The saying goes that “size matters”.
Well, for the residents of Grimsby, that rings especially true after North East Lincolnshire Council unveiled a new Christmas Tree outside the town's Riverhead Square.
It measured a miserly 10ft – and has no decorations of any kind.
It is, basically, a bog-standard tree with a barrier around it.
According to Grimsby Live, the artificial – yes, it's not even real – pre-lit tree, which stands at 10ft (3 metres) tall, which is slightly taller than a red telephone box, has been placed at the edge of the vast square and surrounded by iron railings.
And locals are not happy.
Anne Jackson said: “This tree is underwhelming I have to say.
“It doesn't get me in the Christmas spirit what so ever."
And another local shopper, who was from Hull and did not give her name, said: “We're used to getting a big tree from Norway in Hull, this is much different, for the wrong reasons.
“I didn't even notice it as I walked past if I'm completely honest.”
And Grimsby resident Kelvin Clarke added: “It's a little under dressed isn't it?
“I would love to see it with more decorations, but I'm sure it looks good at night when it's lit up.
“It is a step in the right direction, but I'd want something a bit larger to kick off Christmas in the town, I didn't even realise it was there at first.”
Apparently, according to a council spokesman, another larger tree will be raised in the town centre on Monday, which has been paid for with a £1,000 voucher that the town won in a “Revive and Thrive” competition held two years ago.
We don't like to speculate here at the Daily Star, but if the bigger tree costs the vast majority of that £1,000, then it looks like this depressing tree was bought with the loose change.
North East Lincolnshire Council has been contacted by Grimsby Live for comment.
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