Good/Bad Presents…

I decided to try something new in this post… I need some feedback. You may answer one of the two questions, or both…

Present Warning1. What is the BEST Christmas Present you ever received? Why was it so great?

2. What is the WORST Christmas Present you ever received? Why was it so bad?

Feel free to add variations. Maybe you would like to share the best or worst gift YOU ever GAVE. Warning: Your response may or may not end up in a sermon. Just sayin’. 🙂

Have fun with it. I’ll go first…

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1. The BEST Christmas gift I ever received was a pack of Warheads in my stocking. Santa somehow knew that was my favorite candy in the whole world. I really can’t even explain why it was so great. I received other wonderful presents that year and many great, expensive gifts in Christmases past. But when I pulled the Warheads out of my stocking that year, it was so very personal. I think the gift was so meaningful because it made me realize that my wife knew me. We had not really talked about how much I liked Warheads. She just knew. I know it sounds dumb, but that was more than the gift of candy. It was a gift of knowing. Vanessa knew me and that was a gift I’ll never forget.

2. The WORST Christmas gift I ever received was a pack of JellyBeans. [Why does this all involve candy? I don’t know. But it’s true.] These Jelly Beans were not the regular kind. They had awful flavors – some that are just unmentionable, really. One was vomit flavored, another was dirt. Others claimed to be flavored earwax or month-old banana. I cannot remember who gave me those, but I do remember the trauma it inflicted on my taste buds. They looked like regular Jelly Beans, so I popped one in my mouth before I read anything about them. Quickly I spit it out, but not before it had violently assaulted my taste buds. Blehhhhh…

YOUR TURN! Comment below!

 

Grace and Peace,

Tony

12 thoughts on “Good/Bad Presents…

  1. You know Now that I think about it I don’t really remember how much I liked or disliked anything I have ever got for Christmas. Things come and go and the memories of those things fade over time, or maybe I have just been hit in the head one time too many, who knows? But the best Christmas present second only to the gift of our dear Savior’s birth would be the birth of my son William, only he was born in November and that is not really the point. The most important things are never things but those moments in time that stand out and with that said I have had many great Christmas gifts.
    As for as the worst gift, that has to be a pink, and I mean PINK, tshirt I got way back when I was in high school, man, I hated that thing. I think it was from an ex-girlfriend. Wow, I almost forgot about that. I think it might be time to get my skull battered some more, fun with swords and all.

  2. The best Christmas gift I ever received was in 2001 when my first child was born on dec 10th.

    My worst Christmas gift was when I was little my grandmother would get everyone underwater for Christmas, I dreaded opening that package in front of everyone each and every year! Lol

    1. Haha… I remember getting socks and underwear for Christmas a time or two. Absolutely embarrassing. And your oldest son (and youngest) is indeed a great blessing. 🙂 Thanks for commenting!!!

  3. You know Now that I think about it I don’t really remember how much I liked or disliked anything I have ever got for Christmas. Things come and go and the memories of those things fade over time, or maybe I have just been hit in the head one time too many, who knows? But the best Christmas present second only to the gift of our dear Savior’s birth would be the birth of my son William, only he was born in November and that is not really the point. The most important things are never things but those moments in time that stand out and with that said I have had many great Christmas gifts.
    As for as the worst gift, that has to be a pink, and I mean PINK, tshirt I got way back when I was in high school, man, I hated that thing. I think it was from an ex-girlfriend. Wow, I almost forgot about that. I think it might be time to get my skull battered some more, fun with swords and all.
    Stupid computers, if my name don’t show up this time I will put it here.
    Tony Bryan
    Take that technology!

    1. You really showed that computer this time Tony. Lol. I agree it’s not the “things” that stick, but the memories. But that pink shirt I bet was a sight to see. Ha. Good stuff man. Thanks for commenting!

  4. My favorite Christmas gift, when I was young was a blue bicycle. Although used, it couldn’t have been any better, and a red bow on the handle bars to boot;also, ( along with major kitchen appliances for several Christmases along), then a couple of Christmases ago my husband repainted that same bike and refurbished it after fifty something years.
    My worst Christmas gift was a red sweater dress from a family member who should have known better of what my tastes were.
    Of course the best gifts are not things!!!
    From: Dana Coleman

    1. How cool is that?! Refinishing your bike from childhood… That is so thoughtful. Men everywhere should be reading this blog’s comments for some hints! 😉 thanks Dana for sharing with us!

  5. The best present was a dollhouse that my dad built for me in our garage. He kept it secret for months. It was the last present from my dad because he died the following year. I still have that dollhouse and I hope I will be able to pass it down one day.

  6. My best Christmas present was when I was 7 years old and learned that I was going to be a big sister. That was on Christmas Eve one year, and it was a very special moment that my dad shared with me. I knew my mom had had a late term miscarriage (in her fifth month) a few years prior, and I’d just come to my own conclusion that I would be an only child.

    My worst Christmas present was my Obama gag gift shirt last year (although we have gotten many laughs out of it). What the heck am I supposed to do with that thing now?? Cut it up and make reusable toilet paper?

    Isn’t it funny that my two most memorable gifts are of no monetary value whatsover? 🙂

    1. It is very neat that most people’s best present involves a PRESENCE in some way. And hold on to that BOH shirt. It’ll be like gold someday. (B/C our economy will be such that you cannot afford TP.) 🙂

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