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    Worst Christmas gift ever?
    There was a thread started last year with the stories of the funniest, best, worst and craziest presents given during the holidays. Twas a fun thread.

    I thought I'd head up this years' thread with my own story!

    Worst Christmas present ever:

    One year, my sister (she was 18 years old at the time) gave me a used pillow case and broken candle stick wrapped in grocery bag.

    I suppose I would of enjoyed it more if my present wasn't "used" and "broken".

    But I guess if it's from the heart that's all that matters eh?

    How you about you guys? Any goodies from last year?
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    Once when I was in junior high/middle school I received a shotgun for Christmas.
    The only problem is that I hate guns
    I didn't ask for the gun, I didn't want the gun

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    Quote Originally Posted by Le_ShareResults
    There was a thread started last year with the stories of the funniest, best, worst and craziest presents given during the holidays. Twas a fun thread.

    I thought I'd head up this years' thread with my own story!

    Worst Christmas present ever:

    One year, my sister (she was 18 years old at the time) gave me a used pillow case and broken candle stick wrapped in grocery bag.

    I suppose I would of enjoyed it more if my present wasn't "used" and "broken".

    But I guess if it's from the heart that's all that matters eh?

    How you about you guys? Any goodies from last year?

    That is a great present if you want to do some Voodoo lol

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    Once when I was in junior high/middle school I received a shotgun for Christmas.
    At least you didn't get a gun rack...then you'd have a gun rack without owning A GUN!

    (oh I love Wayne's World...sorry )
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    wow a shot gun. did you ever use it?

    oh i have another story! last year my friends and i did a tiny secret santa gift exchange. you were only allow to spend a max of $5 on the present (to make it interesting). and boy was it ever interesting.

    this is what was exchanged:

    - smoked reindeer meat (from greenland i think)
    - one can of easy off oven cleaner, lemon scent
    - mini bottle of johnnie walker
    - bikini waxing kit
    - a bar of soap that said "wash away your sins"
    - black licorice

    random but thoroughly enjoyable.
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    When entering my teenage years, my Aunt decided it would be a good time to send me a book about datin/sex/birds and bees. So, she sent me a book entitled, "What's a Girl To Do?".


    Asides from the fact that I am, well, a GUY, it was extremely mortifying to open that up on Xmas morning.

    One year I got this 20 foot ladder, which I now use once a year to defy gravity and put Xmas lights on my Garage. Not sure that a product that is going to eventually cause a 20 foot fall onto concrete should really be called a gift.
    Following everyone else is a GREAT way to become average.

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    My aunt had something against my parents which I still do not know what it was so this is the best/worst hanukah gift.

    I was 5 and super hyper active and my loving aunt bought me a full drum kit with cymbols and the works. I swear my dad almost had a stroke when he saw me running for it and realized he would have to hear that for the next few months morning noon and night.

    My aunt also didn't want to leave my mom out of the fun so she bought me a second gift called create your own tarpit, dirt, rocks etc... actually incuded. This was a great thing to get me because my mom had just finished having a few of the hardwood floors covered with carpet and my dad spent an obsurd amount of money on oriental rugs LOL.

    Like I said best gifts for me as a hyperactive little boy, noise and dirt, worst for my parents. =0)

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    At one (chinese / white elephant type) gift exchange we do every year, there are a number of gag gifts that recirculate. They're usually bundled with a gift card so the "lucky" recipient doesn't feel cheated.

    1) A box of "Road Kill Helper".
    2) A "SPAM Cookbook". (Yep, even includes a recipe for SPAM Cheesecake!)
    3) Several "boy band" VHS tapes: Ricky Martin, Backstreet Boys, and Hanson.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Liquidate
    My aunt had something against my parents which I still do not know what it was so this is the best/worst hanukah gift.

    I was 5 and super hyper active and my loving aunt bought me a full drum kit with cymbols and the works. I swear my dad almost had a stroke when he saw me running for it and realized he would have to hear that for the next few months morning noon and night.

    My aunt also didn't want to leave my mom out of the fun so she bought me a second gift called create your own tarpit, dirt, rocks etc... actually incuded. This was a great thing to get me because my mom had just finished having a few of the hardwood floors covered with carpet and my dad spent an obsurd amount of money on oriental rugs LOL.

    Like I said best gifts for me as a hyperactive little boy, noise and dirt, worst for my parents. =0)
    WOW - your aunt gets the ultimate b*tch! award!
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    Spam Cheesecake, wow, there IS something worse than fruitcake.
    Following everyone else is a GREAT way to become average.

