For the past three years, London writer Rhodri Marsden has been curating pics of the adorably dopey childhood beds adults sleep in when they return home. There's nothing like the spirit of Christmas to make you feel like a kid again—and there's nothing like dopey cartoon duvets to show how far you've come since leaving the nest.
Marsden recounted the evolution of this new Christmas tradition to BuzzFeed:
I was just lying in this single bed with an unpleasant duvet in a rather austere room in my parents’ house and thought, "I bet I’m not the only one." So I took a picture and tweeted it. And then these pictures started coming back at me. For some reason they seem to collectively convey the spirit of Christmas without having any Christmassy stuff in them whatsoever. Just bad duvets, unpleasant curtains, and deflating airbeds.
More Brits have been getting in on the game, bravely revealing their embarrassing childhood obsessions, like this weird cartoon pig friend.
Don't forget Thomas the Tank Engine or Cabbage Patch Kids.
This guy has a Lady and the Tramp comforter, despite being a cat person.
And the kooky comforters keep coming:
An eternal dilemma: What's worse—having your childhood bedroom perfectly preserved so that you're sleeping in a time machine, or having to sleep in a makeshift bed?