Just about everyone's had a taste of a Griswold family Christmas.
It's the kind of holiday that starts out with visions of perfection and ends up in disaster. Maybe the catastrophes don't pile on as they did for the fictional Griswold family in the movie National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation, but they're enough to throw a monkey wrench into the best laid plans.
I want to hear about your holiday calamities. Maybe it was the year the fat from the roasting capon caught the oven on fire, not that it ever happened to me. Or maybe it was the year the cat ate your special ornament. Nope, that didn't happen to me, either. Huh-uh.
Send me your funniest tales of Christmas calamities, Hanukkah mishaps and other home-related holiday catastrophes. I’ll share the best in the Dec. 24 home section.
Email your story to me at firstname.lastname@example.org, or write to me at this address:
c/o Mary Beth Breckenridge
Akron Beacon Journal
P.O. Box 640
Akron, OH 44309-0640.
You must include your name, your mailing address and a phone number where you can be reached during the day. Addresses and phone numbers will not be published.
Deadline is noon Dec. 12.