ANDY Park's love for all things Yuletide has often led to people calling him crackers. But the 47-year-old's latest plan has left even his closest friends stumped.
Andy, who is known as Mr Christmas and has celebrated it every day for the past 17 years, claims he's "serious" about wanting to marry his Christmas tree. The divorcee, from Melksham, Wilts, admits many will think he's had too much sherry but that hasn't stopped him drawing up plans for the ceremony.
He said: "I love my Christmas tree more than anything else, so that's why I want to marry it. "I've already got a ring, although I'm not sure yet which branch I'll want to hang it on. "The only problem seems to be finding a vicar who is willing to do the ceremony." Andy said that although he'd only had the plastic tree for two years, he felt it was like "his best friend" and he never tired of seeing it sitting in his living room.
Somewhat surprising: This guy has "close friends" (plural).
Totally unsurprising: He's divorced.
If I thought this guy were genuinely unwell, I wouldn't poke fun at him. My suspicion, though, is that he's simply seeking to extend his 15 minutes of fame. Here's to his creepily too Merry Christmas.