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Rachael’s Holiday Wishlist!

TodaysMama and GameStop are giving away a sleighful of gifts this holiday season and to enter I’m sharing this meme with you.

1. What is your holiday wish for your family?

A spirit of gratitude (and coziness!)

2. What is your Christmas morning tradition?

Breakfast at my Grandmother’s house. She makes the best homemade potato rolls ever. I’ve strived to recreate them, but no one can make them like she does!

3. If you could ask Santa for one, completely decadent wish for yourself, what would it be?
Um. Fully decadent? To send me:

Here
Miraval Resort – Tucson, Arizona
A luxury spa full of all kinds of holistic goodness, voo doo doctors and outdoor experiences.
Miraval luxury spa resort swimming pool

Here
Spiritquest – Maui, Hawaii
Even more voo doo goodness – but in HAWAII!
SpiritQuest Maui, Hawaii swimming pool and guest cottages

or Here!
Las Olas – Mexico
It’s a surfcamp that turns women into GIRLS. Sign me up!
surf camp for women in mexico

(is that decadent enough? And in the spirit of decadence I’ve requested 3)

4. How do you make the holidays special without spending any money?

Oh – I think everyone has some holiday food or songs that make the holidays special for free. We also all have “The Grinch!”. I love him. I love busting out a marathon of Christmas movies that I’ve loved since I was little and watching them with the family. Especially since we live where it’s cold and snowy.

5. What games did you play with your family growing up?
A game called “Joker” that my grandpa made and Dominos.

6. What holiday tradition have you carried on from your own childhood?
Wrapping my moms Christmas presents for my dad. I still get suckered into it every year. (yes, since I was little).

7. Where would you go for a Christmas-away-from-home trip?
Oooh – maybe Christmas in Switzerland! There would still be snow – and I have some ancestral roots there!

8. Check out GameStop and tell us, what are the three top items on your GameStop Wish List this year?
Who isn’t asking for a Kinect? We are too.
xbox kinect

DSi’s for my two older kids
red nintendo dsi for christmas

Donkey Kong Country Returns (for ME)
I loved that game in high school!
donkey kong country returns wii game

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  2. Shannen Niemeyer 12/12/2010 at 7:42 am

    MY HOLIDAY WISH FOR MY FAMILY IS: I have 4 awesome kids and in that bunch my 9 year old is autistic and my other 3 kids who are 12,10, and 8, are the best siblings and they always worried about her needs before there own, so my Christmas wish is to be able to give them what they deserve for being so good to there sister and always watching over her. If I could win one of these great prizes for the kids all 4 of them could play and spend endless hours having fun together and while playing a game my 9 year old would benefit from having her sisters and brother playing with her not just redirecting her away from danger when my head is turned to do for one of the other children. So my biggest wish is to win one of the prizes because to just go out and buy one right now is not an option, and my 4 kids are my heroes!

  3. cindy carter 12/10/2010 at 9:47 pm

    game stop is the best for family entertaiment.

  4. Kimberly 12/10/2010 at 8:17 pm

    1.What is your holiday wish for your family? my wish is make sure my kids have a nice nice christmas day and for my family get not drink too much and have a fight about something (now u all know someone in ur family have too drink to much n want to fight over something).
    2.What is your Christmas morning tradition? well first open christmas gift n then get some breakfast n then get ready to over family house to eat n exchange gifts.
    3. If you could ask Santa for one, completely decadent wish for yourself, what would it be? well i want two things a trip to hawaii or jamaicia and used working car.
    4.How do you make the holidays special without spending any money? listen to some old christmas song n movies n i love the christmas classic when i was a little girl.
    5.What games did you play with your family growing up?
    well we play a game that u guess the letters on the paper its like wheel of furtune and hangman put together.
    6.What holiday tradition have you carried on from your own childhood? The classic movies, the opening up one christmas gift on early christmas eve.
    7.Where would you go for a Christmas-away-from-home trip? Well maybe to a spa day or somewhere that its not so cold outside.
    8.Check out GameStop and tell us, what are the three top items on your GameStop Wish List this year? well my son really really want the xbox360 with the kinect n the game that u are dance i cant remember the name. my daughter is graduated from 8th grade and going to high school next year she want the psp 3000 bundle and i want the wii mario and wii resort game. I hope i win it too. i been sick n i cant afford these expensive video games but my family help me buy my child some clothes for christmas. well i wish everybody a merry christmas.

