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mrkitty

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Evil Christmas Town: Happy Update post #50 Page 4
« on: December 01, 2013, 05:53:44 PM »
My DH is one sick puppy.

He loves decorating for Christmas. Clark Griswold's got NOTHING on DH. He really goes overboard. Fortunately for the neighborhood, I'm unemployed and thus we are very tight financially and cannot afford to purchase additional decorations or replace those that wear out.

One thing DH loves to do is set up little Christmas villages on every available table top in our living room. I see about three separate villages - little churches, inns, bookstores, bakeries and houses. He even has snow-dusted "fir" trees that go with an old train set, and set up the villages on white tree skirts with sparkles to make it look like snowy villages.

Glowing inside the little clay buildings are light bulbs, and the golden light looks so charming and cozy on cold winter nights when it's freezing outside, as it is tonight (even though it's technically still autumn). Brrrr!

Several of the light bulbs have finally burned out this year. Unbeknownst to me, he replaced them with ones we have on hand.

I guess I haven't been paying attention, because I finally noticed the "new and improved" evil-looking Christmas village a few minutes ago when we turned on the lights as night fell. The adorable little church with its white "clapboard", steeple and bell tower and pretty little stained glass windows are glowing bright RED. So is the country inn, the bookstore and coffee shop, and the sweet little parsonage. They all are glowing EVIL RED. These red ones are the only ones (he claims!) he has on hand.

It looks like Stephen King decorated our living room villages. That sweet little church with its front door ajar looks like the gaping maw of hell.

I can't look at this anymore. It's too evil.

I don't care if we can't afford to eat dinner tomorrow, but I insist we are going out right now to purchase proper colorless lights. He sees nothing wrong with this. I say he's a sick puppy. It's kind of funny...in a spooky way...but this set up can NOT  be allowed to stay like this for the rest of the season.

He says I'm over-reacting. I say he's lucky I'm not getting the frying pan out.

Do you think I'm over-reacting? I don't think I would feel comfortable celebrating the Season surrounded by little villages that look like they came out of a horror novel. Should I do the unthinkable, and pull the plug on the village unless DH replaces the red bulbs with colorless ones?

I feel like I should get out some Holy water and a Bible and ask forgiveness. My goodness - the little inn looks like it's either on fire or a house of ill-repute. I can't have that in a Christmas village! I'm going to have to cover the eyes of the little orphans building the snowman.

My husband is sick! Sick!

He's in the corner of the room chuckling softly, softly....
« Last Edit: December 04, 2013, 03:50:45 PM by mrkitty »
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Re: Evil Christmas Town
« Reply #1 on: December 01, 2013, 07:11:51 PM »
Okay, I'd think this is funny, but you could probably figure that out from my signature.   :)

Having said that, if the Christmas From Hell bothers you, go ahead and pull the plug on that section.  Red light can have an "evil" effect; you can get a very spooky Halloween look just by putting a red spotlight or two outside.  It's not like you are screaming "Banish these ill-begotten hellspawn!" and tossing them in a bonfire, but just waiting until you or DH buy clear bulbs. 

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Re: Evil Christmas Town
« Reply #2 on: December 01, 2013, 07:14:33 PM »
I think it's HILARIOUS, but if you can't live with it, you can't. Any chance he has some spare green bulbs and could alternate? Maybe the red and green together would seem more Christmas-y than the red on its own...

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Re: Evil Christmas Town
« Reply #3 on: December 01, 2013, 07:28:43 PM »
mrkitty- are you in North America? If they are standard lights I have a whole string of plain ones I could mail to you for replacements. I don't use plain lights anyhow- they are a short string I bought by mistake a few years ago :)
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Re: Evil Christmas Town
« Reply #4 on: December 01, 2013, 07:38:44 PM »
I think you need to borrow an "Elf on the Shelf" and suspend it about a foot over his face while he's sleeping, so it's the first thing he sees when he wakes up in the morning.  And then ask him if he really thinks the red lights in the village are still a good idea.
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Re: Evil Christmas Town
« Reply #5 on: December 01, 2013, 08:11:37 PM »
I think you need to borrow an "Elf on the Shelf" and suspend it about a foot over his face while he's sleeping, so it's the first thing he sees when he wakes up in the morning.  And then ask him if he really thinks the red lights in the village are still a good idea.

