What was your worst Christmas?

Discussion in 'Community Discussion' started by eric55lv, Nov 12, 2007.

  1. eric55lv Guest


    Aug 5, 2007
    Las Vegas,NV
    So i thinking that this christmas will be the best in my life beacuse i will get an iPhone but one year all i got was clothes and my aunt left something in the oven and it caught fire
  2. psychofreak Retired


    May 16, 2006
    Two years ago, skiing accident hurt my leg badly...

    The day had no XMas feeling, I even ate chinese food for my Christmas meal...
  3. rdowns macrumors Penryn


    Jul 11, 2003
  4. Blue Velvet Moderator emeritus

    Jul 4, 2004
    My worst Xmas was spent with friends. Who fought with each other... I ended up leaving early.

    I usually spend Xmas by myself, which means I have the best time ever, pleasing only myself. If I can, I visit others on Xmas eve and Boxing Day. It's a much better time for socialising.
  5. eric55lv thread starter Guest


    Aug 5, 2007
    Las Vegas,NV
    That was really crazy
  6. Jaffa Cake macrumors Core

    Jaffa Cake

    Aug 1, 2004
    The City of Culture, Englandshire
    Last Christmas wasn't exactly a vintage one, due to a family bereavement on Christmas Eve. This year is looking brighter, though. :)
  7. iRachel macrumors 6502a

    Apr 21, 2005
    The Soybean Captial of the World
    When I was 7 or 8, I was dreadfully ill with a nasty case of the flu for Christmas. Looking back, I guess it really wasn't that bad, but when you're that age and you end up spending most of Christmas in bed, it's really not fun.
  8. fistful macrumors 6502a


    Mar 29, 2004
    Probably last year. The day itself was pretty bad but the rest was good. My mother had to work on Christmas day so we planned dinner for another night. My oldest sister was going to come down with her two kids (my brother-in-law also had to work) that day but it didn't work out so it was just my other sister and I in an empty house. We ended up getting in a little argument cause neither us could agree on something we could do together.

    I don't gauge how well Christmas went by what I receive, however. :rolleyes:
  9. ghall macrumors 68040


    Jun 27, 2006
    Rhode Island
    2 years ago, I woke up the day after Christmas and threw up, I was sick for pretty much all the rest of Christmas break. It sort of cancelled out when I blew all my Christmas money on a new iPod. :p

    That doesn't sound so bad, as long as it was good Chinese food.
  10. todd2000 macrumors 68000

    Nov 14, 2005
    Danville, VA
    Thank you! I was gonna say that, but you beat me to it. Don't get me wrong I like getting stuff :), but that isn't what Christmas is about. I actually have more fun giving people stuff then I do receiving. I guess the whole "Tis better to give then to receive" is true. This year for example Im building something for a friend, who has no idea that Im doing it, and I can't wait to surprise him with it, he'll never expect it.

    I'de have to say my worst Christmas was 2005, because my Mother passed away in Oct.

    Remember it could always be worse then getting clothes.
  11. 4JNA macrumors 68000


    Feb 8, 2006
    looking for trash files
    2016 was my worst EVER!

    can't tell you how i know that.

    you would think the 'getting a time machine instead of an iPhone' for christmas one would have been the best, but no, no, no... please make it stop...:eek:

    oh yeah, and there is no update tomorrow. sorry.
  12. Iscariot macrumors 68030


    Aug 16, 2007
  13. Rodimus Prime macrumors G4

    Rodimus Prime

    Oct 9, 2006
    I am going to have to say that is just sad. Very sad. You base how good Christmas is completely on what you get or don't get. You have completely missed the boat on what Christmas is about.

    As for my worse Christmas it was one where I was sick and running a fever of 102-103. In bed sick not really moving. I was completely out of it and in pain.

    Oddly enough the Christmas where I had to be taken to the hospital for stitches because of a dog bit was not that bad.
  14. yg17 macrumors G5


    Aug 1, 2004
    St. Louis, MO
  15. xsedrinam macrumors 601


    Oct 21, 2004
    We had to fly to Orlando, as an entire family, because of a conference. We ate Christmas dinner at the only place open near the hotel, a Waffle House, with a restaurant full of borrachos who were loud, argued, and fought. Not unlike some threads in here. So, an early Merry Christmas to all. :p

    P.S. yg17, did you get your faucet fixed?
  16. Stampyhead macrumors 68020


    Sep 3, 2004
    London, UK
    Yeah, that happened to me too.
    Another crappy one was back when I was 11 or 12 and Christmas fell on a Sunday. The director of the children's choir that my sister and I sang in thought it would be a great idea to arrange for our group to sing with the Mormon Tabernacle Choir on Christmas morning (they do a concert every Sunday). Any other time of the year it would have been a great experience, but making a bunch of little kids go sing in a concert on Christmas morning when they would rather be opening presents is just wrong...
  17. jeffzoom91 macrumors regular


    Jul 25, 2005

    The worst had to have been the first year of christmas after my parents split. That was hard, knowing that I just did the christmas routine with my mother, only to have to drive to my father's house for a christmas he participated in solely for my sister and I, other wise, would have been ignored.

