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How to Ruin Christmas in 29 Easy Steps

Ransom Riggs

I'm as big a fan of Christmas as the next person, but I'm wary of celebrating too much. I like a little eggnog, a few presents, a carol or two. But festive sweaters every day for a month, 10,000 watts of intricate lighting in your yard and holiday-themed songs on the stereo from morning 'till night? It sounds like an exaggeration, but I know people who celebrate that way, and it ruins it for me every time! But if there's one Christmas tradition that's more overdo-able than any other, it's gotta be the tree. And this video, I think, illustrates that to a tee. Whoever heard of suspending wedding dresses and violas amidst the branches, or decorating "his" side of the tree and "her" side? Watch and be amazed!

Now that we're on the subject, what ruins your holiday spirit?