So you left the tourtiere in the oven too long and ended up burning down half the kitchen. Or you thought real candles would look neat on the tree this year and torched all the presents. Hey, accidents happen. Around the holidays, when stress is high and time is short, catastrophe seems to be around every corner, just waiting to happen. If you’ve experienced a holiday mishap, we’d love to hear your story of yuletide calamity and how you got through it all. Gift wrap your story, slap on a bow and send your tales to writer Mark LaFlamme at or call 689-2876.

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