At 9, a set of nonfiction books is rarely going to make kids happy. This person was given an entire encyclopedia about the Irish Republican Army. It was given to him by his “blind great uncle from Ireland.” Perhaps it was a hand-me-down gift given that he couldn’t read anymore.
But really, no one, especially a 9-year-old needs a whole set of books about the IRA and their brutal attempts to escape British rule in the name of Christianity.
This person wanted a video camera for years. Every Christmas, this Redditor would ask for one but never received one. Finally, after spotting a used video camera at a yard sale, she was able to get one. This was in November. At Christmas, that very same year, the parents bought a brand-new video camera for her sister.
In another post, she explained that her parents don't really see her. And she didn't mean that they don't get together enough. She meant that they don't visually see her whenever her sister is around. Let's hope this has changed since.
A Hairy Situation
Celebrating on Christmas Eve, it was midnight and time to open gifts at his place. The youngest brother unwrapped an Xbox 360. His older brother scored an expensive watch and a bottle of cologne.
When he finally opened his gift, a small box about the size of his fist, he found a container of hair gel. He did his best to laugh it off but if you ask us, the gift-givers don't even deserve the fake laughter.
A Cold Christmas
She got a lump of coal in her stocking one year when she was five. No other gifts under the tree had her name on them, yet her brother had lots of them. She said she got coal because her parents wanted to teach her a lesson.
In the end, her parents gave her the gifts that should have been under the tree because maybe they do have a heart after all. By that time, she said the joy was gone, though.
Get Up, Get on Up. Or Don't
Do you know what the worst part of this one is? There are no refunds, no exchanges, no swapping, no replacing. Nothing to do about it. Zilch. Finito. No Christmas present for you. Brown was 73 when he passed away and not at his peak when considering his health so, in a way, this guy should have thought about this when he purchased the tickers.
It's a gambling gift. There's no guarantee the musician will make it and if he doesn't, no one will take responsibility and the tickets are gone.