As kids, nothing felt more exciting than waking up on Christmas morning to see what a strange, bearded man in a red suit had left behind. You clambered downstairs at breakneck speeds just to crash land under either a very real or very plastic evergreen that was, hopefully, outfitted with an array of presents. Tearing through the holiday gift wrap, high on sugar cookies, (good and bad) freak outs were almost guaranteed.
It’s nice to imagine all Christmases as pure bliss, but of course they can’t all be. Sometimes, Christmas is a train wreck. Hopefully the worst you’re left with are a few embarrassing/funny stories. Since many of us have had those kinds of mornings at one time or another (either as children or as adults), we thought it might be fun to look to Reddit to find some of the internet’s most embarrassing and traumatic Christmas catastrophes.
Now, in the seasonal spirit of giving, we’re sharing them with you: