7 Christmas Pranks Perfect For Your Family

7 Ways To Prank Your Naughty Family So Next Year They Will Be Sugar, And Spice, And Everything Nice

Want to make your Christmas gatherings more entertaining? Here's how.

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Christmas has always been a holiday of joy, cheer, and most importantly of all, presents. But there's only so many times you can simply unwrap a present to find your gift inside. So why not spruce up the tradition of giving your gifts out? Here's a couple ways that you can.

1. Prank boxes. 

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While there might actually be someone in your family who'd want a gravy fountain (and consequently would be heartily disappointed that there isn't a gravy ladle inside), chances are there'll be more of a confused look on the recipient's face when they tear off the wrapping to a very niche dinner tool. And if that's not your type, there are several other examples you can find on Amazon.

2. Change up the packaging. 

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Want to confuse your favorite family member when they open their present? Put it in something they don't expect! Slide a gift card to Starbucks into a Victoria's Secret box and hand it to your favorite nephew, or put something small in a Play-Doh container. Not only will they be confused, there might be a little betrayal thrown into the mix as well.

3. Wrap it as many times as you dare. 

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There are a couple of ways to do this -- if you can, wrap it as many times as you want to in different wrapping paper. Or, for the slightly more sadistic, wrap it as many times as you can in similar-looking papers, such as newspaper or magazine catalog pages. Fun times for anyone, especially impatient little kids.

4. Make it into a treasure hunt. 

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This work especially well if the gift exchange is on your home grounds -- what better way to have a kid receive a present than to work for it? Send them scrambling around the house, through the yard, and if you're feeling a little adventurous, perhaps to the next street over. Also a really good way to bond all of the cousins together, because nothing says family time like digging up a hole in the middle of winter.

5. Give them a barcode. 

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It isn't hard to find an app that'll scan bar codes, but it's certainly entertaining to watch someone open an envelope at Christmas to find just a bar code. After all, it could code for anything from the box to a new phone to a can of sour cream and onion Pringles. (Which would be tragic, actually.)

6. White Elephant the gift exchange. 

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Not only does this reduce the financial strain by requiring everyone to get one gift instead of a gift for everyone, the purpose of a White Elephant is to give somewhat whimsical gifts. The concept also allows recipients to 'steal' a present up to two times, so if someone isn't yelling in betrayal by the end of it, have you really carried it out right?

7. Leave the name tags off.

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Does everyone know each other well enough to know which gift belongs to who? Or will mass confusion abound? Which one of them was actually supposed to receive the laundry bag, and which one of them was supposed to receive the electric kettle? And the biggest question of them all: who's going to get the Nintendo Switch that just got unwrapped?

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7 Things Every Real Taylor Swift Fan Knows Will 100 Percent Happen On TS7

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On April 13th, Taylor Swift posted on her Instagram a picture with the caption "4.26"... since then, every post since has had the same caption, and fans have been theorizing ever since.

1. It's going to be very different from "Reputation"

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Looking at her current pastel Instagram theme, it is very, very different than dark, mysterious vibe from her "Reputation" days.

2. This will be one of Taylor's happiest albums yet

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Taylor has stayed out of the media for the most part since the release of "Reputation", and I believe that she's enjoyed her time, focusing on her music, friends, family, and relationships during this downtime.

3. This album will reflect on her childhood

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In 2016, in an interview with Glamour magazine, Taylor revealed that she was bullied in school, and her mom would often take her to T.J.Maxx after school to look at the opal jewelry in order to cheer her up. On April 14th, she posted a picture of jewelry, including opal. Also, one could say that her current Instagram profile picture has an opal tone to it. These could be hints to Taylor tapping into her childhood for her newest album. Oh, and she dressed up as a "childhood hero" for a New Year's Eve party...

4. ...But also focus on moving forward

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From her fresh, pastel Instagram theme to the flowers, butterflies, and overall springy vibes, Taylor has an airy, happy vibe that yells fresh, new life. Perhaps the album will also focus on her rising above everything from "Reputation" and all of the new things in her life.

5. It's going to have hidden eggs placed within the lyrics

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All Swift fans know that Taylor loves to play games and create puzzles for us to figure out leading up to album releases. Why does the album itself have to be any different? Hopefully TS7 will have hidden gems in it as well...

6. Jack Antonoff and Max Martin will be back

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Jack and Max have been with Taylor since "1989," and I don't think they're going anywhere. If they made it through the sound shift between Swift's 5th and 6th albums, they can work with whatever new ideas Taylor comes up with.

7. If the old Taylor is dead, I think TS7 will be when the new Taylor fully emerges

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There's been some butterfly emojis and imagery flying around on Taylor's Instagram, and in a way, I think TS7 will be Taylor emerging from her cocoon of sorts into a butterfly. "Reputation" showed that she was capable of change, and this new album will show a more mature version of Taylor.

Chances are all of these are 100% wrong... but hey, it's fun to theorize while we wait for her new single/album to drop on April 26th.

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