Christmas ornaments today
It used to be that Christmas tree ornaments were simple stuff like green glass balls, colored lights, stars, snowmen, angels and other stuff associated with the holiday. But now it seems that just about anything is passable for a tree trimming. Why is this?
Cell phones, for instance. They are part of everyone's life now, but does that really mean they should be a Christmas ornament?
We use cell phones everyday, but do they really need to be Christmas ornaments? Toys, such as bears, and blocks seem all right as ornaments, but cell phones, laptops, cameras, and iPods are just too crazy for adorning a Christmas tree, just because they are the "toys" of today.
This website looks at some of the weirdest food ornaments. Food just seems to bizarre to decorate a tree with. The pretzel, beer can and chips bag arrangement seems more like a Super Bowl celebration decoration than one for a Christmas tree. And the author of the website says "Why leave Santa milk and cookies when you can leave him a value meal?" Yeah, and add a Diet Coke while you're at it. Tacos and pizza slices are also available.
gingerbread houses for Halloween, and candy
corn for holidays besides Halloween (in color schemes associated with each holiday). Don't get em wrong, I rather think this ornament is cute, but can we please have one holiday theme at a time? And next to the snowman is a shamrock ornament--is it St. Patrick's day already?
Elvis may have sung about a "Blue Christmas," but is this what he meant? Sure, Elvis was king of rock music, but in the in 1950s, did please have ornaments with his face on them? And apparently putting Elvis's face on a Christmas ball wasn't enough because someone went so far as to put Elvis's face on M&M ornaments and a dancing cow one as well. See pictures on this website.
Can it get any worse? Apparently.
I think I've only barely scratched the surface here. There must be other awful, weird ornaments around. I think sticking with the traditional angels, stars and lights is much better and simpler. Do people have themed trees, for example, one with food ornaments, or one with TV characters, or one with tools or sports? I have a feeling that this is not true. So why do we need these bizarre ornaments that have very little if anything, to do with Christmas? Don' get me wrong, they're not all that bad, and some are kind of cute, but most of them are just too weird for Christmas.