Elegance vs. Rule Book Violation

On Monday, November 1, this University Park home was invaded by a crew of busy men hired to hang enormous Christmas wreaths and drape truckloads of garland and red bows across the property. An elegant scene blurred by the following issues. 

  1. Are we transitioning to updated holiday decorating policies or should this homeowner get a ticket for class A rule book violations?
  2. Is the beauty of the decor cancelled out by the premature decking of halls?

7 thoughts on “Elegance vs. Rule Book Violation

  • November 3, 2010 at 10:18 am
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    Mr. Ford’s home has had red and white lights in the trees for several weeks. I imagined for a while that the red was “orangish” maybe for Halloween, but probably not.

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  • November 3, 2010 at 10:32 am
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    If you use a service for your decorations, you often have to take a ridiculously early time slot just to get it done. Then you often end up with decorations still up on Valentine’s Day.

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  • November 3, 2010 at 1:01 pm
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    I think it’s lovely so it is acceptable. Ugly and over the top–well, don’t complain when your reindeer are put in questionable positions.

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  • November 3, 2010 at 1:03 pm
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    I have my lights (no wreaths) up but they won’t go on until after Thanksgiving. I saved $150 because they put them up early. Worth it to me!

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  • November 3, 2010 at 2:20 pm
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    There’s a house near Goar Park that had Christmas lights up and ON before Halloween. Tacky.

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  • November 3, 2010 at 4:11 pm
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    We used to wait until December to claw for a place in line for light installation like everyone else. Not only are you asking for rushed, less-than-optimum installation, you end up with only half a month to enjoy your investment. Whereas agreeing to early installation means not only a full December’s worth of enjoyment for your money, like @ash says, it also means a discounted price to begin with.

    That said, I’m only talking lights, which can be kept off until Christmastide (unlike at the Ford place near Goar Park). Not so sure about visible bulk items like wreaths. Then again, I’ll take any Christmas spirit over none at all.

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  • November 3, 2010 at 5:12 pm
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    Don’t turn on Christmas lights until the day after Thanksgiving. Let us celebrate one holiday at a time.

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