Happy holidays, Pandas! We spoke to Santa recently and he told us that you’ve all been brilliant this year. He honestly can’t wait to reward you all with what you deserve.

As for us, the best gift that we can offer is to bring a bit of joy, laughter, and (like the young’uns would say) good vibes into your lives. Our team here at Bored Panda has collected some of the funniest and most relatable Christmas memes to make you chuckle and smile, and to bring a bit more festive cheer into your lives.

We hope you love ‘em! Scroll down, upvote your fave memes, and let us know which of these pics you enjoyed the most and why.

Pssst, Pandas, there’s something else in the stocking for you. When you’ve enjoyed this post, check out our earlier list featuring funny Xmas memes right over here.

Bored Panda wanted to get some advice on surviving the holidays and enjoying everything amid the hustle and bustle, so we got in touch with parenting blogger Samantha Scroggin, the founder of 'Walking Outside in Slippers.' Check out what she told us about letting go of imagined expectations!

Samantha, who runs the witty and hilarious 'Walking Outside in Slippers' blog, was kind enough to share what the holiday marathon looks like. She also gave some advice on how to survive the mad rush by slowing down and focusing on the essentials.

"I feel like at the height of the pandemic, many of us realized the value of slowing down a bit and doing fewer activities. That said, these past few weeks have been some of my most crazy busy ever. So I guess a lot of us are back into the grind!" the parenting blogger revealed to Bored Panda. She pointed out that we all have to focus on our priorities so we're not completely overwhelmed.

"When it comes to my family and activities, I try to prioritize what's most important and what can be let go of. Shopping for family members is important to us, and helps my kids see the value of generosity and giving to others. We took part in holiday parades, joined in work potlucks, and did the darn school dress-up days," she shared.

However, this meant that the family had to set some other fun activities aside. "But we didn't take pictures with Santa this year, and we are not sending out holiday cards. There will be no fancy, Pinterest-worthy holiday crafts or baking in my house. I would say letting go of the (often imagined!) expectations of others is the best way to unload some of that holiday stress," Samantha told Bored Panda.

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2 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

People who choose to put up their tree in front of their living room window don't realize the challenge they are undertaking.

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2 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Then you can watch the 2 reunite to fight an evil mastermind and save a 12 year old boy with magic. Also a Christmasy movie.

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We were curious to find out what Samantha's favorite part of the holidays is. "I really love that extra time to spend with family around the holidays," the founder of 'Walking Outside in Slippers.'

"Once the crazy hustle and bustle of Christmas morning and Hankukkah is behind us, we hopefully have some time to linger in our pajamas and just be together."

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2 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Look, you know what happened, I know what happened. Let's just move on already.

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For us, the holiday season is a time of taking stock, giving thanks, and eating way, waaay too many gingerbread-themed snacks.

The year is coming to a close, and we remember what our priorities truly are. Visiting family. Reconnecting with friends. Laughing with glee, surrounded by loved ones, in front of a roaring fire. Hallmark movies might be cheesy, but they get these things right.

For a moment, issues like the state of the economy, our troubles at work, and all the relationship drama we might have in our lives take a back seat. They patiently wait outside, in the deep snow (probably waiting till we fail our New Year’s resolutions).

For now—there’s peace… or there would be if there wasn’t such a massive rush to get everything done!

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Zara the squid! 🦑
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2 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Omg yessss and when u get the perfect angle and they just GLIDE through the paper 😌

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Niki A
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2 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

My cat would never do this. Mostly because he knows he is all that is evil. And he's ok with that.

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Look, the fact of the matter is that the holidays can be an extremely stressful time for everyone. Especially if you’re a parent. Not only do you have to work, cook, clean, and take care of the pre-holiday chaos at school, you also have a festive marathon to take part in.

Put up the Christmas tree. Decorate your house. Create a landing strip for Santa to safely land his sleigh in your neighborhood. Take part in your kids’ school festivals, fairs, and concerts. There’s a seemingly endless list of tasks to be done. And among all of that running about, you might forget why you’re doing it all.

