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December 25th, 2009
07:54 AM ET

Your best gift

What is the best Christmas gift you received this year? We want to know!

Share your comments here on our blog, and Fredricka will read some of them in the 10am ET hour of the Newsroom.


Filed under: Anchors • Fredricka Whitfield • Heidi Collins
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  1. KT

    WowWee Tri-Bot

    December 25, 2009 at 9:24 am |
  2. jennifer

    The best Christmas present I received this year is the knowledge that my brother's cancer is in remission. No material gift equates to the face he is alive and well.

    December 25, 2009 at 9:25 am |
  3. Lisa

    I am an avid scuba diver who loves to do underwater video and my best gift this Christmas was a new camcorder and underwater housing!

    December 25, 2009 at 9:25 am |
  4. Jeffrey S Camp

    My best gift is the gift of sobriaty and my friends in AA. 35 Days and counting!

    December 25, 2009 at 9:25 am |
  5. Kathryn

    Best gift this Xmas was a call from my doctor on Xmas eve to say that my biopsy was all clear. That's what I call a gift!

    December 25, 2009 at 9:25 am |
  6. Ammar Hussain

    My friend Adam johnson of ERIE, PA invited me for christmas with his family – at his grandmas with his girlfriend, aunt kim, uncle crow, his mom, and other family memebers. with no family, the gift of family is the best gift i got.

    December 25, 2009 at 9:26 am |
  7. Jasmine Gonzalez

    I traveled to Texas from sunny Florida for a family reunion and had the chance to fight in my first ever snow ball fight with all of my nephews. It was my first time to see snow and it has been the most wonderful Christmas gift!

    December 25, 2009 at 9:26 am |
  8. michael armstrong sr. TX.

    I got slick streets and snow for Christmas and a past due electric bill .

    December 25, 2009 at 9:26 am |
  9. Calico Prairie

    My best Christmas gift this year is my Wii! My son's gets moved around a lot, and I hate looking for it. Now I can exercise whenever *I* want to!

    December 25, 2009 at 9:26 am |
  10. Chuck Olson

    Being able to participate in the delivery a monthly meal to the homeless of Denver CO this past week with Sensei Gaku Homma. Who has been delivering a meal once for a very long time with his own money.

    From,

    Chuck Olson

    Denver CO

    December 25, 2009 at 9:26 am |
  11. Ryan Jones

    I am stationed in Virginia and get really confused with all the complicated streets. My mother bought me a Tomtom to not only get me around this confusing state but to make sure I get home when I get honorably discharge and drive to Arizona.

    December 25, 2009 at 9:26 am |
  12. aaron

    the best gift that i got this year was a gift that ive dreamt of sense i went flying in a world war two aircraft. and that gift that got this year was a chance to get my private pilots license. and i am close to passing it, flying is a very big passion of mine.

    December 25, 2009 at 9:26 am |
  13. Josh From Kingston NY

    Having my family healthy and happy!

    December 25, 2009 at 9:26 am |
  14. Angela Fleming

    I've been with my boyfriend for 4 years now and he asked me to marry him in front of both of our families with a 2 1/2 carat princess cut diamond ring and told me that after dinner tonight we are going on a road trip to the mall of America in mineapolis , minnasota and I get a $2000.00 shopping spree! This is probably the greatest Christmas ever!

    December 25, 2009 at 9:27 am |
  15. janet marthaler grosse

    unfortunately it took a snow/ice storm yesterday and today here in hastings minnesota( to fullfill our best christmas gift) for our fourth daughter/husband to be able to spend today with my husband, two sons, daughter/husband grand daughter and grandson rather than driving to fargo to visit his family. merry christmas to all

    December 25, 2009 at 9:27 am |
  16. Sherry

    My best gift arrived on December 23rd, when I was notified that I would bbe hired for a temporary, full time job! after being unemployed for about 2 1/2 years, this is a the best Christmas present ever!

    December 25, 2009 at 9:27 am |
  17. Michele Davis

    My only child who’s in the Army did not get deployed for Christmas.

    December 25, 2009 at 9:28 am |
  18. Candyce G

    My best gift was seeing my grandchildren open their presents. My best personal gift is the nook from my son and his wife! I felt like one of the kids when I opened it.

    December 25, 2009 at 9:28 am |
  19. Marjorie Lewis

    My best gift this year is the positive results we received from our doctor following my husband's prostate cancer surgery... we've been married 37 years but is this the Merriest Christmas gift of all; and we hope to have MANY more Happy New Years to come. Marjorie Lewis, Portland OR

    December 25, 2009 at 9:28 am |
  20. Andy in Connecticut

    I thought that being unemployed since June of '09 was the worst that could happen to me....unltil this past Thursday when my father was diagnosed with throat cancer. Since I have been out of work I have been able to spend more time with my dad than I have in the past 25 yrs. I couldn't think of a greater gift. Santa works in mysterious ways.....

    December 25, 2009 at 9:29 am |
  21. Corey Stu

    The best gift I received is by far the people in my life, those that have helped me through all those tough times, and those who I've shared some of the best times of my life with.

