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'04 Round Up | Main | Merry Christmas!


December 24, 2004

The Dad Who Auctioned Off Christmas

The Dad Who Auctioned Off Christmas:

There's not much laughter today at the home of a Pasadena information technology specialist who has decided to auction off his kids' Christmas presents - and possibly dismantle the family tree - because the youngsters, ages 9, 11 and 15, have been naughty, not nice.

"One thing we teach around this house," said the man, who asked that his name not be revealed, "is that good things happen to good people and bad things happen to bad people."

In Christmas' context, bad people get switches or lumps of coal - or lose the presents they want the most.

"BAD CHILDREN get no Nintendo DS. Santa will skip our house this year," the man announced in his eBay posting to sell three DS systems with PictoChat and Metroid. Also offered were three games for use with the system. "No kidding. Three undeserving boys have crossed the line. Tonight we sat down and showed them what they WILL NOT get for Christmas this year. I'll be taking the tree down tomorrow."


Posted by Lawren at December 24, 2004 08:40 AM

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Bravo! Three kids who won't grow up to be welfare recipients (or democrats)!!!

Says: Shillelagh at December 24, 2004 11:42 AM

This was so great.

Says: stacy at December 25, 2004 10:51 AM

Great idea!

Says: GrumpyBunny at December 27, 2004 11:27 AM

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