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Deck the halls with Carnival's Grinchmas in July cruises

<p>Roll out the mince pies! Carnival Cruise Line announces it will offer five ‘Grinchmas in July’ themed sailings onboard Carnival Splendor to its existing roster of fun-filled cruises.</p> <p>As part of Carnival’s ongoing Dr. Seuss partnership, the Grinch-themed cruises will bring the very best of ‘Christmas in July’ traditions to sea, allowing Australian guests to experience the fun of a wintry ‘Christmas’.</p> <p>The new additions come as part of Carnival’s ‘<a title=";id=ba3a14e61c&amp;e=ade5c0391b" href=";id=ba3a14e61c&amp;e=ade5c0391b" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Seuss at Sea</a>’ offerings, including its Green Eggs and Ham Breakfast, Seussapalooza and Seuss Storytime.</p> <p>Grinchmas in July will see Carnival Splendor transformed into a magical winter wonderland, its giant Christmas tree adorned with glittering lights and baubles galore; there’ll even be winter ‘snow’ on board.</p> <p>Guests will be able to immerse themselves in the full holiday spirit by enjoying a delicious array of festive food and beverage offerings, including Christmas-themed beverages and specialty dining options, ensuring a very merry time.</p> <p>The festive fun comes on top of the full array of 45+ activities guests have come to know and love on a Carnival Cruise.</p> <p>The Grinch himself will join the festivities with special appearances and a screening of <em>How the Grinch Stole Christmas</em> at the Dive-In Movies. The fun doesn’t stop there, as guests can party like a Who from Who-ville, to a ‘Jingle Bell Jam’ soundtrack, as well as Christmas carolling, festive games, trivia and arts and crafts. There’s even an ugly Christmas sweater night and festive outfit competition for the fashionistas of the family.</p> <p>VP of Carnival Cruise Line, Kara Glamore comments, “Christmas is the most wonderful time of the year, but why should we limit the fun to December? With three within the winter school holidays, there’s no better way to spend time with the family during the school break”.</p> <p>Carnival’s Grinchmas in July sailings depart from Sydney starting from 30th June 2023. The full list of sailings include:</p> <ul> <li>Friday 30th June: 9-night sailing to the South Pacific visiting three amazing ports including Noumea, Mystery Island and Lifou</li> <li>Sunday 9th July: 4-night sailing including a trip to the picturesque Moreton Island, one of Australia's best kept secrets</li> <li>Thursday 13th July: 3-night Weekend Sampler where guests can soak in the very best of Sydney’s famous landmarks whilst getting a taste of the fun on board</li> <li>Sunday 16th July: 12-night South Pacific tour with just under two weeks sailing around the stunning South Pacific. Enjoy the sunshine in Noumea, whilst stopping off at other stunning locations such as Mystery Island and Lifou</li> <li>Friday 28th July: 3-night Weekend Sampler</li> </ul> <p>Fares for Carnival Cruise Line’s Grinchmas in July sailings start from $414* per person twin share interior.  For more information and bookings call 13 31 94, see your travel agent or visit <a style="color: #007c89;" title=";id=912946709f&amp;e=ade5c0391b" href=";id=912946709f&amp;e=ade5c0391b" target="_blank" rel="noopener"><span style="color: #0000ff;"></span></a></p> <p><em>Image credits: Carnival Cruises </em></p>


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“I hate Christmas”: Sunrise host branded a Grinch

<p dir="ltr"><em>Sunrise </em>host Monique Wright has been dubbed a “Grinch” after revealing that she “hates Christmas”.</p> <p dir="ltr">The former weather presenter made the revelation during a discussion of Cliff Richard’s upcoming Christmas album with the <em>Sunrise </em>panel, during which she said the album was “rubbish”.</p> <p dir="ltr">“You don’t feel anything towards that song?” a baffled David Koch asked after a snippet of one of the songs on Richard’s new album was played.</p> <p dir="ltr">“Yes I feel a lot,” she said.</p> <p dir="ltr">“Do you like Christmas?” he asked</p> <p dir="ltr">“I hate Christmas. I hate Christmas,” she replied.</p> <p><span id="docs-internal-guid-10a95992-7fff-6ea5-7857-06f31d3291a5"></span></p> <p dir="ltr">“You’ve got eight kids in your household, how can you hate Christmas?” Kochie asked, to which Wright explained: “I enjoy them enjoying it, but it’s just work!”</p> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet"> <p dir="ltr" lang="en">Bah HUMBUG!<br />Monique 'Grinch' Wright didn't hold back and told us what she REALLY thinks about Christmas! 😲 <a href=";ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#Sunriseon7</a> <a href=""></a></p> <p>— Sunrise (@sunriseon7) <a href="">November 29, 2022</a></p></blockquote> <p dir="ltr">The <em>Sunrise </em>team seemed to find Wright’s dislike of the festive season quite amusing, sharing a clip of the segment with edited-in clips, including a snippet of the film <em>How The Grinch Stole Christmas</em> and a slow-mo version of Wright’s revelation.</p> <p dir="ltr">“Bah HUMBUG!” the video caption read.</p> <p dir="ltr">“Monique ‘Grinch’ Wright didn’t hold back and told us what she REALLY thinks about Christmas!”</p> <p dir="ltr">The mother-of-three has been the breakfast show’s co-host since Samantha Armytage departed <em>Weekend Sunrise</em> in 2014, having joined Channel Seven as a reporter in 1996 and going on to replace Grant Denyer as <em>Sunrise</em>’s weather presenter.</p> <p dir="ltr"><span id="docs-internal-guid-49bdee67-7fff-9563-2149-4aecf4e13d9b"></span></p> <p dir="ltr"><em>Image: Sunrise</em></p>


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