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How do you bring your Christmas decorations into the 21st century?

Those ornaments you bought years ago have probably become a little outdated. See more Christmas decoration pictures.

Tacky Christmas sweater parties are always popular -- and hilarious -- this time of the year. And we're pretty certain those sweaters aren't the only tacky things about Christmas that we could definitely do without. But if you're like most of us, you're too busy buying gifts to worry about buying new Christmas ornaments. And so, every year, you haul out the same old storage boxes filled with the same old decorations. If this sounds familiar, it might be time to give your decorations a once-over, because that bright green mistletoe ball you bought years ago has probably become, um, a little outdated, too.

Now, don't get us wrong, we understand Christmas is all about traditions, and we're not suggesting you abandon any of them. Instead, we've compiled some clever ideas to help bring your decorations into the 21st century. And you won't need to spend a fortune either. Many of these ideas can be completed by incorporating a few new pieces, or by simply reworking the decorations you already have. First things first, let's analyze what we have and de-clutter.