Well, one of my goals for the new year was to buy a lever action .357.
Guess what was under the tree for me this year? A virtually new Marlin 1894C! 9+1 rounds of .357, only two barely visible blemishes on the woodwork, you have to use the glare of the light to see them... not really visible to normal viewing.
I traded it for an old M700 ADL .30-06 that was in about 80% condition and that I haven't shot in over 10 years... +$50. So, it wasn't litterally "under the tree"... but it was my Christmas present to myself, and had the wife's blessing.
HAPPY HAPPY ME!!
I'll post pics as soon as I can find the USB cable for my camera.