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.TZ lunchbox

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)

Talky Tina

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)

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.

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About Paul

Hard-working, hard-playing fan of all pop culture, especially the Twilight Zone. Which led to a Twitter page. And then to a blog. And then to ... stay tuned. Yes, that's a picture of Rod Serling, not me. You can find the real me under the "Your Host" tab on my blog, along with biographical details that, while 100 percent accurate, sound kind of boastful and braggy. Sorry.

Posted on 12/25/2012, in Twilight Zone and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink. 7 Comments.

  1. A fan, light-blocking shades and water (if there is any left) — The Midnight Sun

  2. Binoculars and U-boat commander’s wheel hat (Judgment Day).

    A trumpet and a REALLY good friend (A Passage for Trumpet)

    Your Life’s Script and acting lessons (The Trouble With Templeton).

  3. Good GRIEF! When you told me today that I hadn’t commented on this post, Boss… on THIS post? I honest to God did NOT believe you. I have no idea how this happened. I mean, I know I can be bad for comments, but this is just inexcusable. :-/

    These daily tweets were so much fun to do, especially with you. It was a wonderful way to count down to Christmas. And I can’t wait to see what we come up with this year. :)

    Now how about that bus ticket to Boston? I could go for a cup of coffee and slice of pie at the diner. ;)

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