Coolpix 8700
2. Felicity Sophomore Year DVD Set
3. PostSecret: Extraordinary Confessions from Ordinary Lives

And Tivo, but that's merely a fantasy rather than a possible reality.

Stephen / November 28, 2005 7:19 AM

1. New home computer :-(
2. "Attracted to Light" by Doug Starn
3. Clothing, because I look like a hobo.

MikeH / November 28, 2005 8:49 AM

1) condo in the city
2) dog
3) my true calling

charlie D / November 28, 2005 9:13 AM

More camera equip. Mostly lenses.

Thanks Santa.

eep / November 28, 2005 9:20 AM

Widescreen copy of Serenity on DVD.

That is all.

Lindsay / November 28, 2005 9:32 AM

A pair of pretty white ice skates!!!

Jason / November 28, 2005 9:50 AM

No more war,
A pair of Crockett & Jones boots, and,
A superlative chef's knife.

Jeigh / November 28, 2005 9:52 AM

I want a widget!

robin.. / November 28, 2005 9:58 AM

-new effing administration
-set of the complete Beavis & Butthead dvds
-free plane ticket to india for june
-...nother set of tattoos

my needs, they are simple...

Eamon / November 28, 2005 10:05 AM

...donation to Chicago Public Radio, Heifer International, or the ACLU.

emyduck / November 28, 2005 10:14 AM oven because mine broke in the middle of cooking Thanksgiving dinner.

...and new dishes.

Andy / November 28, 2005 10:25 AM President. job.
...lie detector.

jen / November 28, 2005 10:32 AM

- an epson photo printer to go along with the digital SLR i just bought for myself*
- one of those industrial-strength blenders with just the on/off switch
- the complete sex and the city and gilmore girls boxsets
- a scuba diving week in southeast asia

*i decided to cut out the middle man since i couldn't wait for the guy in the red suit to meet my needs.

Paula / November 28, 2005 10:36 AM

A pony. It's been a staple on my lists since I was about 8. I figure one of these years Santa will come through. If it's not this year I'll take a new oven with a self-clean feature or something sparkly.

madachode / November 28, 2005 11:12 AM

a new bat to beat people that post comments about wanting differnet ELECTED officials. contribute to society in some way and maybe you'll be heard

anne / November 28, 2005 11:19 AM

- A pair of snowshoes

- an iPod

- a computer with enough memory and speed to house all of my music files for said iPod

- and all that other practical stuff I'm more likely to get, too.

MikeH / November 28, 2005 11:36 AM

Hey madachode scrooge...

Why do you assume these people aren't making their own contributions to society? Perhaps you're too busy single-handedly saving the world to take notice...

jen / November 28, 2005 11:58 AM

- KitchenAid Mixer
- down comforter
- all seasons of Home Movies on DVD

ken / November 28, 2005 12:03 PM

- steady work
- health insurance
- my own house
- peas on earth

Claire / November 28, 2005 12:04 PM

month off work.

Michael / November 28, 2005 12:13 PM

Way-back Machine.

sh / November 28, 2005 12:24 PM

I want my damn dog back!

Melody / November 28, 2005 12:52 PM

Macy's to stay in New York, and leave Marshall Fields on
State St. the hell alone!

Spencer / November 28, 2005 1:02 PM

corporate accountability.

K. / November 28, 2005 1:03 PM

an iPod. Oh dear god, an iPod.

Cinnamon / November 28, 2005 1:10 PM

For my to-do list to be magically done, thereby giving me a few weeks of laziness which I promise not to take for granted.

And lots of other things which can't be wrapped in a bow and put in a stocking.

Justin / November 28, 2005 1:30 PM

1. larger vocabulary and captivating narrative voice
2. magic wand
3. Can I add Rosario Dawson to my other wish list?
4. chocolate cake with mint chocolate frosting, entirely egg- and dairy-free
5. quiet café with good reading light

Roni / November 28, 2005 1:35 PM

1) An early Presidential election: How come Jefferson & Madison didn't think of that one?

2) An iPod: Only to rid the hubby of my music on his iPod. See, it's a self-less request!

3) One week of above 50 degree weather so we can get the garage floor fixed.

4) That my family will appreciate their presents which will be donations or subscriptions to things they should be reading.

Felix / November 28, 2005 2:24 PM

1)The Hutspah to tough out the next 3 years of research and coursework as a Demon
2)To be healthier; mind, body, and spirit
3)The strength of character to stop being in love with someone else's girl

sky / November 28, 2005 3:00 PM

a good man to love and to be loved back by....that isn't another homosexual. Love my gays, need me a hetero.

Leah W / November 28, 2005 3:41 PM

-KitchenAid mixer
-sewing machine (and serger!)
-another iPod (I'm on my 5th replacement under warranty, and that'll run out soon)
-high 170s score on the LSAT
-high-quality chocolate

Carrie / November 28, 2005 4:03 PM

a lot of stuff I don't really need and a few things I ache for.

roderick / November 28, 2005 4:20 PM

Not ready to take the plunge totally into digital photography yet, so...

1) Nikon lenses. The more, the merrier.
2) Film scanner. Mine sucks.
3) The kid who I tutor to get good grades so that he can get a scholarship to a good high school.

julie / November 28, 2005 4:51 PM


Leelah / November 28, 2005 5:26 PM

1. Bose docking station for my iPod
2. all the Todd MacFarlane figures for The Corpse Bride and The Nightmare Before Christmas.

I have simple needs. And I'm a nerd.

Veronica / November 28, 2005 5:57 PM

A boy. Make him pretty, too.

