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To ask the worst behaviour at Christmas you’ve witnessed by an adult?
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SoniaFouler · 05/12/2021 18:58

Mine is:

Drunk cousin (24 at the time) shouting and arguing with everyone for most of Boxing Day three years ago, then topped it off when someone told her to stop being stupid by standing up and scraping the entire contents of her dinner plate all over the table and made my aunt cry.

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dancinfeet · 22/12/2021 07:15

Just to clarify, it was their younger half sister that was ill initially, and he knew this. This is the same guy that if either of his daughters got ill during his access time he would immediately bundle them up into the car and drive them home because it wasn’t his responsibility to look after them when they were sick- in case he got sick and had to miss work from his Very Important Job.

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dancinfeet · 22/12/2021 07:12

Ex H collected DDs for new year, when they arrive at his house it materialises that their younger sister has a vomiting bug and had been up all night with D & V. He brings them home two nights later and predictably they both, followed by me a few days after them all come down with the sickness bug , resulting in me needing to take the first week of January off work, as the bug worked it’s way through the household. I’m a self employed single parent- if I don’t work I don’t get paid. Arsehole.

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Funkyslippers · 21/12/2021 12:01

At a works Christmas party on a boat yonks ago a colleague got a bit friendly with a guy from a different office. One of the older ladies went on the top deck to get some fresh air and witnessed said colleague giving her new friend a blow job! I didn't fare much better. Ended up getting rather friendly with a guy I worked with. Hadn't realised how totally gorgeous he was until that evening🤭

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SchadenfreudePersonified · 21/12/2021 11:48

@Jammysod

MIL travelled across country to stay with us on Christmas Eve. DH picked her up from the train station, but on the way back she started bitching about my parents (who had invited us for Christmas dinner) & having a strop. I only found this out after she'd swanned in the house like nothing happened, leaving DH distraught in the car.
She then refused to acknowledge what she'd done, decided she was going home & had the audacity to ask DH to take her back to the train station. She got the bus to the station and spent Christmas alone.
She still comes at Christmas unfortunately, so we spend the whole time on pins worried about a repeat performance.

My dad took us all home after taking away our presents... I still have the memories of being absolutely distraught as I wanted the twin dolls so much, but knowing it was the right thing to do... I was about 6 years old... It instilled a good sense of fairness into me

I wish my parents had taken that attitude Marylou

My paternal GM hated me with a passion, because she hated my mother nd blamed me for my parents sticking together (apparently my DF would have come to his senses if I hadn't been born). However she doted on my brother and younger sisters, so I got nothing from her year after year, while they got presents.

My DM moaned about it at home, and DF agreed with her but neither of them did anything about it. It shot my confidence to hell - not just her attitude to me, but that they didn't think I was worth defending..
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ThumbWitchesAbroad · 15/12/2021 08:32

[quote repottingthescabious]@ThumbWitchesAbroad it is working fine.

Thank you for posting I am watching it now. In a strange way it has lifted my mood. Everything is so tight this year and so many unexpected bills, dramas, hospital appointments, dental work, even the 3rd attempt at mince pies didn't work and some of those are intended for gifts. Xmas Confused. Today i hit my limit.

This is good

Thank you. I feel restored.[/quote]
I'm so pleased it helped! Thanks

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Happy1982ish · 15/12/2021 08:06

@Glitteringduck

At age 11 I asked my DM through a closed bedroom door what we'd be having for Xmas dinner. She replied she's not bothering and that she couldn't be arsed as there were only the 2 of us.. (thinking I didn't know about the man she'd brought home from pub night before) and that she's spending the day in bed. On Xmas. Leaving me alone.

Rang my friend who's dm was mortified. They picked me up and I spent Xmas there and I had the best time.

I ended up crying down the phone

Do you have any relationship with her now?
What were future christmases like?
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repottingthescabious · 15/12/2021 01:05

@ThumbWitchesAbroad it is working fine.

Thank you for posting I am watching it now. In a strange way it has lifted my mood. Everything is so tight this year and so many unexpected bills, dramas, hospital appointments, dental work, even the 3rd attempt at mince pies didn't work and some of those are intended for gifts. Xmas Confused. Today i hit my limit.

This is good

Thank you. I feel restored.

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Glitteringduck · 15/12/2021 01:00

At age 11 I asked my DM through a closed bedroom door what we'd be having for Xmas dinner. She replied she's not bothering and that she couldn't be arsed as there were only the 2 of us.. (thinking I didn't know about the man she'd brought home from pub night before) and that she's spending the day in bed. On Xmas. Leaving me alone.

Rang my friend who's dm was mortified. They picked me up and I spent Xmas there and I had the best time.

I ended up crying down the phone

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SwtPeasOnEarth · 15/12/2021 00:23

@ThumbWitchesAbroad
Thank you for sharing the video.

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ThumbWitchesAbroad · 14/12/2021 15:32

Thank you! I don't know what was going on with the preview! Xmas Confused

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AnnieSnap · 14/12/2021 13:13

@ThumbWitchesAbroad I could watch it fine. Very good video. Thanks for sharing.

