This is the first Christmas where nothing has been broken,as well as no double

@jugsjugs (13038)
December 25, 2009 5:33pm CST
gifts.I am soo pleased that there are presents that are broken,where as every year there has been at least one gift that has to be returned to the shop as it was broken or it was faulty.Usually at least one child recieves the same gift as a gift that they have already recieved off someone else.
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• Pamplona, Spain
26 Dec 09
Hiya jugs, Sounds like your Children have had a good Christmas. I´ve never had that problem with living over here the Family of his or mine have never been ones for giving presents at Christmas. I have had to buy my kids presents myself so I have never had that problem. But it does make for variety if one is broken so you can change it for something else they might really like instead.
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@jugsjugs (13038)
26 Dec 09
I think this year has been great as the children were not upset at all as all their presents worked.The children had a great time as well,so that was nice to see.We never tried any of their presents out that we got them either which we were going to do so we were lucky.Children loved all their presents this year as well which was great.
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• Pamplona, Spain
27 Dec 09
Hiya jugs, That´s good to see they are more careful about the Toys they make now. The only time I´ve ever had any problems is with those Game things that usually rely on an elastic band to shoot the car over the bridge and things like that. They used to love Car Games like this where you had to catapult the Car out of some kind of shooter gadget.
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@jugsjugs (13038)
27 Dec 09
My children lot got a good selection of toys,so i haop that will keep them busy for some time.The 4 boys got a netbook each as well as me as then my husband gets to use his pc again,lol.
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@dawnald (84199)
• Shingle Springs, California
28 Dec 09
The only double here was a calendar for my daughter. but we caught it before Christmas!
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@jugsjugs (13038)
28 Dec 09
Did you have a nice Christmas as well.
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@dawnald (84199)
• Shingle Springs, California
29 Dec 09
Yes very nice. Hope you did too!
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@jugsjugs (13038)
29 Dec 09
Mine was ok thanks
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@sasalove (1710)
• China
28 Dec 09
Hi Jugs, The after sales service is great that you could return the broken products to the shop, if no, you don't need to worry about that.. We don't have this kind of service here. If the products you bought is easy to fragile and it is broken because of the people's behaviour, we should admit the fault of ouself and no return for goods.
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@jugsjugs (13038)
28 Dec 09
There are lots of things that i buy for people as gifts and they are things that i do not always find time to check them out before giving them to people,so if they do not work or if they are faulty then i tend to holod on to the receipt as then they can then be returned.Thankfully we have not had that problem this year.
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@sasalove (1710)
• China
28 Dec 09
Good luck.
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• United States
30 Dec 09
I just wish christmas was very day! I LOVE PRESENTS! I don't like when a friend or something recieves the same gift as me at all. I want my own present and i dont want anyone to have one like it!
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@jugsjugs (13038)
31 Dec 09
I know what you mean i like christmas except i hate parting with soo much money all at once.
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@stephcjh (32303)
• United States
29 Dec 09
Well, that is great to hear. I wish I could have said the same. I had to return a few things this year but that was alright. I got gift cards instead and will buy something else with the money for myself also.
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@jugsjugs (13038)
29 Dec 09
I am sorry to hear that you had to return a few things this year.Like you say there are other things that you can get with your gift cards and with all the sales i am sure you will think of something to get for yourself.Happy new year.
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@bhanusb (5710)
• India
29 Dec 09
Then it's your exceptional Christmas. You are lucky. I hope the the next year will be unbroken for you. Wish you a happy and a Grand New Year.
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@jugsjugs (13038)
29 Dec 09
Thank you i hope you have a great new year as well.
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@dorannmwin (36651)
• United States
29 Dec 09
With the kids we had the same kind of luck that you had this year. Nothing was broken and nothing was a toy that they already had. However, of the four gifts that I recieved altogether, I ended up with three bread pans and actually started a discussion about that. I mentioned that I needed a bread pan to my mother and she passed it on to my brother and sister-in-law. My mother-in-law asked what I wanted for Christmas and I told her that I'd told my side of the family that I wanted a bread pan and she took that to mean that she had to get me a bread pan as well. Unfortunately, I can't get a receipt for any of them so next year I am going to give a bread making kit as a Christmas gift next year.
