Tennessee Woman Gifted Grandpa's Ashes at Family's 'Dirty Santa' Party

A woman was surprised to find her grandpa’s ashes wrapped as a festive present during her family’s ‘Dirty Santa’ party at their home in Memphis, Tennessee, on Christmas Day.

Video taken by Kendall Cooper shows a family member opening up a series of presents in poor taste, only to find an urn at the bottom of the gift bag. She looks shocked when she’s told it’s “Granddaddy.”

Speaking to Storyful, Cooper said that she decided to gift her grandfather’s ashes because he was always the one to pull pranks on everyone in the family.

“We have had a tough year, and I figured it was time for Granddaddy to give everyone a much-needed laugh,” she said. Credit: Kendall Cooper via Storyful

Video transcript

- Open this first?

- No, no, no. Other stuff first.

- OK, let's see.

- What is it?

- If you can't beat them, eat them.

[LAUGHING]

- Oh! Oh!

- It's Jeffrey Dahmer.

[MULTIPLE EXCLAMATIONS]

- That gift was made for you.

- I love it.

- Where are you going?

- "The Ultimate Serial Killer Trivia." Thank you.

- Oh, yes!

- That was made for me.

- And one more.

- That was made for Holly.

- Yeah, this is really--

- Holly, that was made for you.

- What is this?

[MULTIPLE EXCLAMATIONS]

- It's Grandpa! It's Granddaddy!

- Who is this?

- It's Granddaddy!

- It's Grandpa!

- It's Granddaddy? Oh, Granddaddy!

- Granddaddy? What the heck?

- Open this first?

- No, no, no. Other stuff first.

- OK, let's see.

- What is it?

- If you can't beat them, eat them.

[LAUGHING]

- Oh! Oh!

- It's Jeffrey Dahmer.

[MULTIPLE EXCLAMATIONS]

- That gift was made for you.

- I love it.

- Where are you going?

- "The Ultimate Serial Killer Trivia." Thank you.

- Oh, yes!

- That was made for me.

- And one more.

- That was made for Holly.

- Yeah, this is really--

- Holly, that's was made for you.

- What is this?

[MULTIPLE EXCLAMATIONS]

- It's Grandpa! It's Granddaddy!

- Who is this?

- It's Granddaddy!

- It's Grandpa!

- It's Granddaddy? Oh, Granddaddy!

- Granddaddy? What the heck?