Share your funny holiday stories

Martha - posted on 12/29/2008 ( 31 moms have responded )

281

738

85

Did your children do anything cute or memorable this Christmas? Were there any holiday mishaps that turned out to be funny?

Let us know. I would love to get a good laugh. :)

If you see this, leave this form field blank.
Powered by RESPECT not THUMPS

31 Comments

View replies by

Linda - posted on 01/14/2009

1

0

0

holiday funny for ya ...



Our little niece Patience has been with us since she was 2 months, she's 2 and a half now ...



we opened gifts Christmas morning at our house, then went to dad's to open more gifts ...



on the way back she says " aunty are we going home now?"



i say "yes Patience, we are going home now"



she says " aunty we open more presents at home ?"



i say "no honey we are all done opening presents, santa is all done bringing presents"



she says " awww i gotta get a new santa aunty"



hahaha of course shes just recently become aware of buying "new" things from the store when we run out of them haha ... just like buying new cereal bars when they are all gone she thinks we can buy a new santa hahaha



then of course trust walmart ...



we went to walmart a few days after christmas, Patience sees the automated santa still standing in his spot ... she yells "aunty look santa is not all done he's right there"



hahaha



 

Cindy - posted on 01/06/2009

1

13

0

3 Christmases ago but it is still funny ( well, now it is is...wasnt then!) my daughter and i live next door to my mom, and she ran over to talk to her about her gifts, etc. before her dad came to pick her up for christmas visitation. I had mentioned to her she may need to go ahead and get her bath, etc. because he would be there in an hour. she said okay, and went back to the bathroom but then went over to my moms within seconds. i was stuck to the floor trying to put together a dang barbie camper with a million stickers! she had also gotten a golf cart, and apparently she and granny decided to go for a quick spin. the quick spin turned into a 30 minute ride around our property. ( keep in mind, we had just moved into our new home, had only been there a month, or maybe even less) a few minutes before her dad was to arrive, she rushed in the door and saw me still sitting on the floor, and sat down in front of me, only to say.." mom, do you promise not to get mad if i tell you something" of course, every mom knows this is never good...:)...i assured her i would not, and continued putting stickers on ....and she said, 'i left the tub on while i was at granny's house"..OMG!!! i jumped up and ran to the bathroom, only to find our garden tub had overflown....and overflown.. OH what a MESS on that beautiful Christmas morning. of course my ex husband chose that moment to arrive, and i was about ready to run out of the house crying and screaming, but my daughter was so upset i couldnt get mad with her..She went on to her dad's and i went next door to borrow my mom's new gift, from US! a wet dry vac that hadnt even been taken out of the box yet!!!!! Go FIGURE!!

Laurie - posted on 01/06/2009

1

5

0

My 15 year old daughter and my husband were talking at a family holiday party when he asked her if she would donate her long hair to " locks of love" a cancer org. She replied with " I can't, it has to be virgin hair" everyone was shocked , she explained to everyones relief that vigin hair has never been colored or permed. ( She has highlights in her hair) It was priceless!

Heidi - posted on 01/02/2009

45

23

1

My oldest son is now 3 1/2 years old so this is the first Christmas he could really enjoy and have fun with. Our firs story is this...Zander kept misbehaving and I had a rather large Santa on a shelf above the TV. I was telling my son that in that Santa was a camera that tranmitted to the North Pole so Santa always knew if he was naughty or nice (my husband came home from work during this conversation and instead of staying had to leave because he was laughing). My son started looking through the house for more camera's. Becuase of that story I told him he asked my husband on Christmas morning what "Mommy did" to make Santa angry becuase her stocking was empty. Becuase my stocking was empty he felt so bad for me he drew me a very nice picture of me and wrote "I love you mommy". It was teh best gift I ever received and I cried. I laughed so hard at the "what did mommy do to make Santa angry. The truth of the matter is my husband ran out of time and is combining Christmas with my B-day becuase it lands the end of January...plus we had to shell out money for one of our vehicles. I loved my picture and I put that story in his baby book.

