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HollyJolly
07-08-2010, 06:16 AM
Hey guys! I know on several of the posts, we talk about some of our favorite Christmas decorations and pass out suggestions and ideas, but I was just wondering if there were any Christmas decorations that when you see them you roll your eyes or even cringe???:elf2:

Please share!

Caninemom3
07-08-2010, 07:13 AM
I don't know that this is a decoration but I personally HATE those upside down Christmas trees that you can get some places !!!!


:santa2:

HollyJolly
07-08-2010, 08:03 AM
I agree with you -- I don't "get" those, either...and I don't want to offend anyone, because I know this is a fairly common decoration approach, but I can't stand to see red Christmas bows tied on to chairs or other furniture for just the heck of it...tying a bow to something doesn't necessarily make it festive... :santa:!

Moley
07-08-2010, 05:42 PM
Chavvy pink or funereal black christmas trees, those bundles of twigs that they expect you to pay 20 for, as well as giant inflatable snowmen and santas.

Why?

HollyJolly
07-08-2010, 10:29 PM
Chavvy pink or funereal black christmas trees, those bundles of twigs that they expect you to pay 20 for, as well as giant inflatable snowmen and santas.

Why?

Whoever invented those giant inflatables is a rich person, because you see them everywhere! I just love to see one looking like the leaning tower about to hit the ground when the wind picks up!

Also, Christmas colors are no longer just red, green, silver and gold...there are bright pink, blues, greens, grays and blacks...I must admit I do like some the bright greens, but for the most part, I keep to more traditional colors...to each his own...:rudolph:

SilverBells
07-08-2010, 11:50 PM
Hey guys! I know on several of the posts, we talk about some of our favorite Christmas decorations and pass out suggestions and ideas, but I was just wondering if there were any Christmas decorations that when you see them you roll your eyes or even cringe???:elf2:

Please share!

Hi, I absolutely detest up-side-down Christmas trees. I know I sound harsh but pleeeease whose idea was that? As far as I'm concerned they show lack of respect for Christmas. :christmastree::christmastree::christmastree:

olga
07-11-2010, 06:49 AM
Thanks for the wonderful thread HollyJolly!! :santa:
Well, we all know Christmas decoration in stores always begins first days of December and every mall and department store across the planet hires a Santa or two for the season..

I say Baaahhh!!! Humbug! (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=34w8xqFz3eU) to all those stores who hire Santas who who do not seem to enjoy spending time with Children, making them and their parents feel uncomfortable..

ornamentmaven
07-11-2010, 10:05 AM
For sure upside down Christmas trees, also racing lights or flashing lights of any kind!

Moley
07-12-2010, 05:19 PM
SATA STOP HERE signs also get me annoyed, as if Christmas is some kind of cargo cult! What sort of materialist messages are children being indoctrinated with these days?

Christmas Hampers
07-12-2010, 07:35 PM
We have an Australian based website selling local Gourmet Food and Wine Gifts fro Christmas.
You would be surprised how many people actually WANT Tacky and Cheap gifts added to their hampers. (http://www.huntervalleyhampers.com.au/)

But, yes, my most favorite worst Christmas Gift Thingy is those little santa and themed heads, the size of a dime, that get stuck in my kids throat...

HollyJolly
07-13-2010, 02:46 AM
Every Christmas they always put out these prepackaged gift sets - whether it be cheap candles, lotions, candy, etc. I hate those! People will bring them to a gift exchange or give them as a last minute gift...I totally believe it is the thought that counts, but in situations like that...you know there was no thought put in it in the first place! :confused:

Merry Christmas Darling
07-19-2010, 01:05 PM
I don't know that this is a decoration but I personally HATE those upside down Christmas trees that you can get some places !!!!


:santa2:

I hate those, too. And black Christmas trees are kind of creepy.

olga
07-19-2010, 01:52 PM
I hate those, too. And black Christmas trees are kind of creepy.

I could never understand all those people who put black trees on their stores or houses..
How can you feel the happiness and warmth of the season with a.. black tree, I wonder???

:merrychristmas:

dees473
07-22-2010, 03:21 AM
I don't like corner trees. I do have a friend that has a tree that hangs upside down and she said it really helps out with space.

