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25 Funny Stories About Christmas Eve And Customers To Count Down To Midnight To…

| Right | December 24, 2020

Dear readers,

Today is Christmas Eve! It’s that final shopping day where the festive music is loudest, most retail staff are looking forward to a day off, and last-minute customers are at their most desperate!

To count down to the big day, we’ve rounded up twenty-five Christmas Eve-themed stories from our archives! This collection shows that there isn’t a single day that customers will let retail staff off the hook… but the occasional Christmas miracle has been known to happen…


Santa Baby – Why do people like this even have children in the first place?!

Christmas Jeer – Employees don’t have family! They have only coworkers!

Little White Lies On Little White Christmases – Thinking on your feet saves Christmas!

Literary Emergency – We really hope this employee didn’t get in trouble for that witty line!

Christmas Is All Pope & Circumstance – Hits from the comments: “Very well, ma’am. Now our hold music sounds an awful lot like a dial tone but…”

Whoever Blinks First Loses – Some say they’re still standing there to this day.

Don’t Mess With The Candyland Gang – This story paints a really beautiful picture; we wish we could’ve been there!

Taking A Holiday From Reason – “I’m in the mood to get mad and if I can’t find a reason, I’ll make one up!”

Hard-To-Please-Her Scrooge – Apparently, “thank you” isn’t in her vocabulary.

In A Fowl Holiday Mood – Wanted a turkey, flipped them the bird… There’s a pun in there somewhere, I just know it!

Customer Service Is Free, Manners Are Priceless – This is why time in the service industry should be mandatory.

Will Not Leave On The Eve – You know, Christmas is on the same day every year. Plan better next time!

Dressing Up The Wrong Tree – Actually, that sounds like a cute idea!

A Bad Hair Day – We’re not crying, you’re crying!


Let’s Hope The Covenant Hates Rock ‘n Roll – We’re still waiting on that Halo/Guitar Hero crossover game.

Never Piss Off A Man With A Meat Cleaver – Sometimes “Instant Karma” is tall and menacing.

Team Building Retreat With The Reindeer – Think before you lie!

The Elves Didn’t Meet Quota This Year – Hits from the comments: “Okay, I will magically pull one out of my asterisk.”

Store – Bad Customer = Happy – The price of the pants was written in numbers, too, you know.

Meet Satan Claus, Santa’s Maladjusted Brother – How dare you want to spend a holiday with your family?!

How About A Few Reindeer And Elves While You’re At It – This is why we read the emails!

Talking Turkey – Hits from the comments: “Sounds like something just got burned… and it sure wasn’t the turkey!”

On The Red Eye For The Red Nose – He sees you when you’re sleeping, and he knows when you’re in your seats for dinner like good children!

The Twelve (Billion) Days Of Christmas – I think I’ll take a deep breath and let it out in one big long scream and not stop until it’s 2021.


We hope you enjoyed this Christmas-Eve-themed roundup! Want to send in your own story? Submit your story here!

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