The last live Christmas tree my mother ever bought fell over and broke a table. She carved it up with a chainsaw in our living room. It may not have been the perfect Christmas, but it was the most memorable. Those Clark Griswold moments when everything goes horribly wrong, those unavoidable decoration disasters, were the focus of “The Tonight Show’s” latest hashtag challenge and, now, I’m happy all that happened to me was a tree falling over.
The disasters ranged from kids being kids to scary animatronic Santa malfunctions, each of which will live forever in family stories. Some of the best stories didn’t even make it onto the air. God bless us, everyone.