Why Does Santa Need A Helicopter…?

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Following on from this the other day:

I came across these this evening:

Why are helicopters such a big feature of this year’s lights? They were going cheap…..?

And the all time champion of all time:

My only observation to go with all of these is why is it that it’s houses in the most working class areas that have the most and most expensive lights when those in the poshest have the fewest…?

I say this as a card carrying working class kid who sees the above expand in concentric circles around where my parents and in-laws live and sees so few around glorious RTE here in Donnybrook (except for the ones on our mast which, to be fair, can be seen from Greenland…)

R

0 thoughts on “Why Does Santa Need A Helicopter…?

  1. Noticed this before and commented on it to my relatives (I’m from a working class background too) who sneered at me somewhat for suggesting that there was something wrong with the idea.

    I think (getting a bit serious here) – many working class people view the number of christmas lights as something of a status symbol, consciously or otherwise. In a similar vein, in some places, they also view food consumption as something of a status symbol.

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