Christmas, though ostensibly all about honoring the birth of a man who preached forgiveness, charity, and the meek shall inherit the Earth, has somehow come to be celebrated by buying as much crap as you possibly can. But still there is never enough crap that can be bought, at least for some people. Especially teens. Check out "didn't get for Christmas" threads on Twitter on December 26 and, lo, chances are, your teens are on there bitching. Prime things they are angry weren't under the Christmas tree? iPhones, Michael Kors watches, Nike sneakers, and cars. (That last would presumably be parked in the driveway.) Alas, these children do not understand what Christmas is all about -- but who can blame them? It's stopped being what it should be about. It's been snatched from Jesus and handed over to the ultimate materialist Santa. Ah well. Here are some ways your kids were griping behind your Twitterless back.
Cool thing I didn't even get a car for Christmas. Like I don't know when my parents even plan on getting me one. Cooool.— Megan Zdroikâï¿½¨ (@megan_zdroik16) December 26, 2013
But why didn't I get a four wheeler for Christmas..— Renee Sharry (@nafferr) December 26, 2013
I didn't get any cash for Christmas so I can't go After Christmas shopping. ðï¿½ï¿½ï¿½— Cody LePort (@cody_leport) December 26, 2013
Being in the small minority of people who didn't get a tablet for Christmas— Alfie Bell (@alfie_bell) December 26, 2013
All I wanted for Christmas was black Nike shoes, a new phone, and pants. I didn't get any of that stuff ðï¿½ï¿½ ðï¿½ï¿½ ðï¿½ï¿½ ðï¿½ï¿½ï¿½— Raeann âï¿½ï¿½ (@_QueenRaeann) December 26, 2013
yeah true but why didn't i get 5sos panties for christmas— (@gollumhood) December 26, 2013
Santa, you bitch, didn't get a damn thing from my christmas list— Bianca (@bimiyuki) December 26, 2013
Didn't get a car for Christmas so looks like I'm gonna be buying myself a new car for my birthday— ceara bindl (@Boobooshanelle) December 26, 2013
I really want cody stuff. Ugh why didn't I get any Cody stuff for Christmas.— Amanda âï¿½ï¿½ (@CodysSexyStyle) December 26, 2013
Christmas has passed and I didn't get a tea cup piggy OR a kitty ðï¿½ï¿½±ðï¿½ï¿½·ðï¿½ï¿½ï¿½— Jamie Coniglio (@missespeterpan) December 26, 2013
@justinbieber There's only one thing I didn't get for Christmas that I wanted, a follow from you.— Ms. Robinson (@msrobinson037) December 26, 2013
I'm sad I didn't get walkie talkies for Christmas ðï¿½ï¿½ï¿½— Grace Graziano (@GraceeGRAZ) December 26, 2013
Still a little annoyed because I didn't get a dress that I really wanted for Christmas— merry christmas (@rosexlacey) December 26, 2013
I'm still upset I didn't get our moment for Christmas it was one of the 3 things I really wanted— ~Sylvia~ (@Sylibear10) December 26, 2013
“@1199Julia: Am I the only person who didn't get a new I phone for Christmas?” nope i didn'tt— âï¿½ï¿½âï¿½¡âï¿½ï¿½ (@marissa_roseeee) December 26, 2013
Did I ever tell anyone that my sister got me a really cute laptop case for Christmas because she though I was getting one. I didn't get one.— Erin Henry (@ErinHenryy) March 20, 2013
Being in the 1% of people that didn't get something made by Apple for Christmas— Pharic âï¿½¯ (@PharicKerr) December 26, 2012
why didn't i get a kitten from Christmas?— BrownHairDontCare (@brownhrdontcare) December 26, 2012
And then there's this way of looking at it (way to go, kid!):
I didn't get everything I wanted for Christmas. But I want everything I got.— Shane (@shanethevein) December 26, 2012
Ah, well, kids. There's always next year. I'm sure there will be stuff you want that you don't get then either. Meanwhile, parents, take these kids down to a homless shelter and show them how good they have it.
Did you get your kids everything they wanted for Christmas?
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