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.
The Divorce That Ruined Christmas
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.
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.
Maybe He Wanted You to Read It to Him?
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.
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.