The Christmas season is upon us. The trees are getting decorated, the Christmas shopping is done (or if you’re me, pushed off until the last possible moment where you inevitable end up paying the maximum price for next-day shipping), and all across the world, children are preparing for the annual Christmas musicals. It’s truly the most wonderful time of the year.
Although, for five-year-old Ella, of Essex, England, it wasn’t exactly the most wonderful of Christmas play performances. This hilarious and endearing video comes to us from back 2019, but it’s just too good not to reshare this Christmas season. Sweet Ella spent the a large majority of her school Christmas playing flipping of the audience, even throwing Kid Rock-esque double birds at one point.
Although according to mom, Ella is the angel that she appears to be. She wasn’t flipping off the audience at all. In fact, she doesn’t even know what that means. She was trying to show her mom a painful hangnail that was bothering her.
“The performance was about half-an-hour long, and I would say 70 percent of it she had her middle finger up. I was thinking, ‘Oh God, Ella please stop.’ Because she was doing it so innocently, I think most people were thinking, ‘Oh, bless her.’ ”
And while mom tried to get her to stop, she wasn’t having it.
Bless mason and Ella in their school play, it’s just a shame Ella spent the whole time trying to show me she’d hurt her middle finger 🤦🏻♀️😂😂 pic.twitter.com/Vab6T0pL4Y
“It was so funny because she didn’t realize what she was doing. I had to keep mouthing ‘Put your finger down,’ discreetly, but then I just accepted that she was going to be standing there with her finger up.”
A likely story mom… we all know where she learned that one.
Then again, that’s exactly how I felt when my parents made me do the church Christmas play…