Christmas is a time for peace on Earth, goodwill, presents, and of course, celebrating. And while it seems the only way Christmas to be bad is waking up to a lump of coal in your stocking (or, if you’re spoiled, finding your mom got you the wrong iPhone,) some really bad stuff has happened on Christmas.
Some of the worst Christmas events involve massacres, murders, and mayhem. Some terrible presents include wars, death, and the birth of a hate group. Through all the cheeriness and carol singing, remember that bad things can still happen. As this list shows, some events are pretty gruesome, or at the very least pretty darn uncomfortable.