My Christmas was about as interesting as the rest of this year for me. Last Sunday my Parrot Nerd that I've had for 31 years died after being sick for about a week
Everyone in the family felt bad about him and decided to pool their money and my little sister found another bird an hour away that was the exact same breed and everything as Nerd was and he was reasonably priced and really needed a new home.
Christmas eve my step dad and I went to see him and he mostly took right to me after battling the poor lady who's been looking after him since his previous owner was no longer able to care for him.
He was letting me scritch his head and touch him and everything when he would attack her whenever she tried to deal with him so I bought him and brought him home. He later bit me a couple of times but now I know his particular warning signs and will work with him till he comes around.
So I loose one great friend of a bird, then gain another right when I figured Christmas was kinda spoiled.
I also got some cool shirts, another one of those cheap auto wire strippers, some really nice work/boot socks and a good dinner and family time, the rest of the family got some good things as well and were happy me and the new bird are working on a understanding with each other.