Hua Hin is starting to look a lot like Christmas

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Hua Hin is starting to look a lot like Christmas

Post by Big Boy » Sat Dec 09, 2017 8:43 pm

Our local shopping malls have excelled regarding Christmas lights this year. Here are a few snaps........

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Both malls were very busy, but IMHO Market Village took it, especially with the Chang Beer Festival taking place at the same time.
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Re: It's Starting to Look a Lot Like Christmas

Post by PeteC » Sat Dec 09, 2017 10:30 pm

Very nice :thumb: Making up for last year no doubt. Pete :cheers:
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Re: It's Starting to Look a Lot Like Christmas

Post by Big Boy » Sat Dec 09, 2017 10:54 pm

Yes, I think this must be the best effort since I've lived here.
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Re: Hua Hin is starting to look a lot like Christmas

Post by Vital Spark » Sat Dec 09, 2017 11:23 pm

Although I despise the commercialization of Christmas, I do love to see pretty decorations, and those are impressive. Twinkling lights just put me in a good mood (even though I can be bah humbuggy about Xmas).

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Post by MDMK » Sat Dec 09, 2017 11:39 pm

lovely photos, thanks for sharing them

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Re: Hua Hin is starting to look a lot like Christmas

Post by pharvey » Sun Dec 10, 2017 1:50 am

Vital Spark wrote:
Sat Dec 09, 2017 11:23 pm
Although I despise the commercialization of Christmas, I do love to see pretty decorations, and those are impressive. Twinkling lights just put me in a good mood (even though I can be bah humbuggy about Xmas).

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Totally agree (apart from being "humbuggy" - I'm one of those sad Christmassy people!). Not been in HH for a while unfortunately, but always enjoyed the lights on the road leading up to the Rail Station and the Station itself.

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Re: Hua Hin is starting to look a lot like Christmas

Post by VincentD » Sun Dec 10, 2017 11:10 am

For a country that does not celebrate Christmas, I see the displays as a means of generating more foot traffic (and therein more sales revenue) for that particular venue. It starts too early in the year as well, with some places having the decorations up mid-November.

For me, the spirit of Christmas left a long time ago. I used to love going shopping for presents that would eventually end up under the Christmas tree, as would other members of the family. There would always be a carload of presents for friends when we went visiting, and the food!! Christmas cards would be purchased and address books would be scoured for current addresses, both local and overseas. Plus the joy of receiving those cards! Midnight mass, the spirit of Christmas, not really with us any more in this digital age..

The church here does not have a midnight service any more, one more nail...

Though I still will pick up the phone and call Mum to wish her, these days usually Christmas morning as at her age midnight mass is no longer an option.

Still great if you have younger children or grandchildren around, it does make for a nice picture setting. Don't forget to make a print or three, I still have some photos more than three decades old but most of my digital media has gone the way of the dinosaur and can't be accessed.
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Re: Hua Hin is starting to look a lot like Christmas

Post by oakdale160 » Sun Dec 10, 2017 11:43 am

I always smile when in the mall I hear them singing about rides in a --One horse open sleigh. In all my years in Thai I have never seen a OHOS.

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Re: Hua Hin is starting to look a lot like Christmas

Post by Pleng » Sun Dec 10, 2017 12:12 pm

I never saw one in all my years growing up in England, either...

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Re: Hua Hin is starting to look a lot like Christmas

Post by STEVE G » Sun Dec 10, 2017 2:15 pm

Vital Spark wrote:
Sat Dec 09, 2017 11:23 pm
Although I despise the commercialization of Christmas, I do love to see pretty decorations, and those are impressive. Twinkling lights just put me in a good mood (even though I can be bah humbuggy about Xmas).

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Re: Hua Hin is starting to look a lot like Christmas

Post by handdrummer » Sun Dec 10, 2017 4:45 pm

The commercialization of xmas began a long, long time ago, when the first person bought the first xmas present.

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Re: RE: Re: Hua Hin is starting to look a lot like Christmas

Post by hhinner » Sun Dec 10, 2017 6:22 pm

handdrummer wrote:The commercialization of xmas began a long, long time ago, when the first person bought the first xmas present.
Was that gold, frankincense or myrrh?

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Re: RE: Re: Hua Hin is starting to look a lot like Christmas

Post by handdrummer » Mon Dec 11, 2017 7:36 am

hhinner wrote:
Sun Dec 10, 2017 6:22 pm
handdrummer wrote:The commercialization of xmas began a long, long time ago, when the first person bought the first xmas present.
Was that gold, frankincense or myrrh?
Frankincense and myrhh could be made at home and the gold may have been gift, purchased earlier for some other reason. "One never knows, do one?" :roll:

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Re: Hua Hin is starting to look a lot like Christmas

Post by handdrummer » Mon Dec 11, 2017 7:38 am

The 3 wise men from the east may have been the 3 Wiseman brothers from eastern Europe.

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Re: Hua Hin is starting to look a lot like Christmas

Post by 404cameljockey » Mon Dec 11, 2017 8:48 am

handdrummer wrote:
Mon Dec 11, 2017 7:38 am
The 3 wise men from the east may have been the 3 Wiseman brothers from eastern Europe.
Oy, giving stuff away?

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