“Starting December 12, some of the Scorched will be spreading holiday cheer throughout Appalachia. Take them down to get a Holiday Gift, which you can unwrap to claim new loot!”— fallout.bethesda.net
The Holiday Scorched event is a limited-time community event for Fallout 76. It ran from December 12 – December 31, 2019.
Starting December 12, some of the Scorched will be dressing up in their most festive attire and wrapping presents. Take down these "Holiday Scorched" and they will drop Holiday gifts.
These gifts can be either low, medium or high quality, and the rewards get better as the present tier gets higher.
The Vault 76 residents can also craft their own presents, either to open themselves or to give away. Vendor bots can sell wrapping paper, a crucial component to the handmade gifts.