4 Epic Christmas Traps

You have found this new Christmas Trap tradition, and you are curious just how crazy some families might go? Well here are 4 EPIC Christmas Traps that our families still talk about to this day!

1.  Plywood wall

Artificial walls are the best way to make Christmas traps epic.  Our Christmas trap of 2013 was a giant plywood wall with a small hole and 5 locks. The escapees had to follow a series of clues to find the keys (and one combination) to open the door of the impenetrable obstacle.  The epicness of this trap came from the difficulty of the clues, from a key at the bottom of the swimming pool, to a key attached to a breaker that would later need to be turned off to disable the motion detectors. It was truly a trap meant for an experienced trapping family ages 13 to 23.

2. Silk Plant Jungle

A favorite trap from Rick Palmer’s family. The family had temporarily moved into a smaller home. Their previous home was lavishly decorated in silk plants. For this particular Christmas, the Trappers moved every silk plant in the home to the stairwell leading from the bedrooms to the Christmas tree. The result was a bushy jungle right in the middle of the home. The staircase was filled from top to bottom in tipsy trees, bushes, and other décor.  A mess that had to be deconstructed and maneuvered with the greatest care

3. Stairwell filled with Furniture

This is a trap that many members of Larkin and Susan's family remember fondly. Aunt LaDawn was spending the Christmas with tham,  and she helped to build a trap with obstacles on the stairs leading to the Christmas tree. Couches, tables, and cushions barricaded the way. Balanced on top of each obstacle was silverware and pots and pans. The furniture was so rearranged that the children felt as if they woke up in a new house! 

4. Grinch Scavenger

The Palmer’s must be some of the more obnoxious members of Whoville because the Grinch has visited almost every member of the family at one point or another. He loves to steal our presents and tree and take them to an aunt or uncle’s house, leaving behind him a difficult set of clues. Often escapees (or perhaps more appropriately the private investigators) are forced to hunt a dark playground or a golf course to find a clue. Or more embarrassingly, they may be forced into singing carols for gas station employees. I am sure the QT employees enjoy a serenade of slipper footed children signing a rushed verse of “We Wish You a Merry Christmas” at 5 a.m. Christmas morning.