Diary: Little gem

As monuments to naffness go, the Diary thinks this little gem is hard to beat - a 16-inch-high sculpted Christmas tree featuring scenes of the Nativity. What's more, it will burst into a chorus of Silent Night at the flick of a switch. And all for just £120.

But if that tickles your fancy you will have to move fast, because of the "time-intensive handcrafting" needed to produce each one. Clearly, the makers are not messing around: the ad appeared in last Saturday's Daily Mail Magazine. So order now. Remember: Christmas Eve is just 331 days away.