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Grinch-For-Hire Service Says Mum Knew 'What Was Involved' In House Trashing Visit

Claire Reid

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Grinch-For-Hire Service Says Mum Knew 'What Was Involved' In House Trashing Visit

A mum says her house was completely trashed after she hired a Grinch character to come to her house to entertain her kids but the company behind it says the family knew what to expect. 

The Belfast mum hired the character to come out to her home to come out and engage in a bit of playful misbehaviour, such as pillow fights with the kids and putting toilet paper on the Christmas tree. 

However, she claims the Grinch turned up and destroyed her home, pouring juice and washing liquid all over the place and smashing up eggs and party food. 

Before the Grinch came. Credit: Facebook
Before the Grinch came. Credit: Facebook

In a viral post, which has since been deleted, the mum said: “So paid £85 for a Grinch visit… advertises the Grinch to come in, mess the kids’ beds, have pillow fights, put toilet roll around your Christmas tree and pictures with the kids at the end (they were told to leave, no pictures) VS what I got, every single bit of party good, expensive cupcakes threw all over the place, tree decorations broke, fairy up liquid poured on my kitchen food, eggs smashed and a full bottle over my floor and son! Kid’s new onesies ruined. 

“Highly, highly do not recommend… mailed and complained, no reply. Grinch defo came stole Christmas, never been so disgusted in my life! [sic].”

A screenshot of the post made its way to Twitter, where social medias were divided on whether the Grinch had gone too far or not. 

After the Grinch paid a visit. Credit: Facebook
After the Grinch paid a visit. Credit: Facebook

One person wrote: “Nooooo you’re a mean one Mr Grinch!”

Another said: “Some bloke dressed as the Grinch literally rocked up, trashed the joint and then got paid for it.”

While a third person commented: “Paid for the Grinch, got the Grinch. No pleasing some people.”

In response to the original post, Santa Stop Here Belfast, which sent out the character, shared a snap of the Grinch writing: “We hope you see the funny side.”

The company has since said the viral post has led to ‘hundreds’ of enquiries. 

A spokesperson for Santa Stop Here Belfast told MailOnline: “[The homeowner’s] sister hired us and was told in advance what was involved prior to the visit.

“We’ve done 30 visits this year with no complaints. We have been doing this for three years in total.  

“Our Grinch is loving the attention - we’ve had hundreds of booking enquiries today. The Grinch also knew them personally - but hasn’t told them who was below the mask yet!”


Featured Image Credit: Facebook

Topics: Christmas

Claire Reid
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