By Adam B. Vary
Updated December 14, 2011 at 10:18 PM EST

Inspired by his Halloween prank asking parents to tell their kids they ate all the trick-or-treat candy — and post videos to YouTube of their kids’ reactions — Jimmy Kimmel decided to raise the stakes for Christmas. Instead of taking something away, the late-night host asked parents to record them giving their kids a Christmas present early — an incredibly lame Christmas present. The result? It seems whereas missing candy inspired weeping and bottomless despair, awful presents inspired weeping and uncontrolled rage. If I’m a grinch for finding this hysterical, so be it. Check it out below:

And as an added bonus, here’s that Halloween video:

What do you think PopWatchers? Is Kimmel’s scheme too hard on the kids or is it worth it for the humor value? Would you subject your family to bad-present heartbreak for the sake of comedy?

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