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To want a pleasing, calm, leafy, tasteful Christmas and not a nasty, flashy, dare I say a bit common, one?

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ItsAWonderfulCervix Sat 07-Dec-13 21:15:01

DH and DD2 have taken it upon themselves to put bright, flashing, coloured lights all over the tree out the front.

I had visions of a wee tree by the front door with clear, static lights.

It gets worse........

In the kitchen I have a nice dangly candle thing. I was going to entwine a bit of holly and ivy.

There are now more flashy lights around the TV.

And worse..................

I have some lovrly tasteful paper chains ready.

But there is tinsel draped around my bannistet.

Fucking Tinsel!!!!!

I could cry.

My dreams of taste and aesthetically pleasing festive decor are in tatters.

LaurieFairyCake Sat 07-Dec-13 21:18:24

You can have it your way when the rugrats leave home

And then they'll complain that 'it's not like it used to be' and act all sad that you threw away their broken paper chains

ItsAWonderfulCervix Sat 07-Dec-13 21:19:49

And the f-ing dog is going to eat the tree. I know he will.


GideonKipper Sat 07-Dec-13 21:20:06

Gah. It's Christmas. Embrace the kitsch. You can have tasteful when the dc have moved out are too old to get excited about it all.

HoneyDragon Sat 07-Dec-13 21:21:09

You have fairy lights on the telly envy

Monetbyhimself Sat 07-Dec-13 21:23:37

My neighbour has not just ONE but THREE flashing LED monstrosities flashing on the lawn. Red, green and fucking PURPLE sad I may have to sew blackout fabric into my vair nice Laura Ashley curtains to block out the glare wink

HoneyDragon Sat 07-Dec-13 21:24:33

Purple lights? fenvy

gordyslovesheep Sat 07-Dec-13 21:24:54

if you are putting the tree up NOW you are common anyway so enjoy it grin (joke! btw)

I love tat

ItsAWonderfulCervix Sat 07-Dec-13 21:25:53


Fairy lights on the telly.

Not tasteful at all. Not a bit.

Monetbyhimself Sat 07-Dec-13 21:27:03

Yes Honey PURPLE angry

BohemianGirl Sat 07-Dec-13 21:27:08

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ItsAWonderfulCervix Sat 07-Dec-13 21:27:43

No. The tree is not up yet. But I know the dog will eat it when we fo.


Oldraver Sat 07-Dec-13 21:27:57

Coloured lights are Christmassy, clear and white lights are there grin

ItsAWonderfulCervix Sat 07-Dec-13 21:29:00

Bohemian. The thought has crossed my mind more than once. He is a sore disappointment at times.

MichaelFinnigan Sat 07-Dec-13 21:30:07

You've got an 'out the front' Give up tasteful aspirations now

feelingfuckingfestiveok Sat 07-Dec-13 21:33:56

'fuking tinsel' i feel your disgrace!

I keep thinking whent he kids are older Im going to have that laura ashley looking living room (not a floral type) and all elegant pale gold ad white themes tree with taseful red/wine colour bows and real wreaths.

it will all look so grown up an elegant.

I have decorations from disney on my tree - how tacky is that.

Your house sounds amaaaazing!

Bit like mine with the snow scene on the front window, multi coloured lights and a please stop here sign in the garden.

I am as common as muck, welcome to the clan. grin

feelingfuckingfestiveok Sat 07-Dec-13 21:34:55

Out fronts are what we slow down for not for one own street

ItsAWonderfulCervix Sat 07-Dec-13 21:37:58

I need to give in and embrace it don't I.

Might need a light up reindeer or something.

And those sweet little light up houses and stuff on the window sill.

festivefrolics Sat 07-Dec-13 21:38:30

If you had kids on the AS spectrum you would be overjoyed to get any lights up without an epic meltdown. I'm not meaning to sound like the xmas Grinch here. Enjoy your lights, have huge amounts of fun putting them up. Please have fun for me, I'll be dealing with a 7yo howling.

Sorry to sound grumpy, I am sad I'll now go away...

ItsAWonderfulCervix Sat 07-Dec-13 21:42:18

I do indeed have DD2 (AS).

They put up lights without her breaking anything.

Bloofy ammazing and I should be thankful.

i do wish it was subdued and nice and not flashing though

OhBabyLilyMunster Sat 07-Dec-13 21:44:00

Tinsel is common hides

Screamqueen Sat 07-Dec-13 21:44:07

Im hunting for a flashing outdoor star as we speak, Im sure it will be very will set off my very er tasteful outdoor Nativity scene complete with stable and straw, Mary, Joseph and baby Jesus and 3 wise-men just perfect fwinkfgrin

ItsAWonderfulCervix Sat 07-Dec-13 21:44:19

I feel your pain though. She managed to lose it in school yesterday and smashed a window and got excluded. So I really do know.

BroomstickRider Sat 07-Dec-13 21:44:41

You need a half and half house, half tasteful, half tacky. I have some friends who can't agree on Christmas decorations so they have a tree each, in separate rooms! Luckily for them they have a big house though!

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