Tickets to Hamilton topped a lot of Christmas lists this year. While hard to come by, it's exactly what some people got, and to say they are satisfied with their present is an understatement — they appropriately freaked out.

By Gerrad Hall
December 29, 2016 at 11:21 PM EST
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They won’t say no to this.

In years past, the Easy Bake Oven, Cabbage Patch Kids, Tickle Me Elmo, Furby, and Nintendo Wii have topped the list of most-wanted Christmas gifts. For 2016, however, a lot of people wanted something especially difficult to come by — tickets to Hamilton.

That’s exactly what some people got, though, and to say they are satisfied with their present is an understatement — they appropriately freaked out. Fans of Lin-Manuel Miranda’s Tony Award-winning musical have good reason to appreciate the coveted commodity: Tickets for the Broadway production have sold out well into 2017; the Chicago production, which premiered last week, is sold out for the majority of the next year; and a national tour launching March 10 in San Francisco, with plans for stops in more than a dozen other cities, is also selling out quickly where tickets are already available.

Alas, lots of people will be going to the room where it happens. See below a sampling of excited, tear-filled reactions.

Hamilton (Broadway)

Genre: Musical; Starring: Lin-Manuel Miranda, Leslie Odom Jr., Christopher Jackson, Phillipa Soo, Renee Elise Goldsberry; Director: Thomas Kail; Author: Lin-Manuel Miranda; Opening Date: 08/06/15
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