20 Amazing Christmas Surprises

Christine Erickson
December 21, 2012

1. Parents: 1, Kids: 0

When Molly and Luke forgot to do their chores, their parents played the ultimate prank on Christmas morning. The surprise is hilarious and unexpected. Well played, Mom and Dad.

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It doesn't matter if you're 2 or 102 years old -- there is something about the holidays that makes magic seem more than just an illusion. Many have traditions with family that have lasted for generations, yet the greatest memories are always the unexpected.

Anyone who's been surprised at Christmas knows that those are the moments carried forever. Sometimes it's something that you wanted with every fiber in your being. Or maybe you never realized you needed or wanted it until someone else showed you.

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From ponies to Disney World to family homecomings, there is always one Christmas gift -- big or small -- that left you completely breathless.

What was the greatest holiday surprise you ever received? Share it in the comments below.

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