(Some books would be nice, if you can't make the boy thing happen.)

waleeta / November 28, 2005 6:14 PM

1. a non-Islamic Iraq
2. the Nineveh Plains
3. a scholarship to law school.

Too much?

niki / November 28, 2005 7:28 PM

1. a fruit basket
2. someone who enjoys the fruit basket
3. tango lessons

j / November 28, 2005 7:37 PM

someone to wipe out my credit card debt from past christmases

Michelle / November 28, 2005 10:03 PM

I'd like a family that gets along with each other during the holidays.

And enough money to buy all those cool gifts that would be perfect for this friend or that friend, instead of scrimping and only being able to buy gifts for immediate family and a few friends.

For me, I'd like a new camera. Any camera, even one that uses film.

Steve / November 28, 2005 10:28 PM


Oh wait -- I'm getting one on Christmas Eve.

Lori / November 28, 2005 11:40 PM

1)To live in the same zipcode as my wonderful boyfriend.
2)A vacation with the above boyfriend

jennifer / November 29, 2005 12:04 AM


No, really.

Carlotta / November 29, 2005 1:09 AM

1. a new laptop
2. a day of spa treatments
3. MBT shoes or sandals

In real life I'd settle for:
1. books about Stanley Kubrick and his films
2. "Shake Hands With The Devil" by Romeo Dallaire, the head of the UN peacekeeping force who got no support in trying to stop the Rwandan genocide
3. charitable donations made on my behalf, e.g. Heifer International

Blair Millen / November 29, 2005 7:29 AM


holden / November 29, 2005 8:55 AM

1. A deep well of strenth, focus, fortitude, determination and drive to see me through the upcoming year of full-time work and intensive master's program.
2. Piano Lessons (like I'll have time for them, but if we're dreaming...)
3. Health and Happiness to all I love.

Moon / November 29, 2005 9:33 AM

We're dreaming, right?

To be able to sing like Placido.

That would be great.

spiraljetty / November 29, 2005 9:34 AM

An espresso machine or a Bodum vacuum coffee maker, and a lifetime supply of Intelligentsia coffee beans.

jk1 / November 29, 2005 10:50 AM

- My wife's immigration petition to be approved so she can travel to see her family and friends for the first time in 3 years.
- My job to continue throughout 2006
- Continued good health for my family and friends
- More time to do pursue activities that I enjoy, like language studies, the arts and volunteering.

Baron Von Raschke / November 29, 2005 11:10 AM

fire truck!

Sus / November 29, 2005 11:18 AM

-a sweet sweet boy
-for my cat to live forever
-to know that good music still exists and exiting new sounds are around the corner

Chris / November 29, 2005 12:55 PM

-nother set of ears
-nother set of wooden shelves to accomodate all my LPs
-nother year as awesome as 2005

Bethaney LaFave / November 29, 2005 12:59 PM

(1) A job
(2) A lovely boy to lie around with on lazy weekends
(3) To be happy

Funnygrl / November 29, 2005 1:02 PM

A big, earth shattering, leg numbing "O" would really make me happy. ;o)

kiki / November 29, 2005 1:57 PM

a million gazillion trillion zillion dollars.

and some new underwear.

Dennis / November 29, 2005 2:20 PM

I'd wish for all your wishes to come true. Some of these wishes are really lovely, and I hope you are all happy. I'm not kidding, either.

bartleby / November 29, 2005 3:56 PM

surgery on my pallet

shakir / November 29, 2005 3:58 PM

true love- for you, for me, for our wonderful race

if i cant have that i want a law that would make it illegal to complain about something without first complimenting it

and if i cant have either one of those, i want a chocolate (that will fix everything)

winediva / November 29, 2005 4:09 PM


or maybe good tomatoes year 'round.

e_five / November 29, 2005 4:14 PM

Ankle weights and a ride to the river.

Bert / November 29, 2005 4:28 PM

For Tupac to come back to life.

Vanth / November 29, 2005 4:55 PM

For a zombie Tupac to battle a zombie Biggie eternally claw-to-claw on cable channel 666 while wearing ballerina suits.

chelley / November 29, 2005 5:11 PM

a new president.
a job teaching art.
my own place in chicago.
joaquin phoenix. with a hot pink bow tied around him.

e_five / November 29, 2005 5:17 PM

Bowling ball earrings and diving lessons.

pj chmiel / November 29, 2005 6:50 PM

A moratorium on condo construction in Chicago.

A job as a travel writer and critic.


Moon / November 29, 2005 7:01 PM

Baron Von Raschke said:

fire truck!

Whoa! We can wish for a fire truck??? I'm changing mine:

fire truck!!

ruby / November 29, 2005 8:05 PM

To stop feeling anguish and hate and start feeling peace.

mike / November 29, 2005 8:39 PM

the ability to time travel ten seconds. if you think about it, that's all you really need.

dave / November 30, 2005 1:26 AM

Gimme Thanksgiving again - pretty much the best holiday. Also, please make what I am almost positive is the beginnings of strep throat go away.

tim leary / November 30, 2005 7:17 AM

piles and piles of hallucinagens

christian / November 30, 2005 8:25 AM

An ENV motorbike and a hydrogen fueling station to call my own.

And a 1929 roadster pickup.

J / November 30, 2005 9:25 AM

a november without a mention of xmas.

dan / November 30, 2005 9:36 AM

an official Red Ryder carbine-action 200-shot range model BB rifle with a compass in the stock.

Mary Washington / November 30, 2005 10:01 AM

I want a Ferrari.

Emerson Dameron / November 30, 2005 10:47 AM

...patent on bottled air. "Avat-Air(TM)," "Bare Air(TM)" or something.

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