2009-12-10

Lights, Camera, Action! Christmas Lights

So, as a quick follow-up on my last post, here are some additional Christmas light.  I got two of these in emails, one that I've seen myself (but in the spirit of full disclosure, a friend took the pictures because I wasn't there at night), and finally, my sad light display.


Best-DecorationEmail text - “Good news is that I truly outdid myself this year with my Christmas decorations.  The bad news is that I had to take him down after two days.  I had more people come screaming up to my house than ever.  Great stories.  But two things made me take it down.

First, the cops advised me that it would cause traffic accidents as they almost wrecked when they drove by.

Second, a 55 year old lady grabbed the 75 pound ladder almost killed herself putting it against my house and didn’t realize that it was fake until she climbed to the top (she was not happy).  By the way, she was one of the many people who attempted to do that.  My yard couldn’t take it either.  I have more than a few tire tracks where people literally drove up my yard.”


Bad-AttitudeThis is from another email.  I have always wanted to do something like this.  With yellow motion lights, and Santa writing his name in the snow.

Because I'm sick like that.


TackyChristmas-001 TackyChristmas-002 TackyChristmas-003 TackyChristmas-005This one is actually in suburban Chicago.  Oh, I know there are bigger, tackier displays out there, but I love the penguin choir up on the roof.  And you think the neighbor who has their place up for sale REALLY appreciates the heck out of it.


Eric's-LightsThis is my sad little lights.  But don't worry, my little chick-a-dee, my tree and fireplace are a lot more well done.

And you'll see those later.

10 comments:

Cora said...

Santa peeing in the snow would be HILARIOUS!! *snicker*

Jan @ Struck by Serendipity said...

My lights are about as misrible as yours this year, but at least it's something! I continue to blame my pitiful light display on the fact that someone stole my ladder and I therefore can't decorate high areas. They stole it about 5 years ago...but I think I can carry that excuse for a few more years.

Sassy Britches said...

I got the hanging guy one yesterday, and I LOVED it! And the peeing Santa is genius. That poor neighbor of that house with Christmas upchuked on the lawn; good luck getting a sale out of that! As for your lights, I think a nice wreath smack in the middle would be a festive touch. Although, I'm giving you the benefit of the doubt on the indoor decor!

SkylersDad said...

It is so funny how these make the rounds. I have received each in email about 10 times now.

I think all my friends need to spend more time away from the computer. Not me of course, just all my friends...

J.J. in L.A. said...

Hmm...I wonder if I can get mom to do the peeing Santa??? We live on a busy corner and haven't had an accident since August.

Tami G said...

oh wow......the guy hanging is hilarious!!! I can TOTALLY see where it COULD cause problems, but it's FRICKING AWESOME nonetheless!

Maggie said...

Loved the santa one! haha

Scope said...

It would be awesome if you had some cable and winch system, so you could drop and lift the hanging guy every once-in-a-while.

And Sassy B. - Yeah a wreath would look good there. Odds aren't good it will happen. :-(

Candy's daily Dandy said...

HILARIOUS!!! Sant a peeing and the guy hanging...brilliant.


some people ae so freaking creative.

Angela said...

Two thumbs up for the peeing santa! :D