-and it was funny.
The Xmas holiday is a time of joy, hanging with family, dreams, miracles, for some people church, for some sleeping in – and for some the joy in giving things to other people. Oh, be real – for many (especially kids) it’s about getting stuff you really want for free. Want a WiiU? Beg and drop obvious hints (if not just outright tell) to your parents to get you one. Want a iPhone? Beg Santa on Santa’s (your family member’s) work phone. Keep on and expect it to be right under that tree.
But late Night Show with Jimmy Kimble decided to twist this expectation. Instead of caving to your child’s requests for expensive things, give them absolute crap for the big day. Crap like food, old clothing, baking mix –stuff that no one in their right mind would gift anyone especially children. Then video tape it and send it in.
This premise in its self-sounded cruel yet was very revealing when you watched the kids reactions.
It was also hilariously mean.
Seeing kids react with confusion – that was expected. Some actually like their gifts. But many of them near broke down in tears. On screamed that they hated their parents. Another actually threw the unwanted gift at their parents like a spoiled brat. It was as if these kids did not grasp the point of gifting – to show that you the gifter, care about the giftee. It was a rule one the big day that if you received a gift you didn’t that you’d suck it up, chime about how you love it, then the next day sneakily send it in for returns (many would leave the receipt with the stuff) or if you are brave and think you won’t get caught, re-gift the thing to others. But these kids seemed to have forgotten that they are not obligated to a gift at all and should be happy that they live in a nice situation where gifts were afforded this year. A funny, yet very mean clip – not because of the kids getting nothing good but of their ungrateful reactions.