That. Right there. Or would that be too evil?

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« Reply #6 on: December 01, 2013, 10:19:05 PM »
whatever you do you need to post a picture for us to see.  Also I amgoing to try and convince my wife to do this.  wewill have to buy houses and red lightss but I think it is worth it.

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« Reply #7 on: December 01, 2013, 11:21:26 PM »
whatever you do you need to post a picture for us to see.  Also I amgoing to try and convince my wife to do this.  wewill have to buy houses and red lightss but I think it is worth it.

Yes, please, please post pictures!

I used red lights in some indoor garlands a few years ago - just thinking some color would be a nice change from my usual default to white lights.  Looked like I had the gates of hell from front room into the kitchen area - and the red glow being visible from the outside led a friendly neighbor to call to verify that all was well.   I do now have a mix of white and red lights in the garland over the mantle - which I like - but red lights alone can have a surprising effect on Christmas decorations. 
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Re: Evil Christmas Town
« Reply #8 on: December 01, 2013, 11:23:28 PM »
Working on uploading the photos now. Trying to remember how it's done.

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« Reply #9 on: December 01, 2013, 11:53:16 PM »
I guess this would be...the Parsonage? Although, now, it looks rather like...a house of ill-repute to me:


Or, haunted. I expect to see Carrie entering the house, having just arrived home from the Prom. Or something.

And here is what I now call Evil Abbey:


and this:




Kind of puts a whole new spin on a fire and brimstone sermon, eh? <mrkitty feels cold chill slither down spine and shudders>>
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Re: Evil Christmas Town
« Reply #10 on: December 01, 2013, 11:56:23 PM »
Here's the Church of Evil:














I had to use my cell phone to take these photos, so the color doesn't register as brilliantly on the phone as it does in person. In person, it's a little...scary.
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Re: Evil Christmas Town
« Reply #11 on: December 01, 2013, 11:58:12 PM »
Here's the former Bayside Inn, now known as Hotel Hell. It reminds me of  The Overlook Hotel, for some reason.



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« Reply #12 on: December 02, 2013, 12:00:07 AM »
....And, the Victorian Bakery.



Yeah. A Bakery. Sure. Good cover story. To me, it looks like another kind of business, but...my husband just doesn't.get.why. I find this disturbingly...amusing.



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« Reply #13 on: December 02, 2013, 12:02:23 AM »
And here's the little grocery store, or bakery:



Strangely, I find this one the least disturbing for some reason. To me, it looks like they simply forgot to turn the oven off. I guess that's the look DH is going for...uh, warm and cozy, I guess.

REAL warm.
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Re: Evil Christmas Town
« Reply #14 on: December 02, 2013, 12:17:10 AM »
mrkitty- are you in North America? If they are standard lights I have a whole string of plain ones I could mail to you for replacements. I don't use plain lights anyhow- they are a short string I bought by mistake a few years ago :)


Rohanna, yes, I'm in North America. You are so kind to offer to send some colorless lights - but I doubt it would be worth the cost of shipping. DH will swing by the drugstore on the way home tomorrow and will find a couple of single bulbs inexpensively.

If he wants to live.  ;)

In any case, I thank you kindly for your gracious and kind offer. It made me feel better.

Meanwhile, I don't mind switching out a blue light that we have in one of the churches - it looks rather heavenly and quite appropriate, so I think I'll keep that. I might post a picture of that, too.

Green I don't mind too much. If I find a green light, I might use that one in the meantime. It will look a little freaky, like an alien invasion, but somehow I find that less disturbing than Christmas from Hell.

Although I have to admit I'm starting to get used to it. Somewhat.

But it needs to go. Tomorrow.
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