Buying your family an AncestryDNA kit for Christmas kind of feels like playing with fire.

Sure, it sounds like a cool idea to trace back your heritage and maybe learn a new thing or two about your family, but there’s always the small chance that it may turn out that your dad isn’t your dad, and then you have yourself a very memorable Christmas, but for all the wrong reasons.

That’s what it seemed like had happened with this Redditor who shared their story online. He bought his family one of the kits, and his mum didn’t like it one bit. Thankfully the ending isn’t as grim as you’d anticipate, but a can of worms was definitely opened.

That doesn’t sound like a fun Christmas at all. I’m going to be sticking to getting my family a Terry’s Chocolate Orange.