A man from Wiltshire is taking his love for Christmas to the next level as he prepares to marry his Christmas tree, according to The Sun (UK).
Andy Park, also known as Mr Christmas, has admitted many will think he’s had too much sherry but that hasn’t stopped him drawing up plans for the ceremony.
Mr. Park is planning the Yuletide nuptials although he is having problems finding a vicar who will perform the service.
Park has celebrated Christmas every day for the past 17 years and told the newspaper that he is serious about his wedding plans.
“I love my Christmas tree more than anything else, so that’s why I want to marry it,” the Sun quoted the 47-year-old divorcee from Melksham, Wilts, as saying.
“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,” he said.
Andy Park’s addiction to Christmas started when he got bored during one July afternoon and put up his Christmas decorations.
The self-styled Mr Christmas has eaten over 6,000 Christmas dinners and watches the Queen’s speech every day. Although he claims to not celebrate Christmas on 25 December.
“The Queens speech is a must every day at 3 o’clock sharp! So when the tape was stolen one year, I was at my wits end! Luckily, it was anonomously returned a few days later and so I had to watch it 5 or 6 times in a row to make me feel human again!” he said.
He 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.
“I can’t see why we can’t be joined in matrimony. I’ve heard of other people marrying their pets and so on, so why can’t I get hitched to my tree?” he added.
Mr Park is right that he’s not the first person to enter into a more unusual marriage, two months ago, a Taiwanese woman has decided to marry herself in an elaborate ceremony due to a lack of potential suitors. [via The Sun]