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Lions players share their best Christmas gifts, both given and received

Posted Dec 25, 2012

Lions players recount some of the best presents they ever got for Christmas as children, and also share some of the best reactions they've received for the presents they've given.

Christmas is mostly about giving, but it’s also nice to receive, too.

A few Lions players recounted some of the best presents they ever got for Christmas as children, and also shared some of the best reactions they've received for the presents they've given.  

DE Cliff Avril:

Best gift he got as a kid: "I don't know, that's a good question. I think I got a Sega once, so that might've been dope."

The best reaction he got to a gift he gave: "Oh man, the best Christmas present I would say ... I bought my girlfriend a Rolex last year. She was pretty excited about that I guess. I would say that, or, my mom loves jewelry, so I get her some kind of jewelry every year and she's ecstatic about that. Probably that, just seeing my mom happy."

LB Ashlee Palmer:

Best gift he got as a kid: “Has to be the Ninja Turtle bike I got one year.”

The best reaction he got to a gift he gave: “The best reaction I ever got to a gift was a hug and kiss.”

WR Kassim Osgood:

Best gift he got as a kid: “The stuffed animal My Pet Monster. That’s old school. Look it up on the internet.”

The best reaction he got to a gift he gave: “One year in San Diego we bought a TV and surround sound for a family that had lost everything in a fire. The kids were crying and were so happy. It was great.”

WR Kris Durham:

Best gift he got as a kid: “I got one of those red and yellow Flintstones cars that you had to use your feet to move. I rode that thing until the wheels fell off.”

The best reaction he got to a gift he gave: “My sister and I bought my parents an Alaskan cruise. We flew them out to Seattle and everything. They loved it.”

G Rob Sims:

Best gift he got as a kid: “The old-school Lite Bright. That thing was awesome.”

The best reaction he got to a gift he gave: “I bought my sister Robyn a 2008 Ford Edge a few years ago. We pulled it up in the driveway and she had no idea.”

LB Justin Durant:

Best gift he got as a kid: “We got a pool table one year.”

The best reaction he got to a gift he gave: “I gave my mom some money one year and she just started crying.”

S John Wendling:

Best gift he got as a kid: “Super Nintendo. No doubt.”

The best reaction he got to a gift he gave: “I went shopping with kids from the Orchard Child Services last year and it was great to see the look on some of those kids faces.”