Man celebrates Christmas EVERY DAY for 23 years: ‘I tried to quit but I love it too much’
Andy Park stopped tucking into Christmas dinner and watching the Queen’s speech seven days a week last Boxing Day after doing it for 22 years straight.
The 53-year-old said the 365 times a year celebrations had left him overweight and skint, with his obsession costing him £2million.
But Mr Park, from Melksham, in Wiltshire, said that he only managed to stop for two weeks and has been back celebrating the festive day since January.
“It was my daughter Carrie-Ann who made me stop celebrating Christmas every day,” he said.
“She was concerned I was putting on too much weight and it was costing me too much.
“But I found it hard to stop because I love it too much, so I just decided to carry on.”
Mr Park’s celebrations means he buys himself, friends and family presents every day, sends a card to his own house every 24 hours and has a Christmas tree and decorations up all year round.
The electrician started his celebrations in 1993 and in more than twenty years he’s spent £800,000 on gifts, £650,000 on food, £109,000 on champagne, £80,000 on crackers, £7,000 on trees and £35,000 on decorations.
But his obsession has proved a turn-off for potential girlfriends and he is often forced to eat his Christmas dinner alone.
“I suppose not everyone loves Christmas as much as I do,” he said.
“So, I can understand if some women may find it too much.
“I’m still single but perhaps there’s a Mrs Christmas out there somewhere.”
One fan is reality star Joey Essex, who came to visit Mr Park for his show Educating Joey Essex.