Just wondering if anyone elses christmas was as disappointing as mine? On the present side of things, I know I sound like a sulky brat, but I am sick (3 years in a row) of putting in so much time and effort to try and get people presents that A. suit them, and B. are a surprise. Every year I get back a couple of books (yeah, I like books, but I can buy them for myself, you just bought exactly what I suggested) and from my Mother, and my Brother.. a token gift, Some chocolate wafer biscuts and a tea-cup. Thanks for thinking about me. I'm 18, live at home, and thats all you could come up with? Thank you Dad and BF for getting something I asked for, and putting in some effort to try and get something that would surprise me and make me happy. but apart from that... Today I saw my BF, and my brothers GF. I had xmas lunch at home with the family because, My dads side of the family lives interstate, and my mother is too proud to patch things up with her side of the family. Mum's mother and father were out with her sisters, we didnt go because of mums pride. Dad's mother is losing her memory, is 4 days ahead on her tablets and refused to see us today. We dropped by for half an hour to make sure she was sane and hadn't tried to OD again. All I wanted for christmas? To see my family, have a good day, Lunch/Dinner, some bon-bons, a few laughs. Presents, I didnt want an overload of presents, I didnt expect a great haul, I just wanted people to actually put in some darn effort for once. I'm sick of handing out presents I spent ages searching for, and getting back chocolate biscuts and a teacup. Seriously, tried not to have any expectations today, and still I'm disappointed.