Jimmy Cricket’s latest Christmas card is based on his concrete wellies which were stolen last summer.
And the specially designed card is the subject of a story in his local newspaper, the Rochdale Observer.
The concrete wellies, which had been given to Rochdale-based Jimmy as a 50th birthday present by fellow comedian Ken Dodd, were taken from his garden in Shawclough.
Northern Irish entertainer Jimmy is famous for wearing wellingtons, marked with the letters R and L on the wrong feet, during his acts.
He said at the time of the theft that the concrete wellies were of “high sentimental value”.
The BBC, ITV, the Rochdale Observer and several radio stations were among many media organisations to report on the crime.
Saturday’s edition (21 December) of the Observer features Jimmy’s 2013 Christmas card (above right) which has him appealing to Santa Claus to retrieve his wellies and put them under his Christmas tree on the big day (see image below).
The Belfast-born funnyman used the inspiration of London 2012 when it came to designing last year’s Christmas card, which featured Olympic champions Usain Bolt and Mo Farah.
* Jimmy, who is currently appearing in Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs at the Forum Theatre in Billingham near Middlesbrough, wishes everybody a merry Christmas and a happy New Year!