Christmas never ends for this festive fanatic
Christmas mad Briton Andy Park has gobbled down 4380 turkeys and 87600 mince pies, given 21900 presents and spent a fortune on an array of lights and decorations.
His festive fetish has so-far cost an estimated £250 000.
The new song by hit-hungry crooner Andy Park, aka Mr Christmas, is fittingly called its Christmas Every Day.
Park, a 45-year-old electrician dubbed “Mr Christmas”, has been celebrating the December 25 holiday on a daily basis for the past 12 years.
The divorced father-of-one from Melksham in Wiltshire, south-west England, starts his day with a hearty breakfast of six mince pies and a turkey sandwich before heading off to work.
He finishes by 11.30am in order to start roasting a turkey – the traditional Christmas dish.
At 2pm he eats lunch and then pulls crackers, colourful paper tubes that typically adorn the Christmas table.
Crackers are meant to be pulled apart with a bang by two people, with the owner of the larger part receiving a paper hat and novelty goodie. Park, however, usually opens them – about a whopping 40 a day – on his own.
At 3pm he watches a video of Queen Elizabeth It’s annual Christmas message to the common wealth, glass of sherry in hand.
Dinner is roast turkey with all the trimmings, including Brussels sprouts, roast potatoes, stuffing, gravy and mushy peas, as well as sherry and wine and a bottle of champagne.
He lays his present under the Christmas tree at 8pm. He gave himself a dinner jacket on Monday and a suit for Tuesday.
Park said he ignores his girlfriend, 44, and daughter, 20, when they call him a “crackpot”.
I’ve been doing this for 12 years and I’m going to be doing it for another 12. I’ve never, ever got bored of it. I absolutely love Christmas,” he said.
But despite his year-round festive joy, his number one Christmas wish remains sadly unfulfilled.
“I would love to sing just one song with Des O’Connor, but so far Santa hasn’t delivered on this one,” said Mr Park, of Melksham, Wiltshire.
Though he estimates he has spent a fortune celebrating Christmas every day, Park says he is suffering no signs of yuletide fatigue.
He even insists on a full Christmas dinner if he goes to a restaurant or to a friend’s house for dinner.
The daily Christmas feast initially made him balloon from 79kg to 121kg, but twice-weekly trips to the gym have brought his weight back down to 91kg.
“I’ve also got through 36 ovens and 42 video recorders by watching the queen’s speech every day as well as Christmas films,” he said.
Park is hoping his love of Christmas can translate to the music charts when he releases a single on December 9.
“I want to be number one,” he said.