This Student Is Wearing A Christmas Tree Costume Until The End Of The Semester, Thanks To One Tweet

"1,000 retweets and I’ll wear this to all my classes for the rest of the semester."

Many of us have our personal traditions that help us get into the spirit. For Kelsey Hall, a University of Alabama student, however, getting into the holiday spirit meant getting into a Christmas tree costume — and staying in it after a tweet went unexpectedly viral.  


On December 2, the 20-year-old posted a picture of herself in the costume, accompanied by the caption, "1,000 retweets and I'll wear this to all my classes for the rest of the semester."

With 300 Twitter followers, Hall never expected her tweet to reach 1,000 retweets, much less the 19,000 it's currently at. "My mom got me the costume because I love Christmas, and she thought it was funny," Hall told PEOPLE. "I took this picture and thought it would just be funny to post, but I had no idea that I would actually have to wear this so that's why I said I would wear it for the rest of the semester." 

One might call this a Christmas miracle, but that one might not want to mention that to Hall.

"At least I didn't post it last week, because now I only have a week of classes left," Hall explained. "When I first got on campus I was pretty nervous and I didn't know how my teachers would react." So far, reactions to Hall's costume have varied, from smiles and compliments to outright laughs and the occasional weird look.

To add insult to Twitter-bet-gone-horribly-wrong, the second day it rained on campus, forcing Hall to wear a wet Christmas tree costume. Though she tried to accessorize with an umbrella, the costume stuck out too much. "It was so bad because it's still really hot outside, so it was really warm, but also just soaked in water," Hall told Buzzfeed News

Still, through rain and sleet and snow and the occasional Grinch-y student, Hall plans to persevere through the end of the semester — for the good of the people. "It's right before finals and everyone's stressed out about studying, so I thought this would bring them some joy and make them laugh," she added to the publication. To PEOPLE, Hall concluded,  "And hopefully, I could bring some Christmas cheer to my classmates!"

A Plus has reached out to Kelsey Hall for comment.

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