Is it better to receive a gift or to give one? Watch this video as Father Christmas challenges people to do something unusual and wonderful!

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What gift would you like to receive? What gift would you like to give to somebody else?

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Andrii 6 May, 2020 - 20:46

I like receiving presents that I am waiting for. And I like to give special presents, not banal. It's very pleasant, when you surprise somebody with an interesting gift.

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stranick2018 25 January, 2020 - 09:38

Christmas is a fairy and international day. We celebrate this day on the 24th of December. In our country, we hold it on the 7th of January.
On this day some people usually go to the church. After that they see their family and cook some national meal.
They invite relatives and close friends. One of the traditions of the feast giving marvelous pressies.
I would like to receive a new Rubik’s cube and headphones. They are useful and convenient presents.
I want to give cooked or manually made presents. Maybe they will be in the form of men or figures of wood. To give present is fine and interesting. When I see a person's smile, I do smile back. It’s a nice holiday!

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Rockie 9 January, 2020 - 08:42

People have nice tradition to give presents to their friends or family members on New Year 's Eve or Christmas. I absolutely support it because giving presents always causes happiness and even can change someone's life to the better.
We all have our own moons as our tastes differ. As for me, I'd like to receive new computer components or a sports bicycle.
Before giving presents, it's very important to know or predict what receiver сonsiders necessary and important for himself. My friends like sport so I would surely give them items of sports inventory. There is another example. For my mother I would buy cooking equipment because she likes to cook. Stick to this way of thinking and your presents will always be favourite.

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catastrophe 21 May, 2017 - 10:36

One Christmas, when I was most probably nine years old, we had a festival in my school in which we had to get a gift for someone. At last, we bought the gifts and went to school. Surprisingly, the recipients of the gifts are us!! We chose the gifts that can be useful yet cheap and ended up taking it ourselves! I got a chess kit. But at last we were told to give it for donations for the needy. Imagine a smile on a kid's face when she receives the gift!

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Valeria21K 8 January, 2017 - 15:48

In my opinion, the holidays is the great time for everyone in the world. It is one more reason to spend some days with our family and close friends.
I think, to give gifts is much better than to receive. I'm sure of it, because it's incredibly to see and even to give the fantastic feelings, smiles or tears of happiness. In addition, the preparation of a gift is amazing, because a person lay (her-)himself out and put all his(her) love into this present. When I see person's smile, who gets a gift, I start smiling too. To present is gladness and happiness.

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Leraket 21 December, 2016 - 13:24

I would like to spend Christmas time with my family and watch the Christmas and open our presents near the Christmas tree and make our wishes.I I would like to give someone good moon,give presents and talk about happy christmas time!!!

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Ran 20 December, 2016 - 17:10

What's a meaningful video! I think receiving is very happy but giving present to another is much more happy. The worthiest present at Christmas is happiness. So whatever we give to them,however big or small the present is, the important thing is that we can share happiness, they smile at us and remember us :)

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lastyear 19 December, 2016 - 08:50

Merry Christmas to everyone from Mallorca!! We are an English class and we think that giving is a beautiful thing to do. For us Christmas is about spending time with the family, friends and love.
We hope you have a very merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!!!

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terrats 16 December, 2016 - 19:38

Merry Christmas to everyone! We're an English class from Spain and we think that it's better to give presents than receiving them, because that makes you happy too. However, everyone likes to receive lovely presents. We hope Santa takes you lots of presents this year.

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JoEditor 17 December, 2016 - 08:46

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WorldundertheSea 9 December, 2016 - 17:11

I think, making a smile on somebody's face is so marvellous. So i love any gift that can make smile.

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dexi 8 December, 2016 - 16:20

It is such a cute video <3 I have just bought a purse for my friend :))) I didnt think about which girft i want

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Jackline0112 4 December, 2016 - 05:52

Oh what a lovely video :D Christmass is the best celebration for me. I'd like to recieve and give very strange and extraordinary gift.

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hadia 30 November, 2016 - 13:08

Any gift that's given with love and purity would be dear to me. They really have much worth. Because someone has remembered you while packing it. Also he/she gifted it with love. So yeah, that's what really matters. :)

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