Holiday Decorations Gone Wrong (Listing Fail)

Holiday decorations gone wrong

As #houseporn fiends and real estate junkies, there's nothing we love more than poring through fabulous home listings -- except maybe sorting through the tragically un-fabulous ones. They'll definitely make you laugh, and some of them could make you cry. Every week, AOL Real Estate brings you the sorriest listings we could find on the Internet to show you what you should never do when posting your home online. We very appropriately call it #listingfail.

This Week's Theme: Holiday Decorations Gone Wrong

For the most part, decorating for the holidays adds a festive element to your home. It allows you to really get into the spirit of the season, and gives you an excuse to feature seasonal foods (pumpkins) or have a pretty tree in your living room. But in the following cases, these homeowners might have been better off just forgetting the holidays altogether. Scroll through the gallery to see some of our favorite listings featuring bad holiday decorations (plus a bonus!).

Listing Fail: Bad Holiday Decorations
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Holiday Decorations Gone Wrong (Listing Fail)

Who doesn't love good ol' Santa Claus? That's no excuse for having him creepily peering over the side of your bed (not to mention the rest of the room's decor!).

Thanks to Hooked on Houses

If you thought having Santa staring at you while you slept was bad, you probably won't want him watching you in the bathroom. We're not sure who came up with the santa toilet seat cover, but i'm sure they are happy that at least one person bought it!

H/T Lovely Listings

Are these someone's Christmas decorations or was there a massacre at the North Pole? Someone's holiday party got out of hand.

H/T Hooked On Houses

Maybe in this case something isn't better than nothing. Next year at least try stringing your lights horizontally!

H/T Hooked On Houses

If this family is wondering why their utility bill for December is in the six figures, upgrading the home's insulation might not be the right answer.

(H/T Lovely Listings)

Who says dinosaurs don't love the holidays? I wonder if it is visited by Santa Claws (Santa Clausaurus)?

(H/T Lovely Listings)

One-upping your neighbor is easier if they don't put together a very classically beautiful Christmas light display. These homeowners seemed to recognize that they couldn't keep up. If you can't beat 'em, join 'em! 

Read more about these clever neighbors here:

'Ditto' Holiday Display Steals Neighborhood Spotlight

Having a graveyard display in front of your house might make sense around Halloween. But if you're using that image past Oct. 31 to advertise your home, you might want to consider using Photoshop. Or take down the graveyard and take a new picture!

(H/T Ugly House Photos)

As a general rule, you always want to make your home look as big as possible when you're selling it. So maybe avoid placing giant fake pumpkins outside your house.

H/T Ugly House Photos

If you don't want to kill a tree or use a fake one, then clearly you should use a ladder.

H/T Ugly House Photos

Usually people like to decorate the outside of their home at Halloween for trick-or-treaters. At this house, the scares don't stop there.

H/T Hooked On Houses

Not much else to say except ... maybe dial it back a little!

H/T Hooked On Houses

They own a flag store and had some leftover inventory?

H/T Hooked On Houses

Photo: Facebook

This isn't exactly a listing fail, but we couldn't resist. This home's light display is synced to  "Gangnam Style." Watch the video!

(H/T Curbed)


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