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Yes, of course the Shard should become a giant Christmas tree every year

Posted at 12:00 pm, December 20, 2013 in Fun London
Shard lit up for Christmas

Depending on who you ask, the Shard is either a triumph of innovative 21st century architecture and testament to London’s capacity for re-invention, or a big glassy dump on London’s skyline and an omnipresent monument to the excess of the 1 percent.

But what if we decorated it like a giant Christmas tree once a year? It’d be freaking awesome, that’s what.


A giant festive beacon imposing Christmassiness on even the scroogiest suburb?

Shard from afar

It’s just so goddamn jolly I could puke tinsel.

I think we can all agree this needs to happen in 2014. And if it doesn’t, we’ll all know that the Shard hates the baby Jesus.

In the meantime you can always see…

✚ Real Christmas lights in London
The South Bank’s giant advent calendar
Piccadilly Circus’s Eros snow globe
Covent Garden’s LEGO snow globe

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