Useless Christmas presents?

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Believe it or not, by Boxing Day people were returning their unwanted (and often useless) Christmas presents,

It’s often overlooked that the whole point of Christmas is remembering the birth of Jesus, however, we all admit we love all the presents and the joy of giving and the happiness. Sadly, on the other hand, eBay have announced that since Christmas 115 million unwanted gifts have been sold, worth altogether approximately £2.2 billion.

YJA carried out a survey at Millfield Primary Academy; investigators wanted to ask about the best Christmas presents and how many times they have used them since the wrappings were torn off in the traditional Christmas morning frenzy. Interestingly, only two pupils said they were not happy with their gifts.

Matt, YJA’s Co-editor said, “I love Haribo and I did get a Haribo pizza, however, I also got loads of chocolate but I would’ve preferred more Haribo!” Also, one pupil, trying hard to hide their disappointment, whispered, “I got some pairs of pants!”

One Reception pupil said, “I got a doll’s house; I have played with it maybe five times since Christmas, I love it though!” Another admitted, “I got a scooter but because it is so cold I have used it just three times.”

Comments from Years 1 & 2 included: “I finally got a Hatchimal. I love it to bits, however, I played with it for 5 days then it fell asleep and it is still not woken up yet!” and “I got a Lego set I have played with it loads.”

Years 3 & 4 said:

“I got a treadmill and a hoverboard and I am so happy I have lost count of how many times I have used them!”

“I got loads of Lego and built it really quickly but my sibling demolished it! I also got an iPad. I played with it too much I JUST LOVE IT!!!’

From Years 5 & 6:

“Yes, sadly, I did get pants but I also got tickets for Harry Potter World and finally I received a lava lamp, which I use every single night.”

A teacher said, “I got lots of jewellery, it’s so beautiful but half of it is for when I get married!”

A member of our office staff was equally as excited: “I finally received Take That tickets from my children and I just can’t wait. I can’t remember the last time I went to a concert!”

So, at this school in Lincoln there was little evidence of a trend for unwanted gifts.

How did you react when you opened your Christmas presents?



Millfield Primary Academy

6 Responses to Useless Christmas presents?

  1. matt January 18, 2017 at 12:21 pm

    Wonderful reporting Molly, great idea to ask all the different years at school.
    I still have some of my Haribo pizza left and I won’t be sending that back haha!

    YJA Co-editor

  2. Grace January 18, 2017 at 1:48 pm

    Excellent article Molly, I like giving and receiving presents and I loved all of the ones I got!

  3. Abi January 19, 2017 at 1:59 pm

    Great article Molly, I loved Christmas morning but there were a few presents I didn’t like!

  4. Lilia January 19, 2017 at 2:12 pm

    Good article Molly, I absolutely LOVE Christmas. I’m excited about this year:)

  5. molly January 31, 2017 at 2:32 pm

    My name is Molly too. I never knew that many people sold their Christmas presents!

  6. Jasmine February 7, 2017 at 3:03 pm

    I would not like that for my Christmas present.