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My weird Christmas decorations

December 1st, 2018 at 02:04 pm

We're probably a pretty weird family when it comes to Christmas decorations.

Both of our trees are aluminum, one silver, one purple. Our Elvis bust lamp gets a Santa beard. Our tikis and our Creature from the Black Lagoon mask get Santa hats. We have giant inflatable Christmas trees and snowmen dotting the yard.

Our mini Christmas village is always under attack. This year, it's a recreation of the battle on the ice planet Hoth from Empire Strikes Back. Last year, Mechagodzilla attacked and the year before that Ultraman had a Kaiju battle.

Okay. I know, I know. It's tacky. But so am I. I mean, who keeps the Creature from the Black Lagoon AND Elvis in their house year round. Yep. Me.

Overall, I just hope my kids learn to be creative and that holidays should be fun, no matter what form it takes! Here are some pics...








22 Responses to “My weird Christmas decorations”

  1. Wink Says:

    I love this! What a fun, creative way to decorate. That mini Christmas village made me LOL!

  2. creditcardfree Says:

    Hey, we're all unique! Whatever makes you happy...it someone is offended that is on them. Smile

  3. laura Says:

    Love, love, love your panache!

    This will make you laugh as we are wierd as well. Catholic 8th graders have to write an essay about their potential patron saint that they will pick as their "spiritual role model". My dear son (A) recently wrote his essay and stated that he has chosen either Abraham or Ezekial because they remind him of his family's long-standing tradition on Sundays. And he then proceded to say that wherever we are, for the past nine years, we have watched The Walking Dead as a family. And those were the only characters that had Biblical names that he liked.

    Its a small school and the teacher let the principal know who let me know that his intentions in name selection weren't correct. To which I rather chuckled and assured her that he'd be able to find a saint to accompany whatever name he picked.

    Long live Elvis AND Zombies!

  4. Single Guy Says:

    I love the Christmas Village scene. Looks great.

  5. Jenn Says:

    Okay, those are indeed weird. But uniquely you. What a boring place this world would be if we were all the same! Merry Christmas to you and yours!!

  6. ThriftoRama Says:

    Laura, I am laughing so hard about the Walking Dead confirmation names. (Can you tell I'm catholic?) He might find an actual zombie or gory death story in the lives of the saints. I remember them being pretty intense!

  7. laura Says:


    @ TOR, Lest we not forget St. Denis, patron saint of Paris who walked six miles carrying his talking head. Bwah Ha Ha

    And I should add that nowhere in his saint essay did A mention anything about a family tradition of attending Mass.

  8. LuckyRobin Says:

    It's very silly, but I think silliness makes life wonderful.

  9. CB in the City Says:

    Love it! I have a small Christmas village that I keep up year-round. It is always under attack, thanks to the grandsons. I love to notice some new monster hovering over the village!

  10. MonkeyMama Says:

    Love it! Our families have similar personalities, and I mean like my extended family. We don't participate much with the Christmas, but your pictures remind me of SIL's home. She decorates like that year-round. Her husband is really hoity toity, so it's kind of an odd mix. It's like the showroom model home, with the pink flamingos scattered throughout. & lots of other odd things.

    I did throw a monkey hat on top of my tree a few years back and is our tradition now. Someone asked me where I got the monkey "tree topper". *face palm*

  11. ceejay74 Says:

    Love this, and cracking up at the Walking Dead story too! This year our 8-year-old is spearheading decorations, so everything is even more haphazard, with star ornaments taped up wherever she deemed necessary and a bunch of wonky paper snowflakes taped to the dining room wall.

    We also have creepy Doctor Who "weeping angel" lights that are appropriate for both Halloween and Xmas (in our family's opinion anyway). So I'm with ya all!

  12. livingalmostlarge Says:

    I love the decorations. It's cool. We just got a tree and that's it so far. Our moose for the front door broke a few years ago and Costco hasn't carried it since. We also have a hodgepoge of stuff we get here and there. I love our white elephant inflatable snoopy. We do a bunch of inflatables in the front yard.

  13. Laura Says:


    @ Annemarie. Lighten up. ‘‘Tis the season to be jolly! I’m sure Jesus had a sense of humor too.

  14. guppy Says:

    I love the decorations!! We have an Elvis bust too in our house because its fun but I've never thought of dressing him up. So many possibilities... :P

  15. Thrifty Ray Says:

    Wow, someones got their cranky pants on. If you dont like the post or the comments, move along- thats the beauty of the internet. Why bash others for having fun and keeping things light-hearted. Good grief.

    I personally enjoyed all the decorations and chuckles from this post and comments. {hugs Thrift, so glad you are feeling better!)

  16. Wife of the Deacon Says:


    @annemarie. Move on! If you don't appreciate someone's aesthetic, move on! The secular and the sacramental can co-exist. I am not one into Nativities that aren't realistic; a friend was over the moon to find one depicted by cats. Would I ever dream of commenting on her choices to decorate her home. Never. She can celebrate and decorate however she chooses. There's enough negativity in the world. Move on!

  17. Thrifty Ray Says:

    annmarie- you claim not to bash or preach but yet you do both in your comments and this is no place to do either. This group is one of support, encouragement and healthy debate, and your comments are none of the above. And I ESPECIALLY take issue with you targeting Thrift's blog...simply unacceptable.

    PLEASE, move on!

  18. Thrifty Ray Says:

    SA Friends- my apologies for engaging in this. My interactions are done.

    Thrift- again, love the empire strikes back theme and the attack on the village- how creative and fun. Happy Holidays to you and your family, dear friend.

  19. Laura Says:


    @Thrifty Ray, the trolls are angry elves. 😀.

    I engaged twice. My bad. Twisty knickers and bunchy undie folks should move right on.

    Agree that Thrift is off-limits. Hi ho go.

  20. ThriftoRama Says:

    Boy that got heated guys. No need to turn this into a culture war thing. Feelings run strong, I get it.

    I know my thing isn't for everyone, but this is the way my family celebrates many holidays-- with joy, with creativity, with love, with a sense of humor, and with art.

    We are kind and generous people, who go out of our way to care for people with less than us, and to help the downtrodden every opportunity we get. We've got it where it counts.
    Ultimately, I never have and never will care what anyone else thinks. You do it your way, I do it mine. We are harming no one.

    But just to put some facts out there, the reality is that Dec. 25 isn't Jesus' bday. Biblical scholars generally agree his real birthday was likely in summer or fall. People only celebrate it in December because Christians have a long history of co-opting pagan holidays, such as Saturnalia and Yule, when overtaking (or winning over, however you look at it) pagan populations. Aspects of those original December pagan holidays have been into "Christian" Christmas traditions.

    Your Christmas tree? Sorry, that's Yule. Your Christmas lights? also yule, a form of Odin worship, a la bringing in 'evergreens' and fire into the home as a sign of renewed life during the darkest day of the year. Gift giving, fancy Christmas dinner and egg nog? Sorry, that's Saturnalia.

    There is virtually nothing in modern society's celebration of Christmas that is actually Christian, apart from going to church.

    And don't get me started on santa or Rudolph-- all inventions of the advertising industry, yet many Christians we know lie to their kids about santa without batting an eye.

    You could MAYBE make the case that the tradition of gift giving would reflect the story of the three wise men, but if that were really true we'd be giving gifts on epiphany, not on Dec. 25.

    So yes. You all are entitled to celebrate how you wish, but before anyone gets high and mighty, I recommend reading a history book.

  21. GoodLiving Says:

    I appreciate your creativity.

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