As it’s now December, many of us will be turning our attention to Christmas and begin decorating our homes for the festive season. Sadly for Eurovision fans, Christmas couldn’t really be further away from the traditionally May-held contest… after all, it’s a long time to go till Rotterdam, and memories of Tel Aviv seem like they were years ago…. guess we just have to keep waiting? WRONG!
With Eurovision never far from his mind, while out shopping over the last few weeks James has spotted a selection of Christmas baubles and decorations in stores around the UK that could – with a little imagination – be connected to some of our Eurovision favourites!
Want to know how to bring a little Eurovision magic to your Christmas? Read on and find out how!
CROATIA – ROKO’S WINGS
Roko’s wings were a big talking point of this year’s contest in Tel Aviv and now you can have your own pair to go on the tree! Do you have a dream this Christmas? Is it as beautiful as it is extreme?
LUXEMBOURG – LE PAPA PINGOUIN
We all know animals are not allowed at Eurovision (unless France decide to use a giraffe, then they are allowed to by special dispensation!). So back in 1980, Luxembourg did the next best thing and had a grown man dress as a penguin prance around the stage… only at Eurovision!
MOLDOVA – HOW LOOKS THAT TRUMPET?
While many of you out there would like to wake up on Christmas morning and find Santa has left you Pasha Parfeny under the tree, why not opt for the next best thing and deck the tree out with a trumpet that gets you out of control? 😉
PORTUGAL – SUZY’S FLOWERS
Although the beautiful red poinsettia flower originates from Mexico, this lovely red rosette is also a great way to remember that dress that Portuguese singer Suzy was (almost) wearing in Copenhagen!
MONTENEGRO – ‘AJMO NA IGRANKU!
Many Eurovision fans feel that Montenegro was unfairly snubbed at the contest in 2013 after their epic dubstep track ‘Igranka’ landed 12th in the first semi final. So why not send your Christmas into orbit with your very own astronaut! After 3! Vodim te na igranku, na na na na igranku!
NORWAY – JOIKING NOT INCLUDED
Even before topping the televote in Tel Aviv, KEiiNO had firmly established themselves as a Eurovision fan-favourite and Spirit In The Sky shows signs of going down in history as a contest classic! Show your love for KEiiNO with a glittery stag this Christmas! He Lå E Loi La!
UNITED KINGDOM – SURIE’S PRISM
Storms don’t last forever… and neither does Christmas sadly, so hang this prism to remind you of SuRie and her unwavering resolve… and hopefully you’ll have no uninvited guests this Christmas… (!!)
SLOVAKIA – NAJKRAJŠIE STROMY SÚ NA HOREHRONÍ
For something a little more rustic this Christmas, try this garland that looks as though it was plucked straight from the open green spaces of Horehronie! As we all know, the most beautiful trees grow in Horehronie!
UKRAINE – THE STAR WE ALL LOVE!
Hello everybody! My name is Verka Serduchka! Me English, nicht verstehen! Merry Christmas! What can we say, this mirrored star just screams everyone’s favourite Ukrainian queen!
SAN MARINO – A LITTLE SOMETHING SWEET?
This sweet-inspired bauble is just perfect for anyone who loved the Italian-Samarinese girl group the Peppermints! Though Christmas isn’t the best time to get your heart broken, it’s certainly the perfect time to indulge in a sugary treat – or a lot of them!
ICELAND – NAUGHTY AND NICE?
Are you on Santa’s naughty list? Or do you plan to be? 😉 This cage looks like it’s come straight out of Hatari’s box of tricks and could make even the coldest of winters much hotter under the collar!
Like the look of some of these pieces? If you want your own baubles for your Christmas Tree, you can find some of them HERE and HERE! PLEASE NOTE! Eurovision Ireland doesn’t get any commission from any sales and we aren’t affiliated with these stores in any way – so if you buy, that’s between you and them!
What do you think? Did you like our selection of Eurovision-inspired Christmas decorations? Ever seen decorations yourself that you think would be perfect for Eurovision fans? Let us know!
Author: James Scanlan
Source: Eurovision Ireland
Image Source: James Scanlan