FAVORITE CHILDHOOD GIFT: Carlos Suarez remembers, "Aladdin on VHS brought me so much happiness. It's my favorite Disney movie."
FAVORITE CHILDHOOD GIFT: Bob Norman remembers, "Getting an Atari 2600 from my parents when I was nine stands out."
FAVORITE HOLIDAY GIFT: Johanna Gomez says, "I found out I was pregnant with my son during the holidays. Best gift ever!!"
FAVORITE CHILDHOOD GIFT: Ben Kennedy remembers, "As a kid, I really wanted the Lego Castle set but knew it was expensive - got a big surprise Christmas morning when I saw the box wrapped under the tree (Yes, I even knew how big the box was)."
FAVORITE HOLIDAY GIFT: Calvin Hughes says, "My sons and one daughter."
FAVORITE HOLIDAY GIFT: "The chance to spend the holiday with family. The news doesn't stop for Christmas and I often have to work the holiday. The years I get the chance to spend it with friends and family are the best!"
FAVORITE HOLIDAY GIFT: Aiyana Cristal says, "Being with family."
FAVORITE HOLIDAY GIFT: Tamika Bickham says, "The best gift was one you can't put a price on...time spent with family! My family lives all over the country, so very rarely can we all meet up for the holidays. A few years ago many of my cousins, aunts, uncles were able to get together, exchange gifts, and have Christmas dinner together. It's not something that happens often, so that was very special!"
FAVORITE HOLIDAY GIFT: Betty Davis says, "Jesus Christ."
FAVORITE HOLIDAY GIFT: Will Manso says, "Family time."
FAVORITE CHILDHOOD GIFT: Victor Oquendo remembers, "A dog, hands down. I was ten years old and to this day, that was the best Christmas."
FAVORITE HOLIDAY GIFT: Trent Aric says, "A surprise visit from my family!"
FAVORITE HOLIDAY GIFT: Terrell Forney says, "The best gifts are the ones thoughtfully given from the heart. I can't say I have a favorite but when family surprises you with their presence, yes presence, over the holidays-- that's always a much cherished act."
FAVORITE CHILDHOOD GIFT: Sasha Andrade remembers, "The beeper/pager I received when I was 15 was the best!!! It seems silly now but I LOVED it back then."
FAVORITE CHILDHOOD GIFT: Roger Lohse says, "That’s easy…1977 – The double record album of the original Star Wars soundtrack."
FAVORITE CHILDHOOD GIFT: Neki Mohan remembers, "As a child, my cousins and I received a Planet of the Apes tree house! It was fun to share it and play together."
FAVORITE CHILDHOOD GIFT: Laurie Jennings remembers, "A huge dollhouse when I was about 6 – biggest box I’d ever seen!"
FAVORITE CHILDHOOD GIFT: Jen Herrera remembers, "I was a huge tomboy growing up and I loved the Washington Redskins. I got a Washington Redskins bathrobe. (I know weird) And I loved it!!!"
FAVORITE HOLIDAY GIFT: Janine Stanwood says, "Seeing my dad play the keyboard in the makeshift band we cobbled last year. It would be the last Christmas before he died, and seeing him and my husband and our friends belt out Led Zeppelin tunes after dinner was a true gift."
FAVORITE CHILDHOOD GIFT: Jacey Birch remembers, "My first checking account at age 16!"
FAVORITE CHILDHOOD GIFT: Glenna Milberg remembers, "An Easy-Bake Oven when I was five years old; I think that's about the last time I got excited about cooking. Now, it would be orchids, or a spa day, or a cool new lens for my camera ...."
FAVORITE HOLIDAY GIFT: Constance Jones remembers, "It was my first Christmas with my husband! We had NO money at all—so we agreed to only spend about 20 bucks on our gifts for each other. Christmas Day I opened my gift to find the show pamphlet and program from our first date! I burst into tears. I couldn’t believe that he kept it for so long! He framed it perfectly for me! That was the best Christmas gift ever!"
FAVORITE HOLIDAY GIFT: Baron James says, "My grandfather living thru Xmas despite his terminal cancer."
FAVORITE CHILDHOOD GIFT: Andrea Brody remembers, "When I was 14 I desperately wanted a 10 speed bike to ride to school. I was not optimistic as my “old” bike was not in fact that old and still in good shape. With its flowery banana seat and bright yellow paint, it lacked teenaged swagger however and I longed for something worthy of junior high. When I walked into the living room and saw a Ferrari red ten speed with a bow on it… I was overjoyed!"