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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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PowerhouseOfTheCell · 05/12/2021 20:46

Went to the pubs Xmas Eve with some friends, one friends mum turns up wasted with a group of men we don’t know. Declares to the whole pub she’s had a gang bang and just been fingered in the beer garden! Shock Absolute silence descends. My friend and her mum ended up scrapping in a bus shelter.
We’ve never spoken of it again but every time I go past that pub I shudder

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RodneyIsDave · 05/12/2021 20:51

Years ago, mother hungover on Xmas eve and Xmas day, threw up in the hallway then told us to carry on eating.. the smell of the vomit was vile and no we didn’t carry on eating!

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SedentaryCat · 05/12/2021 20:53

The braking system on the car failed the day before we had planned to visit my Dad and step-mum. He liked to treat Christmas Eve as an early Christmas Day where the DCs opened presents, etc. We were due to be with him at around 11am so phoned to tell him we would struggle to be there for that time and that we were aiming to be with them at 1pm. No hot meal, just a buffet, so nothing that couldn't wait. He had plenty of warning.

We arranged to borrow MILs car, which meant DH had to take his car (two-seater) to MILs house and then drive her car back. It was at least an hour's round trip - not including the cup of tea and chat.

My father phoned every 30 minutes or so from about 10am to ask when we thought we would arrive and why weren't we there yet...When we eventually arrived at just after 1pm he completely ignored us and left my step-mother to host us. Behaved like a spoiled child.

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roarfeckingroarr · 05/12/2021 20:54

These are gold

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SoniaFouler · 05/12/2021 20:54

@Buzzer3555

My mum got pissed and broke all my daughters Christmas presents then shat in her bed.

Her own bed or your daughters? Neither is that great to be fair
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Wonderfulchristmastime31 · 05/12/2021 20:56

There was always fall outs with my family at Christmas. The worst memory is a fight between my mother and uncle, because he had said something nasty to one of her kids. Argument then uncle was squaring up to my mother going to hit her . Then he started bringing up her past and things she had done, things us kids didn't know about - nothing terrible but past mistakes. Ruined the whole festive period as you can imagine.

Another year my mum and dad fell out and the tree came down on Christmas Day. Well got chucked down then put away! Lovely.

I spend every Christmas at home with my Dp and dc now.

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Mooscow · 05/12/2021 20:57

My brother came to my house on Christmas day with a vomiting bug but didn't tell us. When one of his kids let the truth slip he got all defensive and said it was fine as he would wash his hands. Made out we were the worst people in the world when we were worried about him giving it to us. They left soon after lunch (he didn't eat anything) complaining that we were unwelcoming.

Spent the next 10 days with each one of us in the house coming down with the vomiting bug one by one, ruining our Christmas plans and all of our time off work, and the kids' holiday from school. He still complains about how unwelcoming we were!

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Buzzer3555 · 05/12/2021 20:59

@soniafoulier it was my daughters bed. Strange as it may seem it was the last Christmas she spent at my house

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LondonWolf · 05/12/2021 21:00

My ex H’s dsis came to spend Christmas with us, he got drunk and harangued her about years old family issues until she exploded, ordered a taxi at 1 am on Christmas morning and left. I had been asleep and when I remonstrated with him he barged roughly past me and I fell down a short flight of stairs and cut my leg - he maintained he hasn’t done it purposely but he did. Another year he grandly announced he’d be cooking dinner but at 3 pm still hadn’t even started it, we eventually ate at around 7 pm. Another year he got drunk on Boxing Day and made a huge scene that was so out of control that neighbours eventually called the police. He ruined every Christmas for all the years I was with him. I’m so glad I no longer have to put up with it.

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MrsSkylerWhite · 05/12/2021 21:02

My dad throwing my mum over garden fence onto greenhouse glass panels in next door’s garden.

48 years on, she’s married to my fantastic stepdad.

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LondonWolf · 05/12/2021 21:02

Oh and mustn’t forget the year ex and his dad had an actual fight outside a pub - also Boxing Day.

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Bellafrenum · 05/12/2021 21:05

Some of these are really sad but some of them are hilarious.

Kind of want to chuck presents down the stairs and then lock myself in my car with a box of cigars and a bottle of whisky... AIBU?

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MrsSkylerWhite · 05/12/2021 21:07

Whisky, no. Cigars, yes. You’ll stink Grin

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DimplesToadfoot · 05/12/2021 21:09

I was a single parent, on my knees financially, with no family of my own I had no help from anyone, the only presents my DS 9yo got were what I bought and it was never much. I scrimped and scraped to buy a remote control car, DS was playing with it on the driveway, the car was on the cusp of the driveway and pavement and had stopped moving, before either I or my son could get to it a man crossed the road and stomped on it, obviously shattering it into pieces. I shouted after the man but I'm disabled I couldn't give chase :-( my son was heartbroken and there was absolutely nothing I could do :-( eventually months later I had the money for another car, he didnt want one :-( Christmas never was the same for my DS after

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MuchTooTired · 05/12/2021 21:09

My mum's ex boyfriend threatened to come round and batter her, said he was on his way. Spent the evening peering out the window sat in the dark on the look out for him so I could call the police whilst being shit scared and reminding myself I knew what to do. He never showed up, and we were all fine. Got to be quite the prick though to even threaten a mother with three young kids in the house.

