Maybe I watch too many rom coms, but if you’re a girl like me, at one point or another you’ve daydreamed about opening a huge gift from your BF during the holidays—only to find a tiny box inside containing the most beautiful engagement ring! While it’s cheesy and cliché, getting proposed to on Christmas (or Hanukkah or Kwanzaa) can be very romantic—if done the right way.
Yet, we all know things rarely go as planned, leaving plenty of room for this would-be-romantic sitch to go horribly wrong! Here are some of the worst holiday proposals I hope you (or I for that matter!) never have to deal with.
Picture this: You’re sitting at the dinner table, trying to follow Aunt Debbie’s rant about how your generation is addicted to technology, when your boyfriend has an announcement to make. Surprise! You’re getting engaged—and now your mom is nearly choking on her chicken. Yikes!
I don’t know about you, but this situation sounds less than ideal to me. Between the pressure to say yes (or no, depending on how your fam feels about this dude) and the embarrassment you may feel now that you’re the center of attention (oh hey, remember that baby in a manger, anyone?), you may be wishing you were anywhere but in this sitch—no matter what your answer is. If you feel your man may pull this, mention to him well beforehand how much you would love to be proposed to privately…without grandma staring at you while you awkwardly answer the question.