13 FMLs About Christmas Decorations, As Much Of A Pain In The Ass To Put Up As To Take Down
Whether or not you love the holidays, putting up and taking down holiday decorations is the worst part of the festivities. Is it really worth putting up miles of garland and string lights that took you four hours to untangle just to leave up for a month? You really can’t blame those people who leave their lights up year-round.
Between the lights, garland, the tinsel, broken ornaments, dying fir trees, and nightmarish nutcrackers, there’s no denying that decorating is the biggest FML of the holiday season, and here are 13 FMLs to prove it.
1. It's gonna be a long four months.
Today, in the second week of August, hell has come to earth; my mom has been playing Christmas music all afternoon and is already searching online for decorations. I hope she buys a length of rope to go with them, because I've already given up on life. FML
2. Odd you didn't know that about your S.O. before.
Today, my manager made everyone put up Christmas decorations around the store. As well as this, we're going to have Christmas music playing on repeat all the way through to January. It's not even September yet. FML
4. Take off the tree skirt maybe?
5. Stop being such a grinch, OP.
Today, for the first time ever, my family bought a real Christmas tree instead of using our old fake one. Today, I also found out I'm allergic to Christmas trees. My family won't get rid of it because they paid so much for it and intend to "get their money's worth". FML
6. Flame on, grams.
7. Ah yes, glass balls and hammers typically do not get along.
8. And away they all flew, like the down of a thistle.
10. Now he's the ghost of Christmas past.
Today, I looked at my neighbor's empty lawn; he's an old guy and he usually has the best Christmas lights. We knew he might not be able to do them this year, so I felt bad and I did them for him. Later, a neighbor asked about them and I told her that I helped out. She said, "You do know he died, right?" FML
11. If there's anything we learn during Chirstmas time, it's to never give up faith.
Today, while I was putting up Christmas lights, my younger brother wouldn't stop pestering me. It seems he hadn't forgotten the time I gave myself an electric shock last year, and he wanted to see if I'd do it again. FML
12. I signed up for peppermint bark, not dog bark.
13. You, sir, have shit luck.
Today, my house was the only house left that still had its Christmas lights up, so I decided to take them down. Almost done, my fingers brushed over a spiderweb. Startled, I jumped off the ladder and broke my shoulder. Oh, and the spider still managed to stay on my hand, giving me a panic attack. FML