As Christmas and the holidays approached us fast I have been asked by my cousin Ira Bilancio to bring back a tradition I started back in the early 2000’s when I started this “journal” my Christmas wish list of what I would like for Christmas of course.
Now in years past I have put in some big-ticket items on this list, I still can’t believe that no one got me the kitchen cabinets I asked for back in 2006, but the lists always came in handy when people wanted to know what I wanted, one year I got most of the list from friends and family.
So here is my list for Christmas 2016 in no particular order enjoy the list and if you have any suggestions of any other cool stuff leave them in the comments.
Mpow Seashell Bluetooth 4.1 Running Sports Headphones with Microphone – Amazon.com – $28.97
Excellent Noise Cancellation : The 6th generation CVC technology reduces outside noises and enables clearer sound from microphone.
Bluetooth 4.1 & aptX : Bluetooth 4.1 chip with aptX technology, Mpow Seashell offers you great listening experience.
IPX4 Waterproof Level : The certified IPX4 ensures that Mpow Seashell can protect itself from any drop or splash of water. Perfect for sports!
Great Battery Performance : The built-in battery of Mpow Seashell allows up to 7-hour playing/talking time and 185-hour standby.
Wide Compatibility : According to the test, Mpow Seashell is compatible with most Bluetooth-enabled smart phones.
Amazon Fire TV | Streaming Media Player – Amazon.com – $89.99
Amazon Fire TV is a tiny box you connect to your HDTV. It’s the easiest way to enjoy over 250,000 TV episodes and movies on Netflix, Amazon Instant Video, and HBO NOW, plus games, music, and more.
JBL LSR305 Professional Studio Monitor (PACK OF 2) – Amazon.com – $249.99
The LSR305, part of JBL’s 3 Series studio monitor, is a 5\” powered studio monitor delivering professional performance at an affordable price points. 3 Series Powered Studio Monitor are first to incorporate JBL’s exciting new technology, the Image Control Waveguide. In conjunction with 3 Series high-performance transducers and system components, the Image Control Waveguide lets you hear detail and depth in recordings as you’ve never heard before. The LSR305’s 5\” long-throw woofer and its 1\” damped woven composite Neodymium tweeter are designed from the ground up to reproduce the powerful transients and micro dynamics of your mix. These drivers deliver impressive deep bass and smooth high frequency response beyond the range of human hearing.
Steinberg UR242 4-Channel USB Interface – Amazon.com – $168.29
Be ready to record music in studio quality on your notebook or iPad with the UR242. With outstanding audio and build quality for its price class, the UR242 combines choice components with advanced onboard DSP-powered FX to offer solutions for a huge range of mobile production scenarios
Star Wars: The Complete Saga (Episodes I-VI) [Blu-ray] – Amazon.com – $88.49
Experience the spectacular adventure of STAR WARS The Complete Saga in a way only Blu-ray™ can deliver. This incredible collection unites all six movies in stunning high definition with the purest digital sound in the galaxy. With more than 40 hours of thrilling special features including three bonus discs, you can journey deep into the Star Wars universe. Feel the Force of STAR WARS The Complete Saga on Blu-ray!
The Fish That Saved Pittsburgh – Amazon.com – $13.45
The Dr. will see you now. Basketball’s Dr. J – Julius Erving – operates on the competition in this hoop-it-up disco-era fantasy about a team on a winning streak when it signs up motley players born under the zodiac’s fish sign of Pisces.
With the Dr. in the house, trademark cloud-walking, net-shredding slam dunks are plentiful. More hoops excitement follows as the Harlem Globetrotters’ Meadowlark Lemon handles the rock as if he had more arms than an octopus and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar shows his winning style as well. Off the court, Flip Wilson is a beleaguered coach and Jonathan Winters plays the dual roles of an ill-natured mogul and a sweet-natured nitwit. The world isn’t round in The Fish That Saved Pittsburgh. It’s roundball. Fish fever – hook it!
Zweissen Ceramica 12″ Professional Grade Ceramic Rod Knife Sharpener with Stainless Steel Core – Amazon.com – $34.98
ZWEISSEN is all about precision professional quality kitchen tools designed for home use and delivered at great value. The ZWEISSEN Ceramica is a high-tech take on the traditional stainless-steel rod sharpener, using the finest abrasives available to sharpen and re-align blades to their maximum potential. The shaft is coated with 1000 grit ceramic, which has an extra-fine texture and high hardness rating- these qualities make the Ceramica perfect for blades that feature a fine edge (such as German or Asian knives).
