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13 Things You Won't Find In Your Christmas Stocking

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5. Your misspent youth.

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Sure, some would call playing Metal Gear Solid all day, every day a decent use of your time, but perhaps you could’ve learned a language or something instead. Probably would’ve taught you some more easily applicable real-life skills.

7. The sheer joy of being a kid.

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Unless you can somehow stuff the notion of "wonderment at literally everything" and "endless energy" in there. In which case, fair play to you, sir.

8. The ability, on demand, to be precisely the right amount of ill to get out of awkward social engagements.

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"I'd love to come to meet your parents, but I've got one of those seven-hour fevers that are going around..." (No need for the rubbish scarf, though.)