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Photos of Christmas Decorations in Depressing Places

Whether it's at the DMV, a cemetery, or a building where children go to be treated for cancer, everyone seems keen to spread a little festive cheer.

by Jamie Lee Curtis Taete
Dec 11 2014, 9:00pm

The Church of Scientology's L. Ron Hubbard Life Exhibition, Los Angeles

For the last couple of festive seasons, I've been keeping an eye out for Christmas decorations whenever I'm in a place that's especially miserable. 

Whether it's at the DMV, a cemetery, or a building where children go to be treated for cancer, everyone seems keen to spread a little festive cheer at this time of year. 

DMV Hollywood West, Los Angeles


Newark Airport Baggage Claim, Newark, New Jersey

Culver City Army Recruitment Center, Los Angeles

Skid Row, Los Angeles

Euston Station, London

Metropolitan Detention Center federal prison waiting room​, Los Angeles

Camper's Corner check-cashing service, Los Angeles

Detroit Metropolitan Airport

Children's Hospital, Los Angeles

Los Angeles School Police Department cruiser, Los Angeles

606 S Olive St., Los Angeles. Home of the US Immigration Court

San Julian Park, Skid Row, Los Angeles

UK border, Heathrow Airport, London

Saint Catherine's Cemetery, Burbage, England

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