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Tales from Tuggeranong – Shop keepers forget it’s Christmas

By DorothyDix - 21 December 2012 29

I don’t think many people would even know it is Christmas in Tuggeranong.

The Hype Dome has few decorations.

Walking through there you would be forgiven for thinking it was just another day.

And, every other business in Greenway appears to have forgotten it is Christmas.

What is wrong with businesses in Tuggeranong joining forces, kicking in some money and decorating the main street.

Or are they more interested in Christmas sales than getting into the spirit?

I remember when I was young my parents would take me into town to see the decorated shop fronts.

Each store would compete with the next for the best Christmas display.

And, the main street would be filled with decorations and buzzing with families and kids with their eyes agog.

They were real Christmas’s, not today’s sales hype, pressure to buy bigger and better and the constant ringing of cash registers.

What’s Your opinion?


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29 Responses to
Tales from Tuggeranong – Shop keepers forget it’s Christmas
Jivrashia 3:12 pm 21 Dec 12

This could be slightly off topic but…

HAPPY SUMMER SOLSTICE EVERYONE.

That’s today, btw.

harvyk1 1:04 pm 21 Dec 12

Or are they more interested in Christmas sales than getting into the spirit?

Well yes, your point.?

Believe it or not, not everyone gets into the Christmas spirit… To me personally, it a day of catching up with family and eating way too much… The “spirit” or “magic” or any of those other crap words which advertisers have crammed down our throats over the day can go get stuffed…

Yes, am I looking forwards to meeting those ghosts of Christmas eve again…

Duffbowl 10:06 am 21 Dec 12

kevn said :

Sounds like a dream come true. Unfortunately they still have a Santa, a giant Christmas tree, and 3000 angry mums with trolleys. It’s well and truly Christmas there.

Don’t forget the mall zombies. Truly the end of the world is nigh…

Primal 9:38 am 21 Dec 12

… and they wore onions on their belt, as was the style at the time.

Ben_Dover 9:36 am 21 Dec 12

johnboy said :

Sounds like a great reason to shop in tuggeranong! finally!

How about you spend your own money decorating a street if you want it that bad?

You forgot to add;

” If I would work my will … every idiot who goes about with “Merry Christmas,” on his lips, should be boiled with his own pudding, and buried with a stake of holly through his heart.”

Johnboy

arescarti42 9:28 am 21 Dec 12

“Or are they more interested in Christmas sales than getting into the spirit?”

Are you daft?

OverLord 8:51 am 21 Dec 12

Im confused.
Laments the comercial nature of christmas, but wants businesses to spend on fancy displays and decorations to attract customers, to potentially spend money at their business.

Jindy 8:44 am 21 Dec 12

Maybe shop owners in Tuggeranong are responding to a growing trend for people to reject the eurocentric nature of all those decorations put up at other malls. Endless pictures of snow covered pine trees and happy snowmen with Santa hats do not reflect the icons of an Australian Xmas at all.

Conan of Cooma 8:41 am 21 Dec 12

I am so upset with the Hyperdome. I was expecting the customary October Christmas decorations and now none are there! Pretty sure that giant Christmas tree with Santa at the bottom is also a giant illusion induced by my drug consuming night activities in Cooma. Not happy, Jan.

bundah 8:35 am 21 Dec 12

Bah Humbug!

dks00k 8:34 am 21 Dec 12

Right….

When was the last time you walked through the Hyperdome with your eyes open? Missed the decorations, the big Xmas Tree and the man in the red suit did we?

kevn 8:32 am 21 Dec 12

Sounds like a dream come true. Unfortunately they still have a Santa, a giant Christmas tree, and 3000 angry mums with trolleys. It’s well and truly Christmas there.

Mav 8:32 am 21 Dec 12

What has happened you ask – Why the internet of course.

johnboy 8:28 am 21 Dec 12

Sounds like a great reason to shop in tuggeranong! finally!

How about you spend your own money decorating a street if you want it that bad?

threepaws 8:24 am 21 Dec 12

Aha! I’ve figured it out – you’re using RA to blog aren’t you?

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