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    Default Christmas? Lights in the Birmingham Jewellery Quarter.

    The lights are up in the Quarter. They’ve gone for a jewellery theme again this year (same boring ones as last year). Clever little animated dots of light that seem to give no indication that they are meant to represent Christmas at all.

    Is this a clever marketing ploy giving subliminal messages to visitors to push them to spend more or have they completely missed the point of Christmas?

    What do you think? Do you prefer Christmas lights that look Christmassy and tacky or arty #arty designer type?

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    Tacky for me every time

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    Quote Originally Posted by mizgeorge View Post
    Tacky for me every time
    Yup, me too!

    I always feel sad taking down my Xmas lights at home.
    Jules

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    The tackier the better for me - Christmas and style is a contradiction of terms
    Di x

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    Tack Christmas decorations stress me out, but then I think deep down, I am a little bit poncey. Well, maybe not that deep down even. We had Nicholas Cage turn on our Xmas lights last night but I don't know what they look like. I wanted to go down and then have a look at the Christmas Market which opened last night but had forgotten and promised a friend I would go and do some work on their PC, d'oh!
    Lucinda

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    I heard you were getting Nicholas Cage - how bonkers is that?

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    I think it's because he lives here, they didn't fly him in specially or anything!
    Lucinda

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    I love looking at other peoples lights and high steet decorations but only have a couple of tastful strings of light at home outside and we dont need to put them up as they never came down lol and when i have a jewllery party i always put them on so people can find me as i live in a Maize.
    Last edited by Emerald; 27-11-2009 at 10:35 AM.

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    I like white lights on trees with white or blue leds outside...
    My shop has a red and silver theme this year (though there is a Rope light reindeer on top of the cabinet )
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    I find tacky quite depressing.
    I love it when you drive past peoples' houses and you can see the tree and the decorations inside. I'm so nosey.

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