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I'll kick off the thread by what has been thrown up across Brisbane's CBD

















 

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Wow Strand looks very nice!!

Brisbane's decos are crappy this year. I mean seriously what is with the kindergarten paper trees in the mall. They may as well have done nothing. All the CBD centres and arcades have their usual minimalist decorations
 

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Brisbane has had very ordinary to non-existent decorations for a few years now. Council openly said last year they wanted to save money.
 

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I love the job that they have done at The Strand Arcade. I notice the wreaths are better decorated than in recent years.

Outside, Sydney City Council continue to recycle their decorations. A few new decoarations in the Pitt Street mall but thats it.
 

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Farmers Santa, Whitcoulls corner



The best Christmas decoration - the Pohutukawa Tree (The New Zealand Christmas Tree)



Mini Garage Ponsonby



The Crib Ponsonby



Zambesi Ponsonby



Franklin Road Ponsonby





















 

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Christmas decorations always look so tacky. I just wish cities would invest in great ones.

The best I've seen was on Bahnhoffstrasse in Zurich, and they weren't even that Christmassy, just LED lights that changed patterns.


And I WISH WISH WISH Melbourne put up a German Christmas market somewhere, maybe in Federation Square or City Square. They're fantastic for strolling around and having a few glasses of mulled wine in.
 

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And I WISH WISH WISH Melbourne put up a German Christmas market somewhere, maybe in Federation Square or City Square. They're fantastic for strolling around and having a few glasses of mulled wine in.
Well come on then. A little bit of planning, organizing and a nice business plan should get one up for next year (although mulled wine is probably not the best summer drink. We could have West Coast Coolers instead. lol).
 

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Well come on then. A little bit of planning, organizing and a nice business plan should get one up for next year (although mulled wine is probably not the best summer drink. We could have West Coast Coolers instead. lol).
Maybe a nice white sangria or something...?

Funny article from the Guardian about the rise of German markets in the UK >

http://www.guardian.co.uk/lifeandstyle/2010/dec/03/christmas-german-britain-towns

Seriously, they are the shit. Not sure how they'd go down with the heat though. No one wants to eat a bratwurst when it's 42c and flies are everywhere.

Maybe we should just have a German market in Winter, and not include all the Christmas stuff?
 

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These sort of religious displays should be kept inside the privacy of peoples homes. It is not right that the majority of people who don't believe in this rot should be subjected to it every year. Maybe over time this shit will fade away.
 

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The vast majority of decorations featured in the images so far aren't religious. The angels are only decorations of a religious nature so far featured.

Christmas is a Christian holiday, and its just part of our tradition in Australia to mark that event.
 

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These sort of religious displays should be kept inside the privacy of peoples homes. It is not right that the majority of people who don't believe in this rot should be subjected to it every year. Maybe over time this shit will fade away.
Yep I agree, it's very offensive to my race and culture and I believe that Australia needs to change because I'm here now and it will ruin my night if not and make me very very sad. :eek:hno:
 

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These sort of religious displays should be kept inside the privacy of peoples homes. It is not right that the majority of people who don't believe in this rot should be subjected to it every year. Maybe over time this shit will fade away.
I think Christmas celebrations have evolved away from a Christian meaning into more of a consumption meaning.

I'm not Christian, but I still put up a tree and have Christmas dinners. It may have originated as a Christian tradition, but it has certainly evolved beyond it. Just look at most asian countries... its purely just to have some fun and sell crap, but you will find it extremely hard to actually buy a personal Christmas tree for a house. I'll upload some pics of Hong Kong decorations soon.

Brisbane's tree (largest solar powered tree in the world).

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I was listening to Jason Morrison on 2GB on Friday afternoon and he had a chat with a representative from the Christmas Warehouse chain and alot of the customers visiting the store are not necessarily Christian. There are even Muslims decorating their homes at this time of year. For many non - Christians, the values of peace and goodwill are what they like about this time of year and for many of them it is a good excuse for the family to come together.

Also I'm also issuing a troll alert for the silly tags already popping up. Some of you lack the Christmas Spirit.

 
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