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Anyone get a Scooby Doo Chia Pet for Christmas? Ugly sweaters? Nauseating perfumes? A nose hair trimmer? Or a repeat gift from last year?

This year, our favorite is the Bible our grandma gave us because she

is concerned about where our soul

is going.

Now, we know Christmas is not about gifts, and it’s the thought that counts. Still, we can’t help but wonder what some people are thinking. And so, throughout the years, our amazed “wow, this is awesome” look has been perfected.

Thank goodness our mom always prefaced what she gave us with, “I kept the receipt so if you don’t like it, go get what you want.” Now, that’s not to say that she gave bad gifts at all. In fact, she is usually right on with awesome gifts, but it is nice to know there is an out.

Unfortunately, our relatives never made a similar offer. As a result some of our favorites from throughout the years include a long blue nightgown sweatshirt with a badly drawn tree on it and the same awful perfume four years running.

However, from what we understand, not everyone is quite this lucky. When we asked our best friend about horrid Christmas gifts, she said,”A bad present to me is like a crew neck shirt when I ask for a V-neck. That kind of thing just drives me up a wall.”

Apparently, she is very specific about what she wants and therefore doesn’t end-up with random stick-in-the garage stuff. And we think she may have the right idea.

What did you guys out there in Summit Up land get for Christmas? Let us know at


We out, plotting our next vacation.

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