This lady on TikTok had a funny Christmas tradition of having 'Christmas Names' for each member of her family and there is a funnier story behind it.
Christmas traditions and festivities are incomplete without meeting your friends and family to spend some memorable time together. Every family has their own unique and fun tradition that they might have willingly or unwillingly followed for ages. A woman named Kaylee from the TikTok account of @poppy_and_kaylee shared the hilarious tradition that is followed in her family where they don't simply exchange gifts, decorate Christmas trees and hang their stocking, but also make special stockings with special "Christmas names."
She made a viral TikTok video to reveal the origin story of this unique tradition in her family where they get "Christmas Names." Kaylee had previously made a video to simply show her Christmas decorations but one hawkeyed viewer spotted a stocking which had "Brian" sewn on it. Since nobody in Kaylee's family is named Brian, she decided to make another video to answer the curious fellow TikTok user. “These are our Christmas names,” Kaylee said at the beginning. “Doesn’t everyone have Christmas names?”
She continues to explain the real story behind all of the names. “Who is Dan and Debbie?” she quips. “They were a couple who bought gorgeous Pottery Barn stockings, probably about nine or ten years ago. For some reason, they decided that they didn’t want their stockings, so they returned them to Pottery Barn. And then Pottery Barn sold them to a discount store, for resale.” This is when her family stepped in to provide the twist to the story.
“Then, a young poor couple who had just had their first baby walked into this discount store and found these gorgeous stockings,” Kaylee recalled. “They only had one child at the time, but they knew they wanted to have three kids one day. So they pre-purchased matching stockings. With the intent that one day they would take out the embroidery and just have them be plain. But the mom of that family never got around to that. And probably never will.”
But these stockings never got fixed and Kaylee has kept them with her since then and every Christmas this inside joke pops out. “It has now just become an inside joke,” she concluded, “that on Christmas morning, We are Dan and Debbie and our children are Kelsey and the Brian twins.” the comment section was full of people who couldn't get enough of this whole naming fiasco during Christmas for Kaylee and her family and the hilarious backstory they shared. So numerous people left their whole comments under the video.
@hobos_hooligans wrote: "My husband & I got a 1st Christmas picture frame ornament. We never put our picture in it so we've been hanging 2 strangers on our tree for 25yrs." @puggle_party_wi joked: "This is wild. I’m Kelsey, my mom is Debbie, my Dad is Brian, my brother is the other Brian…but we don’t have a Dan and also never ordered from PB." @beckyj1610 commented: "We have had an ornament on our family tree since 1992 that says our family with a picture of some random family in it. That’s our Christmas joke."
@cup_53 shared: "I feel like your kids will get married someday and will be flabbergasted that all families don’t have special Christmas names on their stockings!" @litcounselor quipped: "My Christmas name is Eric! My husband's grandma has stockings for everyone and bought a random used one when I joined the family. My name is Amanda." @storytimeslayed added: "I did this. Found one with my husband's name and plucked out all the others intending to get them stiched on later. 7 years later I finally just caved."