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@jugsjugs (13038)
29 Dec 09
Hi i know what you mean as last year i said i wanted smelly candals as well as perfume,i still have lots left as those were the main things i got last year as that is what i told everyone,lol.This year i got one candal as well as a few perfumes and that was ok as they were different from last years.I also got lots of other things i needed this year which was great.I would get a bread maker as all the work is done for you,we have one and it came with its own reciepe.
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• Philippines
28 Dec 09
There are few gifts under our tree this years as even before Christmas happen I have already given the gifts to my family without a gift wrapper. This is the only time we did not open gifts during Christmas eve. We are so tired preparing Christmas and only my younger brother was the one valuing opening of Christmas gifts.
@jugsjugs (13038)
28 Dec 09
I do hope that you still had a nice times as well as got some nice gifts.
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@Hatley (164169)
• Garden Grove, California
28 Dec 09
hi jugsjugs yes thats what used to happen to us too. there would be one thing that was broken or had something on it that did not work. well we were both pretty broke this year so our gifts were practical. for me I got a new set of head phones that are fantastic as they pick up every note so clear and a small flashlight so I can pick my way to the bathroom without turning on my lamp and waking my room mate. I gave my son a gift card for his favorite book store and a supply of snack goodies for his room. non breakable Affordable and something we could both enjoy and use.Happy New Year Jugsjugs to you and your family hope you have a great new y ear.
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@jugsjugs (13038)
28 Dec 09
Hi Hatley,i think the practical presents are the best as you can never go wrong with buying those as well as receiveing those as well.The children had a great time as well as us as there were no things that we had to return so that is a bonus.I also hope the new year is going to be good for us as well as you.
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@climber7565 (2579)
• United States
27 Dec 09
oh that is wonderful to know. I am glad you had a fun holiday. :)
@jugsjugs (13038)
27 Dec 09
I hope you got everything you wanted as well as had a nice time.
• United States
27 Dec 09
Thank you so much, that is so sweet of you. Hope you are enjoying the day and weekend.
@jugsjugs (13038)
27 Dec 09
I have had very very busy weekend with the children,i know this whole week will be just as busy as well.I am trying to keep up with the house work as well as the extra mess that the children are making,as that way when they go back to school i will have a bit of me time.
@cream97 (29152)
• United States
25 Dec 09
Hi, jugsjugs. I am very glad to hear that. It is good to know when an gift is not broken on Christmas Day. I know that everyone will want to take good care of the gifts that they have gotten. I hope that you have a very Merry Christmas for the rest of the day!
@jugsjugs (13038)
26 Dec 09
We have had a very busy day at my mums with all six of the children.This is the first year that we have had not got to think about returning any gifts that did not work.I hope you have had a nice day as well.
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@cream97 (29152)
• United States
26 Dec 09
Wow!! I can see that your day was very busy with your kids. So was mines. I wished that I could have went out for Christmas. But, I was recovering from the Flu virus. I am feeling a little better. I had some hot Theraflu formula and I sliced some limes in it. It helped me out eventually. I had lemons yesterday in my hot tea. This hot solution helped me out so well. I hope that your day is very bright. Have a very Merry Christmas!
@jugsjugs (13038)
26 Dec 09
I hope that you feel 100 percent very soon.We have had another good day today.Chidren have been playing with all their toys,whist my husband and i have been trying to play with our toys,he was on the pc playing his new game and me on my notebook trying to see how it works,lol.
@Lakota12 (42678)
• United States
26 Dec 09
well the othre grandma and santa brought 2 set of the same Pjs but heck she can still were them!
@jugsjugs (13038)
27 Dec 09
pjs well they keep you warm.lol.
@Lakota12 (42678)
• United States
28 Dec 09
lol thats fore sure!
@celticeagle (124394)
• Boise, Idaho
26 Dec 09
Well, that is a good thing. It is the law of numbers I think. I always keep receipts on everything until I feel safe. It's alot of paper but I do get rid of it as soon as I can. I think it pays in the long run. Something is always broken or the wrong size or color or something. What did they ever do back when most things were home made.
