‘Tis the Season

by Leandra Medine
December 5, 2013
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To sit down and talk gifs, gifts and bespectacled elves. (Menorahs.)

Well? Now that we’ve told you, we must know too: what’s the best (and if you’re feeling particularly chatty, worst, too) holiday gift you’ve ever received? Tell. Me. Right. Now. Young. Lady. (Do I sound like your mom?)

Leandra and Amelia wear Max Mara Resort 2014 collection, available at Max Mara boutiques nationwide. Max Mara Sunglasses shown throughout. Video shot by Naomi Shon…she’s baaaaaack.

Part 1 of 1 in collaboration with Max Mara.

REPLIES
  • Alba B.

    It might seem such a boring beat but if I was you Leandra and Amelia would ask me what do I want for christmas?!!
    I would just say as far as we are friends and you already have it, why won’t you give me a DIAMOND!!!
    But that on the other side Amelia won’t ask you, but just give you a surprised gift….that’s why friends are all about, to SURPRISE you!!!
    abdsign.blogspot.com

  • http://stylecontext.com/ Style Context

    I agree with you that thought counts but it’s not the only thing that counts. Last year, for example, my bf got me an Anna Sui dress for Christmas… and he doesn’t know much about fashion. But he took the time to study my Pinterest board to get a sense for my aesthetic and he REMEMBERED that I love just about anything from Anna Sui. That right there showed that he cared enough to give me something that I would really like.

  • DP

    i think amelia is one of the most sensitive souls because its true…what DO elves do about sunglasses? its important to think about the magical market.

    on the other hand, i agree with alba b. —why you guys no talk about diamonds? diamonds are an important christmas/hanukkah gift because you cant return it. a diamond is forever for real. once my parents brought me a diamond and platinum ANKLET. it was for my birthday but not christmas. it was the worst gift ever and it really confirmed my suspicions that i was adopted. there is no genetic link between me and them.

    • http://www.evazzie.blogspot.com/ Lizzie Van Danh

      A diamond and platinum anklet? You may be adopted…you also might be Gretchen Weiners.

      • Modupe Oloruntoba

        but her dad didn’t invent toaster strudel. *confused*
        :)

    • http://www.evazzie.blogspot.com/ Lizzie Van Danh

      A diamond and platinum anklet?! You may be adopted…you may also be Gretchen Weiners.

  • Anon

    amelia is so great and pretty on camera! i hope there are more videos with her soon!!!!

    • Leandra Medine

      Hey Danielle <3

  • gk13

    worst gift was… one year my mom bought my little sister a coach purse and me a RL purse. I wanted the coach purse. Eventually I got the coach purse… and no I’m not from LI.

    • Dana Designs

      The one with Cs? I wanted the sneakers.

  • Quinn Halman

    I am smiling like an idiot at my computer screen in class; this was great.
    Also lol at the last part. I don’t go to a Jewish school and I’m the only one in my group of friends who keeps Kosher so as good as you say it is, and I believe you, that chicken parm is not gonna fly, you Goyim

  • Quinn Halman

    I am smiling like an idiot at my computer screen in class; this was great.
    Also lol at the last part. I don’t go to a Jewish school and I’m the only one in my group of friends who keeps Kosher so as good as you say it is, and I believe you, that chicken parm is not gonna fly, you Goyim

  • Bodil Loïs

    You both are great :)

    Love Bodil,
    http://www.Bodil-Lois.com

  • leonorjr

    daily videos with amelia aka baby sparkles, thanks.

  • Dana Designs

    Wait but now i want sunglasses, and Gak, and a bagel.

  • http://www.stylefile.in/ Dayle Pereira

    Oh man, you guys are hilarious!

    http://www.stylefile.in

  • Eyelashionistaa

    LOVE!!!!!!

  • Sabrina Haskinson

    For Christmas I honestly am tied between something sparkly or a big ass teddy bear. The worst gift I’ve ever gotten was a talk from my parents about why they didnt get me anything because I didnt like Christmas anyway… The best gift would probably be soap…… people didnt buy me a whole lot as a child…. haha

  • Ayla Mary

    Book ends. My ex-boyfriend bought me hand-made book-ends shaped like bears off of Etsy one year. I don’t have any special affinity for bears or mountainous animals… nor did I have a bookshelf at the time.

    Not sure what sort of metaphorical reference he was trying to make there, but we broke up a few months later. As a kicker, I bought him a beautiful waxwear Jack Spade messenger bag.

    I accepted them graciously, but you can’t help but wonder what someone thinks of you when they get you a gift as off-base as… hand-made book ends?

  • CDJ

    I got a Kitchen-Aid stand-up mixer for Christmas when I was in the 7th grade. I once brought it in to class and showed everyone how to make coffee cake. I still use it to this day, and now I don’t have to register for it if anyone decides to marry me!

    Worst gift- that American Girl guide book to puberty. The cartoon vagina pictures still haunt me.

    • Amelia Diamond

      I GOT THAT AMERICAN GIRL BOOK TOO. WORST GIFT. Also, I got a Magic Bullet from my boyfriend’s mom which was one of the best things ever (until it broke).

      • CDJ

        not sure why parents thought it was acceptable to sit down with kirsten and bitty baby and learn how to insert a tampon.

        • Quinn Halman

          best throwback of the millenium right here. Of course this is happening on a Thursday…

  • B

    you need mikes desperately!

