Rudolph the red nosed reindeer is no more. How do I know? Cos on my birthday I was lucky enough to recieve his hide as a present. From my point of view it was good timing cos I've been struck down with man flu for the past few days and I've discovered that nothing is as comforting as a good snuggle with what's left of Rudolf, not even a Lemsip!

Hopefully Father Christmas has found himself a replacement and a decent set of lights, cos otherwise there's going to be a load of crying children come Christmas day.

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