Vicky - posted on 01/02/2009

3

13

0

this year i told my son (he's 3 yrs old) if he wasnt good santa wouldnt come and put presents under the tree, so when he got up x-mas morning you could hear him yelling through the front room that the presents are here, the presents are here.then my bedroom door flew open and he was so happy saying santa came and the presents were here.. we will never forget that look on his face it was priceless.happy holiady to everyone and happy new year

Laura - posted on 01/02/2009

3

0

0

My 5yr old Isaiah was almost too excited to sleep christmas eve, but eventualy dozed off...after2hrs. In the morning, Ethan our 2yr lod woke up first, so we told him to go wake up his brother...we heard him in the room calling" Yayja, ake up.." Isaiah jumped up, and said "Oh thanks ethan...i almost forgot!!" I wish he'd get up for school like that

Donna - posted on 01/02/2009

1

8

0

My husband and I decided to have "Santa" give our son a DS for Christmas. When I went to Toys R Us to get "outfitted" for the present, I trusted that I was purchasing everything. Needless to say, Christmas morning "Santa" forgot the most important piece of the present. We had to get the actual DS (the store's last one), wrap it, and put it in the tree w/o our sons noticing. Then when we were beginning to take the tree down, we "found" the additional present. Anson figured that we had "missed" the gift since it was hidden in the upper branches; obviously Santa dropped it and didn't realize it wasn't with the rest of the gifts. That was a close call.

Traci - posted on 01/02/2009

5

8

0

My eight year old daughter is a barrel racer and for Christmas this year her Dad and I gave her a brand new saddle. She still believes in Santa Claus too. Well this Christmas morning we were awakend by our daughter saying "Dad come quick it is really important". My husband groggily got out of bed and said what is it Zoe? "Santa brought me a saddle so you don't have to." My husband response was that is great but Mom and I bought that saddle for you. Zoe was then very grateful. She wanted to let her Daddy know that Santa had brought an expensive saddle so Daddy and Mommy wouldn't have to worry about it but to her surprise Daddy and Mommy did buy her a saddle and she thanked us many times.

Susan - posted on 01/01/2009

3

12

0

Not really a holiday story but happened on NY eve. I had just gotten out of the bath and my daughter, 4 years old, saw me getting dressed and said "Oooh gross why is your bum naked?" to which I replied "Hey! I don't say ooh gross when I see your naked hiney" and she quickly replied "Yeah but MY hiney's cute!!" Wow, I have to write these down!

Amy - posted on 01/01/2009

4

0

0

My favorite-- our six year old son, Drew, received Batman Bat wings for Christmas. The wings pop open to about a three foot wingspan. Drew repeatedly was getting stuck going up the steps with his wings fully extended. He was completely bewildered as to why he would be stuck.



Also, our three year old, Julia, baking a birthday cake in her new Easy Bake oven for her new doll, Kiki. Not so much funny as cute!

Ruth - posted on 01/01/2009

1

1

0

Our last holiday involved flying. My daughter Molly was already fascinated by planes which she called "DIES." No matter how many times we called them planes, she insisted on using her own special word. On the plane we kept distracting her and managed to make it through the whole flight until the landing. We had just touched down when she saw a plane and fire engine on the tarmac. The plane was silent as she repeatedly shouted "FIRE, DIE". You can imagine the worried faces on the other passangers faces. One poor women was gripping her seat with fear. Needless to say, we were not looking forward to our connecting flight!

Kelly - posted on 12/31/2008

1

18

0

Two days before Christmas I was sitting with my daughters ages 9 and 7, and explaining how Christmas was not going to be as abundant as it has the last couple of years. I reminded them that "Santa" had to worry about the children whose parents had lost their jobs and my youngest one pipes up and says "yeah, and mom there are people in other countries that don't have clothes to wear; they only have sheets to wear". I broke out laughing and explained that those are the clothes of certain cultures. So I continued my explanation of Christmas and was curious as to how they would react with the idea of only receiving 1 present under the tree on Christmas, so I asked how they would feel about that and my oldest said "I would be fine with that there are children/people out there that don't get anything for Christmas and my youngest stated "to be honest with you mom, I would be happy with 5, I don't want as much as I had last year, but more than 1 so I would be happy with 5". I had to laugh...it is amazing how brutally honest children can be. My youngest wanted a guitar and a flute (she pronounces falute)...and she received it along with clothes.

