A Mum has described the hilarious Christmas tree fail that left her “crying with laughter”.
Chloe Jones, 27, went to Asda in Westwood Cross with her husband and young son to choose a new tree.
The family purchased a 5 foot, pre-lit Christmas tree with a “beautiful” picture on the box but got a bit of a shock when they took it home.
Mrs Jones, from Herne Bay, said she burst out laughing when she opened the “disappointing” tree.
She said: “We came across a lovely 5ft pre-lit tree that looked beautiful on the box.
“We happily skipped to the till to pay for our purchase and headed home excited for all the Christmas fun we were going to have on a cold Christmas Sunday afternoon.
“Well I’m not too sure which one of Santa’s little elves made your Christmas tree and packed it in the box but it would appear that whilst he was making it he forgot to give the poor Christmas tree his steroids!”
The 5ft pop-up pre-lit Christmas tree looked a little worse for wear once taken out of the box…
Mrs Jones pointed out that the packaging made the tree look like one “you would find stood proudly on display in a beautiful shop window”.
‘It looked like it had a hard night on the town’
But when she opened the packaging and separated the branches she discovered a Christmas tree “that looks like he has had a hard night on the town”.
Mrs Jones then suggested that Asda reconsider the photo currently being used on the packaging “to save some disappointment”.
But she was not angry about the tree, saying: “I couldn’t see through the tears – it was hilarious. It took me weeks to convince my husband to let me get a new tree as our old one was too big, and that was what we ended up with.”
Mrs Jones is much happier with her new tree
Mrs Jones shared the funny photos of the tree on Facebook and the post has racked up almost 2,000 likes.
She eventually returned the disappointing tree after being advised by Asda customer services over social media to take it back to the shop.
She said the customer services worker had seen her Facebook post and “took it in good humour”.
Mrs Jones then paid extra for a better tree, and was offered a gift card by customer services.
Asda have been contacted for comment.