Merry Christmas! Did Your Presents Make You This Happy?

Merry Christmas! Did Your Presents Make You This Happy?

By now, most households should be buried in shredded wrapping paper, unless yours is home to a fastidious person always ready with a trash bag and a dustbuster for those flecks of styrofoam packing that get everywhere. Anyone get any games? Anyone get a console?

My parents live in town, and before I drove over Dad made what I thought was a very suspicious request: Bring over my Xbox 360. "Let's play some games," he said. I was certain this was a setup that had to do with a Christmas gift for me, which was going to be awkward as I have just about everything already on account of work.

No, that really was it. He just wanted to play some video games. After struggling with NFL Blitz and NBA Jam we settled on golf. So that's my gaming Christmas morning, teaching my father where the X, Y, A, and B buttons are on a 360 controller, telling him what "big head mode" does, and hitting drives off the putting green into a parking lot.

Reese (below) got both last year. Remember him? He's the little guy who was honestly thrilled to get Tank! Tank! Tank! for Wii U, a game that ... didn't do too well in its Metacritic score. But as heartwarming Christmas morning videos go, it's right up there with the Nintendo 64 kids.

So, what kind of Christmas did you have? Share it with us in the discussions below.

Original post by Owen Good on Kotaku

Tank! Tank! Tank! Makes a Little Kid Cry on Christmas Morning

Everyone, say hi to Reese. He got the thing he really, really wanted most for Christmas. And yes, it's Tank! Tank! Tank!, which was ... not exactly the best launch title for the Wii U.

When Reese's dad sent us this video, we first thought, "Well, wait, surely he's crying because Tank! Tank! Tank! is a clue that he and his brother are getting a Wii U, and that's why he's overjoyed." Nope. Reese is actually this happy because he's getting Tank! Tank! Tank!.

"We were on vacation in Disney World when we were hit with a particularly rainy day," Reese's father told us. "I brought them down to the resort's arcade, and they played Tank! Tank! Tank! for hours, literally. Reese and his brother are 7 and 5 so the ability to take photos of themselves in odd costumes, the bright colors and the rumbling of the arcade really got them hooked."

Reese's dad thinks that the crying might have been brought on by the totality of the video game bounty, which did, in fact, include a Christmas Day Wii U. "But to him the Wii U was merely a means to an end to play Tank! Tank! Tank!," he said. "It's not the best game in the world, but you can see how a young child would fall for something as whimsical as the game is."

As for dad, "Not sure if this was picked up in the video, my nervous tittering in the background was a guise to cover up the fact I was on the verge of tears." Ah, jeez, now I'm gonna cry.

Let it be known that the Tearjerker Video Games of 2012 are, in order, The Walking Dead and Tank! Tank! Tank!

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