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Carolyn Hax chat: Hootenanny of Holiday Horrors 2022

Every year, advice columnist Carolyn Hax hosts a holiday-themed live chat known as the Hootenanny of Holiday Horrors. One of The Washington Post’s most beloved traditions, the holiday live chat began in 2000. Chat participants have gathered to read and share the most outrageous holiday stories ever since.

Read past Hootenannies here:

Hootenanny of Holiday Horrors 2021

Hootenanny of Holiday Horrors 2020

Hootenanny of Holiday Horrors 2019

Hootenanny of Holiday Horrors 2018

Here’s a glossary of frequently used chat terms — which includes references to some favorite Hootenanny stories. You can read transcripts from past regularly scheduled live chats here.

For technical problems or questions, email livechatsupport@washpost.com.

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