You might be wondering, who is Frank in this scenario? See, this entire situation started a while ago as someone decided to put a gargoyle on their porch as a part of festive decorations. Maybe they simply forgot to take their Halloween decor down, either way, the neighborhood Karen was not a big fan of this and decided to leave letters outlining what a bad person they were for it.
In return, they decided to double down on their gargoyle, and start putting up the most ridiculous and outlandish pieces of Christmas decorations they could find. The battle back and forth of Karen and Frank has been so invigorating, so distracting, that everyone across the country immediately became enamored with what they were doing. Check out all the details of this epic war down below.
#1 The ultimate battle.
An interesting story by BusinessInsider says that the earlier you put up your decor, the happier you are as a person:
Apparently, those of us who wheel out the Christmas tree as soon as the bonfire embers diminish are much happier and excited about life.
Psychoanalyst, Steve McKeown, told Unilad: “Although there could be a number of symptomatic reasons why someone would want to obsessively put up decorations early, it’s most commonly for nostalgic reasons, either to relive the magic or to compensate for past neglect.”
“In a world full of stress and anxiety people like to associate to things that make them happy and Christmas decorations evoke those strong feelings of childhood.”
#2 The Christmas spirit she says.
#3 I thought it was funny too.
#4 At least she knows.
#5 Everyone’s favourite Christmas movie.
#6 Yippee Ki Yay.
“Decorations are simply an anchor or pathway to those old childhood magical emotions of excitement. So putting up those Christmas decorations early extends the excitement!”
As for the people who give the outside of their house a glow up in the Christmas period, Mr. McKeown said that they tend to be deemed more “friendly and cohesive” compared to their neighbors.
The nostalgia associated with festive decorations reminds people of when they were children with no responsibilities.
#7 A special request.
#8 Love the hats.
#9 Festive skeleton cat.
#10 The note has arrived.
#11 But everyone likes Fiona!
#12 Now the dog has joined the party.
#13 Looks fabulous too.
In our stressful lives, we have few opportunities to feel truly irresponsible.
Alongside this, memories associated with Christmas can often include individuals who are no longer with us.
“It may be a bittersweet feeling. Perhaps the holidays serve as a reminder of when a loved one was still alive. Or maybe looking at a Christmas tree reminds someone of what life was like when they still believed in Santa,” said Mr. McKeown.
#14 That’s not very nice.
#15 What’s that wet spot?
#16 Hippo’s have arrived.
#17 I very much find hippo’s Christmasy.
#18 Group photo.
Historically, at least, according to CultureTrip:
We call them “Christmas” trees, but the decorative evergreen long pre-dates the celebration of Christmas. Evidence suggests that the practice of adorning the home with evergreen boughs during the winter solstice dates as far back as the ancient Egyptians. The comforting presence of evergreen life offered hope during winter’s cold days and long nights, serving a similar purpose in the various pagan winter solstice rituals of the Druids, Romans, and Vikings.
#19 A helpful sign
#20 There is even a song about it.
#21 A place to leave Karen’s notes.
#22 A wreath?
#23 It’s perfect!
#24 Sing it Karen!
#25 Oh no.
#26 Doesn’t even look out of place.
#27 And now he’s festive and ready for Christmas.
The ‘modern’ Christmas tree tradition is thought to have originated in 16th century Germany, where small evergreen trees were decorated with the likes of candles, apples, nuts, and berries as “Paradise trees” in church plays. Over time, devout Christians integrated these decorated trees into their homes during the holiday season. The tradition, which became a Christian ritual, began to spread across Europe.
#28 A note has landed.
#29 The plague doctor has made his appearance.
#30 Home alone. What a classic.
#31 Officially been reported.
#38 Even the doctor is following covid guidelines.
German immigrants brought this practice to America in the 18th and 19th centuries, where it was promptly rejected by Puritanical religious groups for its historically pagan connotations. While it took a while to catch on, small communities of German-born settlers documented the continuation of this practice as early as the mid-1700s.
#39 Dressed up and ready to party!
#40 AN ARMY!
#41 Some great pictures taken by Frank.
#42 Thankfully nothing was damaged.
#43 This breaks my heart.
#44 I have to say though that is a great carpet.
#45 Have a chilly day.
#46 Rat shamed.
#47 And remember boys and girls. Six feet back.
And that’s the proper way of celebrating the Christmas Cheer! What did you think about this Frank vs Karen battle? Tell us in the comments!