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Home & Garden Etiquette expert claims you're 'common' if you use these Christmas decorations

12:45  28 november  2017
12:45  28 november  2017 Source:   countryliving.co.uk

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Now, as far as we're concerned, everyone should be able to deck their halls with whatever they want, be that tatty old tinsel or garish handmade baubles.

But that hasn't stopped one self-proclaimed etiquette expert from decreeing that some Christmas decorations are 'common'.

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William Hanson is an etiquette expert and social commentator, and he claims to be able to tell how " common " someone is from their festive decorations . No tree, bannister or doorframe should be bedecked with this , the most common of Christmas accessories.

We' re sorry to say that although you are probably having fun, that you are in fact doing it all wrong. Etiquette experts at Tatler believe that opening presents in a This is of course just the advice of one publication and doesn't need to be strictly followed in order to have a good and enjoyable Christmas .

Here are the decorations he singled out:

  • Door bows – "Covering your PVC door in some enormous, shiny taffeta bow is not going to make the door look any better," he says. "You've heard about rolling the proverbial in glitter?"
  • Tinsel – "For those with any taste whatsoever, tinsel is the antichrist," he says. "No tree, bannister or doorframe should be bedecked with this, the most common of Christmas accessories."
  • Fake trees – "Sophistication is genuine, so fake trees are never going to be sophisticated," he claims.
  • Multi-coloured lights – "Multi-coloured lights look very 1980s and do not have the easy simplicity of white fairy lights."
  • A fairy on top of the tree – "You may think a be-winged fairy may look beautiful atop a lit tree but it's simply not the done thing in discerning households."

Speaking to The Sun, William Hanson even went as far as saying that putting up your decorations anytime before 17 December wasn't "socially desirable".

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Avoid embarrassment this Christmas by following William Hanson's guide. The etiquette expert advises to avoid lights on the house and serve your roast lunch promptly at one o'clock. If you ' re British or have Anglo-Saxon aspirations then it's Father Christmas and NEVER Santa/Santa Claus.

"For those who wish to remain socially desirable – but who get excited at the first sight of a pair of low hanging baubles – this year they can safely get away with decorating anytime from Sunday 17th December," he concluded. "Anything earlier is common."

Well, we hate to break it to you Hanson, but a study just proved that putting your decorations up early makes you happier, so we'll do as we please!

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