Saturday, November 28, 2009

All-New Taste-Free Christmas 2009

Last year, I thought it would be fun to collect Christmas-related stuff that's ugly, gaudy, tacky, etc., to feature on my Blog. Because what's more fun than seeing the crazy stuff people think of to decorate with, give as gifts, sell, eat, etc.

I figured this video, which is one of my favorites from last year, would be a great way to kick things off.

I like this little game (sort of), too, which I think is actually more fun than tacky. For about 27 seconds.

If you come across any taste-free stuff worth sharing, do let me know. You can send me an e-mail at (Yes, you will need to type that address in. If I actually posted my e-mails address, I'd get lots of spam.)

If you'd like to buy some taste-free stuff of your own with which to decorate your home this holiday season, look no further than good ole

That's where you can find stuff like this 7' Pre-Lit Paradise Red Tinsel Artificial Christmas Tree, Red Lights. It was on clearance for just $88, but it's all sold out. Sorry.

And nothing says "Christmas" like some holographic palm trees and pink flamingos. Even if I lived in the desert, where it NEVER snowed or felt even remotely Wintry, I still don't think I would EVER think light-up palm trees are appropriate Christmas decor.

When it comes to taste-free, nothing beats some of the lovely inflatables you see nowadays. Like the 8' Tall Inflatable Penguins Mailing Letters to Santa. Or the Animated Air-blown Mickey and Minnie Candy Cottage. (As the one product reviewer noted, the size on this one is not listed. If it were, said reviewer "wouldn't of paid 99.00" if they'd known it was only five feet tall.) They also have an Air-blown Inflatable Skiing Santa. Ew.

If I'm being honest, which I always strive to do here on ToadMama's Web Abode, I have to admit when the inflatables first came out, I thought they were cool. Especially the snowmen...

... but only when used properly. You know, like one snowman, or even one snowman family like this one, in the middle of a yard.

Not like this. Many large inflatables crammed into one small space.

Seriously, how could someone think this looks nice?

1 comment:

  1. LOL! Come to where I am working @ Michael's Craft Stores...and I can sell you a pink or lavender artificial tree...
    ho hO HO!
    Janice K


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