The holiday season is usually a joyous time of year. It is often associated with family bonding, spending time with friends, lots of wine and a few too many slices of pie! This year, because of the pandemic, many of us will be left in isolation or missing family members around our dinner table. We wanted to bring some holiday happiness back to you by sharing stories that will surely make you chuckle and maybe even feel guilty for laughing at them!
The Blind Dog Accident
“My dog was 14 years old, and he had gone blind earlier in the year. I guess because he couldn’t see, he got confused by the tree in the house. While we were sitting around our tree in our living room, he peed on the tree and blew out all the lights. The tree started smoking, and our dog walked away totally unfazed.” — martinimafia86, via Buzzfeed
While unexpected, Christmas tree fires are a little more common than you’d think! Check out our Christmas Safety blog here.
“I remember one Christmas I got a gift card to a lingerie store from my grandma. The most embarrassing part wasn’t the gift itself, but the fact that she made my poor 19 year old brother go in and buy it. As my brother told it, the conversation went something like this: Cashier: “Shopping for your girlfriend?” Brother: “No, my sister…well my grandma…” Awkward silence…” — handikat, via Reddit
There are certain moments in a person’s life that they never truly move past. This is one of those.
What’s That Smell?
“One Christmas, my uncle found a skunk in the garage. The boys came up with a genius plan to throw a towel over it so its ‘stink’ couldn’t escape. As expected, it failed miserably. Nearly 30 of us spent that Christmas crammed in my grandparents’ back room as far away from the garage as possible. We had to tie towels over our noses and eat crackers while the Christmas meal sat cold on the table because it smelled so bad no one could muster the courage to go over there.” — makaylad45303a88f, via Buzzfeed
Skunk 101 is never scare the skunk! If you need to get rid of skunks, try to lure them away with food rather than by approaching them.
Gift for the Cat?
“When I was a little kid, my grandma heavily favored me over my younger sister. One year, my grandma bought me a cool set of Pokemon as my Christmas gift, which, as you can imagine, was my absolute favorite thing at the time. She bought my sister a weasel ball…a toy meant for cats. My grandma even told her to share it with the cat. The cat that my sister was deathly allergic to.” — alliptera, via Reddit
Yikes…there’s not much we can say here to spin things in a positive direction. Don’t forget your antihistamines!
We hope some of these stories brought a smile to your face during this strange, foreign holiday season. Do you have any embarrassing or funny Christmas stories to share? We want to hear them! Message us at marketing (at) theparrishlawfirm.com. On behalf of the Parrish Law Firm, we would like to wish you a happy and joyous holiday season!
Alone for the holidays? Here are some ways to make you feel more fulfilled and less lonely: https://greatist.com/health/alone-for-the-holidays