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The Worst Christmas Gifts Ever Received On Film

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    Crap presents, we've had a few. There was the regifted journal that might have gone undetected, had the giver bothered to remove the original inscription. Who can forget the time your office Secret Santa merely raided the supply closet? Or the year your then-boyfriend's mom handed you a low-fat dieting cookbook, even though you weren't, er, dieting?

    It could always be worse. For every ribbon-topped sports car or blue Tiffany's box, Hollywood has shown us there's also a pair of socks or pack of toilet seat covers waiting to bust your holiday bubble. Sometimes, the dud gifts are just boring. Sometimes, they're lethal. Sometimes, they're such a letdown that you have to go up to your room and have a quick cry before driving the kids to their Christmas pageant. Damn you, Alan Rickman. Damn you.

    Read on for the worst gifts featured on the big screen. They say it's the thought that counts, but...really?


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    Shoes that are most decidedly not cha-cha heels, Female Trouble (1974)
    Dawn Davenport was completely justified in losing it over her parents' failure to get her the right shoes.

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    Pink bunny suit, A Christmas Story (1983)
    All Ralphie wanted was a Red Ryder air rifle. In the end, he got one, but not without a side helping of humiliation courtesy of this Pepto-pink getup.

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    Mogwai, Gremlins (1984)
    It's all fun and games until someone leaves the light on/has a post-midnight feeding/gets wet.

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    Carton of cigarettes, The Breakfast Club (1985)
    Christmas at the Benders' isn't so merry. Smoke up, Johnny.

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    TV dinners, Better Off Dead (1985)
    Now, would you rather have a stack of TV dinners or a framed photo of Ricky?