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This product belongs in the toilet.

It’s getting to be that time of year again, when all the lights and tinsel go up to usher in this season of gift-giving. However, our writer Masanuki Sunakoma is often cramped up in the office all day and can’t enjoy it.

So, he decided to order some decorations from Amazon Japan to spruce the place up a bit, and in true Masanuki fashion he started with the lowest rated ones first.

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His search led him to the “Christmas Decoration Goods” for 1,599 yen (US$14) with an average customer ratings of 2.5 stars out of five. Its somewhat unfestive name probably wasn’t doing it any favors in the rating department, but the item description proudly declared that, “It’s easy to bring the fun of Christmas into your home.”

Unlike his Halloween mask, Masanuki’s Christmas Decoration Goods arrived in plenty of time for the holidays, the day after placing his order to be exact.

The product came in three pieces and resembled a Santa costume. This was no costume, however. It even says right in the highly descriptive name that these were “decoration goods.”

So where exactly do they go?

The toilet!

This room was by far the least festive in the entire office, though the raccoon toilet paper cover was bravely putting in overtime to add cuteness to the atmosphere. It was …continue reading