Have you ever pictured a perfect holiday reminiscent of Miracle on 34th Street and ended up with a scene closer to Nightmare on Elm Street? It's happened to us all. No matter how much you prepare, practice, and plan, the holidays are notorious for unwelcome surprises, big and small. The upside? Those unforgettable mishaps make for pretty good stories. Sit back, relax and grab a mug of eggnog as TOH readers recount their craziest Yuletide tales.