SilverBells
07-22-2010, 02:20 PM
Besides the up-side-down trees that I've already mentioned that I don't like, I don't care for pink trees either. Or other color besides the Christmassy ones. For me trees should be shades of green or white (for snow).:christmastree::tree1:

olga
07-22-2010, 03:24 PM
I don't like corner trees. I do have a friend that has a tree that hangs upside down and she said it really helps out with space.

http://img5.ranchoweb.com/images/jsjapan/xmasupsidedown.jpg

:elf1: :elf1: :elf1: :elf1: :elf1: :elf1: :elf1: :elf1:

SilverBells
07-23-2010, 05:02 AM
Awful. Terrible. Tasteless. A bad joke.:eek::eek::eek:

Elvira1986
07-25-2010, 08:50 PM
I don't like the reindeerheads(statue like things) with christmas hats, bows or bells that you sometimes see. It's so not my personal taste.

http://www.celebrationheaven.com.au/images/ReindeerHeadandReindeers.jpg

SilverBells
07-27-2010, 12:00 AM
I like the reindeer in that picture. The ones on the stand.:rudolph:
Not the big one.

olga
07-27-2010, 04:35 PM
I don't like the reindeerheads(statue like things) with christmas hats, bows or bells that you sometimes see. It's so not my personal taste.

http://www.celebrationheaven.com.au/images/ReindeerHeadandReindeers.jpg

Yea, I do not like heads, too.. They kinda scary me..
I do not know, I would never hang a head of a reindeer on the wall of my living room..

Of course, I like the reindeer statues, ok?

gmxmas159
07-29-2010, 10:44 PM
:雅虎:我喜欢圣诞老人,他给我最可爱的礼物。

MissSantaClaus
07-30-2010, 02:19 PM
I don't like the reindeerheads(statue like things) with christmas hats, bows or bells that you sometimes see. It's so not my personal taste.

http://www.celebrationheaven.com.au/images/ReindeerHeadandReindeers.jpg

I like the red bow : )

SilverBells
07-30-2010, 02:51 PM
:雅虎:我喜欢圣诞老人,他给我最可爱的礼物。

That translates to "I love Santa Claus"??? :)

olga
07-30-2010, 04:50 PM
Well, I translated that and means:

I like Santa Claus, he gave me the most wonderful present..
Am I correct?????

:carols:

SilverBells
07-31-2010, 04:28 AM
Well, I translated that and means:

I like Santa Claus, he gave me the most wonderful present..
Am I correct?????

:carols:

Olga I'm impressed.:elf3: So tell me how do you write in the same language Merry Christmas and I need a day off? :elf1:

olga
07-31-2010, 04:53 AM
Olga I'm impressed.:elf3: So tell me how do you write in the same language Merry Christmas and I need a day off? :elf1:

Merry Christmas

圣诞节快乐 :elf1:

Its so difficult to translate the other.. Google translate is only for words... :elf1:

SilverBells
07-31-2010, 04:57 AM
Merry Christmas

圣诞节快乐 :elf1:

Its so difficult to translate the other.. Google translate is only for words... :elf1:

You're funny :):):)

True North
08-20-2010, 04:35 AM
The only thing that makes me go "bah humbug" is the ornaments that have nothing to do with Christmas. I know some people love them, but a tree filled with Disney movie characters and Gone With the Wind ornaments just seem to be too commercial and against the season to me.

SilverBells
08-20-2010, 03:12 PM
...but a tree filled with Disney movie characters and Gone With the Wind ornaments just seem to be too commercial and against the season to me.

I agree with you.:elf3:

kimmy
08-28-2010, 04:53 PM
http://img5.ranchoweb.com/images/jsjapan/xmasupsidedown.jpg

wow i have never seen an upside down christmas tree. i would have to agree with black christmas trees and black decorations being the thing that makes me go bah humbug. i really hate them. i stick to traditional colours so black decorations are no where to be seen in my household.

ornamentmaven
08-29-2010, 12:28 AM
Despise the upside down trees!

Holiday Mom
08-30-2010, 08:32 AM
I can't stand the upside down trees and the non-Christmas decorations too.

I have to admit though that in my downstairs powder room I usually have a small pink feather tree and a pink rose wreath and a few other pink decorations, but in my defence the bathroom in painted choclate brown, and the light pink looks lovely. Plus my main tree is classic and traditional.

cujiine
07-26-2011, 08:11 AM
I agree with the upside down tree. I also semi agree with the non themed decorations. If it were up to me, everything would be Christmas themed but my grand mother and now mother, have always gotten ornaments for my and my brother for Christmas relating to something we were involved in that year. Last year I started working for the Disney company and so I got a Disney decoration.

olga
07-26-2011, 02:52 PM
Well, I do not also like that Christmas display...

http://s3.hubimg.com/u/1943138_f520.jpg

Moley
07-27-2011, 05:23 PM
A bit too overloaded!

