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Kids freaking out is merriest thing you'll see today

  • Shrieks, tears, gratitude flow as kids (and one dad) open gifts
  • 'Thank you, daddy': New bike moves little girl to tears
  • Boy: 'I wanted Guitar Hero ALL my life!' -- he looks about 7
Kids freaking out is merriest thing you'll see today

A little girl shrieks then leaps into her dad's arms after receiving a bike for Christmas.

You heard all their requests.

You consulted dozens of product reviews and web pages.

You saved up and waited in lines.

You did all the late-night wrapping and then found all the perfect hiding spots.

All that effort.

All. For. This.

The magic moment of unrestrained happiness and general freaking out when your child (or spouse, or parent...) unwraps that present.

We've rounded-up some of the happiest, most adorable and wonderfully excited Christmas present reactions you will ever see.

Whether it's the hysterical joy of a boy unwrapping a Nintendo in 1988 or a sobbing man receiving BCS National Championship game tickets in 2012, we're pretty sure these heartwarming scenes will strike a familiar chord.

And, yes, there will be plenty of tearing. Of presents, sure, but also possibly of some moisture in the corner of your eyes.

Enjoy the show.




"Nintendoooo! Thank you grandma! Thank you grandpa!"


"I can't believe I got it. Ohhhh!"


"Thank you daddy! I always wanted this! Thank you, thank you."




"Guitar Hero! Guitar Hero! What? What?? I wanted Guitar Hero all my life!"


"Nin-TEN-do! Nin-TEN-do! Nin-TEN-do! Eee-yeha!"


*sniff* "Thank you." *sniff*


"We're going to the game, pop! We're going to the game!"

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