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    http://www.hormel.com/kitchen/recipe.asp?id=814

    Ingredients

    - Crust:
    - 3/4 cup seasoned bread crumbs
    - 1/4 cup ground toasted almonds or pine nuts
    - 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
    - 1/4 cup melted butter

    - Filling:
    - 2 (8-ounce) containers garden vegetable flavored cream cheese
    - 3 eggs
    - 1/2 cup crumbled tomato basil flavored Feta cheese
    - 1/2 cup crumbled Blue cheese
    - 1/4 cup chopped black olives
    - 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
    - 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
    - 1 tablespoon brandy or 1/2 teaspoon brandy extract
    - 1 SPAM® Classic (12-ounce) can grated

    - Topping:
    - 1 cup sour cream
    - 2 teaspoons sugar
    - 1 PATAK'S® Major Grey Mango Chutney (10-ounce) jar pureed
    - 1/3 cup toasted slivered almonds or pine nuts
    - Assorted crackers

    Directions

    Preheat oven to 350°F. For crust, in small bowl, combine all crust ingredients. Gently press into bottom of a 10-inch spring form pan or pie plate. Bake 8 to 10 minutes. Remove from oven; set aside to cool. Reduce temperature to 300°F. In large bowl, beat cream cheese until light and fluffy. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Stir in next 6 filling ingredients. Gently fold in SPAM® Classic. Pour into prepared crust and bake 50-60 minutes or till center is almost set. Meanwhile, in small bowl, combine sour cream and sugar. Spread over cheesecake and bake 10 additional minutes. Remove cheesecake from oven; cool to room temperature. Refrigerate several hours or overnight. Before serving, spread chutney over cheesecake and sprinkle with toasted nuts around the outside edge. Cut into thin wedges and serve with assorted crackers. Serves 24.
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    And Coley steps to the plate with the link.... Excellent.

    In thruth, I don't recall ever getting a bad gift. Seriously.
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    Following everyone else is a GREAT way to become average.

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    The people at Hormel should be ashamed of themselves. That's not food it's an abomination!

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    The Book: "The History of PI" (as in 3.14159....)

    (If it were about "pie", with some good recipes, I would have liked it!)
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    I just remembered this one... Once I got a bag of marbles from someone who thought I had lost mine.
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    Worst Christmas gift ever?
    Well.......

    How about just an anonymous Post-It slip on the mailbox that say:

    "Sorry, Charlie." Christmas gifts are for good Christians that believe in God, but not good Christians that have become atheist.

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    Oh! U . Where is my main 2006 Xmas ?






    I promise not to , , , or even for any Xmas , but....




    If you can finished that before the end of 2006, maybe just maybe, .








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    Mr Sal you are crazy!
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    I'm with Noth, I don't remember getting a bad Christmas gift. But maybe I have blocked bad gifts from my mind.... or my mind is just leaving me altogether

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rhia7
    Once when I was in junior high/middle school I received a shotgun for Christmas.
    I hope that it wasn't from a guy from school.

    I think M Coley's monster toilet seat will be right up there too

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    Usually my wife gives me plenty of hints before Christmas. But, this year the only thing she mentioned was a new toilet for her newly remodeled pink bathroom. As soon as I logoff I'm headed to Home Depot to get her a new toilet and some house plants and potting soil to put in the old one.
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    My grandmother got me a big box of Whitmans chocolates. When I opened it all the chocolates were gone and the box was filled up with root beer hard candy... I can't stand root beer!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chet_B
    My grandmother got me a big box of Whitmans chocolates. When I opened it all the chocolates were gone and the box was filled up with root beer hard candy... I can't stand root beer!!!
    The old bait-and-switch candy trick!
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    One year my Aunt and Uncle had joined some some special group associated with the Dallas Symphony Orchestra. They gave everyone a t-shirt and a deck of cards with the DSO logo on it. Probably all the free crap they got for donating money.

    What does an 8-year old kid from Kansas City want with some t-shirt fpr the Dallas Symphony Orchestra?

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    This gift wasn't given to me, but to my roommate. He went to a gifting party where someone gave him a rug with a christmas theme. The tree and candy cane, all that good stuff on it. I could tell it was atleast a new rug because the tag was still on it. The bad part was the huge stains on either side. Big brown stains. Wait it gets worse..... Now since its all stained up he decided it would be a good idea to put outside our doorstep. So now I have an ugly rug with stains all over which I am forced to look at everytime I walk through the door, but I'm sure the neighbors that walk by love to see that. Thankfully I just bought a house and am moving in less than a week!

    Merry Christmas!

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