The British government has warned parents to check their advent calendars in the run up to Christmas, because it is believed that Al Qaeda have planted high explosives in the twenty-fifth door of thousands of innocent looking advent calendars across the world.
Des Browne, minister for borders and immigration in the UK, has some sage advice for parents to keep their children safe from the Christmas hating extremist group.
"We do not know which calendars have been tampered with, but there are ways of checking your advent calendar," Browne said. "Most children will have already undone the first half of the calendar. If the chocolate was hidden under foil it may be one of the risky calendars. Carefully unfasten the bottom flap and search for wires. If there are no wires, slowly slide the interior packaging out of the box, and place the calendar face down on a table. With a sharp knife, open the twenty-fifth chocolate container from the back.
"If you find a small white package, please call the bomb squad to dispose of the dangerous explosive safely.
"If you find chocolate, you can eat it."
The Spoof got hold of a hundred advent calendars, and followed this procedure, but found no evidence of any explosives in any of them, leading us to believe this is just a scare story from the bomb squad who didn't get any advent calendars, and want some. The chocolate wasn't very nice either.