Britain's Christmas decorations woe continues after only half the tree lights ... trends now

Britain's Christmas decorations woe continues after only half the tree lights ... trends now
Britain's Christmas decorations woe continues after only half the tree lights ... trends now

Britain's Christmas decorations woe continues after only half the tree lights ... trends now

Festive Brits feel they're being 'Scrooged over' by pathetic Christmas displays, with fuming locals in London and Kent becoming the latest to lash out this week. 

Westminster's annual Christmas tree switch-on at the Houses of Parliament turned into a farce on Tuesday, with only half the lights switching on. 

The half-cocked display was later fixed but not before it sparked a slew of snarky comments online, after footage of the illumination gaffe went viral.

'Is there anything that isn’t totally s*** anymore??,' wrote one person on X, formerly Twitter, with another adding: 'If the government were Christmas lights it would be this…'

In Dover, a giant pair of illuminated reindeer hit a 'bum note' with locals, who raged the sculptures 'showing their rear ends' at a war memorial were an 'insult'.

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Half-cocked: Only one side of the Westminster's Christmas tree turned on at this week's grand annual festive event

Half-cocked: Only one side of the Westminster's Christmas tree turned on at this week's grand annual festive event

Dover's reindeer decorations hit a bum note in the town - with locals complaining that the sculptures' bottoms were facing out at them

Dover's reindeer decorations hit a bum note in the town - with locals complaining that the sculptures' bottoms were facing out at them

The flashy festive structures were installed at Biggin Street, Dover, around the monument which 'honours all' from the town who have died during conflicts. 

Outraged local Nick Doel said he hated the sculptures' positioning, telling KentOnline: 'I would have thought the heads should have been facing the public, not the rear ends

'It’s a little bit of an insult, I think. God knows why they put them like that.'

Another Kent local added: 'It’s a bit of an insult to the people of Dover. It’s showing the back ends of reindeer. Why didn’t they have it so their heads are at the front so they can see it and they’re looking at the people of Dover?' 

Although not everyone was angry. Alice Ferry, who was with her son Rory Murphy in the south-coast port town, said: 'I think they’re pretty.'

Nick Doel said he hated the sculptures' positioning by Dover war memorial and said 'it's an insult'

Nick Doel said he hated the sculptures' positioning by Dover war memorial and said 'it's an insult'

But Alice Ferry, who was with her son Rory Murphy, thought the illuminations were 'pretty'

But Alice Ferry, who was with her son Rory Murphy, thought the illuminations were 'pretty'

The flashy festive structures were installed at Biggin Street, Dover, around the monument which 'honours all' from the town who have died during conflicts

The flashy festive structures were installed at Biggin Street, Dover, around the monument which 'honours all' from the town who have died during conflicts

The lacklustre displays are the latest to be mocked this week. On Thursday fuming locals in Willenhall, West Midlands, slammed their town's Christmas tree.

The red-faced residents lashed out at the spindly 20ft tree with no baubles or decorations and said it looked like a 'beanstalk'.  

The skinny tree was put on the Lock Worker's Memorial by a busy junction next to an off-licence and a line of takeaways.

It was installed late last month by Walsall Council, but failed to impress after only featuring a string

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