  • Kathryn

    Last year my mom gave me a mousepad and eyeglass wipes for Christmas, which was fine, even though mousepads no longer have a purpose and I haven’t had glasses in three years. Turns out she forgot to also give me a check, which we didn’t realize until months later when my sister mentioned it, because i didn’t want to seem ungrateful for the mousepad.

  • Guest

    the best holiday gift that i’ve ever received was my grandmother’s art kit the year after she passed away and the worst gift that I ever received was this lame ass toy (see attached) where you two people held velcro pads and threw a ball onto the pad. It doesn’t sound quite as awful as I remember, but because I was a little child wench I cried when I opened it instead of being grateful I even got presents. And all that I want for Christmas is more Man Repeller videos. I love when you post videos! moremoremore.

    • Amelia Diamond

      wait i LOVED this velcro game! my friend’s brother had this and we would borrow though if i remember correctly the ball never sticks? trade you this for another vid!

  • http://www.aloversanthology.com/ elizabeth- a lover’s anthology

    The best and worst gift happen to be the exact same one. When I was 12, my parents bought my sister and I Nextel cell phones (pure adulation, best gift) but when I opened the box, it was empty! (worst gift) The people at the cell phone store forgot to put the phone in the box and I was devastated. Imagine my hysteria when I realized that I couldn’t walkie talkie my sister on her brand new phone for at least one more day? Heartbreaking. And because I was a little child wench I didn’t stop crying until my Mom forced my sister to give me hers. Winnnnner! And all that
    I want for Christmas is more Man Repeller videos. I love when you post
    videos! moremoremore.

  • http://madamecouture.blogspot.com/ Emma Hager

    You People are just always havin’ a blast. So fun to watch. I would love, love, love to see more video content in the future! Perhaps one that details a gathering with “The Chatroom”…? All of the MR friends seem really smart, funny, awesome, and I think it would be sort of a fun testament to Girl Talk. Perhaps in the format of you guys throwing out questions or scenarios and the ‘Room has a go at the topics.

  • lemkam

    Worst gift has to be the doll that would grow breasts when you wound her arm. This was in the 70′s so nothing was politically correct yet. It was horrifying.

  • the coattail effect

    my worst present which continues to be the worst present every year is a throw blanket from my cousin. he gets one for me and one for my sister every Christmas, and it’s always the $5 kind…like if I ask him for a nice $20 blanket, about 3 other people won’t get Christmas presents this year

  • Lilli

    I got given a dildo by a friend as a joke and I unwrapped it in front of my parents. WORST.CHRISTMAS.EVER

  • Hereshoping Themayanswereright

    Worst was a pencil sketch of my dog that my boyfriend commissioned from an artist. It looked nothing like my dog and actually creeped me out due to the weird evil eyes and oversized head she put on it. I pretended to somewhat like it and then threw it out later so I wouldn’t have to look at it anymore.

  • Sarah

    I love Amelia, she’s my new fav. Sorry, Lea. Hope you don’t mind me calling you that…I’m reading you book ;)

  • hil

    best = barbie dream house

  • Sienna

    I love the both of you so much! For now the best gift for me would be a huge Cannon camera and clothes.
    More videos from you guys is very necessary.

    http://stylebysi.blogspot.com/

  • Jen

    This was so funny! I love what you are wearing Leandra, so cool. Would love for you to check out my blog http://www.theboonreport.com :) It would mean the world to me!

    • T.D. Howey

      Who is Amelia Diamond? she is the best!!!

      • T.D. Howey

        More Amelia Diamond videos. I’ll buy anything she wears or recommends.

  • jaclyn

    I’ve always wanted to be surprised with gifts BUT every year, even if I say ‘surprise me” I get asked what I want and thats what I get (well most of the time). So they are always good. But one year (I wont say from who) I got creepy fuzzy socks that itched like a mother ****** -worst gift ever!

    check my blog: http://stylevolver.blogspot.com

  • Lucy Lovelee

    The colors!! <3

  • SWS

    This kind of ruined this blog for me… was it supposed to be funny?

  • http://www.facebook.com/VoiceUpSlovenia swissinslovenia

    Best gift: a LV bag I didn’t expect and a jacket I’ve been wearing for more than 10 years now but that still looks like new.
    I don’t really remember a worst gift… even though there must have been some stuff I wasn’t excited about.

  • http://www.fancyalterego.wordpress.com/ Heather P.

    Best: Anyone who gets me books. It goes along with the sunglasses idea – if you know me well enough to get me a book you KNOW I’ll enjoy, the thought has been well counted.

    Worst: My grandma once put my grandpa in charge of buying my sister and me our gifts. She told him to go out and buy us a nice shirt or sweater. He didn’t know that women’s sizes don’t correlate with our age, so imagine the horror on my 14-year old (size 6) face when I pulled out this TENT of a shirt. I was already going through that whole “I hate everything about my body” phase, and that didn’t help. He was never allowed to do the shopping again after that. :-)

  • http://www.shawneedreaming.blogspot.com/ Shawnee Rajala

    Ha, you two are the best! Loved watching. Hmm…
    two of the best: my favorite perfume (usually every year) & a sunset painting from my mom that she painted.
    a worst (turned to good)…A gift box with one of my mom’s tattered home magazines inside. Turns out, my dad taped gift cards to the bottom underneath and put the magazine inside for some weight. He does this kind of thing every year, haha

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