Would You Rather: Awkward Holiday Moments

Is this awkward or just unsanitary? | Source: Friends/NBC

Is this awkward or just unsanitary? | Source: Friends/NBC

Holidays and awkwardness pretty much go hand in hand. It’s seriously the perfect storm of awkward. Think about it: there’s family for one thing, which can always inspire something super uncomfortable like a stupid debate or questions about the status of your love life (or lack thereof). Then there’s the food element, in which anything and everything can go up in flames (literally) any second. Oh, and to top it all off, you have assignments or work looming over you the whole time, making it difficult to get totally comfortable.

Yeah, things can get weird and awful and embarrassing…in very quick succession.

But, of course, there are some awkward situations we’d rather get into than others. Take our Would You Rather poll and decide which you’d rather endure this holiday season.


What do you dread most during the holidays? Have any awful awkward holiday stories to share? Tell us in the comments!

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  • Laurie

    Getting a Turkey Stuck on my uncle’s head. (IT HAS HAPPENED!)

  • Lissa

    Can anyone PLEASE explain the “horrible” story behind Thanksgiving? Because I honestly have no idea what you are talking about.

    • Andie

      I just wrote an essay on this! The first Thanksgiving was celebrated by the Puritans. The Puritans did not have a good relationship with the Indians. According to Howard Zinn in “A People’s History of the United States” “The governor of Massachusetts Bay Colony, John Winthrop, created the excuse to take Indian land by declaring the area legally a “vacuum”. The Indians, he said, had not subdued the land and therefore had only a “natural” right to it, but not a “civil right”. A natural right did not have legal standing.” This is just one of many examples of the justification of land theft. Zinn also notes the Puritans killed and waged war with the Native Americans. They used “deliberate attacks on noncombatants for the purpose of terrorizing the enemy”. Basically, we are celebrating a holiday that ignores all the harm European settlers did to Native Americans for centuries.