These vintage '90s Christmas commercials are hilariously bad

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It's that time of year again, when wrapped presents pique our curiosity, and we're all reminded of a time when what was underneath the tree probably required AA batteries. Let the Ghost of Christmas Past take you down memory lane, with some of the worst commercials from your '90s holiday shopping list.


What's the one thing olds and alternateens can agree on? Game Boy Pocket, of course! Just in case you're feeling nostalgic, i'm pretty sure every garment worn by the teens here is still available from Hot Topic at a mall near you.

This commercial for Game Boy Advance disturbingly predicted the future: connected, not so silent nights.

All I want for Christmas is a Motorola pager and a new mom.

God bless Instagram, the Polaroid camera that fits in your pocket and makes sharing your shopping list effortless. Now if your parents could just figure out how to use the direct messages.

The Game Genie was legit magic.

Your very own video camera to film your very own skate videos. (Just don't forget to bring your VCR with you!)

The real nightmare before Christmas: trying to figure out how to work a PC!

One thing that hasn't changed since the '90s: no matter what your gift was, it probably came in the mail from Amazon.

Cara Rose DeFabio is a pop addicted, emoji fluent, transmedia artist, focusing on live events as an experience designer for Real Future.