Tons of people had to fake enthusiasm yesterday to hide their disappointment with a Christmas present...and a new study shows that 77% will return an item they got for a present at Christmas.

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So how do you make the return process go smooth?

Here are some Tips:

First...you need to know that just about EVERY store has its own return policy. Some stores mandate that you have a receipt, while others will take just the gift. So to avoid the biggest headache..double-check the store's return policy before you head out.

Next...make sure to have the original box the item came in. This will save you a re-stocking fee especially if you are returning electronics.

Finally...BE PATIENT! A lot of people are in the same boat as you and know that the workers at the return window will have to follow store policy. So expect lines to be long!