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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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rrhuth · 05/12/2021 19:52

I am not going into details but I was extremely drunk at a Christmas party once long ago and have not seen anything so bad as I remember being Xmas Blush

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TheLightSideOfTheMoon · 05/12/2021 19:52

MiL once got stoned shortly before Christmas dinner and went to bed, called down halfway through dinner for someone to bring her a ham sandwich.

Shortly after MiL’s sister split some gravy (no big deal in my opinion) but then spent the rest of the dinner in an obvious sulk.

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blackcoffeeplant · 05/12/2021 19:51

MIL having a fit on Boxing Day as our flight was delayed and we wouldn't be at hers in time for dinner. We booked the first available flight that day but it was late afternoon. She kept calling us at the airport demanding we get back sooner as dinner was at 5pm and no later.

We ran through the airport when we landed and got to her house at around 6pm, they had already ate dinner with BIL and SIL so we were served whatever had been leftover and nothing was heated up for us. She somehow managed to burn the bottom of these giant roast potatoes but the top of them were raw. These were covered with lumpy cold gravy while everyone else stood round the kitchen table watching us eat and some comments being made about ruining the family dinner as we were late.

I was about 21/22 at this point, husband (then boyfriend) could never stick up for himself and just took it. It was a sore point that we went to my parents for Xmas in a different country. Needless to say I didn't rush back for another Xmas/boxing day dinner and haven't actually spoken to them for about a decade. I'll never get over those roast potatoes.

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Floundery · 05/12/2021 19:47

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WhoWants2Know · 05/12/2021 19:40

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My sister coming out as gay- NOT because she was gay but because she then had a massive strop and sulk because all everyone said was that it's okay and we love her. She was drunk and wanted drama and for everyone to be shocked 😅

Coming out just doesn't seem to have the same impact as it used to, does it? 😁
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Larryyourwaiter · 05/12/2021 19:39

FIL got very very drunk. Not his fault entirely. He was a total lightweight and BIL just kept giving him a wide variety of alcohol (one pint would have him staggering about), he had 4 different drinks with dinner at the same time. He broke loads of things, passed out, vomited down himself and swore at everyone in front of the kids.
The worst behaviour was BIL who thought it was hilarious. DH also thought it was funny and got a good telling off from me and I got him to make FIL apologise to MIL and SIL.

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TwoleftUggs · 05/12/2021 19:39

Mil wanted our dd to open presents from her on Xmas eve. We said not til xmas day. She threw a massive strop and chucked all our presents down the stairs one by one.

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TooWicked · 05/12/2021 19:27

My SIL is generally a twat, but manages to spoil most family gatherings by being especially nasty to my DH and creating an awful atmosphere where everyone present is treading on eggshells.

He’s usually quite easygoing and for the sake of family harmony he lets it roll off him, but after years of it he finally had enough and called her out on her lies and outright nastiness, whereupon she had a massive fake “panic attack”, nicely managing to distract everyone from what a total cunt she’d been towards him 10 minutes earlier.

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SmithfamilyRobinson · 05/12/2021 19:18

BIL storming out and slamming door because his mother, my MIL, complimented us on our choice of wine for Christmas Dinner. She was just being nice and wasn't (and never would have) making a point. BIL is known as Voldemort behind his back as he sucks the joy out of the room...

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Greyhedge · 05/12/2021 19:12

I saw a relative have a huge strop and fall out with most of the family as her boyfriend hadn’t got her the engagement ring she was expecting!

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MyComputerGetsSadWithoutMe · 05/12/2021 19:03

My sister coming out as gay- NOT because she was gay but because she then had a massive strop and sulk because all everyone said was that it's okay and we love her. She was drunk and wanted drama and for everyone to be shocked 😅

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Santahatesbraisedcabbage · 05/12/2021 19:00

My adult ds 2 years ago.
Had a go at ds 6 because he got his ds with a Nerf bullet. Pinned ds down and shot him in the face.
Haven't invited him back or spoken to him since.
And won't be any time soon.

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