‘Tis the season to be jolly, but for many of us it seems our festive cheer doesn’t extend to our neighbours’ Christmas decorations, a collection of anonymous complaints has found.
We asked members of the public what they really thought when they saw their neighbour’s Christmas decorations, and it appears that our patience is running thin with next-door’s over-sized inflatable snowmen and luminous Santas.
From “tacky energy wasters” to “more money than sense” we’ve made our 12 favourite neighbourly gripes into a photo series.
One person looks like they’re getting desperate after being subjected to next-door’s fairy lights all night.
Envious children were this parent’s cause for concern over the extravagance of the neighbour’s festivities.
Such was one person’s distaste for their neighbour’s festive decorations they even admitted that they prayed for a power cut just for some respite.
It’s all too much for this resident by the looks of it.
One parent admitted they were worried about their children being able to refrain from ruining the decorations.
Some questioned whether overbearing decorations really captured the true spirit of Christmas.
Neon lights-induced-sleep-deprivation was the cause of another complaint, with a luminous Santa cited as the culprit.
The financial commitment to producing and maintaining lots of festive decorations was a common rankle.
One person appears to be contemplating vandalising the fairy lights to solve their festive neighbourly problem.
The root cause of the problems is not always a matter of taste, however, with the environmental affect called into question.
Another questioned the safety of a house and garden-full of Christmas lights.
While this resident simply surmised that the money could have been better spent elsewhere