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What is it with all these horrible blue Christmas lights this year??

Discussion in 'CycleChat Cafe' started by Bigtallfatbloke, 5 Dec 2007.

  1. Bigtallfatbloke

    Bigtallfatbloke New Member

    It seems to be a new fashion, well around here anyway, to decorate ones house with the most horrendous neon blue lights! YUCK:sad:
     
  2. SamNichols

    SamNichols New Member

    Location:
    Colne, Lancs
    The emergency services look is very chic this year. You should read more style supplements.
     
  3. Noodley

    Noodley Guest

    I must live in a soooooooo last year town. I haven't seen any blue lights adorning houses.
     
  4. Blue here too bigbloke - bit of a led balloon...:smile:
     
  5. Jacomus-rides-Gen

    Jacomus-rides-Gen New Member

    Location:
    Guildford / London
    Blue christmas lights are chav-tastic.

    If you will live in Essex BTnsFB...
     
  6. barq

    barq Senior Member

    Location:
    Birmingham, UK
    I like the blue lights in the trees along past the South Bank centre near ITV. That said I have seen blue lights looking horrible and tacky as well.
     
  7. Arch

    Arch Married to Night Train

    Location:
    York, UK
    It's for houses with impatient kiddies - you get to Christmas faster with the blue lights on..
     
  8. :smile:
     
  9. Joe24

    Joe24 More serious cyclist than Bonj

    Location:
    Nottingham
    On the big christmas trees in shopping centres round here its all LED lights that just dont look as good as the normal ones.
    Is it just in Nottingham that they have changed to the stupid lights or is there other places?
     
  10. Arch

    Arch Married to Night Train

    Location:
    York, UK
    One of the reasons, I think, is that LEDs use less power - so are better for the environment and cheaper to run (and longer lasting). I think a lot of councils are changing over...
     
  11. velocidad

    velocidad Senior Member

    yep blue lights in hull too. started a few years ago here. the christmas trees they've plonked on the willerby roundabout and 'decorated' with the most vivid blue lights you ever did see, are particularly bad! nothing against led's as such, they can look really nice, and as arch points out, a much better option really. that said, blue just doesn't say christmas to me.
    have to say that there is a distinct lack of christmas decorations/lights up in hull so far. normally people are all trimmed up by the end of october. other than the one or two houses that keep there trimmings up all year round, no one seems to be bothering this year.
    oh and while i'm at it, whats with the black christmas decorations in all the shops? i mean come on, even one such as myself, that can be very morose at times, would not think of black as a festive colour :smile:

    cheers, velocidad :blush:
     
  12. Cathryn

    Cathryn California Correspondant

    Let's be honest - white lights are the only classy lights on a self-respecting tree!! And yep, black christmas deckies are nasty as well.

    I do quite like the blue lights - when I was a kid, the 'rich people' in the village had a tree done up in blue lights and I thought it was magical. So seeing blue lights brings back lovely memories...but they're a bit 'everywhere' now aren't they.
     
  13. velocidad

    velocidad Senior Member

    agreed cathryn. have white lights in the foliage of the veloci-family garden, or i will have if i ever get around to it. have looked really nice other years. usually go for red lights at the front though, a welcoming colour i think. no flashing, chasing, multi-effect lights for velocidad, just simple, festive and pretty. (i'm such a girl :sad: i have used metro-sexual in the past, but really i'm just girly :smile: )

    cheers, velocidad :blush:
     
  14. Fnaar

    Fnaar Smutmaster General

    Location:
    Thumberland
    Blimey, what with Keith Oates being revealed as a ladyboy, and Velocidad coming out as a lesbian, I don't know what to think any more!!!!!!
     
  15. Hugo15

    Hugo15 Über Member

    Location:
    Stockton-on-Tees
    Blue lights, white lights, red lights. It's like bloody Blackpool where I live. I refuse to have any lights, one of the only houses in our close not to have them.