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KimberlyH

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My family has a Christmas tradition, The Ugliest Christmas Ornament Competition. We each purchase an ornament and place it under the tree in an unmarked paper bag. Then, before opening presents we each open a bag and then vote for the ugliest. It''s pretty informal as most of the time spouses have seen each other''s ornaments, but it''s still a ton of amusingly silly fun.

I have won 4 years in a row, so the stakes are high and I need to continue the streak. So, has anyone seen any hideous ornaments this year while online browsing that might help my cause? My dad claims to have the competition all wrapped up this year and I MUST defeat him.
 

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Ah, see this is one of those touchy areas where I post something I think is ugly and somebody else says "I have that and I love it!" So please, nobody take offense...

but this gold plated flying pig with crystals is truly hideous!
pig
 

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Ha ha! My husband actually likes it!!!
 

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Ha, DeeJay... that''s exactly what I was talking about! And isn''t it Cincinatti that has the flying pig sculpture?

anyway, here''s another that I HOPE your hubby doesn''t like!

TACKY
 

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They''re both ugly, sum. No offense to your husband''s taste DeeJay!


I wish I had pictures of some of the others that have been given. They''re have been some hideous ornanments over the past few years.

Keep em'' coming!
 

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lol i think piggy is cute! and he's got bling so what more can you ask for?
 

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Date: 12/6/2006 7:24:52 PM
Author: KimberlyH
They're both ugly, sum. No offense to your husband's taste DeeJay!
Absolutely no offense taken!
Before The Demon came along we had somewhere along the line acquired a stuffed pig (named POG--go figure) that we became quite fond of, so maybe the happy hubby was having pig flashbacks, LOL.

(P.S. - we still have the pig. We refer to him as The Demon's brother. Yes, we might have a problem...)
 

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That ornament is terrible, it made me jump when I looked at it.

*M*
 

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Date: 12/6/2006 8:01:31 PM
Author: Dee*Jay

Date: 12/6/2006 7:24:52 PM
Author: KimberlyH
They''re both ugly, sum. No offense to your husband''s taste DeeJay!
Absolutely no offense taken!
Before The Demon came along we had somewhere along the line acquired a stuffed pig (named POG--go figure) that we became quite fond of, so maybe the happy hubby was having pig flashbacks, LOL.

(P.S. - we still have the pig. We refer to him as The Demon''s brother. Yes, we might have a problem...)
My mom has a stuffed dog that she purchased at the grocery store over 5 years ago, he''s actually quite cute. She said he "spoke to [her]" and she had to bring him home. His name is Alfie and my sister and I tease her that she loves Alfie more than she loves us. We often torture her by hiding him (in the oven, in the fireplace, etc.). The last time my sister, BIL and nephew visited my BIL accidentally packed Alfie when collecting my nephew''s toys. My sister returned him on the next visit and my mom swears my BIL did it on purpose.

I have a stuffed pink bear that my DH gave me for Valentine''s Day with a necklace around his neck when we started dating. DH and I place have played quite a few jokes on one another using the bear as a pawn (he may end up in the pantry with his nose in hubby''s popcorn, or looking up information on the internet in hubby''s office etc.). We''re fond of him, as you are of POG (except he wasn''t lucky enough to get a name, we just call him "pink bear").

Wow, my family and I really are normal, we just have a strange sense of humor!

My point is, DeeJay, my mom can relate, as can I.
 

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This isn't an ornament per se, and I only *wish* I had a picture, but our family has a white elephant exchange and for years this . . . "thing" was passed around until it finally disappeared. It was a plastic wreath, except in the shape of a candy cane. Fully, obviously plastic complete with plastic holly berries.

I really wish I had a pic--it doesn't sound that bad now that I'm trying to describe it, but trust me, it was.


ETA: OK, I just read the original post more carefully and noticed that you're looking for something you could actually buy . . . so never mind. It's always good to read before posting, I guess.
 

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Date: 12/6/2006 8:36:14 PM
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Here IS ONE on Ebay- pretty awful to me
Yeah, that is pretty terrible! I saw that one and couldn''t figure out why anybody would have made such a thing! And it''s so expensive! I think maybe (hope) that the eyes fell out?
 

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Date: 12/6/2006 8:58:11 PM
Author: Christa
This isn''t an ornament per se, and I only *wish* I had a picture, but our family has a white elephant exchange and for years this . . . ''thing'' was passed around until it finally disappeared. It was a plastic wreath, except in the shape of a candy cane. Fully, obviously plastic complete with plastic holly berries.

I really wish I had a pic--it doesn''t sound that bad now that I''m trying to describe it, but trust me, it was.


