Share your funny holiday stories

posted 2 years ago in Holidays
Post # 3
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2015

MsGinkgo:  lol!! your pink toothbrush story is hilarious! 

 

when i was younger, we had a couple of pets at the same time: a weenie dog named holly, a bitch of a cat named patches, and another cat named oreo.

oreo would always be posted up under the christmas tree, because we used to get a real tree and he loved drinking the water out of the stand (what a weirdo!). so oreo is chillin’ under the tree, and holly the weenie dog decides to come check it out. so as holly and oreo are just kind of standing there, patches’ old crazy ass starts chasing them out of nowhere. oreo shoots out from under the tree, and holly is like “oh fuck” and starts running too. the only problem is, holly’s collar gets snagged on some tinsel, and as she takes off running (with patches close behind) the tree comes down with her and through the living room/kitchen. water goes everywhere, pine needles, ornaments…yeah. holly and oreo are freaking out looking guilty, while patches sits on top of the tree wreckage like, “yes humans. you and the other furry minions are mine.” lol

Post # 4
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

When my sister was younger, she was notorious for getting sick around the holidays. One year when she was either 3 or 4, she really wanted a rocking horse from Costco. Like every time we would make a trip, she had to ride it for forever and could almost die when we would leave without it. So my parents got it for her, set it up under the tree and everything, but come Christmas morning she was wayy too sick to enjoy it! Our visions of her excitedly screaming and losing her little mind over it were replaced with the saddest, most pitiful two rocks on the horse before she went back to bed. She’s 22 now and we still laugh about it!

Post # 5
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: October 2012

my parents would get gifts for me, gifts for my brother, and then gifts wrapped for both of us (board games, etc)

one year I excitedly started opening the gifts labeled for both of us. .  .only to find A BUNCH OF TRANSFORMERS!!.  I was quite upset.  I was gypped!!  I threw a fit, started crying..  .the whole bit.

Turns out my mother had entrusted my father to get and wrap those gifts on his own.  Epic fail!   

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Post # 8
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

We have a running joke when we go to decorate the tree. I don’t remember when it all started, probably after we moved when I was in 7th grade, but we’d bring out the big tubs of ornanments to decorate the tree which are mostly all just handmade things or gifts my little brother and I made over the years when we were younger. Well it seemed that every single ornanment we pulled out was his. My mom would say “oh look, here’s one of yours!” only to turn it over and find out it was another one of his! I think we had like a 20:1 ratio of his ornament/crafts to mine. We still have no idea what happened to all my ornanments, I’m betting they got lost in the move or my teachers just weren’t as crafty as his were back in the day! So each year we joke about how my parents obviously love him more because they kept all of his handmade ornaments and none of mine lol I think my mom was starting to feel bad for awhile but it’s really all in fun lol 

Post # 9
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

We also do white elephant gifts for the whole family (12 aunts/uncles and 30 cousins on one side) instead of gifts and it’s always hilarious. Nothing like having my 85 year old gma opening the 50 shades of grey series or my 50 year old single uncle getting a My Little Pony bookbag lol I’ve been searching for the perfect white elephant for weeks now lol

Post # 10
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2014 - Stanley House Inn

We have a huge family, so I have a few. My favorite one is a few years ago.

 

a small backstory – I have 5 sisters – all married, a brother who’s much younger, and there are a few grandbabies running around. We do a huge thing on Christmas Eve where everyone opens gifts from the parents/grandparents and maybe some gifts from each other and it takes a couple of hours.

We’re all opening our gifts and passing out packages and having a good time and one of my sisters is sitting there quietly with a big smile on her face. She hadn’t gotten any gifts. Not one – but she was taking it all in with a giant (and totally genuine) smile on her face. 

So we finish gifts and A2 doesn’t say anything, she goes downstairs with the rest of us and one of my BILs asks her what he “ooh-wah” gift was. (Mom does these – it’s the one that you want the most) and A2 goes “I didn’t get anything”.

So then several sisters rush to my mom who is in the kitchen and start asking mom about A2s gift/s. My mom totally freaks out – A2 got the Ikea couch she was asking for and it was in the garage. Everyone actually walked by it when they came in and no one noticed the GIANT BOX with a couch pictured on it.

My parents still ask her if she got her present/s every year, and Mom double-checks her list as people open things.

Post # 11
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2015

fyrefly816:  omg that happens with my mom too–she will hide them so well (and often, well in advance) that she totally forgets about them! i remember one year there was this sparkly golf ball sized ring that i just wanted soooo bad, back when all those bright baubly jewelry items were the rage (think claire’s, afterthoughts, etc.). mom got it, and hid it, and then promptly forgot. i guess i forgot too because i didn’t really give it a thought at christmas. but i was just overjoyed 6 months later when i found it in her dresser drawer as i went to get a pair of socks for my dad! lol!!

Post # 12
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: March 2014 - A castle!

MrsN14:  Lol. Last year my 85 year old grandpa got a “Pineapple Express” dvd during white elephant. I could not stop laughing.

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