Giant Inflatable Lawn Ornaments- Yea or Nay?

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Posted: 12/8/2012 9:42:56 PM
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Posted: 12/8/2012 10:13:30 PM
We don't have any. We don't have lights up either. I'm not big on decorating outside.

In my opinion people should do what makes them happy in their yard. We take a drive on Christmas Eve every year to see the area's Christmas houses and we appreciate all the people who decorate. My favorites are the ones with the lights hooked up to music. I can imagine some neighbors don't love it but we sure do.


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Posted: 12/8/2012 11:03:56 PM
They don't bother me - I think they're fun and festive and kids love them. We don't put the giant inflatables in our front yard, but we often go to Disney World over Christmas vacation and we have a few that we put on our campsite. There are tons of the giant inflatables at Disney's Fort Wilderness campground starting around Thanksgiving. We love to wander through the place looking at the Christmas decorations, which are fabulous. So I guess that's a yea.

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Posted: 12/8/2012 11:08:45 PM
Not in my yard.


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Posted: 12/9/2012 1:08:27 AM
Nay, and they are always so random.



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Posted: 12/9/2012 1:16:37 AM
Not my cup of tea.

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Posted: 12/9/2012 2:27:26 AM
So my friend Autumn texted me about needing a lesson binder for church tomorrow that I still had. I said I would bring it over. She said she wasn't home, but to leave it on the porch. I get there to find their huge inflatable snowman kind of leaning on the porch and you couldn't really see it. So I put the binder against the door and then propped up the huge snowman so it was 'facing' the door and standing right at the doorway. I get a text later that it freaked her husband out when he opened the front door!


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Posted: 12/9/2012 2:44:55 AM
I love them --- guess that makes me a redneck.

Me & Kristen will have to be rednecks together.

Jill --- that's too funny!


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Posted: 12/9/2012 4:52:36 AM
Nay, especially when I've seen them in front of Victorian homes in historical districts. That just seems weird to me as it doesn't fit the period of the architecture. JMO



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Posted: 12/9/2012 7:51:30 AM
Nay!!! I don't like them at all.
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Posted: 12/9/2012 8:40:08 AM

Well honey, your entire life sounds like a redneck country song. Good luck with that.


Oh, darn. I missed this response last night.

But I was pretty busy.

After we spent the day blowing up our inflatables and wrapping our John Deere Tractors in Christmas lights, my redneck friends and I were busy sitting around our fire pit (we redneck folk burn our sticks instead of carrying them around in our asses), drinkin' our PBR's (Pabst Blue Ribbon for the more refined folk, like yourself) and singin' karaoke to our favorite David Allen Coe song: Were you Born an Asshole.

Good Redneck Times. You should pop by sometime.


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Posted: 12/9/2012 8:52:23 AM
Kristen! I had no idea there was such a song. So what did I do? I went searching youtube.

I am dying. DYING. over here.

Were you born an asshole or did you work at it your whole life?

God help me, I was just at church singing about Jesus and now I have undone all my good work for the morning by laughing at this.

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Posted: 12/9/2012 9:00:36 AM

we redneck folk burn our sticks instead of carrying them around in our asses




And I haven't made it tot church yet and here I am going to check that song out....lol


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Posted: 12/9/2012 9:03:46 AM

I am dying. DYING. over here.


OMG...me too...I'm crying from laughing so hard and trying to get the kids ready for church....


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Posted: 12/9/2012 9:08:16 AM
I'm not a fan for my yard, but not opposed to them in other people's yards. I do agree, they look odd during the day when they are inflated.


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Posted: 12/9/2012 10:36:02 AM

Kristen! I had no idea there was such a song. So what did I do? I went searching youtube.


Well...you know you're a redneck when...


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Posted: 12/9/2012 10:54:10 AM
I think for many people the appeal is the big impact for with little work and less danger than climbing up on the roof etc.

I can appreciate that people want to enjoy the season... so I am Yea for those who love them.

I also love that there are giant blow ups for everyone. I haven't seen the giant blow up nativity set but... there is a nearby neighborhood where everyone always goes 'all out' decorating for Christmas. There was one house where they have never decorated. This year? In their yard there is a giant inflatable Menorah! I love it.


Nay, especially when I've seen them in front of Victorian homes in historical districts. That just seems weird to me as it doesn't fit the period of the architecture.
Just because one lives in a historical house or a historical district doesn't mean they are required pretend to live in that time period. I grew up in a Victorian house in a Victorian town and am very glad that we didn't have to use real candles on our Christmas tree!




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Posted: 12/9/2012 11:44:09 AM
I think one is nice, two if well placed is okay but after that it gets too much.

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Posted: 12/9/2012 9:57:36 PM
Not my thing...


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Posted: 12/9/2012 10:12:29 PM
Wow...and that song just STAYS in your head! I had to blast a little "Just Like Heaven" by the Cure and "Moving Like Jagger" by Maroon 5 to get it out!


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Posted: 12/9/2012 10:22:12 PM
I really like them.

Well, most of them

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Posted: 12/10/2012 5:47:51 AM
My neighbor across has them. They r nice to look at. I've never put one up though.


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Posted: 12/10/2012 6:13:39 AM

If we had more snow here I would love to have some, but I think they look weird on a green lawn.


You mean like this, taken at my MIL's house today:



Well, it is summer, so definitely no snow here!

There is a house just up the street from MIL's that has an even better (???) inflatable display. I wish I'd taken a photo of that, you'd be suitably impressed!

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Posted: 12/10/2012 11:50:57 AM

What I don't like is when they deflate and are left there like Santa roadkill.


Ditto. The "melted" characters are pretty sad looking.

Plus, I think they tend to take more wear and tear the more time they spend deflated. Snow falls on them, people and pets accidentally trample over them, etc..

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Posted: 12/10/2012 11:54:51 AM
I personally wouldn't put them up but I think they're cute.

I also love that when they're deflated it sometimes looks like they all had a little too much fun at a Christmas party the night before. I just want to go up and put empty beer bottles in their deflated hands.


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Posted: 12/10/2012 11:56:37 AM
I notice the same problems with all of the snow globe type around here, too. Typically they are so fogged up inside that you cannot even tell what is inside the globe.

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Posted: 12/10/2012 12:15:31 PM
Nay for me. Mostly because when they are NOT inflated they look stupid just laying on the ground.

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Posted: 12/10/2012 12:20:32 PM
I think they're fine. However, I would not want to purchase, put up, take down or store.


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