Meet the student who is dressing up as a Christmas tree for an entire semester
"It's the most wonderful time of the year" sings Andy Williams in his hit single of the same name. It's fair to say that Williams was definitely onto something, as Christmas is undoubtedly the best time of the year. So far, the festive period has thrown up some incredible stories: there's been the family who created the most savage Christmas card, Donald Trump's weird Christmas decorations and we've seen Mariah Carey defy gravity.
However, while all of those stories are impressive (especially Mariah, you absolute diva!), this might just be the best one yet.
I widely regard Twitter as the greatest website in the world. While it may have its issues with trolls as white supremacists, it is also home to some utter brilliance. Twitter can make the average Joe and online celebrity overnight and that certainly seems to be the case with the following story.
I don't know what it is about the human race, but getting into fancy dress is something that is something that is so deeply ingrained in our society that it is slightly worrying. No matter the occasion, we will mark it by having some sort of fancy dressed or themed occasion. Oh, it's your birthday? Let's have an American themed house party, even though you're not American! Halloween? Let's all dress as scary stuff for no apparent reason! A funeral!? I'm joking, kinda.
One occasion that we do absolutely love to dress up for, is Christmas. Whether its Santa outfits, elf costumes or simply wearing a Christmas jumper that resembles a pile of vomit rather than an item of clothing, we absolutely love it. Kelsey Hall, a student from America went a little too far with her adulation for Christmas, and ended up strongly regretting her decision.
Taking to Twitter on December 3, Kesley uploaded a photo of herself in a ludicrous Christmas tree outfit and promised that she would wear the costumer for the rest of the semester if the tweet received 1,000 retweets.
This, ladies and gentlemen, is why Twitter is the greatest website in the world. After seeing Kelsey's optimistic dare, Twitter grabbed hold of the tweet and ran with it. At the time of writing, Kelsey's tweet has received over 15,000 retweets and 25,000 likes.
Obviously not expecting to make such an impact, Kelsey wasn't too enthused about the prospect of looking like an idiot for a semester.
The student was out for dinner (what student can afford dinner!?) when she realised that she had to put up or shut up. Fortunately for us, her friend captured her delighted face.
She really did not want to do it.
But, the public on Twitter was unrelenting and egged her on.
And Katie, being true her word, did not let them down.
Students were buzzing at the prospect of seeing Kelsey turn up to class in her outfit.
She even took the time out of the day to pose for pictures with her fans.
What a time to be alive, hey?