The holidays are an absolutely magical time. The twinkling lights, the Christmas cookies, the presents under the tree... and the broken ornaments, ugly gingerbread cookies, bad family photos. Let's face it: sometimes the holidays just don't go as planned. But as long as we can laugh about it, we'll be okay. Here are 12 holiday fails to get you giggling through the season. 

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Not Enough Tree Lights 1

Not Enough Tree Lights

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Um... well, it seems that the chart at the store doesn't actually predict how many lights you'll need, huh?


Bad Santa Photos 2

Bad Santa Photos

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I don't think this is exactly the memories his parents wanted...


Broken Ornaments 3

Broken Ornaments

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Oh, so many broken ornaments...

Someone Stealing Your Chocolate 4

Someone Stealing Your Chocolate

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Gingerbread House Monstrosity 5

Gingerbread House Monstrosity

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It happens. Sometimes, we just get frustrated and can't finish cause... yeah, let's stop.


Baking Mystery 6

Baking Mystery

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I don't even know what's going on here.


Mislabeled Signs 7

Mislabeled Signs

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Um, sure...?

Overdone Holiday Nails 8

Overdone Holiday Nails

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That red one? Yeah, it's a bit much. 


Scary Decorations 9

Scary Decorations

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Creepy Tree Santa is going to get me in his sleep, won't he?

Bad Cookies 10

Bad Cookies

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Not quite the Christmas cookies of my dreams. 


Running Out of Eggnog 11

Running Out of Eggnog

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or coquito. Nooooooooo!

Toppled Over Christmas Tree 12

Toppled Over Christmas Tree

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Cats. It's always the cats! (I should know)