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17 December 2014 @ 09:36 pm
Yes this is what we get up to at work.  
Every year at work there's a Christmas decoration contest, and each floor competes against the others to win... well, nothing really, other than the congratulations of the business CEO. This year my floor went with the theme of 12 Days of Christmas; a team of very creative people (not including me, I'll admit - no creativity at all) put together a brilliantly offbeat display.

For instance - four calling birds represented by four rubber ducks with mobile phones strapped to their heads. The two turtle doves were one staff member's two little boys in ninja turtles suits ie ninja turtle doves. We had men in tights being the lords a'leaping, and one lady in a cow suit straddling the lap of our office co-ordinator who was dressed as a milkmaid. Swans a'swimming was represented by a colleague dressed in the uniform of football team Sydney Swans, sitting in a kid's inflatable wading pool. Three French hens were three ladies in blue and white striped tees, each sporting a red beret and jaunty scarf, and draped with a sash reading "hen party".

And our partridge? Our floor comedian, dressed in a Big Bird suit, in the corner office which had been filled with potted plants.

We won.

Also - tickets to A Night With Noel Fielding.. I have them, oh yes I do. *g* Not till April and he's here for one night only so it was a case of get in and grab straight away.
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Minoriminori_k on December 17th, 2014 02:26 pm (UTC)
Hahaha! It sounds very nice! Congrats on your win! This kind of thing, a competition of Christmas decoration is popular or common in your, or western countries? Sounds very festive and merry! I'd like to do it too...
miwahni: Pros Christmasmiwahni on December 19th, 2014 09:56 am (UTC)
I can't take any credit for it at all, but thank you :D. This is the first place I've worked at that has a decoration competition; previously I've worked in bank branches where everything has to be exactly the same as every other branch - like McDonalds, where you know what to expect as soon as you walk in the door.

The most popular events are Christmas lights competitions, where people dress their houses up in a ridiculous amount of lights. It's common for families to spend Christmas Eve just driving around the neighbourhood looking at the light displays.
Strike while the irony is hot: [EMATE] FANTASTICdraycevixen on December 17th, 2014 08:13 pm (UTC)

It sounds to me like your floor really earned that win. :D
miwahni: Pros Christmasmiwahni on December 19th, 2014 09:57 am (UTC)
They really did *g*. They put a lot of work into it, and no little creative effort.