@jugsjugs (13038)
26 Dec 09
I am also like you and i do keep all the receipts as well for a while until after Christmas as you never know if anything is going to not work.I am the kind of person who tries to find out what people would like and then try to get what they want,saves alot of time.
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@celticeagle (124394)
• Boise, Idaho
28 Dec 09
I think it is a smart plan.
@se7enthbird (8322)
• Philippines
26 Dec 09
i have a niece that got 3 wallets with the same style but in different colors. i told her to be happy she has monday wednesday friday wallets, she needs two more for tuesday and thursday. har har har. i know what my niece feels when she got three gifts that are the same. she would be delighted if those wallets has large amount inside. its not easy to think of gifts, i know that for i am always having a hard time thinking. lucky me that my wife is the one who is brain storming for that yearly.
@jugsjugs (13038)
26 Dec 09
I get to pick everyones presents out every year and each year it gets harder every year,as i never know what to get anyone and it is getting harder to buy for people all the time.I got all the presents i wanted and so did the husband and the children.So we have had a great time.
• Philippines
29 Dec 09
its not really easy to think about what to give, and it is more of a burden to make sure that they will love the gift that you gave. but i guess after the storm that hit the philippines this past september, any gift that was handed out was very important and very useful. it was fun exchanging gifts while laughing.... specially us we are laughing at my niece.
@gabs8513 (48708)
• United Kingdom
3 Jan 10
That is great I have been lucky as that did not happen often but I am so glad that this year it went great for you
@jugsjugs (13038)
10 Jan 10
You watch the next christmas there will be lots of things that are broken or lots of things that will have to be ecxchanged.I think that this year has been a one off,but even so it was great the gifts were all ok when we got them as well as they are all still ok now as well.
• Canada
31 Dec 09
That is wonderful!!! I am glad nothing got broken, and no one got things they already had. We had a bit of a double gift this year, but it was funny. We, along with a friend of ours, both really like Serbian and Croatian plum brandy (Sljivovitz in Serbian, Sljivovica in Croatian). Well we bought him a bottle of Sljivovica, and he ended up giving us a bottle of Sljivovitz. haha It was pretty funny that we both thought of the same thing, but it was perfectly OK, since we both love the stuff so much anyway. LOL
@missybear (11393)
• United States
27 Dec 09
Same here, everything was great and no gifts were returned. We had a little problem with a bathroom shelving unit but my honey managed to fix it himself. On of the parts didn't have a hole for the screw to go in so he made one himself. It wasn't easy since we don't have a drill but everything worked out all right.
@jugsjugs (13038)
28 Dec 09
I am pleased that you got your shelf sorted.I hate to have to return things that are damaged as there are always long ques as well as items that have sold out.Thankfully we do not have this problem this year.
@bjcyrix (6907)
• Philippines
27 Dec 09
Its great to know Christmas is extra special for you and your family this year. Im not so lucky. All I received this year are shirts that didn't fit me. Im glad to know that at least there are people out there who actually got to enjoy their gifts.^_^
@jugsjugs (13038)
27 Dec 09
We are trying to have a good Christmas,we have been on edge as my husbands mother is dying and we are trying to act as if we are having fun for the children.Thankfully the children are having fun.
@yugasini (12838)
• Anantapur, India
27 Dec 09
hi jugsjugs, that is common,some times we may get broken gifts also,but we does not know from where it was purchased,the exchange may be possible in your areas is permitted,but in our area it is not permitted,no shop keeper will replace it,we have to return the same to the same friend or we have to keep same thing with fixing it once again with some glue like that,have a nice day
@jugsjugs (13038)
27 Dec 09
I have found that in the past i have had to buy the same toy that is broken and swap the toy for the good one then return it to the shop that way and exchange it for a different product of the same value.
@savypat (20244)
• United States
26 Dec 09
A Christmas to remember for the good things that happened. Hope all your family is well and that the New Year will bring many blessings to you all.
@jugsjugs (13038)
28 Dec 09
Thank you.I hope you had a great christmas as well and i hope the new year will be good for you as well.