If you’re thinking of adopting it, a warning. It will end in one of two ways. Either your family rolling around in fits of laughter, or them banning you from future events.
Here’s ho-ho-hoping it’s not the latter.
We started it last year, let’s just say Nan wasn’t a fan at first. Surprisingly it’s back for another year.
The brief? Wear a Christmas themed T-shirt on December 25 that is sure to make us laugh. The biggest laugh, wins. Sounds hilarious, right? What could possibly go wrong?
Google ‘novelty Christmas shirts’ and you’ll realise very quickly that this can get inappropriate, fast. Aunty Sue wet her festive pants.
Tees with slogans like, “It’s the most wonderful time for a beer”. I also loved “Sleigh my name, sleigh my name”.
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When I saw the slogan “I got Ho’s in all different postcodes”, I realised some of these T-shirts would quickly put you on Santa’s naughty list.
My family is a competitive bunch; I opened a can of worms. Christmas got awkward, embarrassing and hilariously offensive. Also, it was on for young and old. Don’t go thinking the kids were left out.
Here are the T-shirts that were contenders in my families Cringy Christmas T-shirt competition of 2016.
Although "Pull my cracker" was a hit and some family members did get "Blitzened" to enable them to wear such offensive T-shirts... I'm proud to let you know, I won.
For those of you wondering what I wore, behold the greatest Christmas T-shirt ever and hands down winner.
If you dare, find these gems online at; Ebay, Etsy and Cafepress.
What’s your tradition at Christmas? Surely it can’t be as out there as Kristen’s! We’d love to hear about your family Christmas traditions in our comments below.
Kristen Henry is one half of The Kristen and Wilko Show on MIX 106.3 in Canberra. Follow her adventures at kristenhenry.com.au.
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