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Very merry fails! People share their hilarious and awkward Christmas disappointments – including burnt desserts, running out of gift wrap and phallic candles

  • Christmas Day is a cause for celebration but not everyone started the day right
  • There were plenty of burnt cookies and terrible use of wrapping paper this year
  • One woman noticed her angel decorations had phallic-like candles attached
  • Another purchased a balloon that was accidentally 5ft tall so she couldn’t hide it 

Christmas cheer can show itself in the form of a well-decorated tree, a lovingly made pavlova or even a thoughtful card for someone you love.

But not everyone who sets out to promote joy and gratitude nails the agenda, with some accidentally burning desserts, running out of wrapping paper or even purchasing 5ft Buzz Lightning balloons they can’t hide from their grandchildren.

While some of these mistakes are salvageable on the most festive day of the calendar year they are a reminder that even when you plan ahead, things can go horribly wrong.

Here is a collection of some of the most awkward and hilarious fails the internet has produced on December 25, including poorly constructed gingerbread houses and using XXXL clothing stickers as tape for presents.

There were a multitude of cake and baking mistakes uploaded to Instagram on Christmas, with toasty mince pies (pictured) included

There were a multitude of cake and baking mistakes uploaded to Instagram on Christmas, with toasty mince pies (pictured) included

Dropped! This gingerbread cake didn't last the distance and ended up on the cold hard floor

Dropped! This gingerbread cake didn’t last the distance and ended up on the cold hard floor

These 'stained glass window' cookies didn't include the stained glass part by the end

These ‘stained glass window’ cookies didn’t include the stained glass part by the end

There were a multitude of cake and baking mistakes uploaded to Instagram on Christmas, with toasty mince pies, dropped pastries and ‘stained glass window’ cookies without the window part. 

‘I mean… we tried?! The state of these! I’m not even sure Father Christmas will be able to stomach these… we had fun making them though,’ one woman wrote on social media.

Another said: ‘My skills do NOT include the construction of any gingerbread creation. I feel bad for even showing this off. It’s so ugly.’

One bakery was selling a $3.50 gingerbread house that looked remarkably similar to female genitalia, with the purchaser of the biscuit saying ‘I should have bought 10 of these’.

While another person simply added a dinosaur figurine to their gingerbread ‘mess’ to make it seem as though it was meant to be a dilapidated house. 

One bakery was selling a $3.50 gingerbread house that looked remarkably similar to female genitalia, with the purchaser of the biscuit saying 'I should have bought 10 of these'

One bakery was selling a $3.50 gingerbread house that looked remarkably similar to female genitalia, with the purchaser of the biscuit saying ‘I should have bought 10 of these’

While another person simply added a dinosaur figurine to their gingerbread 'mess' to make it seem as though it was meant to be a dilapidated house

While another person simply added a dinosaur figurine to their gingerbread ‘mess’ to make it seem as though it was meant to be a dilapidated house

This gingerbread train didn't get to leave the station because there wasn't enough icing to coast the entire dessert

This gingerbread train didn’t get to leave the station because there wasn’t enough icing to coast the entire dessert

Outside of the kitchen there were still plenty of errors to be had, with one person getting their partner’s present – a rice cooker – sent to the house, but it didn’t come in a separate box.

This meant they immediately knew what they were due to receive from ‘Santa’ come December 25, ruining the surprise. 

Another woman accidentally purchased a Toy Story balloon that was 5ft tall, making it very difficult to conceal before Christmas morning.

‘When you buy an air walker buzz to go with the Christmas Eve box for your grandson in lieu of a teddy bear but fail to read it’s over 5ft,’ the caption on Instagram read.

When it came to decorating with inflatables a Santa didn’t get the merry memo and decided to fall over in the front yard, making it less of a delight for revellers walking past. 

Now you know! One person had their partner's present - a rice cooker - sent to the house, but it didn't come in a separate box so the surprise was ruined

Now you know! One person had their partner’s present – a rice cooker – sent to the house, but it didn’t come in a separate box so the surprise was ruined

Another woman accidentally purchased a Toy Story balloon that was 5ft tall, making it very difficult to conceal before Christmas morning

Another woman accidentally purchased a Toy Story balloon that was 5ft tall, making it very difficult to conceal before Christmas morning

When it came to decorating with inflatables a Santa didn't get the merry memo and decided to fall over in the front yard, making it less of a delight for revellers walking past

When it came to decorating with inflatables a Santa didn’t get the merry memo and decided to fall over in the front yard, making it less of a delight for revellers walking past

For those still participating in Elf on the Shelf festivities – but hoping it would end – it was a quick ‘message from the elf’ to say he was ‘helping Santa’ that solved the problem.

‘When you lose the elf that your kids aren’t “meant” to touch or it will lose its magic and you have to improvise until you can find it again or buy a new one tomorrow,’ one mother said after writing a note.

‘I did the same thing,’ said ‘Charley’s’ mother, who commented below the post with her own letter from ‘Elfie’. 

For those still participating in Elf on the Shelf festivities - but hoping it would end - it was a quick 'message from the elf' to say he was 'helping Santa' that solved the problem

For those still participating in Elf on the Shelf festivities – but hoping it would end – it was a quick ‘message from the elf’ to say he was ‘helping Santa’ that solved the problem

'I did the same thing,' said 'Charley's' mother, who commented below the post with her own letter from 'Elfie'

‘I did the same thing,’ said ‘Charley’s’ mother, who commented below the post with her own letter from ‘Elfie’

'When you find a present under the tree that has been wrapped by your husband to you,' said one woman

‘When you find a present under the tree that has been wrapped by your husband to you,’ said one woman

When it came to wrapping the presents under the Christmas tree, some people rose to the occasion, while others missed the mark. 

‘A sincere apology to our families… It’s Christmas Eve, I just started wrapping gifts, and we’re out of tape. So everything is be wrapped with packing tape,’ one woman said.

Another said: ‘When you run out of regular tape and run an Etsy business… XXXL stickers for everyone’.

Others found hilarity in where wires were placed on Christmas decorations or in the candles attached to angel decorations, which looked markedly phallic.

'A sincere apology to our families... It's Christmas Eve, I just started wrapping gifts, and we're out of tape. So everything is be wrapped with packing tape,' one woman said

‘A sincere apology to our families… It’s Christmas Eve, I just started wrapping gifts, and we’re out of tape. So everything is be wrapped with packing tape,’ one woman said

Another said: 'When you run out of regular tape and run an Etsy business... XXXL stickers for everyone'

Another said: ‘When you run out of regular tape and run an Etsy business… XXXL stickers for everyone’

Others found hilarity in where wires were placed on Christmas decorations

Others found hilarity in where wires were placed on Christmas decorations

These candles looked markedly phallic on the angel decorations they were attached to

These candles looked markedly phallic on the angel decorations they were attached to

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