25 December, 2014 12:38
DARRYL SEYMOUR | Gossip Guru | [email protected]
An annual tradition in the Stefanovic family is well underway this afternoon. The aim of the game is to drink as much beer as possible… without (really) upsetting mum.
Both Karl (Today Show Anchor) and his little brother, Peter (Channel 9 UK Correspondent) – are in the same place, at the same time… and things are getting messy.
As always, the brothers (armed with an endless amount of XXXX Bitter) are trying to outdo each other – while at the same time keeping us up to date with their shenanigans through social media.
Karl has spoken before on the Today Show about the notorious Stefanovic family Christmas tradition, where no one is safe from sack-wacks, beer bongs or the occasional “donuts” in Karl’s iconic canary yellow Holden HSV.
Speaking on the breakfast show last year, Karl stated that his Christmas festivities with the family were probably “looser” than the Logies.
“I usually rock up with my missus and kids late in the arvo on the 23rd and have a bit of a swim… after that I send them on their way and the big boys start firing. I usually captain the ship, but I am constantly amazed at how Peter and Tom are able to keep up. I’d easily put away thirty cans before dinner”
The long-suffering female members of the Stefanovic family have stated that there is absolutely no point in trying to intervene. Karl’s wife, Cassandra, says that “the three stooges” cannot be stopped.
“I think they get it from their mother, she loves a drink too… but honestly… we try to keep the kids out the back for the most part because the three stooges are very content in spending the entire 72 hours of a family Christmas with far more volume than motor skills. They really do a job on themselves”
It has been revealed that the male members of the Stefanovic clan gathered at their mother’s Sunshine Coast home last night, and have not stopped drinking since. The oldest and much more responsible sibling, sister Elisa, is the rock of the family group – making sure the children are safe and that her brothers don’t light each other on fire.
“Their poor wives and girlfriends, I mean they must be used to it by now. Mum and I are. My job is to basically make sure they eat at some point over the next few days, and to make sure they don’t try anything stupid… like the time Pete threw the BBQ cylinder in the bonfire. 2009 was one of the worst.”
As for the Stefanovic Challenge (first Stefanovic Brother to consume an entire bottle of St Agnes Brandy and 60 x cans of XXXX Bitter) – Only time will tell if Karl can take home the trophy for three years running. However, Peter thinks he may in fact have what it takes this time around.
“I am ready for him. I have earned my stripes overseas and now I’m coming in hot to Christmas at mum’s. Like a blue flame,
All I know is, I can’t lose. Last year I went down just before the kids opened their presents… Karl and Tom dressed me up like a gay bikie and dragged me down onto the beach and left me there in the recovery position. I do back myself though… I reckon Karl’s gone a bit soft this year… with all that same-suit feminist sh*t”