Tori - posted on 12/31/2008

8

7

0

This was my first Christmas without my daughter, so it was tough as she is in San Diego with her husband. My son however called this the 'weirdest Christmas ever' due to the fact we have been trying to teach WANT vs. NEED and at 17 apparently still hard to decipher! We bought him 4 want items (leather jacket, leather wallett, barnes and noble gift cards, etc), but then we got him NEEDS and this is what he opened first before the wants came! It was priceless to see his face opening deoderant, Axe body spray, box of Q-Tips, AA batteries (for his controllers of course!), big packs of bar soap, toothpaste, car freshner for his car, STP for his car....etc. It was honestly a priceless moment I will not forget! I also hope the NEED vs WANT was a little more clear this way. :)

Sheri - posted on 12/31/2008

59

20

1

My son was acting up before the holiday - so I said to him "Santa is watching! Do you know what Santa brings children that are bad?" I'm hoping to hear What so i can tell him nothing or coal - my son replies with "Clothes?" I burst out laughing! The threat went out the window because I was laughing too hard! So needless to say, Santa didn't bring any clothes this year. I didn't want him to think he was bad! LOL

Avia - posted on 12/30/2008

14

110

1

My daughter got a lot of clothes and an necklace n bracelet set from her godmother, Ashley and theres more to come

Dianne - posted on 12/30/2008

1

5

0

My six year old Joey wanted a toy from Indiana Jones series. Well he got it and with the biggest smile and pure heart he said " I wanted this my whole life" brought the room to pure laughter. His entire 6 yrs of life.

Carmen - posted on 12/30/2008

3

6

0

I LOVE CHRISTMAS,MORE FUN WHEN THERE ARE KIDS.HE IS ALMOST 4 AND IT WAS SO FUNNY SEE HIS FACE OF SURPRISE EVERY TIME HE GOT A PRESENT HE WOULD AY ITS 4 ME,OPENNIG ONE OF THE PRESENT A PIECES OF TAPE GOT ON HIS FINGER HE COULDN'T GET IT OUT,AND SEEING HIM GOING AROUND THINKING THE TAPE WOULD GO WAS FUNNY,ITS A BLESSING WHEN YOU SEE THAT HAPPY FACE.WE ARE STILL HAVING FUN.

[deleted account]

Max Lucado has a great Christmas book and dvd called The Crippled Lamb. About a little lamb that has a lame leg and can't be in the green pastures with all the other sheep but learns that God has special plans for those who feel left out. My two daughters were playing one day crawling around with one arm up off the floor. I asked them what they were playing and they said, "We're the crippled lamb, Mom."

[deleted account]

Daughter Kaylynn when reading about Mary and Joseph riding the donkey to Bethlehem said, "No Mama. Not donkey. That's Eeyore!" (she was about 3-4 yrs)

Ruth - posted on 12/30/2008

6

44

0

I live in the high desert of Southern California, where we get very little snow, especially at this time of year. Two weeks ago, it snowed all day, giving us about a foot of the white stuff. My nine-year-old son was ecstatic and spent most of the day outside, even trying to build a snowman. The snow is all gone now, but he's been obsessed with the weather, hoping for more snow. We have a cat which we keep indoors, but he escaped briefly on the day it snowed. I'm told by my son and husband that he ran out on the front porch and started toward the street...until he stepped in the snow. All it took was one paw in the strange cold, wet stuff and he hightailed it back inside!

