While a lot of Irish people live abroad, many are lucky enough to be able to travel home to visit their family and friends over the festive season.
We've all seen those heart-warming videos of people surprising their Mammies in the kitchen after months of being away - but not all trips home are as smooth sailing.
A post was shared on the Irish subreddit page asking what people's funniest horror stories of travelling home for Christmas were...
From bad weather and sniffer dogs - some of these stories will make you catch your breath.
Have a look:
Have you any funny stories of trying to get home for Christmas? Let us know!