Sometimes less is more.

olga
07-28-2011, 01:12 AM
A bit too overloaded!

Sometimes less is more.

Perfectly agree with you.. :santa:

I do not like that, either... :elf1:
http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_eu-58H1cU28/TP2DUn4FCII/AAAAAAAABsU/s6X_K10CMrg/s1600/cheap-christmas-tree-2.jpg

olga
07-28-2011, 01:29 AM
I do not know, if the following really makes me say Bah. Humbug... I think, it doesnt.
I just find it very funny.. To be honest, I could never hang a sandwich ornament on my tree..

http://www.7gadgets.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/12/Clipboard014.jpg

Moley
07-28-2011, 05:20 PM
Oh Dear!

LittleMissChristmas
10-11-2011, 12:59 PM
Hey guys! I know on several of the posts, we talk about some of our favorite Christmas decorations and pass out suggestions and ideas, but I was just wondering if there were any Christmas decorations that when you see them you roll your eyes or even cringe???:elf2:

Please share!

I personally don't like LED lights. I know that they're energy saving, but I have a huge issue with the shade of blue in the multi-colored lights -- it looks really dark. With the white, I think it looks like a baby blue and it's one thing to be on a reindeer in the yard, but when I see an entire tree covered in it - or a house - it looks like TRON. I've recently discovered the "warm white" LED and I like that better. It's still a little yellowish, but I think it looks more like clear mini lights than the "cool white" TRON kind.

I also don't like themed trees in blue/purple or pink...anything in non-XMAS colors (unless it's a department store or like Victoria's Secret where they want the tree to match the store). I don't want to offend anyone, but I just think -- if they don't mass-produce Halloween decorations into baby blue and hot pink pumpkins and witches, why change Christmas colors to it? I feel the same way in regards to upside-down trees. Target is huge on using lime green -- sometimes it works but when it's lime green, candy apple red and prints of triangles with a star on them...I feel like they're trying to change the whole look from festive Christmas into the Jetsons Christmas lol.

Once again, not trying to offend because some of the things I see do look nice even if I don't prefer them. I'm just throwing my two cents in. I also probably wouldn't feel that strongly if I didn't see MORE of the modernized/rainbow decorations than I do of the "classic/vintage" decorations.

I'd also love more of a variety of outdoor decorations than LOWE'S trying to ambush me with air blow ups.

Christmas_mama
10-11-2011, 05:45 PM
If I'm honest, I absolutely can not stand BLUE lights. I know many people love them but I just can't stand them. They do make me cringe! The village I grew up in had the bright idea that all the shops and businesses could do festive decorations together - they put blue bulbs and blue icicles outside each and every local shop and business! They now do it every year. It looks so cheap and tacky! I hate the blue glow that that village has at Christmas time now and every time we go over there to visit my mum, I have to roll my eyes! I'm glad I moved away because every year it made me a little mad when they put them up!

LittleMissChristmas
10-12-2011, 05:05 AM
I know what you mean by towns/villages trying to be festive and ending in disaster. In my town they put "bells" up but they look more like big blotches of tacky red and yellow. Half of them are burnt out and yet they still continue to put them up for the last 15 years. It wouldn't hurt them financially to just put up something new this year --- something that's holiday related and actually has working lights!

The next town over in both directions do it better...makes our town look tacky.

I like that there are blue lights for people who celebrate Hanukkah and want to to add lights to their house, but I know what you mean about the glow.

christmasislove
10-12-2011, 09:03 PM
I don't like upside down christmas trees or people who have santa figurines doing un-santa like things. It just makes me mad!!:tree1:

MinnesotaMike
10-13-2011, 04:12 AM
Well...this is an interesting thread.

MinnesotaMike
10-13-2011, 04:16 AM
I use some blue lights (mixed with white) on my window awnings. I believe they give a good impression of ice/snow. I am also growing my outdoor display more and more every year. This year, I am putting it to music and there will be some blinky-flashy going on...sorry ornamentmaven. One thing I am not using, and I really don't like are inflatables. I love plastic blowmold figures because they remind me of the 50's & 6o's. However, inflatables are a bit tacky in my opinion. Blowmolds may be tacky too, but they instill a sense of nostalgia for me.

ornamentmaven
10-13-2011, 09:51 AM
I really don't like the inflatables either Mike, for this reason - when they are turned off, they look like dead animals!!!

