Spot the difference! Alfie tweeted to say our Mrs Claus Gnome looks just like his nan Pat … so we invited them in to our Basildon store to present her with her lookalike.
Our social media team had spotted Alfie’s tweet saying: “Can’t believe they’re selling my nan in @asda”.
Pat Elliott, 71, who has six grandchildren, said it was her youngest grandchild, two-year-old Darcie, who first spotted the resemblance while shopping in Asda Beckton with her dad Simon.
Pat said: “When my son first saw it he said Darcie actually looked at it and said it was Nana so there must be something there!”
Her sixteen-year-old grandson Alfie Earnshaw agreed, sending this tweet:
— Alfie Earnshaw (@Earndiniho) November 12, 2016
Pat said: "I did get a few looks while we were doing the photos in Asda! I can see what people are saying. I’ve got it in my lounge at the moment and the more I look at it the more I think they could be right.
“It’s the face and the cheeks and I’m very white in the hair. It’s a bit of fun – I hope it will cheer someone up!”
Pat and husband Dave, 69, love decorating their house every Christmas with outside lights and giant decorations – so they will be adding Mrs Claus to their collection.
“It’s something that’s come to be expected round here now,” said Pat. “Our youngest grandchildren look forward to it. It’s one of the things that happens at nana and grandad’s house.”
Pat’s daughter Laura – Alfie’s mum – said: “My mum loves Christmas – their house is completely covered in lights every year. People actually go just to have a look. If you’ve got a Christmas gnome that looks like you in your garden you’ve won Christmas!”
Mrs Claus and Santa Claus gnomes are available at selected Asda stores for £30 each. We also have a light-up Santa gnome for £38.
Lots of people have been sharing photos on social media of our giant Christmas gnomes, which are proving a big hit. Find out more about the Christmas gnomes here.