damn darth... That really is the saddest shite I've heard this YTD... I'm so sorry.. Just force choke them next time you see them.
Well it prepared me for the next three years I suppose. Over that time I bounced from place to place, living with this group of trash for a few months then moving on to the next. I was kept together with my brother for about a year before we were split up and I was sent to Alaska while he stayed in Alabama. As for Christmases during that time, the next Christmas (when I was 16)I got exactly nothing what so ever. Still, that Christmas did not bother me as much as sitting there with those damn socks watching all the other kids with their cool stuff. Never felt more like an outsider in my life. And I guess part of why that one sucked so bad was that's when i finally realized that with my grandmother now dead, my life was not going to be all fun and games anymore. She'd made sure that each Christmas was awesome when I was a kid. Those Christmases were spent with loads of cool presents, Christmas dinner, and all my aunts & uncles (they were really my great aunts & uncles but like my grandmother they were all dead by the time of tube sock Christmas).
Christmas when I was 17 I once again got nothing but this one was spent alone huddled over a kerosene heater in a freezing cold trailer with no power or water. That one was not much fun either.