What is your funniest holiday memory?

Well hi, thanks for popping by today! As you may or may not know this month’s Tuesday blog posts are dedicated to asking one light-hearted question. I have to confess, thinking up these questions was much easier in theory. 😊 Trying to be all inclusive has been the biggest challenge, but yep, always a but I have to admit it’s also pretty neat that that’s my issue. I’m genuinely fascinated by human nature, always have been (I’ve been ‘people watching’ as far back as I can remember), so it’s neat that people from all walks of life pop in from time to time. I’m rambling, aren’t I? Okay here’s the question for today. What is your funniest holiday memory? We don’t always associate the holidays with being particularly funny, so I found myself having to really ponder this one, but I do have one distinct memory, actually two. Feel free to share yours, or not, but I do encourage you to try to think of one, the memories are good for a smile or two.

So, in reflection these two memories come to mind, however the first one is one that is funny now but wasn’t so funny then. Even still it tugs on my heart strings, but it’s a little silly so I’m sharing it. When my son was two, I read somewhere that it would be a cute idea to put black makeup on your thumbprint and then press it to your child’s cheek while they are sleeping so when they wake up Christmas morning you can tell them Santa came and left his print on their cheek. And even as I write this, it sounds kinda creepy, but at the time I thought, oh that’s adorable, and soooo I did it. Fast forward to Christmas morning, my son woke up hesitantly excited because he was born a cautious old soul, and I tell him to go check his cheek in the mirror. He runs to the mirror, looks at the thumbprint I’d gingerly pressed on his cheek while he was sleeping, looks back at me, wide-eyed, and as I’m trying to explain that Santa did that, he begins to become very, very upset that Santa ‘touched him’, basically that Santa was able to get into the house at all. (To further clarify, this was not a one-off behavior from my son, we went to Disneyland when he was two and he wanted to know why people were walking around dressed as characters (like Winnie the Pooh), like why would they ever want do that). So, in reflection, I should have known better, but we did eventually get the day back on track and today we ‘mostly’ laugh about it, my son still gives me the side-eye, like mom c’mon, why did you do that to me? That’s me, mom of the year…developing trust issues since ’96. The second memory is probably more funny to us. My son was 13, too old to hang out with mom, but still willing to. We went to the holiday light show at a botanical garden and it was beautiful; at the very end you could get your picture with Santa. I knew, given my son’s age, that he was too old, but also that this would be the last time I stood a chance getting him to do it. So, after a little begging, and also agreeing to do it with him 😊, we both climbed up on Santa’s knees and got our picture taken. The first picture was all smiles, but the second picture Santa was clearly grimacing. Poor Santa, we were definitely more than he bargained for, but I’m thankful he allowed it as it’s still a precious and silly memory. So those are two of my funny favorites from the holidays.

For those of you who love the holiday season, it’s zooming by, soak it up! For those of you who do not cherish the holiday season, you’re closer than you were yesterday, you’ve totally got this! Thank you for stopping in today. Nothing new with me, still trying to recover from the chocolate orange backlash, after eating maybe a quarter of each kind, my body revolted with a wretched painful flair. But my son tested positive for the flu last weekend so it also could have been that, one never knows with chronic illness. That’s all I’ve got today, expect a few more doodles. December is my favorite month to doodle, I think it’s because I used to do ‘all the things’ during the holidays and now I’m mostly in bed so it helps me feel like I’m still doing something. If you’re out and about, please be kind to yourself and others, we’re all just doing the best we can. ❤

19 thoughts on “What is your funniest holiday memory?

  1. First let me write that I am SO sorry your body revolted against the chocolate! what a huge bummer!
    Second, your paintings are so beautiful……….the candy cane is perfection.
    Third, thank you for sharing your funny Christmas memories. I wish I had some, but I don’t. Maybe I can’t remember any but I do not think we have had any funny happenings……just typing that makes me sad but being ill for as long as I have, I guess funny just never came into the picture. 🙂
    I hope today brought you a smile or three………..

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    1. Thank you, Wendi, for your compassion. It seems with chronic illness every up has an equal down, but sometimes the ups are worth it. And thank you for the compliment. ☺️

      But lastly I’m sorry to have brought you any sadness. I should have included that my son and I regularly joke around because he’s very serious so I’m forever trying to lighten him up and find his smile. I’ve tried so hard to teach him that life is so challenging sometimes, but sometimes you just have to stop and laugh in the moment, which I realize is rather unorthodox. Every family is different, we’re all doing our best, and many probably don’t have a funny holiday story.

      I’m hoping today brings you goodness. 🌸 You certainly should have it coming your way as you share such kindness here. Wishing you and yours a lovely holiday season. 🌺

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      1. You are such an amazing person and I feel so honored to be able to interact with such a special soul. Please don’t apologize…….sadness is just part of this life, like it or not.
        Thank you for your well wishes…….hoping the very same to you!

