And then there was the time Atari ruined everyone's Christmas.

I can't imagine a gift leading to more Christmas morning (or Hanukkah evening) tears than the E.T. game for the Atari 2600.

It apparently took Atari thousands of years to win back the holiday goodwill of humankind.

But honestly, decent as the ports of Ms. Pac-Man and Jungle Hunt were, there was no making up for that E.T. game.