Gallery: The Best Christmas Present Reactions From Disappointed Kids

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Every parent loves to see the joy on their children’s face as they open all those Christmas presents. We plan for weeks, shop for hours and pry information out of our secretive kids. We just want to give them the perfect gift. We want to see their faces glow with excitement. What’s better than a kid on Christmas?

Until they’ve opened three articles of clothing in a row. Then, all of a sudden, that joy turns to extreme disappointment. No matter how much it breaks our hearts, sometimes our kids just aren’t thrilled with their holiday haul. And while it’s sad for the parent who feels like they let their little one down, those kids and their disappointment are actually kind of hysterical.

Here are some of the best lines I’ve heard over the course of my eight holiday gift exchanges. Better luck next year guys.

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  • Sara

    See, I teach my child manners. I would crush her (not literally of course) if she ever had a reaction like that (even when she was a toddler) I wouldn’t think it was cute. Before any gift giving occasion we talk about how to respond if there’s a gift she doesn’t like.

  • Kate

    If my daughter ever reacted in that manner to a gift from someone she would be in a whole world of trouble. She’s fully aware that people are not required to give her gifts, so she should be grateful for every gift she is given, whether its something she wants more than anything, or a pair of socks.

  • Lindsay Cross

    I understand what both of you are saying. And believe me, every parent within earshot of these comments let their kids know that we were to be thankful for every present we get.

    That being said, I spend my family holidays with 5 children under the age of 5. And for that age group, controlling your emotions is not always the easiest thing in the world. This was just a humorous look at their comments. I hope we can all remember what it was like to be a kid and open up a package of underwear instead of the toy we had been asking for since September.

  • Sara

    Yet it’s the parents who think this bad behavior is funny that cause the kids not to learn better. Kids need instruction to figure out the often subtle differences between funny and rude. If parents laugh at the rude then they’ll never learn.