Saturday, December 20, 2008

Christmas Lights

'Tis the season — right? Everywhere we drive these days we see peoples' houses and yards decorated with lights, ornaments and now I've noticed more and more inflatable lawn figures. Some of them are very well done, others ... not so much.

Maybe you've seen these videos of a couple of incredibly elaborate displays. Look at these two videos and then check out the letter and photo of the last one. Friends have sent these and many others that fall somewhere in the middle of time and energy spent to make their own personal statement about the holidays.

I'd like to make this a contest and ask you to tell me which one you like the best. The first video is from 2005 and the second video, letter and photo are from this year. Please take a few minutes out of your busy schedule and watch the videos, read the letter and look at the picture at the end. Then, leave a comment and tell me which one you like the best. Thank you.

Now, read this letter and see what this fellow did to decorate his garage:

Hello All,

It's that time of year again.
The Mrs. has been on my case to get the Christmas lights up for a couple of weeks. They are up now and for some reason she will not talk to me.

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to one and all!




Earl Hipp said...

Mike, I like the middle one. It's SO outrageous that you have to admire the guys hutzpa. Not only would it be a major pain for the neighbors, but the parade of cars coming past it would make life totally miserable for the hood. I'll be they get him back at Halloween!

Anonymous said...


Being a redneck, of course I like the last one. It does make a statement I can relate to.


Jackie said...

I also like the middle one. My husband's coworker actually did this to his home in Hutchinson, MN this year... and said that he actually had some passer-bys have a fender bender in front of his house as they were driving by gawking at the lights!