'Tis the season of giving! Also, the season of receiving. Ideally (and often!) this is a joyous event; sometimes it's a confusing or neutral one; at worst, it's harrowing. We've run the full gamut of these experiences, as you can see here! Woof. Don't leave us up here all alone; share your stories from the trenches with us in the comments!...
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