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How many Christmas lights are too many? [With poll]

By johnboy - 20 December 2011 35

Forrest

A couple of weeks ago the Canberra Times was breathlessly reporting the Guinness world record attempt light show of the Richards family at 3. Tennyson Crescent in Forrest.

Two weeks later we note Guinness remains silent on the issue.

But MJay has been down to see them and sent in these photos.

We thought we’d take this opportunity to ask what you lot think of ostentatious light displays, beyond a well done tree in the window?

Ever more lavish Christmas light displays

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35 Responses to
How many Christmas lights are too many? [With poll]
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poetix 1:31 pm
20 Dec 11
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johnboy said :

Yes but there’s no sky fairy funded ActewAGL charitable trust. Every single cent they pay out to their many chosen pet projects is paid for by the rest of their customers.

Have you never heard of the ActewANGEL?
Bloody cynic.

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missjb 1:51 pm
20 Dec 11
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Henry82 said :

missjb said :

Henry82 said :

ACTEW are footing the bill for the power :). everyone wins!

so… i am paying for it.

Do you really think your electicity bill would be cheaper if ACTEW didn’t support this place?

I’m more comfortable paying my bill knowing that at least some of the profit is going towards charity and community projects, rather than a nice Christmas bonus for the chair…

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johnboy 1:57 pm
20 Dec 11
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missjb said :

Do you really think your electicity bill would be cheaper if ACTEW didn’t support this place?

I’m more comfortable paying my bill knowing that at least some of the profit is going towards charity and community projects, rather than a nice Christmas bonus for the chair…

It’s not as if it’s either/or.

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harvyk1 2:00 pm
20 Dec 11
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Not that I’m overly into driving around and looking at chrissy lights (I leave that up to the Mrs who quite likes that kinda thing), but that’s a pretty awesome display.

As for Henry82, you’d find that once you have paid money to ACTEW for a good or service it becomes their money. Like most good businesses you’d also find the amount they charge you is not an like for like reflection on what it cost them to provide said good or service. Therefore it’s actually ACTEW’s money which is been spent to pay for this display, not yours.

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EvanJames 4:12 pm
20 Dec 11
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That is a pretty impressive display, I like the ceiling effect particularly. There’s a few quite pretty displays in Quangers, too.

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21
OpenYourMind 5:59 pm
20 Dec 11
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Raises money for charity and brings pleasure to those who choose to visit – yet people still complain.

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Stainless Steel Rat 7:46 pm
20 Dec 11
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I’m still waiting for someone in Canberra to steup and take on this:

http://www.geekologie.com/2011/12/sleigh-er-christmas-lights-set-to-metal.php#more

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Deref 8:24 pm
20 Dec 11
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Stainless Steel Rat said :

I’m still waiting for someone in Canberra to steup and take on this:

http://www.geekologie.com/2011/12/sleigh-er-christmas-lights-set-to-metal.php#more

Now that’s cool!

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24
farnarkler 9:50 pm
20 Dec 11
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Can it be seen from space?

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BimboGeek 1:31 am
21 Dec 11
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I want to set up some prog trance and have a rave there.

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Bramina 8:05 am
21 Dec 11
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However many is too many, 3 Tennyson Crescent Forrest has probably overstepped that line.

Oh well I guess someone had to do it.

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grunge_hippy 10:42 am
21 Dec 11
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i saw a news report on a house in sydney, and they said they had spent over $20,000 on lights and their electricity bill over the period was $4000.

nuts.

but the kids like it.

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thumper109 11:23 am
21 Dec 11
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Hey, isn’t this like people who drive their Italia’s along Bunda St. Flaunting their wealth and success?

If it is, then I am all for it… Its not often us plebs get to see such fine workmanship… 😉

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thumper109 11:28 am
21 Dec 11
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30
Mumbucks 11:08 pm
22 Dec 11
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We saw some lovely displays at Harrison!

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