What Is Your Most Memorable Holiday Present?

From heartwarming to humorous, vacations to wine—and everything in between—find out what your neighbors consider their most memorable holiday gift.

I strolled along Main Street, stopped in a few businesses and asked people what holiday present they thought was most memorable. 

Surprisingly, not one person answered fruitcake.

Scroll through the photos and read the captions to see the answers we received.

Debbi McGlauflin December 25, 2011 at 08:43 PM
I just got my best gift ever yesterday. It was news that a fund that I helped a Tokyo-based Japanese nonprofit set up here in the US in the wake of the big earthquake/tsunamic raised $2 million in charitable donations from my generous fellow Americans (bless them one and all!). The nonprofit's share of that allowed it to buy 1550 trucks and vans for 18 local nonprofits so that they could transport supplies and volunteers to and within the hardest hit areas. Thousands of people have been helped. That did my heart real good, since I lived in Japan for several years and have been terribly concerned. It's a lovely reminder that the little bit I did, combined with lots of other people's little bits can actually add up to make a big difference in a lot of people's lives. It gives me great hope for our troubled world! What a gift!
Donna L. Cole December 25, 2011 at 11:40 PM
Debbi, That's an absolutely amazing gift! Bravo to you and all those who supported Japan's rebuilding efforts. That is indeed a memorable gift if ever there was one. Thank you for not only sharing this, but for helping to truly make a difference in a place so desperately needing it. Happy Holidays with wishes for continued success!


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