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This Brilliant Brussels Sprout Chocolate Prank May Have Just Won Christmas

Here's how it stacks up against festive tomfoolery of Christmases past.

For many people, the festive season is about love, family and good times. For Judy Brown, it's about trickery, lies and deceit.

This Christmas past the Scot successfully duped her poor, unsuspecting father into merrily biting into a Brussels sprout disguised as a Ferrero Rocher.

She documented the impressively elaborate ruse -- which involved individually coating the vile vegetables in melted chocolate and the trademark crushed hazelnuts on Twitter for all to see.

It's not the first time her father has fallen prey to his daughter's bitter trick. Brown first pulled off the prank in 2016 but chose to lay low last year to lull her Pa into a false sense of security.

The conniving! The strategy! She's brilliant.

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In 2018 she was back, and ready to roll her dear old dad once again. After carefully preparing the sprouts/choccies, she replaced them in their original container and waited.

When the moment of truth finally arrived, she wasn't disappointed -- there's photo evidence of the half-eaten veggie to prove it.

Well played Miss Brown, well played indeed.

Twitter has praised Brown's "outstanding work", calling her "an evil genius" and a "hero."

We're quietly rooting for Mr Brown Snr. to launch a revenge attack in 2019. He's got plenty of time to plan.

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Image: Twitter/@mcjude.

How does Brussels sprout-gate compare with other examples of seasonal skullduggery? Here are just a few we found -- feel free to take notes, Mr Brown.

Winners and losers

Fido-approved

An avocado? Thanks ...
All wrapped up

Antique antics

Gift not included

Turn up the beet
Image: reddit/logithebear.
Snow hungry

Feature image: Twitter/@mcjude.