Give An Awful Christmas Gift

Wait, it’s December already? Christmas is coming up fast. I have exactly three weeks to buy presents for my siblings and my parents, and I have no idea what to get them. I don’t know how I didn’t see this coming. I’m always the one making last minute trips to the mall (and I mean the afternoon of December 24th, waiting-an-hour-for-a-parking-spot last minute) in a frantic search for a decent Christmas gift. Sorry mom and dad, but it looks like you’ll be getting another gift card this year.

Christmas is about much more than just presents, of course. But let’s be honest, who doesn’t look forward to opening their Christmas gifts? And who doesn’t go a little crazy trying to find a good gift for someone else? It’s a big pain, but we all go through the struggle of finding gifts, hoping that somewhere out there somebody else is doing the same thing for us.

Today’s prompt takes a good hard look at the ultimate Christmas faux pas: a horrible gift. Imagine that you or your character receives a gift they absolutely hate. Give a play-by-play of his or her actions and thoughts as he or she opens the present.