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11 Reasons Why The Holidays Were Supremely Lame Without Phones

We forget the holidays were way less magical without phones.

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1. Your drive never had a podcast — only whatever lameness the radio had to offer.

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How are there only country music stations in New Jersey?

2. Remember how you couldn’t livestream your pets trying on their cute little holiday outfits?

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Truly these were the dark ages.

3. Or take a selfie of your OWN rad holiday outfit.

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Couldn't get that online love.

4. Without phones, the holidays meant a lot of sitting around, bored at the “kids' table.”

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“Did the grown-ups...forget about us?”

5. Instead of tracking Santa online, your parents made you meet him at the mall.

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Santa is a little much IRL.

6. You weren’t able to fact-check all the crazy stuff your Uncle John said.

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Not that he listens to you anyway.

7. You had to watch family movies on VCRs.

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After 20 minutes of waiting for the tape to rewind, do you even still want to watch?

8. You couldn’t group-text your friends to see which one of you has the most adorable grandma.

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Never take me off a group text about grandmas.

9. You couldn’t use your GPS to find where the bars are after everyone is finally asleep.

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Family is great and all, but sometimes a little holiday alone time is necessary.

10. Or make a parody account for your little cousin’s snowman, who appears to long for death.

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Spring weather can’t come soon enough for this poor fella.

11. And finally... without throwback photos, you couldn't easily remember how beautiful (and weird) the holidays are.

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Did we always look this good? Yes.

Phones make the awesome things about the holidays more awesome and the lame things...a little less lame. When it comes to your smartphone, switch to Straight Talk’s $55/10GB Plan, the ultimate holiday helper.