Whose bright idea was it to put up festive lights that resemble Y-fronts?
Stunned residents in Walsall, West Midlands, could not believe their eyes after the council erected dozens of rows of festive briefs appearing to be hanging "on washing lines".
They accused council bosses of wasting taxpayers' cash on the eyesore lights which have been strung up in the city centre.
John Wittlesea, 42, said in Walsall, West Midlands: "My five-year-old could tell you
they look like pants on a washing line.
What is particularly unfortunate is that where the lights join the display together, some of the 'pants' actually look like they're crotchless.
"It's a pity taxpayers' money has gone on these lights. They make Walsall look more of a laughing stock than it already is.
"It'll give people a laugh but it's a shame the council didn't take a bit more care when choosing them."
Mum-of-four Joanne Baker, 30, said: "When my mate sent me a picture of the lights I didn't believe her. I thought it was an internet joke.
"When I saw them for myself I laughed my head off. People in Walsall know the place isn't the prettiest but what we have got is a good sense of humour.
"I don't mind the fact our Christmas lights look like underwear on a washing line - just as long as they're clean at the back."
The council had no comment on when they would be coming down.