My folks got me some Kahtoola Snowshoes, the MTN 28's. I am thrilled- they're exactly what I needed. Very proud of them for asking advice at EMS, since they aren't outdoorsy.
My grandmother sent some christmas money, so I invested it in some La Sportiva Delta GTX boots!
I've got a trip in January, so I wished a happy Christmas to myself and ordered three pairs of super-thick socks, a Mountain Hardwear Ultralamina 32º, and a Thermarest Z-Lite Sol torso pad.
I got to spend time outside doing a Bonfire with my family up in Vermont. It was picture-perfect:
Merry Christmas to all!