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2014 VTM Holiday Gift Guide: LSRR's Collection of Fine Goods

"Many Christmases ago, I went to buy a doll for my son. I reached for the last one they had - but so did another man. As I rained blows upon him, I realized there had to be another way..."

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My last post started off with some Ray Charles, and that's always a good place to be. Thanks to Christmas Vacation, this has become one of my favorite Christmas songs and is a staple around the house this time of year along with Bing Crosby's Mele Kalikimaka.

Press play, and let's see what you've left off of your Christmas list...


Who doesn't love the Lone Star State here on VTM? I am a proud Texan, and it takes a bit of willpower for me to not always wear it on my sleeves (literally). So, for those of you who are bold and looking for a #fashion statement, scramble over to the Texas Trading Post. They have jacketshatsbedspreads, and waffle makers.


The guys over at Parrot have really outdone themselves with some nifty drones ranging from the $99 Rolling Spider and $159 Jumping Sumo to the $500 Bebop. You can control these guys with apps for your smart phone or tablet.


You've seen the ridiculous "December to Remember Sales Event" that Lexus runs nonstop from Halloween through Valentine's Day. If you're really one of those extremely rare people who can gift a car for Christmas, why not take it up a notch? The great Burt Reynolds is selling his own Trans Am. No, it's not the exact one used in the Smokey and the Bandit movies, but it is his actual car. You could drive around and try to spark up conversations on the CB radio and get your friends together to pull a Big Smokey Red 22. Maybe even run blocker for 400 cases of illegal brew driven by a man in a Caterpillar hat with a dog named Fred. It goes on auction in January, so you have plenty of time to pick up one of those damn bows.


These toys have always been the coolest; don't lie. And have you seen what all they're making nowadays? Check out this 10-wheeled Mobile Crane, this AT-AT, or the Mindstorm stuff where you build and program your own robot! There's even a Volkswagen Camper Van. My uncle drove a VW Camper Van for several years, and the only thing that could rival the coolness of that van would be its Lego counterpart.

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays, VTMers!