Cape Town - While many of us were holding thumbs for return tickets to Cape Town or cool new GoPros from Santa this year, some were being spoilt beyond measure.
The uber-rich kids of Instagram showed off their money-dripping, wanderlust-inducing Christmas holidays - from private yachts sailing on blue seas to showering their loved ones in thousands of bank notes carried in Louis Vuitton bags...
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To wipe away your painful memories of your economy class holiday travel - take a look at the world's richest young adventurers and their festive experiences....
"I Guess Money Can Buy Happiness! Merry Christmas Everybody!"
"It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas"
"Leaving for Christmas holidays finally with the familia #Rome #nextstop?"
"Perfect view for my birthday weekend #cove #Bahamas"
"Everyone is posting their family Christmas photos and here I am sailing around Fort San Felipe Del Morro. Merry Christmas! #sanjuan #puertorico"
"Naughty is the new nice"
"Kinda miss getting groped and fondled by airport security"
"I may not be Jewish, but I definitely celebrate all eight days of Chanukah... #mazeltov"
"Amazing role models. ?? #abc #goodmorningamerica #abcnews"
"The #Hermès feel is strong in home"
"Good morning texts"
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