It’s that time of year again; we’re dusting off the decorations, putting out the tree and getting ready to do some serious christmas shopping. The first thing on PassSmart’s list this year are some seriously jazzy car decorations. The line, we agree, between taste and tack is very thin when it comes to Christmas decorations, but here at PassSmart we’re embracing the world of festive car decor! Here are some of our favourite accessories!
Mini Christmas tree
If just one Christmas tree isn’t enough, why not get a mini one that can go everywhere with you? Plug this little artificial tree into your cigarette lighter, and the five multicolored fairy lights will light up your car like your own mini grotto! Attach it to the windscreen, and you’re ready to hit the road.
Turn your car into your very own Rudolph
As much as we’d all love our very own sleigh to cruise around in this winter, we can’t all be as cool as Santa. Luckily for you, though, we’ve found the next best thing: reindeer antlers and a nose for your car! That’s right, you can create your very own rudolph with a couple of simple accessories. Just make sure you take them off after Christmas, because that could get really embarrassing.
Image via ï£¿koroshiya@Flickr
Backseat driving Santa
You can’t blame Santa for making himself comfy in the back of your reindeer styled car. He can become your very own backseat driver with this car cling which sticks to your window. Other motorists will look on in surprise, envy and possibly with a little bit of confusion as you zoom past them with santa in the back. If the kids ask, his sleigh is having its MOT.
Mix and match your christmas character of the day with a pack of aerial toppers, available online. From a snowman to Santa Claus, you can have a different Christmassy companion riding on top of your car every day. These are great if you don’t want to go wild with the decorating, but still want to add a bit of festive cheer to your vehicle.
Steering wheel wreath
If you think having a wreath on your door is just too traditional, go one step further and put one around your steering wheel instead. Buy one online or, if you’re a dab hand at knitting, you could make your own. We don’t recommend using real foliage though, because we can’t imagine that’s very comfortable to hold on to!
Available at Etsy
The understated look
If you’re looking for a subtler way to decorate your car this Christmas, try entwining some mistletoe or holly around the rear view mirror.
You could also sprinkle the bonnet with some fake snow (if there’s none of the real stuff), or hang a little stocking by the dashboard. Fill it with some mini chocolate treats to snack on, because, as we all know, the diet’s off at Christmas.
When DIY goes wrong
If you’re a fan of the phrase ‘less is more’, then you might want to look away now. Just like the homeowners who light up the whole street, some car owners take decorating to a whole new level.
We think fairy lights plastered all over the outside of your car could be a little distracting, so we’re not recommending doing what this man has done. We’re guessing he took the Santa down before driving off? Unless that’s how he ended up attached to that tree.
Image via Svadilfari@Flickr
Finally, the most important Christmas accessory of all
music! Stock up on all the cheesy festive compilations you can find to keep you entertained while on the road this Christmas!
Drive carefully, take a look at our winter driving tips before you set out, and have a very Merry Christmas!
Top image via sociotard@Flickr