It's November... Thanksgiving and Christmas will be here soon before we know it. This season is all about being with loved ones like your family, friends and significant others. If you have a boyfriend or girlfriend, more than likely you invite them over for Thanksgiving dinner or opening presents on Christmas day. We all assume bringing a partner over will be picture perfect, dinner will go nice and opening presents will be full of fun... but not for everyone. I asked 13 people about their holiday horror stories that happened while visiting their partner's family over the holidays and here are their answers.
1. Future plans
"His mom was telling his whole family about her future plans for us that she made in her head. She saying that I would be moving to my partner's hometown post-graduation, getting married two years after graduation and having our first child about one year after that. Talk about awkward!"
2. Picky eater
"I am a very picky eater, and when I was dating my ex, he told his grandmother I only eat chicken nuggets. So the whole time I was there she called me a chicken nugget and told me I would get fat if I kept eating only chicken nuggets. I told her repeatedly I don't only eat nuggets. But she wouldn't stop, so then the next holiday she gave me chicken nuggets and said 'since it's the only thing you will eat' and my ex took them and threw them at her and I got kicked out."
"My girlfriend said, 'can you please pass the salt, Daddy?' Her dad and I both reached for the salt."
4. Drunk cousin
"My boyfriend's drunk cousin yelled to him, 'is this your girlfriend?' to which he answered yes, and then his cousin proceeds to tell 'NICE ONE BRO!' thankfully he's in jail this year and won't be at family functions."
5. A present made from the heart
"I made my boyfriend an NHL drawstring bag for Christmas but I didn't realize I sewed the top closed. His family all noticed."
6. Looking familiar
"Last year, I went to my first Thanksgiving with my current boyfriend. At dinner (with his whole family), his younger brother told me that I look like just like his old girlfriend. It was so awkward, no one knew what to say and I just stared at the ceiling for the rest of dinner."
7. Quick trip
"I was over at my girlfriend's house for Thanksgiving last year and after eating, my stomach started feeling weird and all of a sudden I had to go to the bathroom really bad. I didn't wanna go at her house because her bathroom was right next to the living room where everyone was and I didn't want everyone to listen to me going to the bathroom. I told her I forgot something at home and had to go get it. She was all confused but I just left because I couldn't hold it anymore and had to go home. I made it home just in time, did my business and came back all awkwardly."
8. Don't say the Lord's name in vain
"I went over to my ex's to have a holiday dinner right around Christmas. All his family was there, even grandparents and uncles. He told me something and I said 'Jesus Christ' forgetting that his family were full on Christians.... I got looked at for the rest of the night and no one said a word to me."
9. Butter hands
"My boyfriend and I were dating for about 10 months at this time and it was our first Thanksgiving together. I decided to go to his house for it and his mom asked me to help out since I was there in the morning. I helped her and my boyfriend's sister make mashed potatoes, green bean casserole, and the turkey. After hours of cooking, his family finally arrived and we all sat down for dinner. My boyfriend's mom asked if I could help carry things into the dining room, so I grabbed the turkey. Right before I stepped into the dining room, I tripped over one of his cousin's toys and dropped the whole turkey and glass container on the floor and it shattered everywhere. I went home because I was too embarrassed and couldn't stop crying."
10. All jokes aside
"Three years into a relationship I got 'talked to' because I laughed extremely hard at a very insensitive joke my ex girlfriend's grandfather told. I was the only one that laughed... let alone smiled. My ex girlfriends mom told me I embarrassed their whole family and she was ashamed of me even though I've known all members around the table for a long time."
11. What they don't know won't hurt them
"I had to take a semester off of school due to a medical condition which was having seizures. I was told to lie about this and play it off like I was still enrolled."
12. No filter grandpa
"A cousin of my ex brought a FWB to Thanksgiving one year. He was black. Her grandfather proceeded to tell black jokes and ask about his relationship with his parents."
13. Gift exchange
"I was at my girlfriend's Christmas and I got her three presents. I was going to give her two to open in front of her family and then the other one was for her to open in private (it was something to spice up our time in the bedroom). I wrapped all the gifts in the same wrapping paper and they were all roughly the same size box. I hid the dirty present in my car until we were alone and gave her the other two presents to open in front of her family. She opened the bath bombs I got her and then she opened the other gift which I thought was her new hair straightener... it wasn't. It was the sex toy and I've never seen her mom's jaw drop to the floor like that. It took a while for her family to forgive me after that incident."
Oh well... there's always next holiday season!