The proof is in the figgy pudding—Hollywood Crush staffers were very good girls in 2010. How else to explain the bounty we found under the tree Christmas morning? While not all of our gifts were wish-list winners (thanks for the Snuggie, dad), many of our favorites, unsurprisingly, were pop-culture related. What better way to wish an entertainment writer (or anyone, for that matter) “Merry Christmas” than stuffing Ian Somerhalder in her stocking? Keep reading to find out what pop-cult gifts we wished for—and received—and add your own in the comments section!
“The Vampire Diaries” season one
Do I need to explain why I wanted it? I mean, I’ve already seen it (I’ve got an entire year’s worth of recaps to prove it), but that doesn’t mean I don’t want to watch over and over and over again. In fact, I need some Ian Somerhalder smolder in my life right now. The only problem is that I’m never getting work done… —Jean Bentley
“Water for Elephants” by Sara Gruen
The book is exceptionally written, but imagining Robert Pattinson as Jacob Jankowski is like seeing an advance screening of the largely anticipated and buzzed about film adaptation. So awesome. —Aimee Curran
“Harry Potter” 1-6 on BluRay
With seven long months until the release of the second installment of “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows,” the first half of 2011 was shaping up to be an arduous, exhausting period of Potter Withdrawal…until a box set of the first six films showed up under the tree. Now, I can fuel my addiction by watching (and re-watching) the shenanigans of my favorite Hogwarts students until summer blockbuster season arrives. Good thing my family is a bunch of enablers. —Kat Rosenfield
“The Twilight Saga: Eclipse” on DVD
As a part of my Hanukkah presents, I received the “Eclipse” DVD. This wouldn’t be terribly noteworthy, except I have the Canadian version, so the cover reads “La Saga Twilight: Hesitation.” My French is pretty mediocre, but I still thought that’s an odd translation of “Eclipse.” Then, when I listened to the RPattz-KStew commentary (so weird but so awesome, right?), it was cool to hear Kristen’s take on the different French title. —Jyll Saskin
“Star Wars” cookie cutters
Over the summer, Williams-Sonoma debuted some absolutely epic “Star Wars” cookie cutters that, as a huge cookie-baking aficionado, I immediately started lusting after. My boyfriend surprised me with them Christmas morning and, needless to say, they are amazing. Who said gingerbread men can’t be friends with Boba Fett or a Stormtrooper? —Terri Schwartz
“Matched” by Ally Condie
Ally Condie’s dystopian love story has garnered a lot of buzz since its November release (it didn’t make our holiday reading list for nothin’), which is why my YA-loving heart just had to ask Santa for this addictive read. Fewer than 150 pages in, I’m already hooked. —Amy Wilkinson
What pop-culture gift(s) did you receive this holiday season?