As parents know, December 25 is the one day of the year people all over the world are excited to wake up at the crack of dawn. The lure of presents waiting under the tree propels you out of bed, and you can't help but get butterflies in your stomach as you go with the kids to see what Santa brought (even though you're responsible for all gifts under that tree). You know the next few hours will bring tons of funny bonding moments, and these 13 funny Christmas memes will definitely feel relatable come Christmas morning.
Part of the reason seasonal memes get shared so often online is the comfort that comes from discovering other people experience the same weird moments with their families that you do with yours. It's what holiday movies did for you when you were growing up: seeing Kevin McCallister get forgotten in Home Alone makes you laugh because it feels so possible. The infamous "fudge" scene in A Christmas Story still gives you a twist in your gut as a full grown adult because you relate so hard to Ralphie as his father looks at him in horror. And you find yourself rooting against the residents of Whoville with Mr. Grinch, because who doesn't get annoyed every now and then by an excess of Christmas cheer?
Memes have the same impact on you today, simultaneously cracking you up and reminding you that the odd or embarrassing things you get into with your family are actually pretty normal. As cheesy as it sounds, silly pictures from the internet have the power to bring us all together, just like Christmas, so read on for a few of my faves. Santa will be laughing too.