Anorak News | Poole Replaces Christmas With A Recyled Jesus And Fake Tree

Poole Replaces Christmas With A Recyled Jesus And Fake Tree

by | 27th, November 2009

poole-fake-treeIN Poole, Dorset, Christmas comes in the shape of a 33-ft tall cone painted green and festooned with little lights to make it look like a Christmas tree. Speakers are hidden in the foliage. It’s yours for £14,000.

The town’s usual Norway fir tree has been replaced amid concerns that it will fall over in high winds. Anorak’s resident Al Gorean agrees. If a tree can be saved from being chopped down then so much the better. It’s what the Baby Jesus, the great recycler who rose again, would have wanted – and he slept in a barn, although that wooden cross set a poor example.

Still, the Daily Mail presses 7 and speed dials Susie Squire, of the Taxpayers’ Alliance. She whirs into life and says:

“I don’t think the people of Poole will feel very festive when they think that £10,000 could have been spent on tax cuts or public services.”

What better services does £10k get you, Susie fails to say. But Anorak suggests the tree comes with a few PlayStation consoles and optics to capture the real spirit of Christmas.

Says one possible Mail reader:

“What has this country come to when a great German tradition of sticking a Norwegian tree in a town precincts and passing around a glass of spiced French wine to celebrate the life of Jewish child is undone by health and safety? It’s a disgrace.”

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