Teaming up with our brother station, 96.3 BIG FM, we posed the question: ‘What’s the WORST Christmas Gift you ever received?’
Read all the hilarious answers from your favourite Kingston radio hosts below and be sure to share yours on our Facebook page!
It was Christmas morning, 1988. All I wanted was a baseball glove or some firecrackers. But instead, I was gifted Christmas Barbie. My Mom told me that if I left it in the box, someday it would be worth a lot of money. So what did I do? I took her out of the package, cut off Barbies plastic breasts with a steak knife and took a lighter to her hair.
She went from ‘Christmas Edition Barbie’ to ‘Ellen DeGeneres just barely escapes a house fire Edition Barbie’. I miss her. 🙂
Flat out worst Christmas gift I received was a copy of Chicken Soup for the Teenage Soul from my grandmother. I got it when I was 29…..
One year, the girl I was dating decided to get me a new winter jacket. She worked at Danier Leather in the mall, and they had a really nice jacket on clearance so she decided to get it for me. (which she still paid a lot of money for-and made sure to tell me how much she paid for it…a few different times)
It was almost 2 sizes too big, but she told me it wouldn’t be a problem to get it tailored.
Well, she found out how much it was going to cost to get it tailored, and decided it was too expensive. But since she had paid so much money for it, I still had to wear it…sleeves rolled up and everything. (it made me look about 50 pounds heavier than I was)
It now sits in my closet…at the back…in the dark.
One of the worst Christmas gifts I ever received was a travel coffee mug. Normally, I would be okay with it. However, it was re-gifted promotional item that someone received. This someone would constantly talk about all the samples that she was sent from different promotional companies.
How did I know it was a sample? It had a logo for some made up company that had 555-5555 as part of the phone number. I hope she enjoyed the gift certificate I bought her for the LCBO.
The worst Christmas gift I got was a Lump Of Coal!, and a pack of Smokes I was complaining about Christmas and all the line ups etc, when I came back to work the next day My entire office was decorated with about 1,000 Christmas Lights, elves, Santa’s, Tinsel (it took me until the next Christmas to get rid of all the tinsel), and a battery operated Little Drummer Boys.
The decorations were great, I got into the Christmas Spirit, and bad part was I had quit smoking and no one knew. That pack got me smoking again. As for The Lump Of Coal? I still have it.
The worst gift I ever received was a beer sample pack. Now, let me explain. That’s a gift many people would be happy about, but I’m gluten intolerant, so I couldn’t drink any of them. It was just a huge tease, because I love beer! Luckily, it was easy to re-gift. At least my Uncle was happy that Christmas.
My grandma (god bless her) usually gives the sweetest and most thoughtful presents. Couple years ago, she decided to… well, branch out a bit. She accidentally gave me and every family member a Karma Sutra book – she thought it was just yoga poses… she was so, so wrong.
Staff gift exchanges are THE WORST because you’re only allowed to spend like $15. Most people buy a cheap bottle of wine but I splurged and spent $26 on a coffee/mug gift pack. This is what I got in return…
It’s a “purse hook.”
6 years ago, my wife presented me with an early Christmas gift in mid-December — a plastic stick that she’d peed on. It was easily the most tasteless and impractical present I’d ever received, not to mention way below what we’d agreed to spend on each other. What had I done as a husband to deserve ACTUAL garbage?! Turns out it was a 2-part gift, though, and the follow-up 8 months later toooootally made up for it.