    December 25, 2009 at 9:29 am |
  22. nora wrzesinski

    The best gift I received this year is my sweet and wonderful husband. Earlier this year he had a brain aneurysm with complications, I was told not to expect him to live. Well he worked hard to overcome all of the problems he had,and he is here with me today. It is a nothing short of a miracle.

    December 25, 2009 at 9:30 am |
  23. Olivia

    The best christmas present I got was my mom and dad got a job and
    ,geting the comp;ete series of the Harry Potter books.

    December 25, 2009 at 9:31 am |
  24. Tracy

    I dont have nearly what I had a few yrs ago. My family is healing from some emotional pains. My best gifts this yr are: my family is doing better, I have ajob and could afford Xmas dinner. I have so much more than others.

    December 25, 2009 at 9:31 am |
  25. cynthia Smith

    My best gift? A pair of Bearpaw boots – which are the greatest
    things for staying warm and walking through Wisconsin snows!

    December 25, 2009 at 9:32 am |
  26. Marlyn Gustafson

    Merry Christmas!

    We received a gift, Gesa from Ethiopia, who joins Maddie, Grant and Conley.

    He is an illuminating joy...the true meaing of Christmas.

    December 25, 2009 at 9:32 am |
  27. Eva McPherson

    The best Christmas gift our family received is that our nephew has returned safely from Afghanistan!

    December 25, 2009 at 9:33 am |
  28. ThomasS

    My baby girl just turned 1 month old today! Shes healthy, happy, and stumped by the Christmas tree. Happy one month Ellimere!

    December 25, 2009 at 9:35 am |
  29. Oralia Carrillo

    I have received the everlasting gift of my Lord Jesus Christ. Christmas has taken a more precious meaning for me and my family. Also, the gift of companionship by being surrounded by as many family members as it is possible on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.

    December 25, 2009 at 9:56 am |
  30. Ed

    I would have to say the best gift I recieved is the gift of knowing that I can make a diffrence in my life and someone elses. Through the love of Christ being born in me...

    December 25, 2009 at 10:08 am |
  31. Michael

    My best gift has been the success of my small emergency vehicle equipment business, Responder PSE. Because of its continued growth, even in this economy, I have now been able to start hiring employees. It's a wonderful feeling to know that not only is my business providing a living for myself, but that now I'm able to share the good fortune with others. Merry Christmas.

    December 25, 2009 at 10:14 am |
  32. Christopher Lazaro

    The best year I got this year was my wife saying yes to marrying me we got married on october 31st 2009, along with her I got a loving family that suport us threw thick and thin I could not ask for more for christmas just some quality time with my new family since i do not assosiate with my real family, I love you caitlin M Lazaro, and i love my family and friends also expetcially norene and shannuh tight (my in-laws)

    December 25, 2009 at 10:17 am |
  33. Derrick Hall

    Best christmas gift these year would be my Health and Family also a better chance for cheater health care go Obama.

    December 25, 2009 at 10:18 am |
  34. Melannie Gunter

    The best give I've received this year is to be blessed with the ability to give to others and see the joy in their eyes! Isn't that what Christmas is all about? Giving to others and sharing what we've been blessed with? Merry Christmas to all!

    December 25, 2009 at 10:18 am |
  35. Julie B.

    The best gift I will be receiving will be my mom's face when I see her opening her present I bought her. None of the gifts under the tree are mine. All are either hers, or my friends. I'll get to see my friend's faces on Sunday. ;3

    December 25, 2009 at 10:19 am |
  36. Thomas

    The gift I recieved this Christmas was my granddaugther who was born last mth. My daugther has two sons and this little girl was a blessing, named Madison.

    December 25, 2009 at 10:24 am |
  37. RICH KAPLAN

    The best gift I got was actually on December 9 of this year. It was a stent in my heart..

    December 25, 2009 at 10:27 am |
  38. James t

    My wife is pregnant!!!!
    Best gift I could've asked for.

    December 25, 2009 at 10:46 am |
  39. Cody

    The best present I received this year, is two pictures, printed on canvas, from my sister's wedding earlier in the year. As I'm 1300 miles away from my family, this was VERY touching, and will remind me of the fun and love that is in my family for the rest of my life.

    December 25, 2009 at 10:47 am |
  40. Rasheed

    My best xmas gift is my notification of a new job offer at wells fargos bank yesterday 24th...

    December 25, 2009 at 10:50 am |
  41. Kelly Alexander

    My best gift this year is to be celebrating Christmas with my husband. Thanks to a generous gift of life, he had a heart transplant in May and is doing well!

    December 25, 2009 at 10:50 am |
  42. jme frost

    my favorite and bestest gift was 2 be able to wake up beside the love of my life for our 1st christmas together....that kim i luv you
    jme

    December 25, 2009 at 10:51 am |
  43. Leslie

    3 years ago my 2 1/2 year old daughter died after a battle with a terminal disease. Over 1 year ago, I went through a divorce after learning my then husband was having an affair. This Christmas- the best gift was the peace in my heart God has given me! I also have learned to love again – I have a wonderful man in my life! Christmas blessings overflow this year!

