Take a quick break from everything happening in the world right now and kick things up a notch with this fun and festive brainteaser.
Deck the halls with boughs of holly... Fa la la la la, la la la la! Christmas is just around the corner and even this absolute demon spawn of a year hasn't diminished my holiday spirit. Who knows? Perhaps a little bit of snow, a dash of elf magic, and a sprinkle of Christmas spirit are precisely what this year needs to take a good long look at its naughty ways and make some course corrections before we turn a new leaf to welcome the new year. I for one, truly believe that amping up the holiday spirit could be the key to manifesting some joy back into our lives.
So how about we take a quick break from everything that's wrong outside and kick things up a notch with a fun and festive brainteaser? Rimmers Music — one of the best musical instrument retailers in the UK — recently came out with the perfect holiday-themed brainteaser, or as I like to call them, "make the wheels in your brain spin thingamajig." Showcasing a colorful and bustling festive scene, it features a group of carolers spreading the holiday cheer from beside a decked up Christmas tree. Their carols set just the right tone as dozens upon dozens of last-minute holiday shoppers bustle around them, shopping for presents, carrying home Christmas trees, and clinking mugs of mulled wine.
Smiles sparkle all around on maskless faces as in this hopefully post-COVID universe, people are once again able to enjoy what we once took for granted. However, not everyone seems to be enjoying the carols, and hidden amidst the joyful carolers and Christmas shoppers is one smile-less face. Covering his ears with his mittens, this carol-hating individual isn't feeling the Christmas spirit just yet and has hidden away to try and block out the "fa-la-la-la-las" and get some peace and quiet.
In fact, he's done such a great job of hiding that it is said to take an average person just under three minutes to spot him in the crowd. Do you think you can beat that record? Go on, take a closer look at the picture and see if you can find the lad who isn't a fan of carols. Do you see him?
How about now?
There he is!
This extra-special brainteaser was created by Rimmer Music to provide some festive fun for readers whilst also acknowledging the love-hate relationship some have with Christmas carols. "We hope the brainteaser will spread some Christmas magic in the run-up to December 25th and provide some entertainment for readers during the second lockdown," said Cathy Tate, Co-Owner of Rimmers Music. "If there is one silver lining from 2020, it’s that in lockdown we’ve seen more Brits than ever picking up an instrument for the first time. Whatever your stance on Christmas songs, we hope that music can help brighten the rest of your year in some way, shape, or form."
Were you able to spot the carol-hating kid in under three minutes? Let us know!