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Secret Santa 2017
« on: November 07, 2017, 11:08:23 PM »



Welcome everyone to my yearly tradition!  For those of you who are unfamiliar with this, every year since 2014 I have run a Secret Santa on the MFX (formerly EFK) boards.  We've received a robust turnout year after year, and I am excited to get things going again for this year!  This year (due to the dwindling numbers of active participants on those boards) we are EXPANDING to include the fine folks over here at ESPNSportsSims.net.  There are a LOT of familiar faces on the MFX side, so it is my hope that running this as a combined effort this year will allow us to enjoy the biggest Christmas Season yet!

How does it work?  I'm glad you asked!  It is real simple.  Simply post a reply that lets me know that you are in, and you will be added to the list!  I will then need some information from you PM'd to me.  Your real name and address, a link to an Amazon.com Wish List that you've created, and a simple blurb about things you'd like to get/not get (for example, "I love horror movies/please don't send me alcohol").  The reason for asking for both an Amazon Wish List AND a brief like/dislike list is because, in years past most people tended to rely on the Amazon Wish Lists, but some people REALLY enjoy going out into the world and picking out that perfect gift for themselves!

Of course if you were to have any questions, I am here to answer them.  For those of you who want to take a look at how things worked out in the past, or if you just want to reminisce, here are links to the 2016 and 2015 Secret Santa threads:

Secret Santa 2016
Secret Santa 2015


HO HO HO, MERRY CHRISTMAS!!!!!


1 - Mike Powers -----> Profile Submitted
2 - Doug E Fresh -----> Profile Submitted
3 - Adam Wrong -----> Profile Submitted
4 - Judge -----> Profile Submitted
5 - T-Bone -----> Profile Submitted
6 - Alex K -----> Profile Submitted
7 - Knuckles -----> Profile Submitted
8 - Jagilki -----> Profile Submitted
9 - Black Death -----> Profile Submitted
10 - Eddie K -----> Profile Submitted
11 - Justin -----> Profile Submitted
12 - Rebel -----> Profile Submitted
13 - Fnord -----> Profile Submitted
14 - Triple B -----> Profile Submitted


« Last Edit: December 07, 2017, 10:22:32 PM by GM Powers »


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Re: Secret Santa 2017
« Reply #1 on: November 14, 2017, 02:00:37 PM »
We got a bunch of Grinches up in here?



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Re: Secret Santa 2017
« Reply #2 on: November 14, 2017, 05:05:47 PM »
count me in, give me details

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Re: Secret Santa 2017
« Reply #3 on: November 14, 2017, 08:01:42 PM »
Throw my name in the hat

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Re: Secret Santa 2017
« Reply #4 on: November 15, 2017, 05:09:56 PM »
Alright Eddie (and anyone else who isn't sure), here is how it works: 

~ I'll leave these sign ups open for another week or so. 
~ Everyone who has signed up will need to send me a profile.


What you need for your profile:

*Profile includes your real name & address (for shipment of the gift(s), an Amazon wish list, along with some information that'll be helpful in selecting a gift (if your Santa chooses not to use the Amazon wish list). Tell Santa about things you like, and also tell him things you definitely don't like (ex. "No alcohol please").*


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Name
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Link to Amazon Wish List

List of things I like (send me gifts related to/like this!)

List of things I don't like (please don't send me this/things related to this!)


~ Once I've received all the profiles, I will random.org the list to match everyone up with a random person.  You will be the Secret Santa for whichever name you draw, while whoever draws your name will be your Santa!
~ I will distribute the names/profiles (ideally late November/early December).
~ It is up to you to chose/purchase/send a gift(s) to your recipient.
~ As in previous years we will have a $20-$30 (US dollars) spending limit on gifts. 
~ Once you've sent your gift, make a post in the thread letting everyone know (without spoiling the surprise of what it is, who you sent it to).
~ When you receive a gift from your Santa, post a pic of it so we all can see it!  At that point, your Santa can come forward and take credit!


I hope that answers all your questions.  If not, I would be happy to elaborate.


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Re: Secret Santa 2017
« Reply #5 on: November 16, 2017, 07:07:04 AM »
Iíll join if itís it not too late.

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Re: Secret Santa 2017
« Reply #6 on: November 17, 2017, 03:27:05 AM »
Plenty of time to join in!


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Re: Secret Santa 2017
« Reply #7 on: November 23, 2017, 06:18:39 PM »
Profile submitted

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Re: Secret Santa 2017
« Reply #8 on: November 23, 2017, 09:55:00 PM »
Sign ups will be open through the weekend. If you want in, sign up now!


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Re: Secret Santa 2017
« Reply #9 on: November 26, 2017, 04:02:38 PM »
Okay folks, lets get the profiles submitted this week.  I've received a few so far, thank you for those of you who are proactive.  I'd like to get the names distributed by the end of the week if possible.


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Re: Secret Santa 2017
« Reply #10 on: December 04, 2017, 11:43:21 AM »
Alright, everyone has submitted.  I will do my thing and get everything distributed when I get home later this evening!


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Re: Secret Santa 2017
« Reply #11 on: December 07, 2017, 12:47:07 AM »
Sorry about the delay folks. Been insanely busy the last few days. Will get everything sorted and sent out within the next 24 hours or so. Thanks!


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Re: Secret Santa 2017
« Reply #12 on: December 08, 2017, 12:55:26 AM »
Profiles have been sent out!!  If you didn't get a PM from me, let me know ASAP!  Happy shopping!!


