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Ipswich so called Christmas tree

Nick W in Bawdsey
Okay so let's start Monday off wi8th a little controversy.  It's Monday after all.

I see in today's Star pictures of the 'Christmas Tree' in Ipswich.  I put quotations around it, because to me, it is about as near to one as a disco light.

What do you think?  41 aluminium spheres containing 40,000 led lights, roughly made into the shape of a tree.  Well, it's fat at the bottom and thin at the top; there the similarity ends.

I am not anti modern.  I love innovation.  But Christmas is surely a time for tradition.  I do not buy bright blue led's; they are hideous.  For the electricity that Christmas lights use (not those who adorn every square inch of their houses), I stick to multi colours and red berries and a GREEN tree.  Yes it's artificial, but at least it looks like a bloomin tree.

What do you all think?  Should we strive to keep Christmas vaguely traditional?  Heaven knows it's hard enough to get people to remember what we are actually celebrating.

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