ETA: OK, I just read the original post more carefully and noticed that you''re looking for something you could actually buy . . . so never mind. It''s always good to read before posting, I guess.
Christa,

But I still think it''s funny and I''m glad you shared!
 

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Date: 12/6/2006 11:54:31 PM
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This is pretty bad.
It''s so ugly I almost want to like it. My grandma would think that was the most awful thing ever... and then buy it and put it in the center of the tree, hahahahaha. I''m tempted to get it....

*M*
 

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Not being Christian is it ignorant to ask what a pig has to do with Xmas other than to be on the table with an apple in it''s mouth?
 

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What IS that supposed to be?
 

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I challenge anyone to say something nice about the shrunken head unless you are from a tribe that collects them!
 

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Date: 12/6/2006 11:54:31 PM
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This is pretty bad.

are some of these jokes, seriously? we do not celebrate Christmas but even if we did I cannot imagine having those on my tree... I would be a silver tinsel, snowflakes and white tiny lights type of girl, maybe throw in some ribbons but some of this stuff is just insane to me!
 

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Date: 12/7/2006 1:39:43 AM
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Not being Christian is it ignorant to ask what a pig has to do with Xmas other than to be on the table with an apple in it''s mouth?
A pig has about as much to do with Christmas as chocolate eggs and bunnies do with Easter and the Resurrection. In short... NONE. I don''t know why someone would ever do a pig ornament... the eggs and bunnies are derived from the seasonal pagan celebration of fertility that was in place before Christians replaced it with the celebration of the Resurrection, so there is ALMOST a connection. But only almost.

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Ok, DF I want to see the ugliest ornament/dreidl/whatever your religion is/symbol ever. Now. LOL!
 

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Date: 12/6/2006 8:36:14 PM
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Here IS ONE on Ebay- pretty awful to me
AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAGGGGGGGGGGHH!!!


It looks like a shrunken head for sure, first thing I thought too DF and oh those eye sockets....


I know that...thing is going to give me nightmares, rarely have I seen anything so hideous
 

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kc,

My parents actually have this leg lamp up in their family room, year round no less. I bought it for my dad for Christmas 2 years ago and he thought it was so funny he won''t take it down. He loves A Christmas Story the movie. Their house is so nicely decorated (I kid you not) and in the middle of it all stands the leg.
 

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Date: 12/7/2006 1:49:21 AM
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Date: 12/7/2006 1:39:43 AM
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Not being Christian is it ignorant to ask what a pig has to do with Xmas other than to be on the table with an apple in it''s mouth?
A pig has about as much to do with Christmas as chocolate eggs and bunnies do with Easter and the Resurrection. In short... NONE. I don''t know why someone would ever do a pig ornament... the eggs and bunnies are derived from the seasonal pagan celebration of fertility that was in place before Christians replaced it with the celebration of the Resurrection, so there is ALMOST a connection. But only almost.

*M*
Ditto what she said. Christmas has become a secular holiday in many ways and people decorate with what they like, think is pretty, etc. as opposed to religious symbols. Next time you drive through a decorated neighborhood check out how many people have any religious decorations up. We went Christmas light looking last weekend and counted three houses with nativity scenes and one star representing the Star of Bethlehem. We looked for an hour and had to have passed at least 100 houses.

Our tree is pretty secular, we have a few religious ornaments, the rest are beaded ball ornaments that my MIL made years ago and ornaments I inherited from my dad''s family. Oh, and a few of the ugly Christmas ornaments, one of them is a pig because it was my sister''s ugly ornament for last year and I got it.
 

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The shrunken head listing is gone from e-bay.

OK, fess up -- which one of you bought it?!?



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Date: 12/7/2006 10:23:04 AM
Author: Dee*Jay
The shrunken head listing is gone from e-bay.

OK, fess up -- which one of you bought it?!?
It wasn't me, but I am considering purchasing some clay and replicated it ($64 is way too steep to win a contest).

DeeJay, you are not alone. Pink bear was looking up therapy on my computer yesterday when I got home from running errands. Perhaps he and my hubby think I spend too much time on PS!
 

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Date: 12/7/2006 10:23:04 AM
Author: Dee*Jay
The shrunken head listing is gone from e-bay.

OK, fess up -- which one of you bought it?!?



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It was me, I bought it for Diamondfan
 

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That face actually might be good on the tree next to the feast table - "Don't drink too much" kind of reminder. Hangover is not a pretty thing?


We had a funny story about Christmas Decoration nightmares and how scary and irritating an innocent design may be to a particular person.

Our school was next door to a huge amusement park. Every season the management decorated the gates with 50 meters Snowflake of 8 stars.

Our crystallography professor 80 yo lady freaked out every time for several years it was up. "Water does not form 4th symmetry!" - she screamed.

We thought it was hilarious.
 
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