Xmas – Perth vs New Zealand

As Perth’s christmas decorations are always worst friendly and controversial, I took a keen interest in how they handled city decorations in New Zealand.  Now behold the results. In Wellington, Christchurch and Aukland there was almost no decoration.  This is probably what Perth whingers would prefer. Or would we be complaining about lack of effort from Perth city council? There was almost no major tarting up – with the one exception of the giant cock-eyed evil Santa outside Whitcoulls in Aukland. (private advertising). The wiggling finger and weird eye made him look like a malevolent proctologist.


Timaru had some weird arse angels with rather heavy brows…


And we’ve already seen how they deal with Santa in Timaru…

I was after a wild pig...

I have no lap

Apart from the privately funded proctologist Santa, the best Aukland could do was this tat…


And this is Christchurch’s best effort…


So, tell me, are we better off than cities that don’t give a fuck about christmas?

About AHC McDonald

Comedian, artist, photographer and critic. From 2007 to 2017 ran the culture and satire site The Worst of Perth
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15 Responses to Xmas – Perth vs New Zealand

  1. Rolly says:

    Ban all this Northern Hemisphere unseasonal tat. It’s terrorism by tradition. Cultural cringe by commercialism. Brainwashing via Bethlehem. Any more of those scruffy simulacras of Santas and saintly seraphim and I’ll take a web bot to those purveyors of phosphoric acid who are largely responsible for the outrage, wait-no- “fucking outrage”©DavidCohen2008 – that we call Xmas, and scramble their advertising all through 2009 as a seasonal good will gesture to all preventative health professionals.
    Let’s just have a two week Summer Saturnalia as an officially sanctioned seasonal surf side slurp-up and be done with it.
    Enough, I say. ( when I really should say “too bloody much, already.”)
    Maybe I’ll just book in to the nearest home for the mentally bewildered for three months from September next year.
    Or just go bush and forget to take a calendar with me.


  2. Orbea says:

    a week of bacchanalia culminating in the Big Day Out?


  3. Beno says:

    See the look on Santa’s face?

    Thants the same look Stokesy just gave Armstrong as he strode into his office this morning to watch him slowly pack a desk caddy and pencil sharpner into a brown cardboard box.

    where’s my champagne or reasonably priced sparkling grape juice?


  4. Cookster says:

    That fucking finger does something to my brain. Bastard kiwis.


  5. Vic Demised says:

    I presume that “weird-arse angel” of yours has a trumpet to her lips, rather than a long brown, LA. And it’s not just her brows that are heavy -her whole look is Goth, including piercings above her top lip and in the top of her skull, and that choker around her throat. Still, I prefer her to the crappy brass-frame angels adorning Forrest Place.

    What happens to all this shit after the Festering Season? Does it all just get stored in some backlot in Belmont? Maybe the CoP should set up a sister-city relationship with somewhere (Nagoya? Gdansk?) whereby they swap Xmas decorations between them. You should have asked She-Ra to flash her Xmas Deco Budget when you had your love-in at Council House.


  6. The Evil Santa has a bit of the Graeme Richardsons about him.


  7. Frank Calabrese says:

    What happens to all this shit after the Festering Season? Does it all just get stored in some backlot in Belmont?

    I do know that all the Christmas Pagaent Floats are stored at Whiteman Park. And did you notice that the Pagent Route had NO Xmas decorations whatsoever, unless there is something on the Terrace part.


  8. flynn says:

    Santa just needs a vocal of
    ” here kiddies,kiddies…..here kiddies,kiddies”


  9. Rolly says:


    “Santa just needs a vocal of
    ” here kiddies,kiddies…..here kiddies,kiddies” ”

    A bit like some of the high fliers and police officers who’ve just recently been caught out doing some *very* vile things to *very* small kiddies and swapping pix of them doing it between their mates.


  10. Snuff says:

    Better off ? It’s a good question, TLA. Probably best to ask the kids.

    Xmas is bigger than Ben Hur here in Japan, notwithstanding that it has nothing to do with Christianity, little to do with Santa, and it’s not even a day off for many.

    It’s all about KFC, (book early), and illuminations, (lights being too difficult to pronounce, apparently).

    From November onwards, there’s not a single self-respecting tree in the entire country, or Disneyland for that matter, that’s not amply bedecked. And if that’s not enough, there’s always the 3.2 million solar powered bulbs in the tunnel at Gotemba until March.

    Nagoya might not be a bad choice for a sister city, Vic. With the notable exception of two bleached tragics, it’s a very beautiful city.


  11. bcplanning says:

    That first pic of Santa looks angry


  12. Frank Calabrese says:

    MArk over at LP has outworst you with a set of photos of decorated Bussesx in Brisvegas.



  13. Snuff says:

    And it just gets worster, TLA.


  14. Cimbali says:

    Just heard on the news that the Aukland Santa has had a makeover to make him look less evil and is this one is therefore a vanished worst.


  15. steelhips says:

    You must give this image to the guys over at the hilarious photo blog site – http://www.sketchysantas.com

    I’ve been laughing all day at the site and comments and this giant Santa fits in the “sketchy” category.


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