With all the Christmas songs on the radio and in the mall, corporate sponsored holiday specials taking over the airwaves and department store commercials encouraging you to BUY, BUY, BUY, it becomes harder and harder each year to find that perfect gift for someone special.
That’s where ASSIGNMENT X comes in with our annual Holiday Gift Guide. We dig deep, so you don’t have to and have come up with a whole slew of books, music, games, toys and more that should satisfy the pop culture addict on your gift-giving list.
So without further ado, welcome to ASSIGNMENT X’s 2011 Holiday Gift Guide:
BENT OBJECT OF MY AFFECTION by Terry Border
Suggested Retail Price: $13.00
Cool Yule Factor: Terry Border has created one weird art book, but it’s irresistible. The idea is taking every day objects, adding some bent wire and highlighting the nature of love in incredibly unique ways. Some of them are obvious. One picture is called “I love Your appeal” and it has two unskinned bananas snuggling underneath the sheets with the peels on the floor. Yet, as provocative as that sounds, the book is rather innocent in its approach throughout. It’s hard to take inanimate objects and give them life, but Border does it effortlessly and it will appeal to those with a similar, morbid sense of humor.
GOD, IF YOU’RE NOT THERE, I’M F***ED by Darrell Hammond
Suggested Retail Price: $25.99
Cool Yule Factor: One of SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE’s great impressionists also had one of the best kept secrets in the business – he was a total screw up, a drug addict and even had a multiple personality disorder (among other mental issues). These are all shocking revelations from a funny comedian and he handles them in the book with a razor sharp wit. The book digs deep into his personal life and his messed up childhood, but it’s reflections on his time at SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE that is the most interesting especially when he takes hosting celebs like Paris Hilton down a few pegs.
Purchase GOD, IF YOU’RE THERE, I’M F***ED by Darrell Hammond
STEVE JOBS by Walter Isaacson
Suggested Retail Price: $35.00
Cool Yule Factor: The late technology visionary who made Apple what it is today recants his life to author Walter Isaacson in this well-timed biography of his trials and tribulations of being a trailblazer. At 600 pages, it’s a massive read and sheds some light on the man who changed technology as we know it.
Purchase STEVE JOBS by Walter Isaacson HERE
11/22/63 by Stephen King
Suggested Retail Price: $35.00
Cool Yule Factor: You can’t go wrong with a new Stephen King novel. And while he has definitely stepped out of his comfort zone over the years, he certainly steps way over the line into a whole other genre with his latest. The story follows a man going back in time to try to stop the John F. Kennedy assassination. At a whopping 849 pages, expect an amazingly well-told and detailed journey to keep anyone glued to the page over the holidays.
Purchase Stephen King’s 11/22/63 HERE
THE HUNGER GAMES TRILOGY BOX SET by Suzanne Collins
Suggested Retail Price: $53.97
Cool Yule Factor: Like TWILIGHT, it all started with a book and next year’s big movie attempt at tapping into that Tween zietgiest begins with this book series by Suzanne Collins. There’s elements of THE RUNNING MAN, THE MOST DANGEROUS GAME, LOGAN’S RUN and DEATH RACE 2000 here as it follows the story of one boy and one girl from each district in a future world who must fight to the death on live TV. All three books are here and thankfully there’s not a single emo vampire in sight. For the Tween who’s grown past vampires and is looking for something with a little more substance.
Purchase THE HUNGER GAMES TRILOGY here
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Click on the Links Below For Each of Our Gift Guide categories
Part 1: FIVE COOL CHRISTMAS THEMED GIFTS
Part 2: FIVE GEEKY BOOKS
Part 3: FIVE AWESOME CD SETS
Part 4: FIVE GREAT GIFTS FOR KIDS
Part 5: FIVE HOT GADGETS
Part 6: FIVE MIND-BLOWING BLU-RAYS
Part 7: FIVE MUST-HAVE DVD BOX SETS
Part 8: TEN AMAZING VIDEO GAMES
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