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Jimmy Fallon asked his viewers why their family is 'weird' and here are 17 of funniest responses

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Jimmy Fallon #MyFamilyIsWeird.

It’s that time of year again, the holiday season is when we get the pleasure of spending way more time than we’re used to with our families. For those of us who’ve moved away from our immediate families, the holidays are a great time to reacquaint ourselves with old traditions and to realize that some of them may be a little strange.

Every family seems to have its own brand of weirdness. In fact, I wouldn’t trust anyone who says that their family is completely normal.

On November 18, “The Tonight Show” host Jimmy Fallon gave everyone a reason to celebrate their unique families by asking them to share their favorite stories under #MyFamilyIsWeird. The responses were everything from odd holiday traditions to family members that may have a screw (or two!) loose.

Here are 17 of the funniest responses.


1.

Could this be because someone spilled the gravy boat years ago and no one wants to eat dry turkey or potatoes again?

2. 

Now, that's some quick wit.

3.

Do they have to drink the entire six-pack of the "Champagne of Beers" that day, or can they take the leftover bottles home? Also, thinking about starting this tradition with my family. Who fronts the $20?

4.

Let's hope that grandma found the dentures herself.

5.

I see no problem with this as long as there is enough whipped cream to go around.

6.

Nothing good ever came out of a family group text.

7.

That works better than any coathanger or bunny ears that people used back in the day to improve their TV reception. Now, can the Christmas tree pick up HBO?

8.

I wonder how long it took for the family to figure out that she was cheating? Does she also read the last chapter of a mystery novel first?

9.

That has to be freaky, especially if they are taking photos with members of the family that were born in the U.S. and some are smiling and others are not.

10.

Wow. Imagine how annoying her mother gets after she gets a boyfriend and then immediately starts asking for kids and hanging little stockings up by the fireplace.

11.

That's freaky, he looks like the Headless Horseman or Jack Pumpkinhead from "Return to Oz."

12.

Eww. Grandma, that's gross. Get your mind out of the gutter.

13.

That had to be a seriously stumpy-looking tree. How in the world did he put a star on top?

14.

Sometimes, the entire family knows. They're just waiting for you to say it.

15.

"Slide, baby, slide! Slide, baby, slide!" – "Tootsie Roll" by 69 Boyz.

16.

Oh no. Voodoo aunt needs to stop. That is totally not in the Christmas spirit.

17.

Does anyone else think this is creepy? This is like a white elephant gift that will never go away.

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