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Christmas Calamities Small Plates (Set of 4)

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It’s a magical time of year, when your daily cares and woes are overlaid with a whole new layer of extra cares and woes. Think kitchen chaos, gift misadventures, ugly sweaters, and much more. These fine porcelain plates sparkle with Christmas calamities to distract you from whatever’s going wrong at your house and will accommodate all sorts of sweet and savory treats.

Sold only in sets of four. Each set contains four different small plate designs—the borders are identical but there are four unique center landscapes.
Dimensions & More Info
  • 8.25” diameter (21 cm)
  • Christmas red images on white porcelain.
  • Designed by Don Moyer.
  • Each plate has a different center design, while all borders are the same.
  • Produced using the in-glaze decoration process. That means the image is slightly melted into the surface like the fine porcelain you see in museums.
  • Made at the award-winning Kristoff porcelain workshop in Poland.
Use & Care


  • These small plates will accommodate all sorts of sweet and savory treats, like cookies for Santa, carrots for Rudolph, a piece of fruit cake, or an after-Thanksgiving turkey sandwich.



  • Food safe.
  • Microwave safe.
  • Dishwasher safe.
  • Porcelain is both delicate and durable. We think you’ll enjoy Don’s blog about caring for your new treasures.
Shipping & Returns

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Where it's made

These porcelain pieces were fired at the Kristoff workshop in Valbrich, Poland, one of the oldest and grandest porcelain workshops in the world. Kristoff began making porcelain in 1831, and its work can be found in museums and in the palaces of royalty. Our porcelain designs are in-glaze, which means slightly melted into the surface of the piece, to ensure a beautiful crisp image for years to come. Photo by Porcelana Krzysztof Sp. z o.o.

Who we are

Calamityware is a small, eight-person, one-dog company headquartered in Pittsburgh. We love bringing the darkly whimsical view of our founder and chief monster-maker, Don Moyer, to life. Our products are high quality, meticulously manufactured items that make wonderful gifts for you and other weird-adjacent people in your life. Our goal is to make you smile.

Customer Reviews

Based on 34 reviews
Alison A.D.
A laugh every snack

This is my first set of Calamityware plates and oh wow, are they funny. The Christmas Calamities kick the normal calamities up quite a festive notch! I laugh every time I snack from these. They may end up being put into year-round use, simply because they are so darn cool.

Katherine H.
Cute Calamities

They're just my sense of humor and a perfect addition to my Christmas collection, alongside the Christmas editions of the It Could Be Worse mugs.

Sara C.

These plates are laugh out loud funny! If you want to take your holiday festivities to a new level of JOLLY, you need these plates! I can't wait to share them with my friends and family.

Lily's m.
Christmas plates

So cute! Goes with the Christmas mugs I bought for family last Christmas. Incredibly fun and quality (of everything I have bought) is excellent! My Grandmother's name was Moyer, I hope we are related! :)

Make your meals delightful!

We use the small plates as our normal dinnerware, and are so pleased to be able to add the dazzling red Christmas Calamities into the rotation. A touch of the absurd to spice up every meal!

jamie f.
So cute!

Love the Christmas calamities! Such a fun twist on my favorite patterns. Whimsical details and great quality dishes too.

Calamitous Christmas

Perfect! These small plates are a magnificent addition to a Christmas table, on the verge of the of calamity or otherwise. So much detail! Makes finishing your cookies less traumatic! Great customer service too! Cheers, Lynnette!

Cheryl C.

I ordered these holiday plates for my daughter on Vancouver Island to match the red holiday mugs I gave her for Christmas last year. She absolutely loves them! I am so happy they arrived just before the atmospheric river hit BC and the west coast. She can hunker down with her mugs and plates and contemplate that indeed, things could be worse. Love you guys at Team Calamityware! Happy Christmas 🎄

Jeanne G.
Delightful, delovely!

What a lot of fun these plates are! We've used them as dessert plates since their arrival and we are having a ball with them! They are doing fine in our dishwasher, too. LOVE!

Newsletter S.
Thanksgiving dessert surprise

It's not possible to have too much laughter among friends. These plates caused a double-take, and then close examination, and a passing around so that each person could examine & remark on them all. Then came the pumpkin pie. These plates were a huge success. I do wish the big plates or the bowls came in red as well. Blue just doesn't make it in my house.