I'm having present panic. The kind that has you so stressed out that you just stop scrolling through gift guides and procrastinate by writing a blog instead. (Seriously though, stop recommending I buy people unicorn onesies!) My problem is that no one I buy gifts for really cares about stuff. They prefer experiences. So I always think about experience gifts. Then I end up going into Photoshop (or grabbing my kids' magic markers) and making up a fun card that says something about their cooking class or tickets to arena league football.
When it comes to experience gifts in Dallas, we have some options. Obviously my first recommendation is a good old scavenger hunt. We offer gift certificates and can even create custom scavenger hunts for gifts for you. If you like, I'll even show up to the hunt with a big red bow on my head, like one of those cars in the commercials. Seriously, though, we can work together to make a hunt that's all about your BFF. We can work their name into it, and fill it with references to their favorite things, places, and people. We can even feature their pictures throughout.
You know what else we can do? Custom puzzles. If you want us to create a custom puzzle for your secret Santa (wait, I guess it's the other way round?), get in touch and we'll craft a fun game that's all about them.
And speaking of puzzles...
Blunder the Mistletoe
Those nitpickers at the IMDb Goofs section are just like Santa — always watching, and they know when a film has been naughty. With them as a resource, I’ve made a list of film flubs from nine holiday-themed films. Using just these clues, Can you identify each movie?
1. While this film takes place in 1939, the Lone Ranger’s nephew’s horse, known as Victor, was not introduced until 1943.
2. The shot of Mary Lou Retton rehearsing her tumbling routine and saying “God bless us, every one” is repeated exactly later in the film.
3. Several shots of the judge show a lamp on his desk. When the mail is dumped in front of him, the lamp has disappeared.
4. As Howard is leaving his house to find the Turbo Man doll for Jamie, Ted advises him to put chains on his tires. Tire chains are illegal in Minnesota.
5. Gruber says “Schiess den Fenster” (“shoot the window”). The correct German term would have been “Zerschiess das Fenster”.
6. When Emily is eating the spaghetti for breakfast, you can see the amount of sauce on the pasta changes between shots.
7. When Sam is being chased by airport security, at the checkpoint, in some cuts a spring board can be seen for his leap over the guard.
8. When Kate phones the Chicago Police from France, she calls them on a payphone that is a BT model that wouldn’t be found in France.
9. When everyone is jumping into the pool during the dance, the same person jumps in twice.