Christmas and video gaming
For me? These two things have always gone somewhat hand-in-hand. It started when I got my first gaming system, the TI99/4a, that I discussed here. Several years later, I got my second video game system. Several people in my family came together to get me the Nintendo Entertainment System. I was already turning into a mini-game junkie after getting the TI99/4a, and had been wanting an NES for some time.