Similar to party crashing and wedding crashing, Christmas crashing is when guests show up unexpectedly to partake of the holidays with another family.
(knock knock knock on the door, Dad gets up and walks over, opens)
Mr. Focke: Hey there! We were out for a drive and our car broke down, right in front of your house! I'm really sorry for the inconvenience, I'm just letting you know that when my uncle Jed gets here, we'll have our car out of here as soon as we can get it fixed!
Mrs. Focke: (put-on shivering voice) I really hope we're not intruding or anything, I'm so so sorry about this!
Dad: Hey, aren't you the Fockes from church? Hey, come right inside - we don't want you to freeze out there! We're just getting started with the presents, and there's still some cinnamon rolls and coffee left over from breakfast. Make yourself at home!
Mom: (aside so the guests can't hear) Honey... We live in a cul-de-sac...
Dad: Yes, I know...
Mom: They're Christmas crashing.
December 27, 2010 Urban Word of the Day
Used to describe the after-effect of Christmas, or the Holidays in general: 12 Days of Hanukkah/Christmas, etc. is usually a busy time, very exciting, and enjoyable. By the end of the celebrations (The night of Christmas Day/Dec. 26th) you feel exhausted and overwhelmed. People are usually groggy, lethargic, and almost depressed from exhaustion.
I love Christmas. But all the celebrating, visiting with family, and celebrating...I'm Christmas Crashing
Joe 1: What are you doing for New Years?
Joe 2: I'll be in rehab.
Joe 1: Why?
Joe 2: I'm Christmas Crashing hard this year. The idea of going out for a drive is exhausting.