What's the most bizarre Christmas gift you've given or recieved?

United States
December 18, 2007 11:17pm CST
I can't say that I ever gave or recieved any weird Christmas gifts, but my father did. I was about 5 or 6 at the time. My brother and I were, as always, up early Christmas morning. As we headed out to the living room where the loot was, we saw through the window a fish tank sitting on the front lawn. A closer inspection revealed that in the fish tank was a baby aligator. I was about 5 years old then and pretty much new that my dad was the ever elusive Santa Claus. What I couldn't figure out was why would my dad, Santa Claus, want us to have such a dangerous pet. Ever try to pet an aligator? Don't! As it turned out, the aligator was a gift for my father from his prankster friends. A few days after Christmas we all drove out to the Everglades and turned it loose in the swamp. Maybe not the oddest gift, but I thought it was pretty weird. How about you mylotters?
3 responses
@mcjeannie (704)
• Philippines
19 Dec 07
No dangerous or endangered specie gift for me.I might be imprisoned with that...your story is really weird.Although as children, it would have been something new and a thrilling sight for you and your brother. What I could think of as an odd gift is a pair of leather shoes to my hubby that doesn't fit him.I had to go back twice to exchange it but with no luck.In the end, I come to fetch him and brought him with me to the shoe store to exchange it himself for the right size.Today I learned my lesson, I always ask him what he likes so it would spare me and himself such trouble! Thinking of odd gifts...keep it simple, just ask them what they like...ha!ha!ha!
• United States
19 Dec 07
I'm not sure give your husban shoes qualifies as bizarre. Different, strange, but bizarre. Now if I picked out a pair of shoes for my wife I promise they'd be bizarre! Thanks for your thoughts.
• Philippines
19 Dec 07
Hmnn that's intriguing...Now I am thinking, I'd like to receive even just for once a weird gift!!!But hope I can be when opening it LOL!
19 Dec 07
alligators aren't endangered. Crocodiles are, but not alligators.
@MaxWerd (17)
• Brazil
20 Dec 07
Well, when I was 09 years old, my uncle gave me a great box with ONE orange inside, and some rocks, and I started to cry. But one day later he gave me the real present ( some books).
• Brazil
20 Dec 07
Sorry this response, I thinked that it don't was send.
• United States
20 Dec 07
Thanks MaxWerd ...
@MaxWerd (17)
• Brazil
20 Dec 07
Well, when I was 9 years old, my uncle gave me a box with an orange and some rocks inside and when I opened, I stated to cry. But later he gave me the real present (some books).
• United States
20 Dec 07
That is a little weird. Anyway, I double posted a comment just yesterday. Double thanks for your story