I was watching this video in which the host asks children what they got for Christmas, and the question was always in some variant of this form:
T'as eu quoi comme cadeaux pour Noël cette année ?
And responses came in the form:
J'ai eu [qch]
I haven't seen avoir used this way before, to imply that something was received. Is this common, or just for gifts, or even just for Christmas ?
I had always understood J'ai eu [qch] to mean that the speaker had something, and no longer does.