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Re: Secret Santa 2017
« Reply #13 on: December 08, 2017, 10:18:09 AM »
My gift has been shipped.    Hope you (whoever you are :) ) enjoys

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Re: Secret Santa 2017
« Reply #14 on: December 10, 2017, 07:32:35 PM »
I will be sorting my person when I am back in the country end of the week

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Re: Secret Santa 2017
« Reply #15 on: December 13, 2017, 01:40:53 PM »
Rebel, your Santa wanted me to let you know that you should have something on your porch right now....


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Re: Secret Santa 2017
« Reply #16 on: December 13, 2017, 06:49:18 PM »
Rebel, your Santa wanted me to let you know that you should have something on your porch right now....

My darned secretary snatched it before I could grab it and it's been sitting in her office!



So, I'm an avid Overwatch player (PC) and I've been in desperate need of a new keyboard ... and since you can't properly game unless it's in the dark -- a backlit keyboard is what the doctor ordered. Thank you to my Secret Santa, whoever you may be (Your names were included but I'm not sure who it belongs too)! Merry Christmas!

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Re: Secret Santa 2017
« Reply #17 on: December 13, 2017, 07:06:56 PM »
Nice!


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Re: Secret Santa 2017
« Reply #18 on: December 13, 2017, 07:11:58 PM »
My darned secretary snatched it before I could grab it and it's been sitting in her office!

There's so many secretary jokes in there I don't even know where to start.

Cool get though J-Reb.

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Re: Secret Santa 2017
« Reply #19 on: December 16, 2017, 01:42:48 PM »
Someone's gift should be there right now!


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Re: Secret Santa 2017
« Reply #20 on: December 17, 2017, 08:08:02 PM »
I'm told T-Bone should have received his gift yesterday.....


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Re: Secret Santa 2017
« Reply #21 on: December 17, 2017, 10:20:17 PM »
I have not.

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Re: Secret Santa 2017
« Reply #22 on: December 17, 2017, 10:34:37 PM »
Uhhh....check your pm please.


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Re: Secret Santa 2017
« Reply #23 on: December 17, 2017, 11:08:14 PM »
It turns out I did. When I got home I asked if I received a package, and they told me know.

Then hours later they go "oh by the way, you got a package..."


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Re: Secret Santa 2017
« Reply #24 on: December 17, 2017, 11:24:00 PM »
Whew, I was worried. I've seen those fan/clocks before and thought they were cool as hell. Enjoy and Merry Christmas!!


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Re: Secret Santa 2017
« Reply #25 on: December 18, 2017, 11:31:03 AM »
That's pretty cool!
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Re: Secret Santa 2017
« Reply #26 on: December 18, 2017, 03:41:35 PM »
My recipient should have a gift arriving between Dec. 19th-22nd. It shipped the 14th. Hold tight!

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Re: Secret Santa 2017
« Reply #27 on: December 19, 2017, 06:53:17 AM »
One gift is arriving Thursday apparently while the other will arrive between the 22nd and the 28th...

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Re: Secret Santa 2017
« Reply #28 on: December 19, 2017, 07:37:17 AM »
Despite ordering them last week...my gifts just shipped yesterday, and both are projected to arrive separately and after Christmas. Sorry.

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Re: Secret Santa 2017
« Reply #29 on: December 19, 2017, 11:36:21 AM »
Someone has great taste in Gin to get me this bad boy. Thank you Santa!!!

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Re: Secret Santa 2017
« Reply #30 on: December 19, 2017, 01:09:53 PM »
You look mildly deranged excited about your gin. Lol.


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Re: Secret Santa 2017
« Reply #31 on: December 19, 2017, 01:12:52 PM »
Despite ordering them last week...my gifts just shipped yesterday, and both are projected to arrive separately and after Christmas. Sorry.

Bad Amazon!! Boo!!

Not your fault Bone. I'm sure your recipient will understand.


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Re: Secret Santa 2017
« Reply #32 on: December 19, 2017, 03:40:54 PM »
The best part is that I have Prime 2-day shipping. The item came 'back in stock' on Monday....and so the estimated arrival date is....December 28th...

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Re: Secret Santa 2017
« Reply #33 on: December 23, 2017, 01:48:04 PM »
Santa Triple B sent me mine



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Re: Secret Santa 2017
« Reply #34 on: December 25, 2017, 11:35:23 AM »
Awesome BD.

Merry Christmas, and I hope everyone has received their gift (or at least part of it!) by now. Thanks for participating once again!


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Re: Secret Santa 2017
« Reply #35 on: December 28, 2017, 04:50:30 PM »
Thanks Adam

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Re: Secret Santa 2017
« Reply #36 on: December 28, 2017, 05:00:36 PM »
Nice!


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Re: Secret Santa 2017
« Reply #37 on: December 28, 2017, 07:10:42 PM »
GM JUSTIN HAS BETRAYED OAKLAND FOR THE NFL!!!!!
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Re: Secret Santa 2017
« Reply #38 on: January 02, 2018, 04:42:02 AM »
So who got me my gin?

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Re: Secret Santa 2017
« Reply #39 on: January 02, 2018, 04:51:10 AM »
That would be Santa Rebelicious.


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Re: Secret Santa 2017
« Reply #40 on: January 02, 2018, 04:54:25 AM »
That would be Santa Rebelicious.

Superb taste in Gin. Guzzled some over new year and it was the nuts. Thank you!

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Re: Secret Santa 2017
« Reply #41 on: January 02, 2018, 08:28:53 AM »
Superb taste in Gin. Guzzled some over new year and it was the nuts. Thank you!

/thumbsup emoji.

It's good stuff -- I may or may not have ordered one for me, too!

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Re: Secret Santa 2017
« Reply #42 on: January 07, 2018, 11:05:43 AM »


The true struggle of being a teacher. Only in schools are pencils the choice food of all students. Can't wait to wear this Monday.