On the 9th Day of Kitschmas @Rudedoodle Gave to Me- Nine Non-Normal Gnomes

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I'm a huge reality TV fan. I watch them all. Various Housewives series, their spin-offs like Vanderpump Rules, even chat shows like Dr. Phil I keep up to date with. Arguably the biggest & best reality TV show out there is Keeping Up With The Kardashians. I've tried watching it and cannot get into it at all. You'd think I would love it, but I don't.

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In a way, for me, the Kardashians are like garden gnomes. Gnomes are probably one of the most obvious trinkets that spring to mind when you are asked to name something Kitsch. They rule the garden, with their best pal the lawn flamingo, and while I love & own the latter, I hate gnomes. 

It's stranger still because my earliest EVER childhood memory is born happy, and involves gnomes. 

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Until I was two we lived on the Castlereagh Road in Belfast. The only think I remember is that we used to walk down a few doors every tea time, so I could see the gnomes. Someone had filled their front garden with busy little gnomes in various poses & jobs. 

For the 9th day of Christmas, here are 9 naughty gnomes, the zombies being my favourite. 

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Trump supporting gnome  

Trump supporting gnome  

On the 8th Day of Kitschmas @Rudedoodle Gave to Me- Eight Splendidly Tremendous Octopus Tattoos

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I know an octopus isn't Christmassy, but we are almost at New Year, so I'm tailing off for these last few daily posts.  

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I hope you've enjoyed my Kitschmas countdown. I've actually enjoyed finding cool stuff to share with you, my long-term, faithful readers. 

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This is actually how www.TheWorldofKitsch.com began. My room mate from 2005, @TheRonster suggested I made a blog to share the Kitsch stuff I would buy for my home from charity shops. About six months in I started having the chance to work with brands, and I've really gotten so caught up in it that I now only really blog when I've been kindly sent something to try out, or been somewhere to experience. 

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How would you like me to slip in a blog post more like this again, maybe at least a week? I have old posts like one where I shared behind the scenes photos from Layrinth that has had 67 views today alone and another post about a beauty range that has the scent of Parma Violet sweets viewed 51 times today also. They are consistently in my most viewed list, and the latter was posted in 2014.

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So that shows both my niche blog posts and brands that are unique and featured by me coming to them and not vice versa, have worked out as well as any of my big, exciting partnership with local, national and worldwide brands.

So in 2017 I will make one resolution to return to my blogging roots more often. I hope you are enjoying my 12 Days of Kitschmas in the meantime.

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On the 7th Day of Kitschmas @Rudedoodle Gave to Me- Seven Stella McCartney Days of the Week Pants

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You've heard her Pops blasting out of shop stereo systems for weeks now, wishing us a 'wonderful Christmastime', so why not include Stella McCartney's adorable sets of seven pants for kids, in the traditional days of the week.

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They are quite pricy I must admit, and the boys' ones look like they could be made by Primark as much as McCartney. 

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There's also a set of vests for girls. I'd love the one with the record player myself. 

Happy Seventh Day of Christmas. 

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On the 5th Day of Kitschmas @Rudedoodle Gave to Me- Five Bold Rings- Uber-Tacky Retro Christmas Wreaths

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Happy Boxing Day! I've been really inspired finding images for this blog post, and as you can see I couldn't narrow it down to five, I've ended up with over twenty! Whoops! Enjoy!

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I love these wreaths made from the old fashioned Christmas tree lights. 

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Soft pink on a wreath is a nice change from traditional red and green. 

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Or how about a blue/green themed wreath? Very peacock-like. 

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On the 4th Day of Kitschmas @Rudedoodle Gave to Me- Four Doctor Who Dalek Christmas Trees

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I remember the first ever Dalek Christmas tree appearing online a few years ago and blogging about it. Now there are tonnes of copycats when you Google search for them, some better than the original, some worse, all very cool though. 

Hope you all have a lovely Christmas Day.

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Fatty

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On the 3rd Day of Christmas @Rudedoodle Gave to Me- Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner- Three Horrific 1970s' Christmas Meals

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At some point I must research this. Why do 70s' cook books' have page after page of absolutely disgusting looking recipes? Why were those meals served up and considered modern & appetising then, but are so repulsive to our eye now? And why did they put everything in jelly? Even salads?? 

Anyway, my third day of Christmas gift to you on this Christmas Eve should curb your appetite if you fear over eating. Just keep this blog post open on your phone tomorrow and take a quick peek if you want to put yourself off your food and not eat another mince pie.  

1. BREAKFAST

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Christmas breakfast is chocolate, so here we are. Probably the only thing any of us would eat willingly in this blog post. 

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2. LUNCH

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Or Christmas dinner I suppose. Start with a prawn Christmas tree (not the last tree we will see), put your turkey in a suit, and tuck into the mash igloo.

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3. DINNER

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I said there would be more trees.

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A sausage wreath, naturally. 

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Make it stop. 

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On the 2nd Day of Christmas @Rudedoodle Gave to me- Two Home Alone Songs

Schmoyoho have been making hilarious tunes and auto tuning the news on YouTube for years now.

Three years ago they put lyrical to the Home Alone theme tune, and you'll never hear it the same way again once you've heard this. 

This year, they auto tuned Kevin and made an original song 'I Made My Family Disappear'.  

So my second day of Christmas gift to you, is both of these songs. Also check out their latest videos where they auto tune Star Wars.