Okay, we broke down and bought the plasma TV for Christmas.  Our family fought over which room we would put it in..the living room or playroom.  Well, the boys won out and it entertains to the sounds of PlayStation most of the time.  But in the evenings we have found it really serves as an object that actually unites our family.  We all gather for American Idol, Apprentice, Deal or No Deal and end the evening with a good old viewing of Myth Busters.  The last couple of months have brought our family back together via a new TV.  Seems like I remember my parents talking about a new radio that did the same thing for them many, many years ago.  Am I just weird, or do you have things that unite your family like this?