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thatdarncat · 05/12/2021 21:11

My mother. Christmas days were unpredictable growing up. She was either absolutely fine or would take to her bed for days (if you were lucky). One horrible year she pulled the tree down on Christmas Eve and on Christmas Day threw the plates against the wall and the gifts we bought her in the bin. My DSis and I were aged 15 and 13 and paid for them completely with our own money from our part time jobs.
She also like a brat told my lovely DF that she hated the necklace he bought her.

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MaudebeGonne · 05/12/2021 21:12

I had a massive drunken row with my brother on Christmas Day over a game of Trivial Pursuit, then stormed out of the house roaring. Sat on a rock bawling my eyes out for about an hour before skulking back.

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CraftyGin · 05/12/2021 21:15

The menfolk of my family went to the pub at lunchtime of Christmas Day, leaving my mum, SIL and me to prepare all the food.

The rolled back about an hour late, steaming.

My mum proceeded to pour all the booze down the sink.

A blame game ensued, with everyone pointing the finger at my BIL. I think a punch was thrown.

Magical.

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LuluBlakey1 · 05/12/2021 21:18

@Floundery

My SIL. No drink involved. Threw a fit because I’d bought her a cashmere sweater from M&S and she wanted something designer. I insulted her with the gift. She knew I could afford “better”. (I tend to live in cotton and linen kaftans and baggy stuff - definitely not a label person and wouldn’t know where to start!)

We’ve never spoken since. She’s a GP and I always feel sorry for her patients because she’s such a nasty bitch.

Is she called Judy? If so I know her and totally agree with you.
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Bellafrenum · 05/12/2021 21:19

@MaudebeGonne

I had a massive drunken row with my brother on Christmas Day over a game of Trivial Pursuit, then stormed out of the house roaring. Sat on a rock bawling my eyes out for about an hour before skulking back.

Trivial Pursuit can get to the best of us tbf
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Bellafrenum · 05/12/2021 21:19

Was the rock overlooking the ocean?

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OrinoccoFlew · 05/12/2021 21:19

@DimplesToadfoot

I was a single parent, on my knees financially, with no family of my own I had no help from anyone, the only presents my DS 9yo got were what I bought and it was never much. I scrimped and scraped to buy a remote control car, DS was playing with it on the driveway, the car was on the cusp of the driveway and pavement and had stopped moving, before either I or my son could get to it a man crossed the road and stomped on it, obviously shattering it into pieces. I shouted after the man but I'm disabled I couldn't give chase :-( my son was heartbroken and there was absolutely nothing I could do :-( eventually months later I had the money for another car, he didnt want one :-( Christmas never was the same for my DS after

Oh that’s sad and so unnecessary, poor boy.
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scoobydoo1971 · 05/12/2021 21:21

A work colleague on a strict financial budget due to debt plan 'hired' Christmas presents and decorations for her kids by getting them a few days before the big day from High street stores. She had all the pictures on social media of her kids unwrapping the presents. Then she took them back on Boxing day for a refund. Impressions matter, apparently!

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Blueblossombush · 05/12/2021 21:22

Mine was Boxing Day-the kids and I where never invited for Christmas as it was ‘family only’ but my brothers and girlfriends/wives where invited to prove a point

My bloody evil mother summoned me and my children to come round to her house for a cheese board

It was me,my 3 brothers my dad,three girlfriends/wives and my children

I wasn’t keen on any of the cheeses on offer but tried to make the most of it

I picked up a knife to cut some soft garlic cheese and my brother went mental

It was the ‘wrong’ knife and i was worse than a murderer for using it as everyone knew it was the cheddar knife (they where all from the same shitty set of knives)

I offered to wash it and that sparked it all off

It ended in my mother punching me (I ended up with a cracked cheekbone,a bloody nose and two black eyes),my dad screaming at my kids who where sobbing,one brother had to be pulled off me,another brother went for me with a carving knife (thankfully he’s a massive bloke and I’m a much slimmer female so I could move faster) the third brother was stoned and sat in the middle of all this,just scoffing his cheese and the wives and girlfriends pushing me out of the door,screaming at me never to come back as I was a ‘trouble maker’ and that they where going to phone the police for me assaulting them! (I didn’t pay a finger on anyone)

The year later,no invite (I’d gone very lc at this point) so I took the kids to maccys as a treat and we had a mooch round the sales

My mother hit the roof-I wasn’t to go to hers as my brothers had spoken,but I wasn’t to take my own kids out for a treat either-I just went nc at that point

They will never understand why I went nc and I now spend Christmas with my partners family (who have never punched me nor attacked me with a knife)

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edenhills · 05/12/2021 21:22

Christmas morning my DM was sulking because we weren't opening presents as soon as we woke up. I explained that the tradition in our house is the kids just have their stockings first thing and we open presents after breakfast. She wasn't happy with that so while me, DH and 5 year old twins ate a special breakfast in the dining room, she sat in the front room on the floor by the Christmas tree opening all her presents on her own. We didn't invite her to stay Christmas Eve night again.

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