  5. Colleen 12/10/2010 at 7:50 pm

    LOVE Gamestop!

  6. Bertha L. Hall 12/10/2010 at 6:28 pm

    My grandson loves going to Gamestop and trading games so he can get new ones.

  7. cindy quisenberry 12/10/2010 at 6:26 pm

    Hoping for a WII combo or a laptop.

  8. kathryn20000 12/10/2010 at 5:34 pm

    sorry to hear about hubby accident…may god watch over you and yours and community help you through this hard time….merry christmas to you and yours :)I hope you do win 1 of gamestop give aways-good luck!

  9. barbara phaneuf 12/10/2010 at 5:07 pm

    i really love the holidays and injoy shopping at gamestop

  10. QueenMom Grace 12/10/2010 at 3:58 pm

    Mama’s Holiday Wish List Meme

    TodaysMama (link to: http://bit.ly/tmwishlist) and GameStop (link to: http://bit.ly/gamestop10) are giving away a sleighful of gifts this holiday season and to enter I’m sharing this meme with you.

    1. What is your holiday wish for your family? To be healthy, happy and safe.

    2. What is your Christmas morning / Hanukkah Nightly tradition? We get up and do stockings first, then open the presents.

    3. If you could ask Santa for one, completely decadent wish for yourself, what would it be? A trip to a SPA to unwind.

    4. How do you make the holidays special without spending any money? We decorate and bake cookies together and I take vacation during that time from work to be at home with my family.

    5. What games did you play with your family growing up? Life, Monopoly, Dominos

    6. What holiday tradition have you carried on from your own childhood? Stockings that my Grandmother and Aunt made, I made the same kind for my kids.

    7. Where would you go for a Christmas/Hanukkah-away-from-home trip? Some where with a beach! 🙂

    8. Check out GameStop (link to: http://bit.ly/gamestop10) and tell us, what are the three top items on your GameStop Wish List this year?

    Kinect, games and more games!!!

  11. kathy 12/10/2010 at 2:04 pm

    My son wants an xbox 360 so bad his older brother moved out and took his, I have 3 children and an xbox is unafforable right now i hope i win this for him

  12. stella 12/10/2010 at 1:11 pm

    My son want’s the xbox so much. But it’s too much for me to get it. I hope that I’ll win the contes. It will be his best Christmas ever.

  13. Eduardo Rivera 12/10/2010 at 11:14 am

    Awesome site I wish I could a wii bundle i’d die if I get one for christmax holiday!

  14. mable chadwick 12/10/2010 at 10:19 am

    great website

  15. Stephanie Lucas 12/10/2010 at 10:07 am

    This is a great wish list

  16. Cheryl 12/10/2010 at 10:03 am

    love to have this wishlist takes care of all the wishes on the list

  17. Jamie L Scott 12/10/2010 at 9:42 am

    I have 6 wonderful kids from the ages oldest 12 and youngest 3 who would love to get any of these gifts under our Christmas tree!!! I love seeing their happy faces Christmas morning when they see and enjoy every gift they receive! Please enter me for these great gifts! I love Game stop and can find something there for everyone of my family members!

  18. Graciela Enriquez 12/10/2010 at 9:32 am

    Mama’s Holiday Wish List Meme

    TodaysMama (link to: http://bit.ly/tmwishlist) and GameStop (link to: http://bit.ly/gamestop10) are giving away a sleighful of gifts this holiday season and to enter I’m sharing this meme with you.

    1. What is your holiday wish for your family? My Christmas wish for my family is spending time together and with all our friends and family and slow down and appreciate each and everyone.

    2. What is your Christmas morning / Hanukkah Nightly tradition? we spend the night watching classic Christmas movies drinking hot cocoa and cookies.

    3. If you could ask Santa for one, completely decadent wish for yourself, what would it be? Well a new car would be nice. even a nice used one would be great!

    4. How do you make the holidays special without spending any money? We volunteer and help others with our time and walk around our neighborhood looking at the different Christmas displays.

    5. What games did you play with your family growing up? When we where younger we played different boardgames like Picturnary and Trivia pursuit.

