Ice Breaker – Black Friday Christmas List

ICE BREAKER Black Friday Christmas List

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Today is Black Friday.  The stores will be busy with shoppers trying to find the perfect gifts for their loved ones.  I’m not a big shopper, so I’m looking forward to simply working off my Thanksgiving dinner and spending time with my family.  This week’s Ice Breaker question is inspired by the holiday shopping season which kicks off today.

Question:  What is one thing on you “Christmas List”?  (What would you like to see under the Christmas tree for you on Christmas morning?)

My Answer:  When I was seven or eight years old, I remember making a Christmas List  for Santa Claus.  I didn’t really believe in Santa Claus, but I wanted to believe he was real, and I wanted to get the things on my list.  I don’t remember what I wrote down on the list, but I’m guessing it included toys from the Sears or Toys ‘R Us catalog.

As I’ve gotten older, I’m generally happy with family time, relaxation time, and peace.  I don’t  need a lot of presents.

If I were to create a Christmas List this year, I could probably come up with a few things (some of these are on my Amazon wishlist).  I like to try new culinary adventures (when I have a chance).  I’d like to build a smoker.  To this end, I purchased a barrel earlier this summer.  Now, I just need the kit (Big Poppa Smokers DIY Drum Charcoal Smoker Kit) to make it happen.  We’ll see if Santa comes through this year; regardless, I’m looking forward to the holiday season with my family.

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