How do you spend Christmas? Are you a Scrooge, or do you get right into the spirit with friends and family? For most Melburnians, the decorations will be coming out very soon – if they haven't already. McCrindle Research crunched the numbers, and found that:
- 86 per cent of us have a Christmas tree,
- 81 per cent of us have stockings, and
- 60 per cent of us have fairy lights.
But what if you want to go a bit further with your home? Here are five homes that show what can happen if you go, shall we say, a bit overboard with the Christmas decorating.
1) North Pole Hold'em
We haven't seen many inflatable Santas, but this one certainly rises above by setting the scene for what Santa gets up to when he is done delivering presents. Not sure that Santa gambling sets the best example for the kids though!
2) Everything but the kitchen sink
These Christmas decorations come from New York, where they have definitely applied a "more is more" approach. A nativity scene, thousands of lights, snowflake decorations, and a wreath the size of a small car. We don't even want to start thinking about how much this cost!
3) Even Scrooges can get into the decorating spirit
Fancy a morbid tint to your decorating? This might be the style for you. We aren't sure if this is a reindeer, a horse or something else entirely – but someone certainly has a morose taste in decorating their property for Christmas. Bonus points for the dead branches.
4) Santa's little helpers get too involved
It's always great to get the family together to decorate the home for Christmas. Unfortunately, there is always one member that takes it a little too far. In this case, it was the dog.
5) A Minion in a tree – of course
Minions seem to bee inescapable, even at Christmas. This is exemplified with this little yellow critter lurking in someone's Christmas decorating – no holiday is safe.
Christmas is a time for family, and a little bit of indulgence. How will your home go one step too far with its Christmas decorating this year?