Personally, we don’t totally understand Christmas in July.
But we’ll take any excuse to overindulge in a Christmas-esk feast and drink some heavily spiked egg-nog so we’re not complaining.
Yesterday, Carnival Cruise Line got well into the festive spirit with a guest appearance on the official eve of the mid-winter season (24 July) or Christmas-in-July-eve as we like to call it.
In an unexpected sight for Sydneysiders and cruisers, The Grinch dramatically winched himself from a helicopter above Sydney Harbour, in an attempt to steal the Christmas fun from Carnival Spirit.
After his fearless drop from the helicopter, Carnival cruisers then caught sight of The Grinch causing chaos onboard the ship; pinching the Captain’s hat, hiding the turkey and stealing lollipops from the Cherry on Top sweet shop.
The visit was an unexpected secret mission, but The Grinch will return for surprise appearances throughout Carnival’s Christmas cruises.
With over 45 activities to enjoy onboard each day, the fastest and steepest waterslide at sea – Green Thunder – and multiple live entertainment venues, in the end even The Grinch couldn’t resist turning his frown upside down, dancing along to all of the fun he was witnessing onboard.
You can watch all of The Grinch’s antics here: