An inventive Watsonia North man, who is yet to pack up his Christmas lights from five months ago, has boldly decided that he’s just gunna leave them out until next December. Despite regular protestations from his wife, Dave Kennard made the big decision over the weekend when he weighed up the pros and cons of such behaviour, and is now claiming the decision is a stroke of genius.

While Kennard normally packs away the lights in early January, this year he is yet to do so, and now believes that next Christmas is close enough to just leave them out until then. Speaking to The Watsonia Bugle he said, “Yeah mate, packing those things up is a massive pain in the backside, so why not just leave them out all year round? Then when late November arrives this year, I don’t even have to worry about spending hours untangling them and then setting them up. I can just sit out on me deck and drink a beer instead.”

When quizzed about the durability of such an item being permanently left outside, Kennard said, “They’re outdoor lights mate, they belong outside, not tangled up in a box under the house for 11 months a year. I like to think of myself as a bit of a revolutionary, and this is the perfect example of that. It’s a real game changer, mate.”