I’m sure at some point in all our lives, we all wanted that latest console for Christmas and there is definitely no better feeling than tearing the wrapping paper off and thinking that’s exactly what you got. However how would you feel if when you opened that box, expecting to find a games console, it was empty? That’s what happened to the 16 year-old boy on his birthday 8 years ago. It was a trick played by the son’s Dad who ended up giving him something much more valuable than an Xbox, but that sets the story behind this video.
The son’s initial reaction is one we will all be familiar with, excitement followed by disappointment. Instead of receiving an Xbox 360 on his 16th birthday, the son instead had to track down a number of clues which led to him finding keys for a new car parked outside, which was now his. A pretty sweet birthday present don’t you think? However despite receiving a car, he was convinced that his parents had still purchased an Xbox 360, why else would they have the box? It’s pretty funny that despite receiving a car for his birthday, he still wants that Xbox 360 above anything else so heads straight to the boot expecting to find the console in the boot of his new car, but comes out empty handed.
Speaking on YouTube, the son said, “Upon opening the box I discovered that it did not hold an Xbox, but they keys to my first car, a Honda Civic. I was elated and very grateful for the car, but until I saw it I was still a little disappointed that the box did not hold an Xbox.”
“When presented with the car, I went to the trunk to see if the Xbox had been placed in there. I assumed they had still purchased an Xbox since they had all of the packaging. I only later realized that my parents had merely bought the packaging on eBay without the console inside. I purchased my own Xbox a few months later and the car served me well for several years.”
As a result, the family decided that Christmas would be the perfect time to re-enact the prank on the Dad, 8 years on. The Dad opens his present to find an Xbox One box and his reaction is priceless. But the box is empty. Sound familiar? In the end, he ends up discovering that the Xbox One is in the boot of his son’s car, just where his son expected an Xbox 360 to be kept all those years before.
It’s well worth watching, especially if you are desperately looking for some Christmas cheer still!