    December 25, 2009 at 10:51 am |
  44. Liz

    My best present arrived on Christmas Day 1980, my youngest son was born. He was a great addition to our Christmas joy.

    December 25, 2009 at 10:51 am |
  45. Jacque Dunn

    In October our dog, Javert, was diagnosed with T-cell lymphoma, which is terminal. At that time we were told he had 4-6 weeks to live. It has been 10 weeks today, and he is happy & enjoying the holiday with us - the best Christmas present we could ask for!

    December 25, 2009 at 10:52 am |
  46. Dottie Meece

    My grandaughter was born this week. Her name is Ruthee Grace Clark. Merry Christmas to all ! Thank You God!

    December 25, 2009 at 10:52 am |
  47. Cynthia Garza

    This is the first Christmas I don't have all my children home. On Christmas Eve I got a call from my oldest son Stepen in California and my other son Matthew who is deployed on the USS Nimitz and has been out to sea for five months. Christmas is truely about Loved ones!

    December 25, 2009 at 10:53 am |
  48. Hector Garrido

    In 2007 I was diagnosed with leukemia, the doctor said that a few more hours and I would not have made it, due to the lack of oxygen on my system. Months later I went into remission, and about 6 months ago my oncologist said that I am cured. And this Christmas I was able to enjoy Christmas eve with the whole family including my five beautiful grandchildren.

    December 25, 2009 at 10:54 am |
  49. Kim

    This will be my best Christmas ever because my ex-husband and I reconciled after seven years apart.

    December 25, 2009 at 10:55 am |
  50. Satya

    I live in Rochester MN. I was shoveling ice off my drive way. It was back breaking due to the heaviness of the ice. All of a sudden from no where one of my neighbor whom I have never met, comes and offers me to help with his snow blower. That's the best gift I have ever received from a stranger.

    December 25, 2009 at 10:56 am |
  51. ogechi

    The best christmas, my husband just came back from Iraq deployment.

    December 25, 2009 at 11:01 am |
  52. Dr. Martin T. Tyler

    My best Christmas gift was a book called "Legacy–a step by step guide to writing your personal history" by Linda Spence. The book guides you from childhood memories to old age by asking you questions; your answers will result in your memories and autobiography that keeps on giving for generations in the family? Wouldn't you like to know the thoughts of your grandparents? What did they go through, what did they really think about family and current events during their time? My daughter's gift of this book to me is the best gift I have ever received.
    Martin T.

    December 25, 2009 at 11:01 am |
  53. Randy

    The best gift i got this year was that The Lord Jesus woke me up this morning, iam thankful for that that is the best gift is to wake up and have life and wake up on the day that we celebrate my Lord and Savior birth, praise God and HAPPY BIRTHDAY LORD JESUS CHRIST

    December 25, 2009 at 11:06 am |
  54. MOM

    Dec 25, 2009

    On Dec 25, 2009 at approximately 9AM, I received a phone call from Lady of Fatima Hospital, where only music was playing in the background. I called back the number and finally heard my daughter’s voice for the first time after her house caught on firer yesterday in South Kingstown, she is being treated for burns on her feet. To the other person who surveyed the firer, Amy wants you to know she is there and waiting for you!!! MERRY CHRISTMAS – 2009

    December 25, 2009 at 11:16 am |
  55. Taylor

    The best gift I have gotten was to be with my family. We have had a rough year, so I am glad to have a day where we can be happy.

    December 26, 2009 at 1:13 am |
  56. Luis Villaona

    I don't how come this man got in the plane after all those red flags, and every authority in USA did know. USA is spending so much millions of Dollars in the wars, and this was so simple to avoid to happens. They are been paid so much money. I think they should be more alert on this matter. And then when something happen every body is washing their hands even on National TV. Come on people let's do your job better; compensate all that money you put in your accounts.

    December 28, 2009 at 10:18 am |
  57. Sheila Macpherson

    My brother and his wife are refinancing my credit card debt at a manageable interest rate, while still make a comparatively decent interest rate themselves.

    I couldn't think of a better gift.

    December 29, 2009 at 8:52 am |
  58. Mae

    My best gift was having my son home from the hospital! He's 8 months old and has cancer, and we were so glad to have him home with his twin brother and big sister for Christmas! Nothing else mattered, no other present made a difference, but having my son home for Christmas...meant everything to us this year!

    December 29, 2009 at 9:49 am |
  59. Vivian

    My best gift is a new baby brother and Marvel Ultimate Alliance 2 for the PS3. Love them both.

    December 29, 2009 at 10:33 am |
  60. Theron

    I didnt get those new tires for my car, but I did get that lasagna. And I did get some nice birthday gifts as well

    December 29, 2009 at 1:16 pm |
  61. Fred

    Even though I wasn't able to realistically give every single gift I wanted to, I did receive a special one on New Year's Eve!

    January 2, 2010 at 9:47 am |
  62. sheila white

    Every year my 8 children are in a dilemma about what to give a 71 yr. old lady. They are scattered all over so I always say PICTURES. Ones that I can show other people. Not videos either!!!!!!

    January 7, 2010 at 12:15 pm |