Friday, December 05, 2008

Mad cheer.


Neighborhood lights from lisab on Vimeo.

This is my official nomination for the "Paragon of Excess" Christmas Lights Award for 2008. It's like a light-eating monster ate too many, and then threw up Christmas in this front yard.  It was a drive-by, so I'm sorry about the obstacles the car itself creates.  In particular, you cannot view the seriously undecorated aspens on the east side of the yard.  More's the pity.

8 comments:

ABick said...

hilarious!!!
that is crazy...

Renaissance Girl said...

whoa. i think they used to live on my folks' street....

wouldja believe my word verification word is RADICAL?

CPS said...

What? No blow-ups and lots of mechanical lighted toys that move? I believe these are required for total over the top obnoxiousness. If the folks who live across from my parents are in full force this year, I will have a challenger photo for you. This is a challenge, right?

gilian said...

I think you have sparked my holiday cheer and inspired a new tradition--documenting the lightmare! I already have a few favorites to film, but wait until you see my mom's place lit up in blue...yes, Virginia, I said BLUE...it expands with every passing year...

Dr. Write said...

I love to drive around and look at the lights. It's actually one of my favorite things. And that house is hilarious. I love when people go crazy and mix things. I love, for example, a Santa in the manger. Or reindeer mixing with the Wise Men. My favorite lights are the all white ones, or the trees in different colors on South Temple.
(Oh, and I love the Historian's narration. Maybe you could dub in a faux lecture style, as if he is studying a rare form of human culture: Holiday Over-decorator!)

Nik said...

I think they had to dedicate one coal plant just to power that thing.

theorris said...

There is a house on my street that just about has this one beat. I'll have to take a video of it with suitable commentary.

I like the "host of Santas."

Oh, and here is a new holiday greeting for you, courtesy of the City Weekly in honor of your great State Senator Buttars: "Hail Santa! Hail Santa! Hail Santa!"

Middlebrow said...

Excellent little documentary piece. Please post more. I think you need a whole series of Xmas light videos with commentary.

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