Even though this Christmas has me stressed, I normally love the holiday season and everything that comes along with it- the trees, baking, wrapping paper, outdoor Christmas lights and old Christmas flicks. However, when I see tacky outdoor lights, it bothers me. I mean, really bothers me to the point I want to knock on the doors of the tacky home offenders and ask them what they were thinking. I know it’s all in fun and everyone has their own perception of beauty and I can’t help that it bothers me to no return.
Something about the gaudy display of holiday lights just gets under my skin like a splinter. Dan always says I’m like the Grinch when it comes to lights and that’s exactly why I don’t put any up! I’d spend days tweaking the display and just frustrate myself. My philosophy has always been in you’re gonna do something – do it right.
I know you’ve saw the lights that are either over done to the max, don’t match, make a house look like a carnival from a horror movie or are just tossed on a tree or branch. Those are the ones that really get to me. Since I never wrote the book on proper Christmas light decorating, I guess I have no room to complain or get irritated.
3 Things About Christmas Lights That Bother Me
Colors- Lights need to be multi-color or white! To me this means if you use multi color lights they need to be the standard and not one row of red, one row of green and a row of white. If one side of the house is green, one red and the trees done in white, that’s a fail (in my book). That’s tacky! Multi-colored lights should be in a strand of every bulb a different color within the pattern.
Placement- If you’re going to light up the tree, do it right! Don’t just toss the strand onto the tree. Take the time to place them so they look good. When I see lights just tossed up, I want to offer my time to help them remove them!
To Much- To much of anything is never a good thing and the same applied to holiday lights. If your house causes a surge in electricity- you’ve got to much. If I pull onto your street and I’m blinded by the UFO beaming lights, you have to many. And, if you have one of every blow up decorating found in Wal-Mart you have to many!
Let me show you a few examples of what bothers me so you can grasp just what I’m saying here.
What do you think? Do the ugly Christmas lights bother you or do you find them all beautiful in the spirit of Christmas?