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Norm Kelly Christmas balls on sale

By Sean Fitzgerald, 24 Hrs

Councillor Norm Kelly and his Christmas 'Normnaments' (Photo from The Official 6Dad Shop)

Councillor Norm Kelly and his Christmas 'Normnaments' (Photo from The Official 6Dad Shop)

Are you planning to decorate your Christmas tree this weekend? After you rustle through the basement to get out the traditional family decorations, you might want to save a spot on your tree for the 6 Dad. Yes, Norm Kelly Christmas ornaments are now on sale.

The Ward 40 councillor, christened ‘The 6 Dad’ by his legions of Twitter followers, is selling ‘Normnaments’ – red, green and white balls that feature his smiling face.

After announcing the ornaments on Nov. 23, Kelly tweeted that they had sold out three days later. But on Monday night, a Christmas miracle arrived.

“Due to popular demand,” tweeted Kelly, “Christmas Normnaments have been restocked!”

The ornaments are $9.99 each (plus tax), with a set of all three costing $27.99.

By Tuesday morning, the stock appeared to be sold out again, according to the website, The Official 6Dad Shop

The councillor recently confirmed to the Toronto Star that all proceeds from the ornaments are going to local charities. He said he was inspired to create the products after seeing the positive response to one of his goofy tweets last year, which featured his face on an ornament.

“Just bought a dozen,” wrote @ithotofanything on Twitter.

“This is fantastic,” tweeted @fossyboots. “Being American, I'm not sure who you are but you have a new fan. Mom's getting one of these for Xmas.”