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  2. Hoping you and your son recover quickly from the flu, if that’s what’s caused your upset. It’s so hard to tell, isn’t it? The fingerprint story made me smile – it sounds like a terrible Pinterest or Better Homes & Gardens suggestion that sounds a lot better in theory than real life! I don’t have many funny festive stories, but one holidays our cousins came to stay and we all took little speedboats in the local lake (more like a pond!). My older cousin who was driving was determined to chase the birds, and he did…all the way into the reeds where we got tangled! The owner of the business had to hook us out. Oh dear.

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    1. Thank you, he’s really going through it. Today he had to have an MRI (slipped disc in neck) and they only had the tube kind (mind you he’s just shy of 6’8” so he barely fit). Hopefully tomorrow will be a better day for him in every way. The flu seems to linger on.

      The awful thumbprint idea likely came from Good Housekeeping, very close! 🙂

      Your story has me chuckling! I can just picture it, the birds were like yes absolutely chase us right into the reeds…who’s laughing now. 😉 In the end what a fun story to tell though. 🙂

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  3. This made me laugh! My daughter would have had the same reaction to the Santa print 😂 We try as moms! Hope your son feels better soon. We are always acting silly in my family. I remember we had 4 generations of amazing ladies all wearing party hats. Its a memory I will always treasure. Have a wonderful Christmas 🎄

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  4. Of course my funny story begins with the fact that I had an injury….smh I was at my parents house for Thanksgiving and went outside to smoke a cigarette. I sat down in a very old vinyl strapped chair and quickly found that the straps had deteriorated and fell through the chair landing on my bottom with my arms pinched in the bars and my feet over my head. As I called for help, my mom came to the door and said, “Oh wait let me get my camera” before calling for help. Imagine me sitting like that in the snow, with one arm in a cast and my foley catheter bag hanging over my head…smh… Hope this one made you smile

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    1. Oh my gosh! I think you’re tough as nails! Honestly I’d have shattered long ago. I did have a chuckle though as it brought back a childhood memory. I once fell in an outdoor folding chair and broke my arm and collar bone. I guess we can both be thankful for bones that mostly mend this holiday season! Merry Christmas to you and yours! 🎄🌺

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  5. Mishka, I really have to think on this one! Maybe the year my daughters were little & woke at the crack of dawn to open Santa’s gifts & I forgot to brush my hair in the rush downstairs to supervise them, so in every photo my hair is sticking up like a white Cockatoo’s crest lol!
    Just letting you know that I’m including your site in my gift post tomorrow! 😀
    Merry Christmas,
    Jennifer

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  6. We dont think as young moms and now adays social media helps to spread the word haha but in the 90s we didnt think of emotinal scars and santa..half the fun and magic was to make them.believe santa comes inside. My one haha memory that comes to mind ..a few with my FIL, one yr i was pregnant with my 4th and while at their place he had forgot to turn the oven on and no one noticed for hours, no Turkey for me that night we ate.7-11 sandwhiches haha
    Another yr.he was cooking. At our place and as my BIL who was a yoing teen.at the time.was carrying the turkey inside he.slipped on ice and the Turkey in the pan went flying..hubz witnessed it all as he was looking out the window.
    And finally a.santa.pic haha.too. our mall.does.pet.pics.on tuesdays.and as.we.took our then 8 month old puppy lux.to.see.him.as.we approached.he scared her.and she slipped.her.harness and off.she took right down the mall..the line up was large and eveyone in it jumped.into.action.and helped us stop.the little.booger before she got.too far
    We got the pic.and.and.in it santa has this lab collie.mix.8 month old pup tightly in his arms.hahaha

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    1. Haha 🤣 Those are great! Things that feel like disasters at the time but in reflection are simply funny! I had my dog slip his collar when he was a puppy and boy can they sprint! Sounds like you had lots of backup though. 😁 Those are some priceless memories! Thank you for sharing them! Wishing you and yours a Merry Christmas! 🎄🌺

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  7. “mom of the year…developing trust issues since ’96” pahahahaa! It’s so cute yet so creepy at the same time to do the thumbprint thing, I’d be wondering how the heck Santa got into my bedroom too 😂😂😂😂

    Maybe my lack of comical memories is partly because I don’t have children of my own and partly my awful memory – I’ll blame it on those because I don’t really remember anything all that funny happening when I was a kid or in recent years. It was funny when we borrowed a VR headset last Christmas and my put it on… she was amazed by it all but so confused at what was happening and where to look. She was groping around in the air as she watched things on the screen and to all of us watching her it was hilarious. Especially as she kept trying to walk around with this thing on her head, getting wrapped up in the cables as I was telling her she could stand still for it. She just kept wanting to move around. Walking into the table, nearly stepping on the cat.. These VR headsets are pretty dangerous!

    Wishing you and your family a very Merry Christmas – I hope it’s as comfortable & cosy as possible and that your health doesn’t stop you from enjoying the small joys on the day, Mishka. Lots of love  ♥ ♥
    Caz xxxx

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    1. The VR headset definitely counts! 😁Recently I watched my fav comedian do something very similar except it was scary so he kept ripping the headset off in terror, which was hilarious. 😁 Seems like it would be even funnier though if it’s someone you know.

      Thank you for the Christmas wishes! Hoping you also have the best day possible, and that Santa brings you something you’ve hoped for 🎄🎅 hugs n love 💕 ❌❤️

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