Silent Light: When Christmas decorations fail
With hundreds of videos uploaded to social media each year showing houses decked out in thousands of lights rhythmically beating to what is usually dubstep music, a successful attempt usually goes something like this:
While many people enjoy bringing out their inner Clark Griswold, spare a thought for the neighbors next door. They’re not always as impressed.
How I feel about Christmas lights, sometimes! pic.twitter.com/5brnBKrsv6— Noel Byrne (@noelbyrne) December 12, 2015
For others, there are some important life lessons to be learned if you’re trying to give your garden a little festive cheer.
With Christmas being such a busy time for people, they often forget to step back and take a moment to assess how exactly their decorations look from a distance.
It’s so busy for some people, the enthusiasm for decorating the house completely fades once they’ve begun the job.
Jack spent an hour putting up her lights just to get less than a meter up. You have a Christmas light fail story? pic.twitter.com/RBs1FOMrvx— CISN Country 103.9 (@CISNCountry) December 16, 2013
And others use a rather minimal, yet clever, approach.