Parliament does tend to resemble a Christmas Pantomime most of the time, with the hilarity, booing and hissing that we’ve come to associate with this seasonal play.
To keep with the spirit of the season, we’ve paired up Maltese politicians with their Christmassy alter egos.
Jack Skellington/Konrad Mizzi
Although Jack Skellington may seem to have almost ruined Christmas in pursuit of his own goals, the reality is that his intentions are good and he is but a poor misunderstood soul.
The Shepherd/Salvu Mallia
Salvu aims to be the shepherd that recalls any errant lambs that may have strayed, and brings them back to the sadly depleted Nationalist fold.
Santa Claus/Manuel Mallia
He wears a red outfit, stretched over his paunch, and holds enough wealth in a hidden stash to give presents to all the world’s children.
Little Drummer Boy/Claudette Buttigieg
Although filled with a desire to provide a service, it is their musical prowess that makes these characters so comparable.
The Grinch/Louis Grech
He’s very rarely seen, but everyone suspects that he truly exists.
The Christmas Robin/Beppe Fenech Adami
Proudly thrusts his chest out and does not shy from the limelight. May nest on areas outside development zone.
Frosty the Snowman/Deborah Schembri
Much like Frosty in the summer, Dr Schembri’s newsworthiness seems to have melted away following the divorce referendum.
The Donkey/Joe Mizzi
His job is to warm the area he sits in.
BONUS: The Easter Bunny/Henry Battistino
The Leader of Moviment Patrijotti Maltin is reported as having said that Muslims breed like rabbits. He’ll be pleased to share his likeness with an emblem of the most Christian of feasts.