Hooniverse Asks: Do you put holiday decorations on your car or truck?

Tis the season, for lights, cheer, overpriced seasonal coffee flavors, spending lots of money on those you love, and …dressing up your car?

My daughter asked me to put a set of antlers on my 1974 Mercedes-Benz 280 sedan. That was for Christmas last year, and I declined. I would go with the wreath though, and if I find one I have no problem throwing it on the grille of the Montero. No, I’m not going to hunt one down but if I see something in a store, I may grab it.

I believe there’s a level of fun to be had with making your ride a bit more festive for the season. Another fellow Benz fan, Ed Kim posted some holiday cheer he applied to his ride. And I think it’s a great example of a lighter touch with respect to decorating:

There’s this level. Then the cars become less fun as you climb and start adding more and more stuff. Until you get to an insane level and it sort of becomes fun again.

So, do you decorate your car? And if so, how crazy do you take it?

31 Comments

  1. Neither a decorator nor a missionary here. A pair of antlers would get you stopped by the police here though…for safety reasons. Also: “Would you mind to blow into this apparatus?”

    1. Ah, Bob Rivers… a couple friends and I did a comedy radio show at our high school station (The songs were funny. We… well, we tried.). “I Am Santa Claus” came out the Christmas of our senior year. I think it doubled our listenership from 5 to 10!

      These guys were a bit more close to home.

    2. Ah, Bob Rivers… a couple friends and I did a comedy radio show at our high school station (The songs were funny. We… well, we tried.). “I Am Santa Claus” came out the Christmas of our senior year. I think it doubled our listenership from 5 to 10!

      These guys were a bit more close to home.

    1. I steer my car in holiday directions for Dec 25, does that count?

      Often see tinsel wrapped around bull bars and roof racks, and easy one.

  2. Absolutely not, and I deride those who do. The only holiday decorations a vehicle needs is winter tires or chains.

    1. It is useful for spotting idiots though, if they have those reindeer antlers attached to their windows, give them a wide berth.

      1. “Jingle Bells” ain’t got nothing over the singing buzz of the metal studs on the Semperit tires that pulled my sleigh SAAB through New England winters.

  3. I use my factory steelies and hubcaps for my winter tires, so I spraybombed the hubcaps green (albeit lime green rather than something more festive). It’s less celebratory though, and more just that a grey car in a grey concrete city while the skies are all grey and drab is dreary enough, and the little punch of colour is nice.

  4. Neither a decorator nor a missionary here. A pair of antlers would get you stopped by the police here though…for safety reasons. Also: “Would you mind to blow into this apparatus?”

      1. Never seen them, but I guess basically every change to the exterior needs some sort of “approved”-stamp from a dusty bureaucrat wielding the power of the vehicular laws of our fine nation.

      2. Never seen them, but I guess basically every change to the exterior needs some sort of “approved”-stamp from a dusty bureaucrat wielding the power of the vehicular laws of our fine nation.

          1. Haha, yikes – I am just imagining the OEM’s wind noise teams getting group heart attacks.

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