Christmas List, Circa 1980

Christmas List 1980-1

Christmas List 1980-2

An epic two-page list the author of Life in Smirley World bestowed upon her soon-to-be destitute grandparents when she was eight or nine. Some thoughts I had while going through all the items:

  1. Gold snake belt?
  2. “Rubik’s cube on the key chain (comes that way)”—I had one of those! Cheap bastard.
  3. Animal Posters?
  4. I like how she sneaks Parakeet in between Barbie Dreamhouse and Ziggy bookmark.
  5. There appears to be some conflicting emotions regarding Preppies.
  6. I had Missing Link and Pyraminx too. Frustrating bastards.
  7. “$2.00 (for something certian I want)” followed by “Money” is pretty gutsy, and priceless.
  8. I like how she sneaks Atari in between paint by numbers sets and Tri Lab Pak.
  9. Merlin!

1 Response to “Christmas List, Circa 1980”


  1. 1 contradextraavenue December 2, 2014 at 11:19 pm

    I’m going to put the year at 1981. The I Hate Preppies Handbook, Pyraminx, and Missing Link were all released that year, so 1980 was too early. I don’t see anything on the list which was definitely released past ’81, but I didn’t go out and research all the Barbie stuff, either.


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