As for train stuff a Hartford Way car kit with interior, a Connie that I'm working on and around 800 ft of lagas alluminum code 250 track and around 30 switches. We are going to build a railroad this spring.
Our live steam brethren were most likely wishing for a stocking filled with coal! Good Welsh or Pocahontas steam coal, that is, and sized for gauge 1 width fireboxes.
I did not get any train related gifts, although I enjoyed all the good things I received. The best gift I received was that the lab reports came back negative for cancer after my wife's operation on 12/21/12.
I did buy a slightly used O gauge K-line REA express boxcar as a head end car for my O gauge passenger train.
Even the fancy trains had a lot of head end cars. Most modellers today have forgotten that the head end traffic (mail, express, and certain perishibles) helped to offset the money lost on passenger revenue during the steam era. Almost any standard gauge passenger train from the steam days could benefit from having one or more head end cars added.