A Debbie Downer Look at How the Holidays Can Go Wrong

Sicks pets, tree mishaps, and noise pollution: Be careful and be prepared this holiday season!

If Chevy Chase taught us one thing in National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation, it's that the holiday season is fraught with unexpected danger! From cutting down the tree to carving the turkey, there are hundreds of things that could go wrong. Think that holly in the wreath on your door is harmless? Think again!

7 Ways the Holidays Can Go Horribly Wrong

With so many potential Holiday disasters on the horizon (we didn't even mention the stress of having to spend the day with your family!), it makes us wonder why we even bother. Oh yeah, the presents! Reader, have you got any Holiday horror stories (videos welcome)? Share them in the comments below.

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Paula Bradley has taught English in Japan and Italy, and she has written for several e-zines aimed at Westerners living abroad. She uses her experience across the six continents to inform her travel features at DealNews.
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