Tacky Christmas Decorations

I believe in the holiday spirit. I have a lot of holiday spirit myself. I celebrate Christmas, and I like to go crazy with decorations.

But some people just take it too far.

I think if you’re spending thousands on decorations…you need to find something better to do with your time. Like write a blog about stuff people hate. That’s worth spending time on…isn’t it? Isn’t it?!

I just can’t stand some people’s decorations. Some people’s houses look really nice. Beautiful, even. And then, some houses look like Santa came and vomited lights all over the place.

I drove past a house with tons of decorations in my town. It would have looked nice if you got rid of the tacky lit up Christmas trees that blinked blue light every millisecond.

What about those stupid blow-up lawn decorations? I think they’re stupid, personally. If you like them…that’s your preference. But I think they’re stupid and tacky.

I also hate blue icicle lights, or blue Christmas lights of any kind, for that matter. They don’t look good. They don’t even look normal. Take them down.

Multicolored lights are okay. Sometimes. You can’t go crazy with them. It takes a special skill to use them, and if you think you don’t have it, stick to plain white lights. They look pretty no matter how you use them.

But don’t use TOO MANY white lights, unless you want your house to be seen from space. But please, for the sake of your neighbors…don’t do that. They like to sleep at night.

Personally, if you go overboard, that’s okay. You can go overboard. I go overboard, but it’s not a tacky kind of overboard. Its a nice and pretty overboard. It works. It looks nice. Nobody complains.

I also think if you set your lights to music, that’s pretty freaking cool. It’s not tacky. It’s cool. Especially if you use something from Trans-Siberian Orchestra like we’ve seen on YouTube.

If you have pictures of Christmas decorations you don’t like (i.e. tacky), please send them in to stuffyoushouldhate@gmail.com. I want to see them! I’ll post some good ones.

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8 Responses to “Tacky Christmas Decorations”


  1. 1 cocktailsattiffanys December 2, 2010 at 1:56 PM

    I agree on the blue lights.

    -Lucky

  2. 3 Greg December 2, 2010 at 7:03 PM

    I agree with the idea of finding something better to do with your time…

  3. 4 lindsey December 2, 2010 at 8:15 PM

    i love blue lights! … what are jewish people supposed to put up??? 😛 i love those little reindeer things too, their so cute! 😀

  4. 5 auntbethany December 3, 2010 at 9:13 AM

    After this post, I am subscribing to this blog! I absolutely loathe tacky Christmas decorations. I just have a few rules, that’s all:
    1.)The honking, massive, huge colored bulbs are rarely ever okay.
    2.)Multi-colored lights just look cheap. Go for all white, or a nice mish-mash of red, green and white…but DON’T overdo either the red or the green…you’ll end up looking like a cheap haunted house.
    3.)Do NOT buy any blow up display from Sam’s Club or Home Depot. Santa was not meant to be inflated.
    4.)Thou shalt not cover thy bushes in light “nets.” These look WAY too precise and it looks like you grew a bush of lights.
    5.)Thou shalt not have blinking lights…if you must, PLEASE synchronize your lights with some kick-ass music, like TSO.
    6.)I won’t even look at your house if your blinking pattern is lop-sided. Nothing worse than a house with the left bushes blinking and the right bushes dead.
    7)Blue lights?? Pink?? Really?
    8.)If you NEED to go overboard, at least make everything look organized. Don’t just launch every single decoration you can find at Wal-Mart onto your front yard and call it a day.

    This actually gave me a great idea for an upcoming post! Thanks!

  5. 6 Stu December 4, 2010 at 5:18 AM

    We have this kind of thing in England now. Personally, I like to see a nicely decorated house at Christmas time. It’s festive.
    Unfortunately, many people take it too far sticking every conceivable light, decoration, ornament and character over every available inch of their houses.
    Whole streets are lit up like airport runways without so much as a passing thought to theme, colour & quality.
    The thinking seems to be;
    ‘If it’s cheap, get it on there-it’ll look great!’
    Which of course it doesn’t.

  6. 7 Cindy December 5, 2010 at 11:28 PM

    I think you should know that the people across the street just decorated this week and now have this machine that plays Christmas music 24/7 rather tinnily. I mean, it’s not like they’re playing instrumental tracks or songs sung by people. It’s the horrible music that comes out of a Get Well Soon stuffed teddy bear and you have to squeeze it’s paws or something. Anyway, I don’t know how Home on the Range made it into the mix. But it’s there.


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