The holidays are over, and yet they still seem to be the only thing anyone wants to talk about, probably because at this point there is almost nothing else to talk about and what else are you going to do? NOT TALK? “Remember when we were allowed to wake up later than normal and eat a wonderful breakfast and laze the day away with people we love?” “Remember when we saw Les Miserable in the middle of a weekday and judged anyone around us who didn’t seem to be crying?” “Remember how we got a new cellphone and didn’t even have a work alarm set up until last night?” I’m not introducing the post this way because I’m about to talk about anything other then the holidays, I’m just saying LET’S RIDE THIS THING OUT AS LONG AS WE CAN! With that said, this video of a father receiving tickets to a football game (an important one, I’m guessing) (like if someone got you tickets to see the Dinosaur Jr. You’re Living All Over Me 20th anniversary show that already happened) (or, like, when Batman came out and you wanted to see it at midnight?) (I do think we can all understand the concept of an important sports game even if we don’t particularly like sports, I’m just trying to put off getting to the video because it makes me feel kind of terrible, but also wonderful) (like I already said) IS SO SWEET. Oh my goodness. You are just going to love this video of this sweet dad getting these tickets, but also it will make you feel so bad for not getting anyone a gift that made them so happy ever in your life.

My favorite thing about this video is how he was already so happy just to get that hat. Look inside the hat, dad! You sweet thing! YOU DESERVE ALL THE FOOTBALL GAMES YOU WANT! I WISH WE ALL COULD HAVE GIVEN SOMEONE A GIFT THAT MADE THEM CRY! I FEEL LIKE GARBAGE! (Via SmokingSection.)

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  1. I got my little sister a blanket with a giant picture of Taylor Swift’s face on it, so I think I did ok this year.

  2. I’m guessing from the southern accents that these are Alabama fans? Great job, son, and Merry Christmas to us all, but this video would be SO much better if these were Notre Dame fans. Obviously these people are a wonderful, generous, loving family, but still, Alabama goes to the national championship all the time and, just from a narrative perspective, it would be so much more fun to see a Notre Dame fan get excited because they are at the top much less often. Please revise with these notes.

    • Also, assuming that they are in fact Alabama fans, they get negative points on the hat choice. If you’re going to get a ‘Bama fan a fedora, it should be a houndstooth fedora.

    • But by the hat I’m assuming they’re also Cowboys fans (I am making the leap that the hat is related to the tickets, which I admit is a leap, maybe they just don’t like wrapping presents). That probably still adds up to Alabama fans, but I just want to make sure that we’re considering all the available data. Just because we just got back from a break doesn’t mean we can half-ass the ‘gumming.

  3. My friend got my cat a stocking full of toys, which was sweet but misguided because he is too much of an old codger to play with things and also is terrified of bells. I spent a good two hours trying to get him jazzed up about them (“Look at this one! There’s a bowtie on this fish, THAT IS INSANE!!”) while he sat in his chair and stared at me coldly. When I was showing him how exciting it is to play with the catnip mouse on the end of the elastic, he yawned and walked out of the room. I wish I’d gotten this dad a stocking full of cat toys, is my point. I bet he would have been super jazzed about them.

    • My cat always likes the wrappers better than the toys. Which is why I stopped wasting my money and just wad up any envelopes that I get with the little cellophane windows in them. Sometimes he also sleeps NEXT to the cat bed my mother got him. Cats are jerks.

    • A few weeks before Christmas, my dad sent my cats a small bag full of toys. Within minutes, they were both in the bag and attacking anything that rustled, including the other gifts under the tree. Cats cannot wait until Christmas to open their presents.

  4. I wanted to give my dad a puppy because he literally asks for mine every time we chat. But when I suggested it, he yelled at me. Then he asked if my mom said it was okay… So there is hope. Maybe he’ll get a puppy for his birthday (if he is good).

  5. No guilt here. I gave my dad a stack of blank CD-R discs and he was totally content.

  6. This makes me mad that my Dad wasn’t more excited about his awesome pajama pants and travel pillow. Not one tear!

  7. ADOPT ME!

  8. Yes. This made me happy to watch. The only time I was close to this reaction was when I was a kid and bought my dad a baseball mitt for is birthday. #sportsgum. #fathersgum.

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