Suffice to say, things were not adding up to a great holiday. They were eating takeout from the only restaurant that is open on Christmas day. But then the parents dropped the news. It really ruined their dinner.
Couldn’t they have waited until the next day? Maybe they should have just canceled Christmas that year instead.
Not Your Run-of-the-Mill Gift
A Redditor who goes by SQUIRREL_NUTKINS shared this story of his old man who bought him a whole complete full carton of cigarettes all for himself. After getting past the shock of it all, he felt that a young squirrel would have probably preferred a toy or at the very least some new clothes.
He got a regulated substance known to cause medical conditions and a check-in pass to a hospital. Go figure.
When this person was a kid, he and his brother endured the worst Christmas ever. It was simply canceled. The boys had apparently been fighting too much, so the parents took all their presents away.
Half of them went to their sister. All the others were sent to a thrift store after they were opened. It was an unforgettable Christmas. And not in a good way.
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.
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.