November 30, 2012 - Being that Christmas is just around the corner, I want to talk to you today about a very serious issue: Christmas car costumes. Every year thousands of Americans clad their cars in Christmas garb to spread some holiday cheer. Christmas car costumes are a crucial part of your vehicle’s mechanical system. If your Christmas car costume loses an antler, red nose, or candy cane, it could seriously affect the working condition of your engine. If you suspect that your Christmas car costume is malfunctioning in any way, it is important that you take your vehicle to a certified workshop and have the helpers run a diagnostic test.
Latest Christmas car costume innovations include a conversion kit that can largely improve your fuel efficiency. These conversion kits keep you away from the pricey pumps, because they allow your car to run purely off eggnog or hot chocolate (Warning: Do not mix them). It is important when refueling your car with hot chocolate, that you only use premium grade cocoa—65% or above. At this time, the conversion kits cannot process Swiss Miss Marshmallows. It may sound ridiculous but every year hundreds of sorry saps find themselves at the mechanic, with what auto experts refer to as, “death by chocolate.”
Christmas car costumes also serve a practical function. Many who dress their vehicle in a Christmas Carstume (you heard it heard first) brag about how easily they can find their car in the parking lot of a busy shopping center during the holiday season. Just in case 6 hours in Brookstone makes you forget what kind of car you drive, the giant elf ears hanging off your Honda will save you from the painstaking task of reaching into your pocket and pushing the panic button on your key fob.
If one month out of the year is not enough, Mystic Industries, the company that makes car costumes, offers a full line of costumes for every holiday on the calendar year. When asked if spending money on a Christmas Carstume was economically practical during a recession, a local Carstume enthusiast retorted, “I don’t think about things before I do them. In fact, the last time my car broke down I went straight to dealership and paid twice as much as I needed to. That’s just how I roll.”