Like it or not, there’s a lot of social pressure during the holidays. ‘Keeping up with the Joneses’ is as apt now as it was a century ago: people compete with each other to celebrate Christmas ‘better.’

That might mean putting up more impressive decorations or cooking a more impressive festive meal. Or having your kid win the Xmas talent show.

Or just plain getting everyone fancier gifts than they got you… naturally, wrapped in the most overcomplicated and impressive way (thank you, Pinterest and YouTube). Humans are social beings and we naturally want to impress others because reputation and standing are important in communities. We want to be liked.

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2 months ago (edited) Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

This happened to me without me knowing it was sharp and I cut me tongue.Killer candy canes! Beware!

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The main drawback of this need to be liked and to impress others, however, is that we often do things that run counter to how we’d rather do them.

For instance, if you had nobody to compare yourself to, you might not ‘deck the halls’ with two football fields worth of tinsel and a thousand fairy lights. A modest Christmas tree with some stylish ornaments might be what you actually prefer.

Similarly, in the mad rush to survive the holidays, we might forget that it’s usually not the gift itself that we appreciate the most, but the act of giving.

Spending time with your loved ones, baking cookies together, and getting a hug is often far more important than getting a massively expensive gadget, a handful of medium-sized gifts, and a whole bunch of tiny presents.

Sure, it’s nice to get stuff. But if we’re really honest with ourselves, most of us would much rather just spend quality time together. A small symbolic gift or a nice card, given with love, is worth far more than anything a millionaire could ever get you.

(Unless we’re talking about books. That’s an entirely separate question. Feel free to give us books! The more, the merrier!! Our giant library demands more residents. Also, send help, our book backlog is growing out of control.)

Bored Panda has written before how it’s completely normal to want to feel ‘special’ on occasions like your birthday or on Christmas. However, it becomes an issue if someone starts to feel like they’re entitled to expensive gifts and constant adoration.

Parents can counter this by helping their children learn about the importance of generosity, charity, and kindness. Family traditions can help shape a child’s priorities and keep them humble, and less focused on the material side of things.

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2 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Thank goodness Christmas is over for another year!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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How are you celebrating the holidays this year, dear Pandas? How festive are you feeling? What did you ask Santa to bring you? And how do you deal with the whole holiday rush? We’d love to hear all about it, so don’t be shy, drop by the comments.

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2 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Does anyone still remember Roscoe the pug dog from that plane ride on a previous post? No one? 🤣

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Niki A
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2 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I'm convinced that true love was an ornithologist.

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Vanessa Richardson
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2 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

My nose job was a gift from my dog! (We both went for the bouncing tennis ball at the same time.) he’s still the best though🥰

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Won’t Lie- This One Is Gorgeous. A Tad Uncomfortable, But Still…

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2 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

And then she opens the box to find it has socks inside...

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2 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Omg Christmas should be about more than just buying other people things. You should be able to but yourself stuff without feeling bad

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SH Holmes
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2 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I think people stopped being happy when they turned nine.

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Nitka Tsar
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2 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

So, it lasted up to day 9? That‘s long for some.

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All I Want For Christmas Is You

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Zara the squid! 🦑
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2 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Some might disagree but I think that that song isn’t that good. Maybe it’s because it’s been blasted into my eardrums for the past month, ;)

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2 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

the decorations coming in 3 months earlier in stores

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2 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

For some reason at my house Santa didn’t wrap gifts, just set them up with a neat little display every year so we could go have a peak at 3 am and play with the quiet toys until we woke up the parents around 6 and acted surprised by what we got

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HoRace
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2 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Not true. I’m Gen-X, and I’d much prefer to watch The Muppets Christmas Carol. After all, we are then generation which grew up with “The Muppet Show” and “Muppet Babies” on TV.

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