‘Tis the season to be Charlie….
Blog Guy, you used to give us a lot more news about what those British people are up to, what with the royal wedding and everything. How about an update?
Well, they’re up to their knickers in celebrating Christmas now, of course, and they…
Excuse me, Blog Guy. Christmas? In July?
Yes. You’re forgetting about the time difference between the two countries.
Oh of course. Sorry, go on.
Yep, they opened the Christmas shop at Selfridges yesterday, selling Union Jack ornaments and everything.
What’s the most popular gift for the 2011 holiday season over there?
It seems to be this Merrimaking hat, seen here on the right.
What the hell can you do with something like that?
I guess you could wear it out in the woods during deer season and make merry for about five seconds.
Not exactly. Jolly Old Prince Charles glides in through the window, wearing a fine gray suit and riding a crude wooden horse, and lands on a pile of straw.
And then what?
What do I look like, an ornithologist? Then I suppose it’s festive Merrimaking hats for everybody!
Top: Selfridges employee Joanna Hetreed poses with a Union Jack Bauble, the best-selling Christmas item, in Selfridges department store in London, July 28, 2011. Selfridges opened its Christmas shop on Thursday, 149 days before Christmas, as international visitors to the store increase over the summer months, sending a spike in demand for Christmas goods. REUTERS/Luke MacGregor
Right: Selfridges employee Rosanna Harris poses in a Merrimaking hat, expected to be a top-selling Christmas item. REUTERS/Luke MacGregor
Bottom right: Britain’s Prince Charles carves wood during the Start Garden Exhibition and Pop-Up Restaurant at Clarence House in central London, July 27, 2011. REUTERS/Ben Stansall/Pool