Sometimes it is just as important to talk about the bad as it is the good. So I'll go first. In 1998, I was still living at home with my parents, along with two of my sisters, and my neice. It was about 10:30 on Christmas Eve, when I discovered our house had caught on fire. (My sister left a candle burning, it fell over onto her bed). Everyone made it out of the house, but we were basically homeless for the next 8 months, while my parents tried to rebuild.
Two years later, in 2000, a week before Christmas my dad fell out of a tree while trying to hang Christmas lights. He broke his back, and spent Christmas in the hospital. He still has many problems related to this, but it could have been much worse.
For a while we thought our family was cursed, and every other year on Christmas we were waiting for something bad to happen. I'm happy to say the last 7 years have gone pretty smoothly.
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