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12 Things not to do when your man gives a bad present

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Hilariously bad reactions to the bad Christmas "gift" he bought

We all get terrible gifts at Christmas. It's practically the law. We come to expect them from certain people, like drunk Uncle Dan, who always buys you something from the 7/11 on Christmas Eve, and your grandmother, who always buys you gifts fit for an 8-year-old. But a shitty gift from your guy? That's a whole other matter. I mean, he's supposed to love you, yet his gift says he hates you. Reacting to such a gift is a tricky business — you don't want to lie, but you don't want to make him cry, either. While it's hard to know exactly how to react, there are definite ways not to.

1. Bursting into tears

Hilariously bad reactions to the bad Christmas "gift" he bought

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2. Expressing your disgust out loud

Hilariously bad reactions to the bad Christmas "gift" he bought

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3. Laying on your (fake) enthusiasm really thick

Hilariously bad reactions to the bad Christmas "gift" he bought

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4. Having a hissy fit

Hilariously bad reactions to the bad Christmas "gift" he bought

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5. Saying "I love it," only to later find yourself...

Hilariously bad reactions to the bad Christmas "gift" he bought

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6. Using the "Oops, I broke it" defense

Hilariously bad reactions to the bad Christmas "gift" he bought

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7. Throwing it at him

Hilariously bad reactions to the bad Christmas "gift" he bought

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8. Getting all passive aggressive

Hilariously bad reactions to the bad Christmas "gift" he bought

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9. Texting him how you really feel about it later

Hilariously bad reactions to the bad Christmas "gift" he bought

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10. Shutting down emotionally

Hilariously bad reactions to the bad Christmas "gift" he bought

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11. Reenacting your favorite Jerry Springer Show episode

Hilariously bad reactions to the bad Christmas "gift" he bought

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12. Getting arrested for... well, you know

Hilariously bad reactions to the bad Christmas "gift" he bought

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