Christmas is a time for sharing, giving and goodwill to all. It’s also a great time to wrap up warm away from the sleet, snow and ice and settle down to laugh at strangers on the internet.
So without further ado, here’s our top 5 festive fails of all time:
Christmas Fail: Cats Aren’t Good At Christmas
Cats are pretty cool by all regards. They saunter around doing basically whatever they want. They sleep all day, go missing for days then stroll back in as if nothing has happened. But the worst enemy of our feline friends in the Christmas tree.
Like a moth to a flame, all cats instinctively want to attack Christmas trees – whacking baubles off, tangling up fairy lights and mauling the face off santa decorations. This time, the tree hit back.
Christmas Fail: Concert Fail
The Christmas concert is an ordeal for any parent, a night of force smiles and shallow platitudes, as well as a night to enjoy the achievements of your children.
This feeling of pride wasn’t experienced by the families of the orchestra in this clip however. With a rendition of a Christmas tune too mangled to be recognisable, this collective musical output sounds like a van full of bassoons crashing into a monument of human suffering.
So many questions brought up by this: How could she think they were ready? Had any of the children ever seen an instrument before? Did the parents still clap afterwards? Did they even love their children anymore? It’s difficult to say.
You’ve got the feel for the composer/teacher. If life has taught us anything, it’s to never work with children or animals. Maybe that should be changed to: ‘never work with children who been pretending to practise their instruments and will make you look a dick on stage’.
Christmas Fail: Compilation
This video has done a lot of the hard work for us by collecting a veritable smorgasbord of festive fails. Santa's falling over, Christmas tree related fails and snow covered balls-ups aplenty can be found in the above clip.
Christmas Fail: Christmas Tree Hates Small Children
This clip starts innocuously enough, with an extremely white family going around doing festive activities, putting up decorations etc.
Then – boom, a classic takedown from the Christmas tree in a pitch perfect moment of startled screaming and the unmistakable sound of Christmas tree decorations coming crashing to the ground.
This Christmas tree doesn’t care about showy home movies, this Christmas tree only cares about wreaking insidious revenge on children throughout the world.
Christmas Win: Nintendo 64
This began as a fail, but we changed our minds – it’s definitely a win.
Who remembers when it was possible to get this excited? I definitely don’t. I don’t think I’d be THIS happy if someone dropped a suitcase filled with money from an airplane into my hands while I was jumping the grand canyon on a motorcycle.
When you’re a child it’s easy to be excited about the world around you. You age, and work, relationships and the crushing realisation that you won’t achieve the dreams you had in your youth hang heavy like an enormous lead albatross around your neck.
That’s why it’s great to see this kid go mental over a 90s game console – a moment of pure, earnest happiness. All together now: NINTENDO SIXTY- FOUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUR.