Nicole Sherzinger's Christmas Nightmares!

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Former Pussycat Doll Nicole Scherzinger is a huge fan of the festive season but was no angel when she received a broken ornament one year...

"Once I wanted to [return something] - but I never actually did. Someone gave me a broken tree ornament, which was a sleigh - and Santa Claus was missing. I was like, 'What's happening here?'"

"I think it was an older family member who was going senile that gave it to me. But, you know, you can't be rude. I was like, 'Thank you so much,'" she laughed to Heat magazine.

She understands they must struggle to know what to get her as she seemingly has it all, but was especially surprised when she opened the gift.

The singer also dished out some style advice to Closer magazine for the festive season: "At Christmas, I love Dior shimmer shadows and Chanel red lipstick is classic for the season,".

But disappointing gifts aren't Nicole's only Christmas curses. She often finds herself travelling during December and one year a plane journey ruined her Christmas.

"I've always just barely got home in time for Christmas, but [my craziest one] was probably when I was touring with the Pussycat Dolls," she recalled. "I spent one Christmas Eve travelling back from a tour in Europe to get back to my family in Kentucky, US, and I got stuck in the airport. It was devastating!"

But the spunky X Factor judge didn't let the unfortunate situation get to her: "I was trying not to curse, so I sang Christmas carols instead."

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