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Pollyanna Ideas - Movie Theme

My family is doing a pollyanna for Christmas this year, the only caveat being that the gift has to be movie themed and the family is going to try and guess the movie based on the gift. $20 limit.

I’m relying on the collective brilliance of T-Nation for my gift. First thought to come to mind would be to buy a gimp outfit in reference to Pulp Fiction. Maybe some astroglide and a cowboy hat in reference to BB Mountain. What say you, T-Nation?

get a Serta stuffed sheep and put a gag over it’s mouth. Silence of the Lambs.

Clementines and either blue or red hair dye- Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
Polaroid Camera- Memento
A syringe of heroin- Requiem for a Dream

pregnant underage girl. Juno

I’m 41 and have never heard the term polyanna used this way.


Sean Connery’s hilarious outfit from Zardoz is a fun one, bit risque though.

Gimp Outfit from Pulp Fiction is a good one, maybe with some kind of replica katana too, or a gold pocket watch.

Could wear an old school boxer’s outfit with a tutu on as Billy Elliot, not sure how familiar that would be over in the States though.

Maybe three boobs and a chest-baby suit for Total Recall.

FedEx box and a white volleyball for Cast Away.

Could try and scrap together a knock-off version of Pee Wee Herman’s bike if you find one with a red frame.

Or just cover yourself in extraordinary amounts of blood until it dries and go as Carrie.

But again, Sean Connery’s hilarious outfit from Zardoz.

Is the “gift” supposed to suck as an actual gift but just be funny?

Yeah, some of these ideas don’t sound like “gifts,” they sound like Halloween costumes.

And, wow, they pulled off the impossible and made James Bond look gay as fuck.

Lol at some of these suggestions. I don’t really care what the gift is, it could be useful or it could be trash that night, I’d like to go for maximum lols.

I’m not sure how it’s going to work. I think we might be drawing names from a hat on who we’re giving it to, but we also might do a chinese polyanna type thing where everyone gets to steal gifts. This is our first year doing this so we’re kind of just winging it.

Are there kids involved?

[quote]usmccds423 wrote:
Are there kids involved?[/quote]

No kids involved. We’re going to force them all to play ping pong in the basement during the exchange.

[quote]LankyMofo wrote:

[quote]usmccds423 wrote:
Are there kids involved?[/quote]

No kids involved. We’re going to force them all to play ping pong in the basement during the exchange.[/quote]

Well no kids changes everything…

School girl skirt- Backdoor Sluts #9

[quote]GrizzlyBerg wrote:

[quote]LankyMofo wrote:

[quote]usmccds423 wrote:
Are there kids involved?[/quote]

No kids involved. We’re going to force them all to play ping pong in the basement during the exchange.[/quote]

Well no kids changes everything…

School girl skirt- Backdoor Sluts #9[/quote]

Lol, that was my thought too.

put a snake in a box. the Devil in Miss Jones

It seems in my excitement I mistook that this is a gifting thing, and made some kind of costume charades event up in my head. I say a Volleyball with a DIY Wilson Print packaged inside an old FedEx box, maybe even order a volleyball through FedEx.

I think it’s a given the gift has to be sexual in nature. This will produce both hardy laughs and awkward exchanges, perfect for a family gathering.

[quote]usmccds423 wrote:
I think it’s a given the gift has to be sexual in nature. This will produce both hardy laughs and awkward exchanges, perfect for a family gathering.

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Plus, while it might not be admitted at the time, the gift will actually be enjoyed rather than something that gets returned for money.

An empty box - The Invisible Man

A copy of any Michael Bolton Album - Misery

A box of chocolates - Forrest Gump

Map of North Dakota - Fargo

Old french fries and a mower blade - Sling Blade

Can of Frank and Beans - There’s Something About Mary

I’m not good at this.

Bible and rock hammer- Shawshank Redemption
Can of Barbasol- Jurassic Park
Cheap black tie, sunglasses, a pieces of white, yellow, pink, blue, brown, and orange construction paper- Reservoir Dogs
A dead cat- Pet Sematary