Monday, December 05, 2005

It's Beginning To Look A Lot Like Bullshit

On our way to drive past the Christmas lights in Hamilton’s Gore Park yesterday (Alexander just loves the light displays), Francine made an interesting observation. Usually, this time of year, one of our favourite things is how the seasonal Christmas decorations and lights tend to beautify the landscape.

Only this year, the yards aren’t just going to be inundated with multi-coloured lights, wooden Santa’s, lit-up reindeer or those giant inflatable snowman globes -- there’s also going to be a plethora of political campaign posters as part of the upcoming unnecessary election.

Talk about taking the warmth out of the season.


Rainypete said...

Nobody' sstuffing one of those signs on my lawn. There's Christmas to be had. There wer plenty of them with their signs in the Santa Claus Parade, but at least they were first sow e could get on to the real parade.

Anonymous said...

Well, I have reasons for not having lights on my house...

1) I rent.
2) I don't own a ladder.
3) I won't be here for Christmas. (I'm heading to Edmonton to be with the family)
4) Even if I was staying in Hamilton, I doubt I would be at home for the holiday.
5) It haven't put up outdoor decorations since I've lived on my own, therefore it's tradition.

Now I know those must sound like lame brain excuses, but they're the best I have. Although I will agree with you Mark, there seems to be a definite lack in the Christmas decorating around here. For Hallowe'en people had whole diaramas going on their front lawns and it seems that those same houses have bubkus for Christmas.

It's sad. If I see some good lights in Edmonton, I'll be sure to take some pics for you!

Franny said...

No signs for me! You're right about the bs though. Really, does it matter who you vote for?

Rainypete said...

UPDATE! Thoe orange signed gits have strapped one to my railing wihtou anybody's say-so! WTH??