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ThumbWitchesAbroad · 14/12/2021 10:26

So - click on the link, not the preview pane, and then it should work.
Sorry for taking up all these posts! Xmas Blush

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ThumbWitchesAbroad · 14/12/2021 10:25



Trying again...
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ThumbWitchesAbroad · 14/12/2021 10:23

Oh! Should have previewed that - it's now telling me it's unavailable video, even though I'm literally still watching it myself! Shock

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ThumbWitchesAbroad · 14/12/2021 10:22

Just found this elsewhere - might be useful for people to watch if they want to take a step back at Christmas!
Marian Keyes on how shite Christmas can be for people.

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moominty · 13/12/2021 13:18

My DF is quite a disturbed person with anger and drink issues. He very often created a tense, walking on eggshells atmosphere and xmas was particularly bad for it. We would often hide from him or face the wall if he walked by.

Every year at Christmas he would tell my DM that he didn't want the expense and fuss of xmas, that it was all bullshit and he would have beans on toast.

When xmas eve rolled around he would come in from the pub, sit at the table and demand "his Christmas party like all of his friends were having". My DM would be there wringing her hands trying to explain that he insisted he didn't want to celebrate it and she hadn't got anything in. Cue getting very drunk and ranting like a little child about how unfair it was and how he wasn't getting a Christmas like everyone else he knew was. He'd be really horrible to her.

After a few rounds of this my DM would sneak around buying things in secret and hiding them (meaning her shopping budget was always really tight as the SAHP). Then when my DF went out to the pub on xmas eve she would jump up and run into the kitchen to make it all the way he wanted it.

Even from a young age I thought this was ridiculous and very tiresome.

One year my DM was bedridden (or avoiding him not sure which) and so I was subjected to the xmas is BS and I want beans on toast performance. I was 17 and well over it so I said fine. He spent the next few days repeatedly trying to get me to check if we had beans, which I refused to do and said he could look himself. He didn't like this nonchalant approach because the whole point is to get everyone racing around checking what he wants now.

Anyway a couple of days before xmas he had a massive go at me for literally no reason so I threw my plate of dinner at him (to the side) and went to bed leaving it all smashed on the floor.

The next day he'd cleaned it up and been to the shop and bought everything for xmas, he even got me a present shocker. He continued to be an arsehole for years to come but that Christmas was actually nice in a bittersweet way because I think he realised I could be way more of a dick head than him and if he said he wanted beans on toast then that's what he could have.

Still get very tense around Christmas time.

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Frigginintheriggin · 12/12/2021 20:17

The one where my father decided to move back into the family home AFTER an awful split from mum because he was still on the tenancy and he was entitled to..... (no doubt egged on by grandfather)
It was horrible. He bought presents for two of us kids but not the eldest. Middle child launched theirs back at him and we spent a miserable Xmas hiding upstairs from him.
The worst thing is he had already moved on, in fact he had been seen with the OW well before the split (although mum was never told) , he just wanted to be a spiteful git.

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Grapewrath · 12/12/2021 17:01

My parents were always awful at Xmas- falling over drunk and endless arguments. The usual that goes with all that- injuries, vomit etc. I have allergies ( proper ones!) and during my last Christmas at home my mum forgot to get me anything alternative. She put flour with the roast potatoes and in the gravy so I couldn’t have any. She doesn’t do many veg so I ended up with literally a saucer of limp veg for my Xmas dinner at 16. I decided no more and that was the very last Xmas I spent with them. Luckily I got a job in a hotel and had amazing Christmasses until I had my own children😆.

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Ddot · 12/12/2021 16:07

😖

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ErinAoife · 12/12/2021 16:07

Ex husband vomiting on my hair on Christmas day as he was drunk in the middle on the night and we were at his mom to top it all

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Fluffycloudland77 · 12/12/2021 15:59

Ouch.

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SmudgeButt · 12/12/2021 15:32

The Christmas day when my mom asked my dad what present he had got his girlfriend.

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GloriaSicTransitMundi · 12/12/2021 14:55

I'm so sorry for those who've had such awful times, I came on thinking it would be amusing stories and then have read some truly shocking accounts. Sending everyone here very best wishes for a happy holiday this year, and even better times ahead.. StarStarStar

Adding my own, definitely lighthearted, bit: one Christmas at my DSis with DNiece and her six week old firstborn, her DP and his family and their dog Racer, a retired ex-racing greyhound. The glasses are on the coffee table, the champagne is poured and everyone is just about to take their glass when along comes Racer. He's very happy and wants to join in the fun so rushes up all waggy and smiley - and with one neat swipe of his tail, knocks every single glass off the table!

We eventually had our toast, but in prosecco.

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Ddot · 12/12/2021 13:59

People can be so
Mean

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PermanentTemporary · 12/12/2021 12:34

Bloody hell @MrsGhastlyCrumb! Thst could be an entire horror film tbh.

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