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Victorian Valentine's Day Cards Were A Passive Aggressive Roastfest

Happy Valentine's Day, everyone. Maybe. We assume nothing. Anyways. People have always been churning out roasts. The dedicated masters of the proper roast, take no days off. This history student, Rosie White, shared a Twitter thread that points out how Victorian Valentine's Day cards were basically passive aggressive roasts. Beautiful. Great for the people you deem most special in your life. 

Twitter thread about Victorian Valentine's Day cards | tweet Rosie White @rosalindmwhite Vinegar Valentines were cheaply made cards usually featured an insulting rhyme or caricature. As receiver not sender responsible cost postage recipient often found themselves paying privilege being insulted by their admirer.
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People's Unfortunate Valentine's Day Fails

Someone on AskReddit asked for people to share their experiences with Valentine's Day fails. The "holiday" can generate quite the buildup of anticipation. With all that pressure that can go into engineering the "perfect" Valentine's Day date, the tense environment can be ripe for fails. These people did not have things exactly work out in their favor. 

People describe the ways that they failed on Valentine's Day | reddit post Galaxine got flu fever delirious and told my husband he needed bananas so he could rule world. He made soup and put both cats on bed cuddle. Then he called off work today take care True love. But all romance is on hold.
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One Man's Wild New Year's Eve Story

Not everyone's NYE went smoothly. This guy found himself in quite the predicament, after a little trip down to Mexico for the miles. Thankfully, the kindness of perfect strangers helped him out in a miraculous kind of way. 

Guy tells a crazy story about his rollercoaster of a New Year's Eve | Andrew Kimmel @andrewkimmel Dear @AmericanAir, After arriving back LA Indonesia 275 EQDS under (yet 25K miles over maintaining status asked pay $1875 keep status, so instead booked 400 rt ticket Mexico 24 hrs. Here's my fucking night went
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Guy Buys Wife A Roomba For Christmas, It Backfires Terribly

This guy asked the people of Reddit whether or not he was in the wrong for buying his wife a Roomba for Christmas, that she clearly didn't take a liking too. The thing about this meltdown, is it seems like there'a whole lot more going on between these two than an unwanted Roomba. 

Guy buys wife a Roomba for Christmas and it backfires terribly, because she gets offended | AITA buying my wife Roomba Christmas? This happened last year but since still gets brought up during arguments every now and then and just discovered this Subreddit decided check guys think and my wife have two children (15F 11M My wife is stay at home mom since birth our second child 46M) work full time and earn six figure salary. My job is highly stressful, requires travel lot and mostly sleep hotels on
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Kid Gets Lightsaber For Christmas, Goes To The Dark Side Instantly

This dad decided to share a hilarious, dark-humored video of his son seemingly converting to the "Dark Side" in a matter of 10 seconds. I mean, seriously. That kid must've held onto the lightsaber for 10 seconds before he made up his mind on going to the dark side. 

Dad's son commits to the dark side after getting a lightsaber very quickly | child holding a red lightsaber toy in his hand, in the next frame he's attacking his mother with it
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Twitter Users Poke Fun At Week Between Christmas And New Year's

We've entered a strange and dreamlike time of the year, folks. Yes, that infamous twilight zone between Christmas and the New Year. Many are coming down off the highly anticipated holiday of the year, where gifts are exchanged and family members are sometimes packed into tight quarters to play nice and exchange war stories from the last year. And then it passes, and you're left twiddling your thumbs waiting for the year to wrap up. Might as well sit back and enjoy the ride, and the days off if you have 'em!

A collection of Twitter replies that are making fun of the week between Christmas and New Year's | tweet by Pandamoanimum Most my time between Christmas and New Year is spent trying work out day week is.
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Tumblr User Explains How The NORAD Santa Tracker Started As a Typo

What started with a typo in a Sears ad the led straight to a phone at the North American Aerospace Defense Command, the dudes there just kinda rolled with it. In a similar vein, recently Vets on Facebook responded to a question about Santa's reindeer.

TUmblr user explains how NORAD santa tracker started | voroxpete But none these stories even come close best one them all wrong number is NORAD Santa Tracker got started. Seriously, this is legit December 1955, Sears decided run Santa hotline. Here's ad they posted.
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Dad Gives Kids Cash For Christmas In A Creative Way

This dad wasn't going to settle for giving his kids cash in the old fashioned way of slipping a few dollar bills in a card, or maybe even just giving them cash. No, he insisted on getting more creative with things. Queue up the awesome packaging that made these cash gifts look like gifts he bought in the store. 

Dad decides to give his kids cash for Christmas | tweet by TwoClawsMedia None kids wanted toys Christmas this year, they just wanted cash. Understandable, but cash as gift, while practical, always feels impersonal, so made special packaging. Went over well
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People Share What Ruined Their Christmas

Christmas can really take it out of you. If you have uncooperative family members, forcing everyone into the same room with a whole lot of expectations and spiked eggnog can be a recipe for a real bad Christmas. There were a lot of reasons to have a bad Christmas, and it can be way worse than just getting a weird gift.

Stories of how people's Christmases were ruined | xClovis7 My cousins got mini bounce house and popped with like 10 kids inside all under 8 amount crying broke my eardrums
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Holiday Ex-Texts To Get People Through

Tis the season for holiday greetings from the folks that people just don't want to hear from, ever again. These exes refused to get the message, and proceeded to bother their old partners with a slew of clueless texts. I mean, come on guys!

A collection of holiday texts from people's exes to cheer up other people | just reminder not use christmas as an excuse message ex x
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Weird Things Kids Asked Mall Santas for Christmas

Kids are weird and dumb. Sometimes they get really specific thoughts stuck in their head and given the choice to ask for anything they could ever want, will choose to ask for something like a box of kleenex or a really old pug. Here are some strange experiences for the holiday season.

Weird things children asked mall and store Santas to get them for Christmas | After waiting two hours line my daughter asked Santa hot dog.
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Dad Has Hilarious Elf On The Shelf Fail

These parents decided to go out and have themselves a nice old-fashioned drunken time. Unfortunately, things got a little away from the dad and he ended up accidentally flushing an elf down the toilet when they got home! From there it got even worse, cause the toilet got clogged, and now the kids are worried about Santa not showing up! 

A dad goes out with his wife and gets drunk and proceeds to come home and accidentally flush an elf on the shelf down the toilet | TIFU when I tried to move the Elf On A Shelf My wife and Family are really upset
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Twitter Users Share Elf On The Shelf Replacements

Twitter users are sharing their best elf on the shelf replacements, and these are all kinds of outlandish. Some are even borderline terrifying. 

A collection of Twitter users respond to their favorite elf on the shelf replacements | tweet by joshiNYa78 Pop on top ElfOnTheShelfReplacements (great way scare kids too btw did with my nephew).
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Ugly Christmas Sweaters That Are Total Winners

Tis the season for people busting out the very best and worst of their ugly holiday sweaters. Some of these just hurt to look at. While others are so bad that it's actually impressive. 

A collection of Twitter replies to people sharing their ugly Christmas sweaters. Christmas sweater made of colorful wigs with the wording hairy Christmas written across the back
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