House outside xmas lights tacky or nice?

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  1. joner8888

    joner8888 Read Only Funster

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    I have been ordered reluctantly to fix up some outside lights.:RollEyes:
    Do you find them tacky or festive
     
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    Love them! go for it and post a photo! we can then say how tacky your house is:Rofl1:
     
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    I think it's festive unless it's OTT then it becomes a bit tacky.
     
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    Umm..
    We were on telly back around Y2K Krimble .. Yep, we used to do the whole house and next doors.. BIG display !!!!

    Kids in the area loved it and back then I was still working in Cambridge..
    It was great to come home and see it all lit up.. Kinda welcoming and put me in good sprits straight away :thumb:

    Oh and got just a few outside this year too
     
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    I am a poor old pensioner, I place a candle in the window, that way I am festive inside and out.....and they only cost 50p :Wink:
     
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    Hi.
    There is/was ?,a house in the Somercotes area,near Alfreton/Ripley,that had several Electricity board vans outside for a couple of days before Christmas,then they rigged up a most wonderful display of lights on the outside of their house. They must have had the full co-operation of the neighbours,for the road/street and area,was full of people walking along to see them,especially weekends. Money gathered in "Wishing Wells ?",Went to Charity. Would i go again,yes,if you have young kids,its a Must Do.
    Tea Bag.
    PS. Never miss a Panto if possible.

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    A house about a mile away from me has really gone for it this year.

    Must cost them a bomb for electricity.
     
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    My wife suggested yesterday we get some Christmas lights to go on the MH. We are currently on a site in Cornwall with only one other pitch occupied so I fear it might look a bit OTT but the resident owl which we hear hooting every night might enjoy the display.
     
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    The fact that you asked the question is its own answer.
     
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    Just Google (images) Trinity Close Christmas Lights and see how a street not far from us does it - we go down there for a walk every year.

    It looks fantastic I think,,,,,, wouldn't want the leccy bill though.
    :Eeek:

    Trikeman. :Wink:
     
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    Definitely tacky. But then again, the whole Christmas crap-fest is tacky so perhaps that's the point ............
     
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    Tastefully tacky but not pretenseius
     
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    Was that on Pennine Estate in Leabrookes/Riddings? Few years ago. looked lovely. If its the one i am thinking of he stopped because of theft from the wishing wells. SHAME. BUSBY:BigGrin:
     
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    errrrrrr....... we do put a few lights outside :Rofl1:

    and inside as well, but not so many as we used to

    as for electric costs, most of our lights are now LED rather than bulbs so less maintenance fitting new bulbs. total cost for the month about £80

    mind you i also have to get help with the ladder work now so have to add the cost of a drink putting up and taking down. and i often pick up something new each year too. i dont worry about the expense as it cheers the area up, as a few of us do the lighting up. seeing and hearing the children looking at the lights makes it worthwhile.

    most nights we have cars pull up outside or groups walk up from 4:30 or 5:00 through till about 11:00. lights out at 12:15 except new year when its about 2:00. all done on a central time and switch gear. indoors on remote control


    tacky? possibly, but it depends on why the display is done and how. to me its pretty and is a nod to the origins of yule/christmas etc:Wink:
     
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    We have an LED cherry tree in the garden and a line of snowmen who start singing " Santa Claus is Coming To Town" when you walk past.

    Tastefully tacky:BigGrin:
     
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    As long as they are not blue and flashing manically, go for it. The more the merrier
    Allan
     
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    Well, after reading this I think I will put some more into it.
    I know I am a Victor mildew needing a boot sometimes, but the area where I live are so oldy fuddy duddy that it needs lighting up , especially at this time of year. .:thumb:
     
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  19. ourcampersbeentrashed

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    our singing santas & snowmen are on strike, wont sing, or wobble :cry::cry::cry:

    our long train has got some leds out :cry::cry::cry::cry: and they dont make them anymore :thumbdown::thumbdown::thumbdown:

    someone nicked the bells and our large santa blow mold last year
    not sure we can be bothered to put the lights up this year.

    Hardly any xmas decs where we live, we used to go the whole hog lets see what time brings
     
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    Our cousins over the pond take it to a different level....
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    Musics good tho
    Wizards in winter by Trans siberian orchestra... Plenty of other examples of this type oof thing on YouTube
     
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