It wouldn't be Christmas without some disaster and we've had ours.
Our dishwasher has broken, right before we're hosting everyone for Christmas lunch.
We came down this morning to discover a small ocean of water on our kitchen floor and an overflowing dishwasher. (It was not a pleasant surprise to step in.) Eight soaked dishcloths and some improvised bailing later, we finally managed to get the thing to drain, expecting to find a blockage.
No blockage. Instead, the bit that actually sprays water into the dishwasher (you can tell I'm a highly technical person) is leaking. A nice slow drippy leak that is apparently enough to overfill the base in 8 hours or less.
We'll have to take it apart and see if we can figure out why it's leaking. Hopefully it's something obvious which is easy to replace. Meanwhile, we've turned off the water to the dishwasher.
Maybe Santa has some extra room in his sleigh and credit at Sears ...