Best and Worst Christmas Gifts

Christmas is supposed to be a time of giving, right?

Damn right it is, so remember that the next time your significant other gets you a bottle of mouthwash. You know, for when you’re both standing under the mistletoe.

He or she didn’t have to get you ANYTHING, after all.

That said, I do think it’s better if just a little bit of thought goes into buying gifts for people.

On that note, I came up with a list of my all-time favorite Christmas gifts. That way when you shop for me this year, you’ll have a better idea of what to get me 😉.

As Carl Weathers once said in an old Bud Light commercial:


Favorite Gifts

5. Mega Man X

Back in my Super Nintendo days, I actually didn’t get many games for Christmas, because I never waited that long to buy them. Except one year, Santa got me Mega Man X, one of my all-time favorite games.

4. Marcus Allen Raiders jersey

As an Oakland Raiders fan, I had always wanted a Raiders jersey. My parents didn’t get me just any ol’ Raiders jersey, though. They got me a Marcus Allen 1985 throwback jersey back in 2012 (okay, it was a Los Angeles Raiders jersey, but still). It was probably the most excited I’ve ever gotten while celebrating Christmas at a Pizza Inn (I was working at Waffle House at the time and had to work holidays, so we had to wing it for dinner).

3. Reynolds Coliseum Floor Plaque

Perfect for any ride-or-die NC State fan!

2. John Wayne Portrait

My Grandma got me this gem. I mean, it’s fucking John Wayne. MURICA!

1. Xbox One

For my wife and I’s first Christmas together, she got me an Xbox One. Ho-lee-SHIT what an amazing gift! Call of Duty and Battlefield all day! And NBA Jam, because BOOMSHAKALAKA!

On the flip side, here’s a brief list of some of the WORST Christmas gifts I’ve ever gotten:

1. Toothbrush

Granted, it was an electric toothbrush, and it’s the sort of gift I would appreciate now, when I’m 30. But as a 13-year-old middle schooler, what in the world would make anyone think I’d be sitting on the edge of my seat over a damn toothbrush?

Yes, it’s a short list. I’ve been extremely thankful for everything else I’ve ever gotten for Christmas.

Except the toothbrush.

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