Minosharp 3 Sharpener Black/Red – Amazon.com – $48.00
MinoSharp 550/BR Sharpens the face of the blade, fast, safe and simple. Features: -Comes in black and red. -Includes a Coarse Blue, Medium Brown and Fine Yellow Ceramic Wheel. -Recommended for Global Knives and most other knife brands.
Kettlepizza Pro 22 Kit – Outdoor Pizza Oven Kit for 22.5 Inch Kettle Grills. Includes Prograte, Tombstone & Aluminum Pro Peel – Amazon.com – $299.95
The KPPK-22 is the top of the line KettlePizza kit madeade for hardcore KettlePizza users. This kit offers the basic KettlePizza unit plus the popular ProGrate/Tombstone Combo. This kit has our Tombstone which is stone is 15.7 inch x 14.5 inch with a rounded edge. Since it is thicker, it retains more heat and makes pizza placement and removal easier. This combination allows higher dome temperatures for quicker bakes and side access openings for easier refueling. This kit includes a FREE Aluminum Pro Pizza peel.
Note: This product only works with 22.5 inch kettles. Included with the KettlePizza Pro 22 kit are: – one 304 stainless steel pizza oven sleeve for 22.5 inch kettles – two wood handles with stainless steel standoffs – one hi-temp thermometer – one 14″ pizza pan – stainless steel hardware – one 22.5″ stainless steel ProGrate that allows refueling without removal of KettlePizza insert – one 5/8″ Tombstone shaped pizza stone. Larger and thicker for better heat retention and easier pizza placement – one firebox which allows higher temperatures within cooking chamber – one aluminum pro pizza peel with hanging S clip (INCLUDED FREE) Some basic assembly is required (no tools needed). The product is proudly Made in USA and has patents pending.
SERBAGS Military Style Messenger Bag – Amazon.com – $69.99
This Military style canvas & leather messenger bag, good for up to 15″ laptop.
Dual leather straps with adjustment buckles, antique finish brass metal buckles
2 large front pockets, 2 side pockets with strap.
DIMENSIONS: 15″(L) x 12.50″(H) x 4.20″(D)
Gildan Men’s Heavy Cotton 10 Pack – Amazon.com – $25.63
You might ask, “but William why?” Because I don’t always want to wear a t-shirt with something written on it.
Gildan Heavy Weight T-shirts, 10 pack. 100% preshrunk cotton, seamless rib at neck, taped shoulder-to-shoulder, double-needle stitching throughout.
Levi’s Men’s The Trucker Jacket – Amazon.com – $69.99
Not Much of an explanation needed!
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Dungeon Master’s Guide (D&D Core Rulebook) – Amazon.com – $27.94
Everything a Dungeon Master needs to weave legendary stories for the world’s greatest roleplaying game
The Dungeon Master’s Guide provides the inspiration and the guidance you need to spark your imagination and create worlds of adventure for your players to explore and enjoy.
Inside you’ll find world-building tools, tips and tricks for creating memorable dungeons and adventures, optional game rules, hundreds of classic D&D magic items, and much more!
Player’s Handbook (Dungeons & Dragons) – Amazon.com – $29.74
Everything a player needs to create heroic characters for the world’s greatest roleplaying game
The Player’s Handbook® is the essential reference for every Dungeons & Dragons® roleplayer. It contains rules for character creation and advancement, backgrounds and skills, exploration and combat, equipment, spells, and much more.
Use this book to create exciting characters from among the most iconic D&D® races and classes.
Dungeons & Dragons immerses you in a world of adventure. Explore ancient ruins and deadly dungeons. Battle monsters while searching for legendary treasures. Gain experience and power as you trek across uncharted lands with your companions.
The world needs heroes. Will you answer the call?
Monster Manual (D&D Core Rulebook) – Amazon.com – $29.99
A menagerie of deadly monsters for the world’s greatest roleplaying game
The Monster Manual presents a horde of classic Dungeons & Dragons creatures, including dragons, giants, mind flayers, and beholders–a monstrous feast for Dungeon Masters ready to challenge their players and populate their adventures.
The monsters contained herein are culled from the D&D game’s illustrious history, with easy-to-use game statistics and thrilling stories to feed your imagination.
The leader in providing contemporary fantasy entertainment, Dungeons & Dragons is the wellspring for the entire modern game industry, digital as well as analog. This newest edition draws from every prior edition to create a universally compelling play experience, and exemplifies the true spirit of a game that holds captive the hearts and minds of millions of players worldwide.