Ah, Christmas: that wonderful time of the year when parents make a goodhearted effort to understand their kids' weird obsessions long enough to buy them a gift that they won't hate. But, try though they might, some parents just can't get it together, especially if their kid's interest lies in the complex and opaque world of One Direction fandom. Below, a sampling of the different ways parents went wrong with One Direction gifts this Christmas:
[<a href="//storify.com/kn8/how-one-direction-ruined-christmas" target="_blank">View the story "How One Direction Ruined Christmas..." on Storify</a>]<br /> <h1>How One Direction Ruined Christmas...</h1> <h2>These kids did not enjoy their holiday presents.</h2> <p>Storified by <a href="http://storify.com/kn8">Nate Jones</a>· Wed, Dec 26 2012 14:46:40</p> <div>"I got the WRONG One Direction present!"</div> <div>ugh!! so mad!!! my parents didnt get me the pink sparkly one direction ugg boots that i wanted :/ #sobummedkatie</div> <div>@onedirection my mom thought itd be funny to get me a 1D puzzle..A PUZZLE AND IM ALMOST 18 YRS OLD.Julissa Benitez</div> <div>Mom, when I said I wanted to "sleep with one direction" for Christmas, I meant the actual band. Not a blanket with their faces on it.Bad Luck Harry</div> <div>if you nigs think you had a bad christmas i got fukin one direction trADING CARDS JUST THINK ABOUT THAT FOR A LITTLE BIT #BEGONESATANmckenzie idk</div> <div>@onedirection got these for Christmas <3 wish there was a Niall though ! Xoxoxo http://pic.twitter.com/KEp47A4SElla Fairbairn</div> <div>@onedirection One time I woke up Christmas morning and I was expecting 1D stuff....they got me TheWanted stuff as a joke. THAT WAS HORRIBLE!Hanna Noell </div> <div>"I got TOO MANY One Direction presents!"</div> <div>i usually get so much clothes for christmas, BUT IT WAS ALL ONE DIRECTION RELATED UGHmaisie</div> <div>So much One Direction stuff for Christmas still trying to figure out if I should be embarrassed or notAlex Tran</div> <div>Omg my bro got me a huge one direction book for christmas filled with a bunch of informational shit. Awwww im sucha stalkerӈɑƶƶɑ's ωıғɛყყყ.</div> <div>i got a pillow of one direction for christmas from my aunt and i forgot to go to sleep with it im upset linor </div> <div>I promised myself I wouldn't get One Direction things so I wouldn't get absorbed and that's all I got for Christmas Still love it though Ari Burboa</div> <div>"One Direction is tearing my family apart!"</div> <div>Who's sick fucking idea was it to buy my sister One Direction's album for christmas.Gandalf the Ginger</div> <div>*opens box* *sees one direction tooth brush* "now i can have them all in my mouth at the same time" "dont make me ground you on christmas"”Cat Valentine.</div> <div>So i got a One Direction towel for christmas, and my sister said 'now you can wipe your ass in them'... She's not NORMAL!!!Emma Østergaard</div> <div>@onedirection my brother got me Up All Night for Christmas and he said it went against his moral compass to buy it. I punched him.I'm Majestical :)</div> <div>Walking into your Dad's to find out your step brother got the one direction album for Christmas.....I don't know him anymoreOliviaMaeGeorge.</div> <div>With all the One Direction stuff that my cousin got for Christmas. I'm pretty sure they have to have One Direction panties somewhere.m i a - </div> <div>"I don't even LIKE One Direction!"</div> <div>You guys have no idea how awkward it was when my aunt got me like a bunch of One Direction stuff for Christmas. Like no. DEMIIIIIIIII PLZZZLovato</div> <div>My cousin thought it would be funny to get me the one direction sticker book for Christmas. I'm burning that when I get back to the UKWoodnutt.</div> <div>Some people, though, were pretty happy with their gifts...</div> <div>Loving my One Direction blanket I got for Christmas. Now I can really sit on their faces.Cheybutter</div>
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