Merry Christmas Darling
10-15-2011, 02:31 AM
Here's an unusual (weird) tree that I don't know what to say about:

http://www.radkolinks.com/visions/2003/christmas/Atkins/christmas%20005.jpg

MinnesotaMike
10-15-2011, 10:10 PM
They must like bugs.

Christmas_mama
10-16-2011, 01:23 AM
Here's an unusual (weird) tree that I don't know what to say about:

http://www.radkolinks.com/visions/2003/christmas/Atkins/christmas%20005.jpg

It's not at all Christmassy! I don't like it at all.

olga
10-16-2011, 04:47 AM
I say Bah... Humbug to the following... Of course, I could say more...

http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_OrLH0prk0Sw/S1t5QV6wr1I/AAAAAAAACHs/6ytGyErvfhY/s200/Nazi+Christmas+ornaments.jpg

ornamentmaven
10-16-2011, 04:49 AM
I say Bah... Humbug to the following... Of course, I could say more...

http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_OrLH0prk0Sw/S1t5QV6wr1I/AAAAAAAACHs/6ytGyErvfhY/s200/Nazi+Christmas+ornaments.jpg

OMG - what nasty ornaments!!!

olga
10-16-2011, 04:50 AM
OMG - what nasty ornaments!!!

Isnt it?? Could not believe in my eyes!!!

tinkerbell2
10-16-2011, 05:04 AM
I say Bah... Humbug to the following... Of course, I could say more...

http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_OrLH0prk0Sw/S1t5QV6wr1I/AAAAAAAACHs/6ytGyErvfhY/s200/Nazi+Christmas+ornaments.jpg

They are so wrong..!!

olga
10-16-2011, 05:09 AM
They are so wrong..!!

INDEED!! :elf2:

Merry Christmas Darling
10-16-2011, 07:49 AM
Those are sad!

Love came down at Christmas,
Love all lovely, love divine;
Love was born at Christmas,
Star and angels gave the sign.

Christina Rossetti (1830-1894)

I prefer to think of more lovely things:

http://i774.photobucket.com/albums/yy27/DiademRose/Christmas%20Graphics/1958_zoomChristmas2atphotobucket.jpg

Not framed by this Linda.

MinnesotaMike
10-16-2011, 08:29 AM
Sure the swastika ornaments are in poor taste, but if they are authentic from the 1940's, I bet they're worth a ton of money!

ornamentmaven
10-16-2011, 09:28 PM
Sure the swastika ornaments are in poor taste, but if they are authentic from the 1940's, I bet they're worth a ton of money!

I'm sure they are! Sad to say

JollyElfDC
10-17-2011, 04:58 AM
I say Bah... Humbug to the following... Of course, I could say more...

http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_OrLH0prk0Sw/S1t5QV6wr1I/AAAAAAAACHs/6ytGyErvfhY/s200/Nazi+Christmas+ornaments.jpg

I think I'm going to be sick!

SilverBells
10-17-2011, 02:42 PM
I think I'm going to be sick!

Me too.

olga
10-17-2011, 05:36 PM
Yes, isnt tragic just to think, that someone, somewhere, decorates his tree with such ornaments?
Just hope the balls are not for sale..

olga
10-19-2011, 06:03 PM
Ok, I can not believe that..

ornamentmaven
10-19-2011, 08:43 PM
Ok, I can not believe that..

Yeah, that is tacky!

HollyJolly
10-19-2011, 10:11 PM
I don't like upside down christmas trees or people who have santa figurines doing un-santa like things. It just makes me mad!!:tree1:

I totally agree...I do not want to see Santa in an out-house!!! :sad elf:

HollyJolly
10-19-2011, 10:12 PM
Here's an unusual (weird) tree that I don't know what to say about:

http://www.radkolinks.com/visions/2003/christmas/Atkins/christmas%20005.jpg

I do....uh, no!

HollyJolly
10-19-2011, 10:15 PM
I do....uh, no!


Ok, I can not believe that..

I don't get it...why do some people have to make such a fun, innocent and special time into something crass?

olga
10-20-2011, 04:09 PM
Oh, God..

http://funnyphotosofpeople.com/upload/3319-17188/outdoor-christmas-decorations.jpg

omgitzdestineex
10-20-2011, 11:36 PM
Oh, God..

http://funnyphotosofpeople.com/upload/3319-17188/outdoor-christmas-decorations.jpg

That's so horrible. Why would somebody make/buy that? :xmaseyeroll:

ChristmasFairy
10-23-2011, 10:43 AM
Oh good grief !!!!