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

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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GordonResidential GordonResidential 10:28 pm 25 Dec 11

Christmas lights. Enviromentally irresponsible, a foreign concept imported into this country some time back, and a complete ego centric look at me effort.

Put your lit up Christmas tree in the front window of your house, and be a good citizen.

Primal Primal 10:15 am 23 Dec 11

Shoving as many random lights and nicknacks into the front yard as possible is easy. Doing it while making it look as good as this (and for charity) is another matter entirely – good on em.

carnardly carnardly 9:59 am 23 Dec 11

We went. It was great. It was chockas and when we left there was a line of people about 100 metres long.

Good on em I reckon.

luther_bendross luther_bendross 9:19 am 23 Dec 11

OpenYourMind said :

Raises money for charity and brings pleasure to those who choose to visit – yet people still complain.

+ heaps

Bramina said :

However many is too many, 3 Tennyson Crescent Forrest has probably overstepped that line.

Yeah I reckon, look at all the people in the photo enjoying themselves, and at Christmas! What a pack of wankers! The worst part is they’re passing on donations to SIDS research!

screaming banshee screaming banshee 7:30 am 23 Dec 11

This is a good one, though I imagine it going over and over again all night could really annoy the neighbours

http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=4076466488182278865

Mumbucks Mumbucks 11:08 pm 22 Dec 11

We saw some lovely displays at Harrison!

thumper109 thumper109 11:28 am 21 Dec 11
thumper109 thumper109 11:23 am 21 Dec 11

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… 😉

grunge_hippy grunge_hippy 10:42 am 21 Dec 11

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.

Bramina Bramina 8:05 am 21 Dec 11

However many is too many, 3 Tennyson Crescent Forrest has probably overstepped that line.

Oh well I guess someone had to do it.

BimboGeek BimboGeek 1:31 am 21 Dec 11

I want to set up some prog trance and have a rave there.

farnarkler farnarkler 9:50 pm 20 Dec 11

Can it be seen from space?

Deref Deref 8:24 pm 20 Dec 11

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!

Stainless Steel Rat Stainless Steel Rat 7:46 pm 20 Dec 11

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

OpenYourMind OpenYourMind 5:59 pm 20 Dec 11

Raises money for charity and brings pleasure to those who choose to visit – yet people still complain.

EvanJames EvanJames 4:12 pm 20 Dec 11

That is a pretty impressive display, I like the ceiling effect particularly. There’s a few quite pretty displays in Quangers, too.

harvyk1 harvyk1 2:00 pm 20 Dec 11

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.

johnboy johnboy 1:57 pm 20 Dec 11

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.

missjb missjb 1:51 pm 20 Dec 11

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…

poetix poetix 1:31 pm 20 Dec 11

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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