Gretchen - posted on 12/30/2008

37

12

2

My girlfriend and I planned a cookie exchange for the 20th of December at our church. everyone was asked to bring several dozen cookies (6) and then we would swap and everyone would come home with a nice variety of cookies. Great plan! Except the cookies didn't turn out exactly as planned.( although not bad no one really liked them) and except we didn't plan for a huge, road blocking blizzard to lay siege upon our small MN town. With the cookie exchange canceled my oldest asked what we were going to do with 100 cookies that he didn't like. I said we would save a few and make our neighbors some gift baskets with cookies for Merry Christmas presents. As we were loading them up and I was sending the oldest two kids out to deliver our cookie baskets my 5 year old says to me, " I sure hope they don't tell them that we didn't like them and that's why we gave them away." Ummm.... I sure hope they didn't say that either....

Sarah - posted on 12/30/2008

12

28

0

Okay, so this has nothing to do with Christmas trees, tinsel or sugar cookies, but my husband and I had a great laugh when our beautiful 2 month old daughter decided to wow us with her "magic" trick. We were just laying in bed with baby between us and I was nursing her side-lying. As I pulled her closer to me, I noticed that there was a huge poopy circle where her bottom used to be. So hubby and I started cleaning her and the bed up when we noticed something rather peculiar. Her zip-up sleeper and onsey was absolutely clean and there was no poop leaking out of her diaper even though it was completely full. So I have to ask myself; where on earth did the poop on the bed come from?

Charlene - posted on 12/30/2008

1

11

0

My three year old grandchild got a talking doll from Santa. I guess she left it turned on for days...I babysat yesterday and I asked her why her baby doll wasn't talking anymore.. She rolled those big blue eyes and said, " Her batteries are diving"....I laughed so hard !!!

Christa - posted on 12/30/2008

62

19

16

We were at Christmas Dinner with the family, where my husband's uncle likes to tell a lot of jokes. My daughter was observing the dynamics of everyone at the table, and she noticed that after a few sentences spoken by him, everyone would laugh. So she started to mimic him! She'd garble a little sentence and then laugh...something like this:

Sophie: Gabba yabba bla bla bla. (Pause). HA HA HA!

And she kept doing that. Only me and my mother-in-law figured out that she was mimicking Uncle Peter.

Katie - posted on 12/30/2008

3

19

0

My son was very enthusiastic opening his presents this year. He even got excited over a bag of socks. "Wow, SOCKS!!". It was super cute. Everyone laughed. A mishap that turned out to be funny, was my Mom took what looked to be at the time, a really ugly fall at CVS. She tripped over Brett who was right behind her. Brett was fine, but after the fall, my Mom and I had a huge laugh.

Elizabeth - posted on 12/30/2008

2

9

0

well, The two older boys 13. and 9 .playing in the living room ,my husband and i assumed little kim is also playing, almost2 ,we went to see what they were up to but .hmmm where is kim , i dont know they say , we hear this little giggle from the corner still don't see her , again a giggle then this little head sticks out and says boo mommy im here ,, well she crawled inside the tree and became a ornament funniest thing we've ever seen. merry x mas moms everywhere

Roula - posted on 12/30/2008

5

6

1

My husband work relocated out of the country and I find it sooo cute and funy when my son speaks the language to his friends.

Donna - posted on 12/29/2008

1

0

0

My daughter has been teaching her son who is 1yr old don't...I was holding him and he was almost asleep binky in his mouth. His baby Brother who was just born started crying and the 1 yr old opened his eyes looked at his brother and said don't.. And he fell back to sleep in my arms..It was hysterical.. And funny and smart of him to use it in context too...Also the 1yr old takes off all his socks and shoes but I gave him these monkee slippers and they have rattles in the toes and he loves them and keeps them on we cannot figure out why..LOL..

Sherry - posted on 12/29/2008

37

40

5

They both freaked when we surprised them with a puppy dog treats and a puppy toy. We picked out a new puppy but can't pick her up until today. So, we wrapped a picture of her with the toy and treats for each child to open and watched them try to figure it out. It was hilarious and somethign they will never forget. They've been wanting a dog for a LONG time.

If you see this, leave this form field blank.
Powered by RESPECT not THUMPS

Join Circle of Moms

Sign up for Circle of Moms and be a part of this community! Membership is just one click away.

Join Circle of Moms