The worst Christmas present, given or received

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I'm sure I've posted this somewhere, but I can't find it as a topic of its own, and since it's a Friday, and the Friday before Christmas...

Our very first Christmas after getting married, or was it the one just before we got married, I got my wife an electric bread cutter, and she got me a white button down dress shirt.

She felt like I was pinning her down as a housewife (in my defense, she had said that she wanted one, and I didn't make a lot of money at the time, so that 250 Marks really felt like a good gift). As for my white button down shirt, as a tractor mechanic at the time, what the &$%§ was I supposed to do with that?

It took years after that, before we started buying gifts for eachother, rather than just buying something for ourselves and calling it "my Christmas present this year"... :D

What was your worst present you either gave to someone or received?

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Last year one of the kids gave him a frying pan for Christmas.

Knowing you, like I do, I'm sure you had no hand in that... Noooo... :P

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A bog-roll holder from my mother-in-law. It was for my birthday actually.

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Knowing you, like I do, I'm sure you had no hand in that... Noooo...

Moi? :rolleyes:

(This year one of them gave him a new kettle)

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An argument caused by my brothers' father's boorish behavior. I was lucky, though, unlike my younger brothers I could leave the apartment so I ended up spending Christmas Eve with friends, one of whom was celebrating his birthday as well.

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"To bob lots of love NAN" my nan was 92 at the time, she had taken the trouble to walk to the shops to buy her grandson a bar of chocolate,wrap it up,write a card and the b**t**d unpacked it,

Oh, man. You "win". Such a very sad story.

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I got a really stinky angora sweater from my brother and his girlfriend once. Washed it over and over again and it still smelled like burnt plastic. No idea where they got the thing.

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in 1988 I moved down south to start my new job living in B&B.For Christmas I got sweet feck all so I treated myself to a bottle of Bells Whiskey

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Oh, man. You "win". Such a very sad story.

Win? :lol: one of many unfortunately Jay

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That time I bought someone some reeeelly stinky Belgian cheese and the smell of it infused into the wrapping paper of all the other gifts. Had no time to repack, so I had to dust all the prezzies with talc trying to mask the smell.

(It didn't work)

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In my old hippy days on the road, I gave a fellow hitchhiker/dosser a pair of my underpants ( I was wearing the other pair myself!). Considering I had no access to a shower or washing machine that Christmas, I doubt if they were washed, either! :D

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I have low standards, but a grotty pair of John.g's skanky, sweat and other bodily fluid encrusted skivvies?

I vote for John.g('s present)

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I can help you there, kludgie! It was in Costa Rica and the guy was on the road to San José where he was supposed to have a date with a woman and he wanted to make a good impression!

Didn´t everyone live like that back then in 1973? :D

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When we were still living in Atlanta, my MIL came down from Toronto to celebrate Christmas with us. Husband and kids received lovely gifts, I got 5 packages of "Dr. Oetker Vanillin Zucker" so I could make Vanille Kipferl for her....

(And she didn't even realize that I don't use the stuff but make my own vanilla sugar).

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Just before Christmas while still living in Hamburg in the late nineties, my then gf declared that she thought she was pregnant. A major argument ensued, with me protesting that we'd religiously used rubbers the few times we'd even had it off as she was a frigid bitch anyway and the relationship was already on the way out and how-the-sweet-mother-of-jesus could she have gotten pregnant through friggin rubber?

Turns out she wasn't; just felt left out because one of her best friends was, in fact, up the duff. Spent Christmas alone, that year, and was back on the meat market shortly after.

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a date with a woman and he wanted to make a good impression

bet she was impressed when he turned up in your old bill grundies

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My husband requested an ice scraper this year. It cost 2 Euros at Tedi. He refuses to request anything else, so I got him razors and shaving foam, too. He won't even let me buy him new socks to replace the ones with holes in them.

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Oh, no. I wanted to give Bobbylines a green point and ended up pressing the red button instead. Can anyone correct that by pressing the green button twice?

My only excuse is the terrible cold I have right now.

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