    6. What holiday tradition have you carried on from your own childhood? set up the Nativity and placing baby Jesus in the manger at midnight. Also we have an advent calender for the 25 days of Christmas.

    7. Where would you go for a Christmas/Hanukkah-away-from-home trip? Panama. so i can spend time with my family that I rarely get to see.

    8. Check out GameStop (link to: http://bit.ly/gamestop10) and tell us, what are the three top items on your GameStop Wish List this year? Xbox with Kinect or Playstation 3. A WII would be nice.

  19. Doris Greene 12/10/2010 at 8:57 am

    1. What is your holiday wish for your family? To be able to Give my Grandkids something for Xmas- Parent are disable to work.

    2. What is your Christmas morning / Hanukkah Nightly tradition? To Cook a big Xmas dinner for all my kids to come and have fun.

    3. If you could ask Santa for one, completely decadent wish for yourself, what would it be? For myself axbox 360 with the kinect to play with my grandchildren

    4. How do you make the holidays special without spending any money? Me and my grandson will take out the playstation and we would like the old sims game and bowling

    5. What games did you play with your family growing up?
    we did not play games
    6. What holiday tradition have you carried on from your own childhood? We only the tradition of cooking large dinner and inviting everyone over to eat. Me and my daughter continue to do this to stay connect.

    7. Where would you go for a Christmas/Hanukkah-away-from-home trip? I never been away from home for the holiday except when I was homeless for one xmas.

    8. Check out GameStop (link to: http://bit.ly/gamestop10) and tell us, what are the three top items on your GameStop Wish List this year?

    To enter, link to your Mama’s Holiday Wish List post using the Mister Linky box below.

    BUT WAIT. Did you think we were done? Oh, you must not know us at all.

  20. Jennifer Williamson 12/10/2010 at 8:51 am

    If I could have anything that I could for Christmas it would be a professional embroidery machine. I have been sewing and embroidering on my singer futura and have just about worn it out! I would love to upgrade to a professional one!

  21. Janet Shaw 12/10/2010 at 8:47 am

    My Mama’s Holiday Wish List

  22. Afina 12/10/2010 at 8:12 am

    The kids and i love game stop.

  23. Amanda McWhorter 12/10/2010 at 7:58 am

    Video games help keep the kids at home and out of trouble.We could us more fun in the house.

  24. Shawn Deena 12/10/2010 at 5:48 am

    I want it all

  25. Shall 12/10/2010 at 5:27 am

    I like playing video games with my son. It keeps us laughing. Especially, when I win.

  26. Cindy StPierre 12/10/2010 at 3:46 am

    I want my family to be together and happy and healthy and the XBOX would help and GameStop gift certificate!

  27. Alia Ulery 12/09/2010 at 11:58 pm

    I like Game Stop on Facebook

  28. Dina 12/09/2010 at 11:11 pm
  29. Terrie Golden 12/09/2010 at 10:21 pm

    I wish to see my son’s beautiful smile on Christmas morning…that would mean the world to me. My son’s happiness is what keeps me going everyday…reguardless of my obstacles in life.

  30. kay halford 12/09/2010 at 9:01 am

    I wish for health, everyone to be safe, love each and everyone. The one came the kids had when they were growing up is Atare. They played the tennis one hours and hours. I hope my health holds this season so I can give each and everyone an awesome Christmas.

  31. Tooth Fairy 12/04/2010 at 12:59 pm

    I ♥ your sweetly done “wishlist”
    ☺ Hope you like the Tooth Fairy’s wishlist too!

    http://bit.ly/kzk6g

  32. Julie 12/02/2010 at 10:10 am

    I like gamestop on Facebook!

  33. Patty G 12/01/2010 at 4:31 pm

    My Christmas wish is that all of my family is blessed with one Christmas wish!

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  35. Stephanie 11/15/2010 at 9:33 pm

    that surf camp is my kind of vacation!

  36. Anonymous 11/15/2010 at 8:38 pm

    I can do better than getting suckered into wrapping your mom’s gifts from your dad. My mom tricked me into wrapping my own presents – more than once!

  37. Sbreuner 11/15/2010 at 7:21 pm

    I’ve been wanting to go to that exact surf camp for years!

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