What's the absolute worst Christmas gift you ever received? When I was a kid, I wanted a hamster. I begged for a hamster for ages. One Christmas, one of my Aunts bought me a hamster and she had wrapped it up in a small box. Well, when I opened up the box containing the hamster, it had died so I got a dead hamster for a Christmas gift. Nothing says "Merry Christmas" the same way a dead hamster does... A side note... Never, ever, shake your Christmas presents before you unwrap them!