It’s a seriously crafty time of the year, which means that some things are almost guaranteed to go wrong. But sometimes those holiday fails are just as funny and memorable as that perfectly staged holiday card photo or creative Christmas tree . It’s the little things, right? These ‘Grammers are showing us the true spirit of the holidays, one LOL at a time.

candy house

1. Gingerbread Roof Damage : This candy roof may be about to cave in from all of those high expectations. (via @kjmathias )

broken lights

2. Light Bulb Breakage : Sometimes the excitement to string up those lights results in a few (or many) casualties. (via @popejoys )

advent fail

3. Advent Calendar Fail : Some of us just aren’t patient enough for this tradition. (via @louiseamorrison )

oops tree

4. Christmas Tree ZZZs : The holidays are stressful, even for our trees! One can only take so many ornaments. (via @kristianncordes )

tinsel mullet

5. Tinsel Mullet : Party in the front and party in the… back? Billy Ray would definitely approve. (via @theemmarumble )

ornamental mess

6. Ornamental Carnage : Here’s a great example of why it’s important to be patient when packing away all of the holiday decor on January 1. (via @matt126 )


7. Puppy Trouble : We’re not the only ones attracted to all things bright and shiny. (via @linstylist )


8. Christmas Tears : All those photos and meetings with Santa can really wear a little tyke out. (via @aprilproveaux )

cat fail

9. Christmas Cat Trap : Think of Christmas trees as giant pieces of catnip — they just can’t restrain themselves. Be sure to have a camera ready. (via @jerzeyshorechick )

manorah fail

10. Hannukah Fail : Eight crazy nights is just too much for this menorah. (via @sportsology )

elf on a shelf

11. Creepy Elf on a Shelf : We love our elf’s crazy antics every year, but there’s something about him watching over our midnight trips to the kitchen that’s not okay. (via @cpallen216 )

snowglobe fail

12. Snow Globe Collision : Maybe some bubble wrap and a secure box will prevent these kinds of accidents from happening next year. (via @anisedog1 )

outlet fail

13. String Light Fail : Make sure to plug in your lights before wrapping around the tree, or you’ll have some serious unraveling to do later. (via @prettyfitlife )


14. Satan Claus : Reason #193857 why it’s important to proofread. (via @brandon.berner )

reindeer mug

15. Microwave Mishap : Recreating a little holiday magic in the microwave never hurt anyone, but sometimes the magic can cook a little *too* long. (via @annanicki23 )

Share your holiday fails and LOL with us on Instagram using hashtag #iamcreative!