The holiday season can be both amazing and trying, and the two are not necessarily mutually exclusive. The things that bring us the most joy, like sharing presents and spending quality time with loved ones, also produce a batch of side effects that are expensive and stressful.
One of the biggest moments of Christmas is setting up the tree, which brings a large host of problems of its own. Should you buy a real tree or a fake one? What about the decorations? Will it even fit in your apartment? What if it catches fire? And who the hell is going to help you take it to the dumpster after?
There are no solutions to these problems because setting up the Christmas tree is always awful. You’ll just have to figure things out as they come along and try to have a good time.
The following tweets, compiled by The Huffington Post, encapsulate the drama and relatability of Christmas tree struggles. While we’re sure that during these incidents the people involved weren’t having the best time, all of us readers can appreciate their misery from a safe distance. Check out 10 of our favorites:
Fuck it. That’s good enough.
-me, ten minutes into decorating the Christmas tree.
— JuneBug (@jenyb4) December 7, 2014
*walks up to fully decorated Christmas tree*
Nobody likes you anymore. Please leave.
— Andy H. (@AndyAsAdjective) December 28, 2014
“Let’s go get a Christmas tree!”
~ A divorce story
— 🎄Sarcastic Mommy🎄 (@sarcasticmommy4) December 1, 2018
INTERVIEWER: what are your qualifications?
ME: I managed to fit the entire Christmas tree back into its box
INTERVIEWER: welcome to NASA you’re an astronaut now
— Kalvin (@KalvinMacleod) January 7, 2018
Forgot we bought a Christmas tree. Woke up at 2 a.m., went to pee, thought it was a guy and almost called the cops on it.
— Julius Sharpe (@juliussharpe) December 8, 2013
😬😬😬 looks great, kids! pic.twitter.com/3VIJiFLw7l
— Simon Holland (@simoncholland) December 1, 2018
How to Decorate a Christmas Tree When You Have Kids:
1. Unpack ornament
2. Drop repeatedly until it shatters into a million pieces
— Mommy Owl (@Lhlodder) November 15, 2018
Anyone know how to get blood off a Christmas tree?
— Jim Gaffigan (@JimGaffigan) December 10, 2011
My pig knocked over the Christmas tree.
My wife is still upstairs taking a shower.
It’s been nice knowing all of you. pic.twitter.com/4gPxZhxw3m
— James Breakwell, Exploding Unicorn (@XplodingUnicorn) December 1, 2018
I love my Christmas traditions.
Such as, when we go looking for our Christmas tree, I always take a cup of Baileys with a splash of coffee.
— 🎄Sarcastic Mommy🎄 (@sarcasticmommy4) December 3, 2017