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FLASHBACK: Popular Christmas Gifts From The 80’s And 90’s

Without a doubt, one of the most stressful parts about the holidays is finding that perfect gift for everyone on your list, and it seems like since the dawn of time, there was always those special items that were must-haves.  In honor of the madness that is holiday shopping, we look back on some popular Christmas gifts from years past.

Boomboxes

And we thought this was a compact way to play music!

 

Nintendo

Game changer, literally.

 

Pictionary

Anybody else remember the fights this caused in the family?  Or is that just us…and Monica from Friends?

 

Nintendo Game Boy

We’re still addicted to Tetris.

 

Pogs

Who didn’t  have a collection of these bad boys?!

 

Buzz Lightyear

Parents went to infinity and beyond to buy one of these.

 

Tamagotchi

If only taking care of a child was this easy.

 

Discman

Skip protection, my ass!

 

 

 

Erica Banas is a rock/classic rock reporter who never leaves home without her iPod, because to her, there’s something very comforting about carrying around every piece of music she’s ever owned in her life.