    A close second is when I had Bronchitis for about a month or two, and then 5 days before christmas, it fell into Bronchitis full fledged pneumonia.

    No amount of Matchbox cars could make up for either.

    On a related, but totally tangent note, I would have to say the best chritmas ever was the one where I opened my new laptop on the 24th, and got on a plane to Vermont (which led to new york and Canada) on the 25th.
  18. GSMiller macrumors 68000


    Dec 2, 2006
    I don't think I've ever had a bad Christmas. Some have been better than others but none I'd really call bad.
  19. Iscariot macrumors 68030


    Aug 16, 2007
  20. scotthayes macrumors 68000


    Jun 6, 2007
    Birmingham, England
    Christmas 1975 I had just turned 6. Christmas eve my mother abandoned my sister and me, first with my grandparents then 4 days later with social services. That was 32 years ago and not seen her since.

    Strangely enough, it also turned out to be the best Christmas, I know through the grapevine that her, her new husband (who drove us to social services) and his kid's lives are pretty f***ed up, where as my sister and I have had a great life, with amazing families and partners. Doubt this would have happened if it wasn't for Christmas Eve 1975. I guess every cloud does have a silver lining.

    And no matter what happens, hope you all have a wonderful Christmas
  21. EricNau Moderator emeritus


    Apr 27, 2005
    San Francisco, CA
    This might possibly be the more depressing thread ever.

    Any Christmas after losing a loved one is bad - and I've had a few of those (I'm sure we all have) - but for the most part, my Christmases have been quite nice.

    Here's to hoping everyone has a good Christmas this year! :)
  22. chaosbunny macrumors 68000


    Mar 11, 2005
    down to earth, far away from any clouds
    Not as bad as some of yours, but anyway:

    4 years ago I caught a terrible fever on the 23rd of December. My temperature reached almost 40 degrees Celsius. I wasn't able to do anything, even moving to the toilet to throw up required endless effort. I tried to watch television, but couldn't comprehend what some children movie was about, so I thought let's watch something I've seen 100 times and put Lord of the Rings Part 1 into the DVD player. And guess what, the fever was so bad I still didn't comprehend the plot.

    Another thing I remember, they played Charlie Chaplins The great dictator on TV, and I wanted to see it. Bad idea, I couldn't sleep well anyway with this sickness, but after this film I had some weird nightmares of Nazis hunting me.

    The only thing that cheered me up this Christmas was may cat. The sweet little thing stayed with me in bed and kept my feet warm.
  23. ejb190 macrumors 65816


    I could hardly call it the worst Christmas, but my most bittersweet was 1995. I was getting toward the end of a six month internship and spent my first Christmas away from my family. Had to work Christmas, but that evening all of us interns got together and unwrapped gifts from home together.

    I was in a really good mood all that day because I woke up to a white Christmas, despite being in Orlando. I had to scrape the frost off my car windows. Realizing I was probably the only person around with an ice scraper, I went around and cleaned off several other cars, too!
  24. Applespider macrumors G4


    Jan 20, 2004
    looking through rose-tinted spectacles...
    Worst two have been the ones that I didn't spend with my family. :(
  25. bartelby macrumors Core


    Jun 16, 2004
    The worst thing that ever happened to me was on Christmas. Oh, God. It was so horrible. It was Christmas Eve, I was 7 years old, me and Mom were decorating the tree...waiting for Dad to come home from work. A couple hours went by, Dad wasn't home, so Mom called the office. No answer.

    Christmas Day came and went, and still nothing. So the police began a search. Four or five days went by, Neither one of us could eat or sleep.
    Everything was falling apart, it was snowing outside and the house was freezing, so I went to try to light up the fire.

    That's when I noticed the smell. The firemen came and broke through the chimney top nnd me and Mom were expecting them to pull out a dead cat or a bird.

    And instead they pulled out my father, he was dressed in a Santa Claus suit.

    He'd been climbing down the chimney...

    ...his arms loaded with presents.

    He was gonna surprise us.

    He slipped and broke his neck.
    He died instantly.

    And that's how I found out
    there was no Santa Claus.

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