TZ Christmas Gifts
Chances are, you’ve got a Twilight Zone fan in your life. Makes gift-giving easy, right? In addition to DVDs and Blu-rays of the series itself, there are books, posters, t-shirts and lots of other memorabilia to outfit your fifth-dimension fan in style.
But what if that fan already has just about everything? Fellow TZ fanatic @WendyLovesJesus and I have you covered. Throughout December, we compiled a daily “just for fun” list of what we hashtagged #TZChristmasGifts.
Here’s a list of what we came up with, with the referenced episode in parentheses at the end of each gift. I took the odd-numbered dates; Wendy took the even. Enjoy!
DEC. 1: Lunch at the Busy Bee diner (home of the Mystic Seer), a roll of pennies, and unlimited iced coffees. (Nick of Time)
DEC. 2: Gift certificate good for one “Transformation”. Your choice of Number 8 or 12. (Number 12 Looks Just Like You)
DEC. 3: One free trip through the Peaksville, Ohio, cornfield maze with little Anthony as your tour guide. (It’s A Good Life)
DEC. 4: Tickets to the carnival, a copy of Freud’s “On Dreams”, and a free session with Dr. Rathmann. (Perchance To Dream)
DEC. 5: One gold thimble and a tour of the department store’s ninth floor by the mannequin of your choice. (The After Hours)
DEC. 6: A cuddly hound-dog with a keen sense of smell and a coonskin cap. (The Hunt)
DEC. 7: Two bus tickets to Cortland, N.Y.: one for you, one for your doppelgänger. Straitjacket included. (Mirror Image)
DEC. 8: A can of fried chicken, a ball gown, two jars of peaches, and a date for two at the shooting range. (Two)
DEC. 9: A set of masks crafted by an old Cajun and a Mardi Gras party in New Orleans given in your honor. (The Masks)
DEC. 10: A Talky Tina doll. Says four fun phrases. She’s vise, saw and flame resistant. Be nice to her. (Living Doll)
DEC. 11: An unending supply of books, unlimited time, and an unbreakable pair of eyeglasses. (Time Enough At Last)
DEC. 12: Two shepherd’s staves, hand-carved by monks in a European monastery. Guaranteed Devil-proof. (The Howling Man)
DEC. 13: A cookbook and a gift certificate for the all-you-can-eat buffet on the Kanamit home planet. (To Serve Man)
DEC. 14: For your midnight trip to the cemetery: A coat, a knife, a shiny gold piece, and a NORTH wind. (The Grave)
DEC. 15: One robot grandmother. Patient, kind, loving — and indestructible. (I Sing The Body Electric)
DEC. 16: A special dictation machine. Start with a name… “His name is P—“. “Be a dear, mix me a drink.” (A World of His Own)
DEC. 17: Plane ticket to Lister’s Pool Room in Chicago. Life-or-death pool game vs. Fats Brown included. (A Game of Pool)
DEC. 18: A barrel of used dolls, all needing some extra TLC. Includes an army major and a ballet dancer. (Five Characters in Search of an Exit)
DEC. 19: A player piano, complete with a variety of rolls guaranteed to reveal your innermost thoughts. (A Piano In the House)
DEC. 20: A tin can. Guaranteed to take you and your friends back to your childhood. Go ahead, kick it. (Kick the Can)
DEC. 21: Train ticket to Willoughby, Conn. Sunlight and serenity included. (A Stop at Willoughby)
DEC. 22: A 14-day trip on the Lady Anne. Lifeboat stocked with provisions and cutter ride included. (Passage on the Lady Anne)
DEC. 23: Bus ticket to Boston. Includes stop at a diner with a self-starting jukebox and a three-eyed cook. (Will the Real Martian Please Stand Up?)
DEC. 24: A wine bottle complete with a genie and four wishes. #ChristmasEveGift A stopwatch. Don’t drop it! (The Man in the Bottle/A Kind of Stopwatch)
DEC. 25: A bottle of cherry brandy — and a Santa bag that gives everyone what they want. (Night of the Meek)
Got another idea for a gift? Feel free to write it in the comments below.
Merry Christmas! Hope we see you on New Year’s Eve for the @SyFy Twilight Zone marathon.