Your worst Christmas presents

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18/12/2011 at 20:28
I have two;

First one was a Fashion Wheel. "A what?" you cry. A Fashion wheel; three flat discs of plastic embossed with various designs, for tops, bottoms and shoes, set on a platform. The idea was that you moved the discs, created your unique design, then traced it onto a bit of paper. It was crap. Utter crap. What made it worse was my brother was given a Big Trak that year. If you're of a certain age, you'll remember Big Trak (although it was re-issued last year) and know how completely awesome it was.

The other one was a hooooooge horrible teddy bear my brother gave me the first year I was at University. It had paisley patches on its cheeks, which glowed when you pressed its paw. It also played terribly tiny music when its paw was pressed. It gave me the heebie-jeebies, and when I went back to college after the Christmas break, I left it at home. This upset my brother, who had apparently wanted to get me something special as he missed me when I went off to Uni. So, it came to live in my college flat, where it was subjected to a lot of abuse from mates.

Anyway, I have now bought a Big Trak, pick it up tomorrow. Very exciting.
18/12/2011 at 20:48
I once got a piece of string stuck to a piece of card printed with illustrations of how to tie different knots. That was phenomenally shit.
18/12/2011 at 20:55
I got a jumper with little  reindeer on it. I was 33
18/12/2011 at 20:59
Never had a bad present, if anyone thinks of me I appreciate it even if the gifts are not what I like or would buy myself.
18/12/2011 at 21:08
Contractions from my unborn son, who threatened to be very early
18/12/2011 at 21:14
A Christmassy oven glove and tea towel set.  One of many reasons he's now an ex husband.
18/12/2011 at 21:15
Crazy Diamond  wrote (see)
A Christmassy oven glove and tea towel set.  One of many reasons he's now an ex husband.

an hoover would have been better eh? -lol

18/12/2011 at 21:25
Smoke detector x2
18/12/2011 at 22:12
When I was a kid we were so skint one year - mum got divorced and disabled in the same year, really unusual in '60's and no welfare as such for her - we got given presents from a charity. They gave me an annual on ponies - just what every penniless kid in a threadbare council house needs when there's hardly any food in the cupboards!
18/12/2011 at 22:15
Pink knitted toilet roll cover... Wtf!
18/12/2011 at 23:15

First Christmas present from (then) future in-laws - knitted loo roll cover - Barbie-type doll with long knitted pale yellow skirt that covered loo roll.

Funny how they're now my ex in-laws.

18/12/2011 at 23:33
A chemistry set; it was rubbish... no deadly poisons, nothing to make high explosives with, no napalm, nothing to reanimate dead beetles and frogs - just some funny powders, a couple of test tubes and a wooden rack.
LIVERBIRD    pirate
19/12/2011 at 08:13

An almond toblerone.


I am severely allergic to nuts and milk.

LIVERBIRD    pirate
19/12/2011 at 08:14
As its pointy and hard I might just shove it right up their.....
19/12/2011 at 08:38
Jeepers your loo roll holder was much better than mine Mine was just the bottom half - no doll or extra decoration.
Dark Vader    pirate
19/12/2011 at 09:30

A beige jumper...   something that a 75 yr old might wear..   

19/12/2011 at 09:34
a "grow your own herb" kit.......was interested until i realised it was Chives.
19/12/2011 at 09:45
An owl shaped oven glove..................also from an ex m-i-l
seren nos    pirate
19/12/2011 at 10:29
any present that puts the giver in debt........spoils it knowing they can't afford it
19/12/2011 at 10:33
From my ex M-i-L a tiny enamalled pen which wouldn't write.  The following year a basic cook book which I took great offence at as I was a far better cook than her.
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