Like a lot of you who read this forum, I try not to be a vedge'd out couch potato in front of the TV/computer all the time.
I got some great stuff for christmas for keeping entertained in a TV-free manner-- a card game, Bohnanza, and board games, Blokus and Mykerinos
In other news, I seem to have lost some points in the simple-living race-to-have-the-fewest-possessions. Which is fine by me, because these games are great. I haven't played Mykerinos, but I have played Blokus and Bohnanza and they are tons of fun.
Also highly recommended, from games that I have had for a while and which I have played during the christmas season:
Settlers of Catan