Make a post (public, friends-locked, filtered, whatever you're comfortable with) to your LJ. The post should contain your list of 10 holiday wishes. The wishes can be anything at all, from simply and fandom related ("I'd love a Snape/Hermione icon that's just for me.") to medium ("I wish for _____ on DVD") to really big ("All I want for Christmas is a new car/computer/house/TV.") The important thing is, make sure these wishes are things you really, truly want.
If you wish for real life things (not fics or icons), make sure you inculde some sort of contact info in your post, whether it's your address or just your email address where Santa (or one of his elves) could get in touch with you.
Also, make sure you post some version of these guidelnes in your LJ, or link to this post (it'll be public) so that the Holiday Joy will be spread.
Surf around your friends-list (or friends friends, or just random journals) to see who has posted their list. And now here's the important part:
If you see a wish you can grant, and it's in your heart to do so, make someone's wish come true. Sometimes someone's trash is another's treasure, and if you ahve a leather jacket you don't want or a gift certificate you won't use -- or even know where you could get someone's dream purebred Basset Hound for free -- do it.
You needn't spend money on these wishes unless you want to. The point isn't to put people out, it's to provide everyone a chance to be someone else's holiday elf -- to spread the joy. Gifts can be made anonymously or not -- it's your call.
There are no rules with this project, no guarantees, and no strings attached. Just... wish, and it might come true. Give, and you might recieve. And you'll have the joy of knowing you made someone's holiday special.( All I want for Christmas )
I got an Evanescence CD, the PoA soundtrack and DvD, a digital camera, and the 70's version of Romeo and Juliet for my birthday last night. A few days ago when I was getting Katy a birthday present at Barnes and Noble, my mom also paid for 10 or so books that I've wanted, so all in all, I had a pretty good birthday.
There's been way too many tests and projects and crap assigned in the past week and a half. I have had five tests and three quizzes in the past week, I have a spanish quiz next week, an in-class essay in English this Friday, an English project due next tuesday, a history test next week, and a history essay due next week.