My most unusual present this past Christmas (and probably the past several Christmases!) was a phone booth. Not full-size, but big enough to be practically furniture, probably about three feet tall. I’ve been absolutely mad about London for years, so I loved it right away for that.
And because I’ve been working my way through Doctor Who for the last six months, well, I couldn’t resist the possibilities. I know the Tardis is a blue police box, not a red phone booth…but still! It was geeky enough already, so then I had to make it more so by putting characters in the windows: David Tennant’s Doctor at the top; second row: Rose, Martha, Donna; third row: Christopher Eccleston’s Doctor and Captain Jack; an extra David Tennant for good measure and then, just because I can, Clark Kent changing into Superman in a phone booth.
I did this before watching Seasons 5 and 6 of Doctor Who…I’ve watched them now, and I might go back and replace Martha with Amy and Rory. Matt Smith, although he’s been steadily growing on me through Season 6, still needs to convince me that I should substitute him for my second David Tennant.
If I could figure out how to make it bigger on the inside, it would be wonderful for storage. But it’s still an actually useful piece of furniture, as it currently holds all my CDs. I have an iPod, but I like keeping CDs anyway.
So–what’s the most random thing YOU own?