10 Cars in the Holiday Spirit … Maybe a Little Too Much

This time of year, some people like to decorate their vehicles for Christmas. You see some wreaths and bows on grills, plenty of festive antenna balls, and sometimes a few “antlers and red nose” combinations. It’s a bit silly, but if it helps people get into the Christmas spirit, then it’s a good thing.

And then there are those few who think that you can’t put too much Christmas on a car. (By the way, they’re wrong. So very wrong.) Here are 10 of the most egregious holiday offenders.

1. http://www.memoryjournalists.com/images/content/Christmas-car-lights-001.jpg, http://www.memoryjournalists.com/images/content/Christmas-car-lights-003.jpg

Okay, the wreath is fine, and the hood snowflakes are pushing it. But Christmas lights on the front bumper and rear half… and Snoopy and his decorated domicile on top? One thing’s for sure — if this driver accidentally tries to pull forward into that garage, his wife will tell him to go sleep in the doghouse.

2. http://www.carztune.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/12/santa_car_2.jpg, http://www.carztune.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/12/santa_car_3.jpg

A glowing reindeer secured by a wreath to the roof of a multicolor-lighted coupe? You’d think that the driver would see nothing but colorful reflections when he or she looks in the rearview mirrors. Although those candy canes could function as curb feelers as well.

3. http://hooniverse.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/12/Fullscreen-capture-12172011-10621-PM.bmp-700×540.jpg

Is this a Christmas-themed car or a psychedelic bug? The candy-cane-outlined hubcaps and colored strips along the exterior would be more than enough without slapping that contraption on top of the roof (which is what, exactly)? Plus, the entire vehicle is an overhead power line mishap just waiting to happen. Don’t tell the auto insurance company!

4. http://elitechoice.org/wp-content/uploads/2009/12/christmas-truck-1.jpg

Is this pickup truck covered in Christmas lights? Or did it somehow catch a rare yuletide disease and break out in a serious multicolored rash? (Bet you’re starting to itch just thinking about it, huh?)

5. http://autombem.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/12/Semi_Christmas_Art_Car.jpg

This trucker probably thinks his big rig décor is festive, but it looks more like the 18-wheeler that emerges from hell in the nightmares of a little boy. Merry Christmas!

6. http://chrisescars.com/wp-content/plugins/wp-o-matic/cache/502cd_christmas_car_decoration-vw.jpg

I can picture the conversation the owners had about decorating this Beetle: “Let’s wrap up our car, like a present!” … “Great? Where’s the wrapping paper?” … “Uh… we don’t have enough. But we’ve got tinfoil!” … “That’ll do!” It’s a good thing they added the Christmas lights and the ribbon; otherwise, it just would have looked stupid.

7. http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_cNMGcUju8JI/SVFI1tLZk2I/AAAAAAAAEc4/czkpK_VpHYc/s1600/smart-christmas1.jpg

Oh, how cute – somebody put a small bow and a tiny Santa hat on a matchbox car and… no, wait. That’s a Smart Car. Well, the owner obviously spent a lot of time affixing the lights and snowflakes to the exterior to make the car look stylish and chic. (***snicker***)

8. http://www.topcarspicks.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/12/4.jpg

You wonder if this luxury car owner just woke up one day in December and thought, “You know, that wreath on my bumper isn’t quite enough. Perhaps I should just have a dumptruck pour a few pallets of multicolored whiteboard markers over my car after I coat it with crazy glue. Brilliant!”

9. http://chopperpapa.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/12/9095_christmas_car_decoration1.jpg

Judging from the background, this car owner lives in a place which doesn’t get much snow. So it’s perfectly understandable if he misses the white stuff. But there’s no excuse for this. It looks like a giant monster gobbled up a snowy forest and then vomited it all onto this car.

10. http://www.topcarspicks.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/12/6.jpg

Did this car just crash into a toy factory? It’s probably better that we don’t know.

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