The festive season always comes with at least a tiny bit of nostalgia. On Christmas, most of us would usually go visit our relatives, give presents, sit around the table, and unavoidably reminisce about the good old days of childhood and the way Christmas used to feel back then. Unfortunately, this year's holidays have been a lot different for most of us since the pandemic has prevented most people from visiting their loved ones living elsewhere.

And since a lot of us spent Christmas at home, some might well have missed out on that heartwarming opportunity to get all nostalgic about the past for a bit. But don't worry, we are here to save the day. Bored Panda prepared you a nostalgic list of photographs from the '80s and '90s capturing people enjoying their Christmas gifts. Let's take a look!

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Becca Gizmo the Squirrel
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2 years ago (edited) Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Mario 2 was my fave! It has been years, but I could probably remember the jumping pattern on the whale level.

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Sivi
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2 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

My parents never saw me the rest of the evening when I got mine.

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Billy The Kid
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2 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I remember my son getting his PS. It came with games but the one game he was to young to understand was Final Fantasy 7. I was hooked on that game since then.

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Stefaan De Clerck
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2 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

The Commodore 64: that's ancient. We got the 128 but the 64 remained the most popular computer ever.

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Logic and Reason
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2 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Reminds me of the Home Alone movie poster

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Billy The Kid
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2 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

The dad looks happy to be getting some peace!

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Tzippora Gold
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2 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

ah yes, sega, they dont make concles anymore

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Billy The Kid
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2 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Its mine and no one is getting their hands on it even if i have to fall asleep holding it.

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Steph
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2 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Ah, the rich kids that always had the good toys

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Joanne Haywood
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2 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Ker-Plunk. When games were fun and simple and didn’t need a TV with a SCART socket. Good grief, I feel so old!

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Becca Gizmo the Squirrel
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2 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Too early for hose. Or tights or whatever she is wearing Christmas morning. I'm glad hose is not a thing anymore. I wore them maybe twice as a kid. Awful. Thick tights are ok, but sheer hose I hate.

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Becca Gizmo the Squirrel
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2 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

When I was as bout 11 or 12 (1990ish) my mom took the Nintendo from the living room and put it in her room "because I was playing it too much". A few weeks later she put it back in the living room because she would stay up all night playing Mario, and one morning driving to work she tried to kill a gumba (which was really a car) with the buttons (?) on her steering wheel. She had to fess up.

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Hilary Mol
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2 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

The kid is trying to open the box with a spoon. *facepalm*

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Katie Mills
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2 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

No love for the Sega? I didn’t get my first Nintendo console until the wii, but you can bet I played sonic the hedgehog for HOURS on my sega!

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Sawdust
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2 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

The Star Wars Death Start playset. I got this for Christmas when I was a kid. It even included a trash compactor with monster. :-)

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