The Worst Gifts in Our Favorite Holiday Films

On this IMDbrief, we break down the worst gifts ever given in our favorite holiday movies. For some great gift ideas, check out IMDb's Holiday Gift Guide, curated with the entertainment lover in mind!

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 2013 Pacific Rim (digital artist: Industrial Light & Magic - as Dave Hanks)
 2011 Cowboys & Aliens (digital artist: ILM - as Dave Hanks)
 2011 I Am Number Four (digital artist: ILM)
 2009 Star Trek (digital artist: ILM)
 2008 Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull (digital artist: ILM - as Dave Hanks)
 2007 Rush Hour 3 (digital artist: ILM)
 2007 Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End (digital artist: ILM)
 2006 Eragon (digital artist: ILM - as Dave Hanks)
 2006 Mission: Impossible III (digital artist: ILM - as Dave Hanks)
 2005 Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (matchmover: ILM - as Dave Hanks)
 2005 Jarhead (digital artist: ILM - as Dave Hanks)
 2003 Dreamcatcher (3D camera matchmove technician: ILM - as Dave Hanks)
 2002 Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (digital layout artist: ILM)
 2002 Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones (matchmove artist: ILM) / (motion capture artist: ILM)
 2001 A.I. Artificial Intelligence (3D matchmove artist: ILM - as Dave Hanks)
 2000 The Perfect Storm (digital effects animator: ILM)
 1999 Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace (3D matchmove artist: ILM)
 1997 Titanic (digital effects matchmover: ILM)
 1997 Speed 2: Cruise Control (digital effects artist: ILM)
 1997 The Lost World: Jurassic Park (match mover)
 1996 Daylight (3D matchmove artist: ILM - as Dave Hanks)
 1996 Star Trek: First Contact (digital match mover - as Dave Hanks)
 1996/I Twister (computer graphics camera matchmover)
 1991 Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country (motion control camera assistant)
 1991 The Rocketeer (first assistant camera: visual effects)
 1989 Back to the Future Part II (camera assistant: ILM - as Dave Hanks)
 1989 Ghostbusters II (visual effects camera assistant: ILM)
 1989 Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade (camera assistant: ILM)
 1988 Willow (visual effects camera assistant: ILM - as Dave Hanks)
 1986 The Golden Child (assistant camera operator: ILM)
 1985 The Goonies (equipment engineering: ILM)
 1984 Star Trek III: The Search for Spock (visual effects assistant camera - as Dave Hanks)
 1983 Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi (apprentice machinist: ILM)
 1982 Poltergeist (apprentice machinist: ILM)
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