Peeps Lose Cheer as Christmas Tree ‘Nightmare’ Haunts Malawian Mall

Peeps Lose Cheer as Christmas Tree ‘Nightmare’ Haunts Malawian Mall

  • Shoppers were left unimpressed when Chichiri Shopping Centre in Malawi unveiled a shoddy looking Christmas tree
  • One user posted a photograph of the tree and social media users were perplexed to discover that the local mall had a rickety Christmas tree on display.
  • Many questioned where the budget for their Christmas decorations had gone and said the tree mirrored everyone's lives during the current pandemic

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Malawians had a good giggle after one social media user posted a picture of a flimsy looking Christmas tree at a popular mall in the country. Image: @helix_w/ Twitter
Source: Twitter

A lopsided Christmas tree at a Malawian mall has tweeps in stitches with many saying it’s a sign of the times.

Shoppers at Chichiri Shopping Centre in Malawi were shocked to discover a down-and-out Christmas tree on display when they visited the mall to do their festive season shopping.

Shopper @helix_w snapped a picture of the decrepit looking tree and posted it to social media with the caption:

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“Chichiri Shopping Mall what is this?”

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@yandekabala joked that the tree looked like a

“Christmas scarecrow maybe.”

@cmk_ said:

“these are tough times.”

@KikiMii3 said the tree looked more like a

“African Christmas tree.”

@Nomsajere said:

“I kinda like it though.”

@helix_w responded:

“Yure kidding right… lol”

@Nomsajere said reacted:

“No I'm not, I think it looks down to earth.”

One user believes the funds for the tree were misappropriated.

@misstkjiya said:

“I know someone somewhere drank the real budget for the decorations.”

One social media commented that there might be witchcraft at play.

@WatipasoWanda reacted jokingly:

“Looks like a voodoo doll.”

@noelcastanza said:

“And what if the theme is ‘The Nightmare Before Christmas’”

@adrianojuliet poked fun at the shopping mall.

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"Blantyre jokes too much.”

@akashitigu compared the Christmas tree to

“a drying up baobab tree.”

@FupaMw questioned Chichiri Shopping Mall’s budget for their Christmas decorations.

“Imagine paying for such décor?”

Scores of social media users had a good laugh with many reacting to the post with the laughing face emoji.

Girl's vegetable and fruit Christmas tree captures Mzansi's imagination: "Dijo tsa January"

Last week, Briefly News reported that Christmas cheer is ramping up across the length and breadth of Mzansi ahead of the December break and locals are beginning to observe the usual festive holiday rites.

In what has been a tough year for South Africans from all walks of life, any number of locals would be the first to admit that they could do with the festive distraction and none more so than decorating the Christmas tree.

A Christmas tree made purely out of veggies is the talk of social media.

A Twitter user, @TheRealMotase_, did his part to remind occasion-loving Saffas of what they can look forward to in what is now just over two weeks until Christmas. Heading online, the netizen shared an image of a young girl sitting in front of a large, attractive Christmas tree.

Source: Briefly News

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