Actress Kristen Bell feels guilty about ruining her family's Christmas (11) celebrations after a stink bomb she bought accidentally deployed in her handbag.
The Forgetting Sarah Marshall star and her fiance Dax Shephard went on a road trip over the holidays and together they stopped at a gas station to pick up some trinkets while on their way to visit his family in Oregon.
Kristen Bell purchased a handful of stink bombs as a gag for an upcoming party - but her funny idea backfired when the device activated itself, sending everyone into a frenzy.
She says, "We packed up a three-quarter ton pick-up truck and we went on a two-week road trip... We drove about 3,000 miles. Dax likes driving and I love napping so it's a perfect scenario... And it's fun because we get to stop at gas stations and there's always amazing novelty items in the gas stations. We have a white elephant Christmas party every year where you find (and exchange) the tackiest gifts and I stocked up for next year. I found at a random gas station a bunch of stink bombs, which are amazing. I bought like five of them and Dax did not approve of them...
"So... we got to Oregon and three days into being there our furnace broke, at Dax's parents house. So his stepdad was trying to fix the furnace for like three days and then we're all sitting around the Christmas tree and we hear something and the whole house starts to smell like sulphur. And we got really nervous and everybody was walking around the vents because we assume it's the furnace, obviously. And we bring the neighbours over and everybody is walking around the house trying to figure out if the furnace is on fire.
"I'm walking around the house with my handbag, accusing everybody of where the smell's coming from... barking orders. Cut to a nice plume of green smoke coming out of my handbag and one of them had activated itself. It really ruins Christmas. It lingered for a bit... It's not a great smell."