12.18.2009

Day 126--- Griswold Family Christmas...


Lets get right to the point... I have mixed reactions about the people who over decorate their houses for the holidays.

And I will be glad to tell you the reasoning behind this statement. First of all, because they are the people that cause the stores to sell out of all of the really cool icicle looking lights... Therefore leaving my family and I stuck every year with the old school boring lights... The way my family procrastinates we are lucky if they still have any of the blinking ones left by the time we decide to decorate... Ya, I am blaming them, when really we are the tards who decide to decorate basically on Christmas Eve, but hey we are also the ones that leave them up until sometime in February... At which point they become Superbowl decorations or Presidents Day decorations, some years I bet you we could have come dangerously close to using them as Easter lights... No one else thought of that... Another small quarrel I have with these people is that they make the rest of the decently decorated houses, such as mine look like a 9 year old decorated it.... Its like entering an art major in a drawing competition with a bunch of 4th graders, it just is not fair to the rest of us... I'm not hating on the people that have a few strands of lights and a manger scene in their yard, I am on that team... But I mean the people who have Santa, his sleigh, and all of the reindeer on the roof, with the Grinch next to him pretending to steal the gifts, then a life sized statue of Scrooge, then in the yard they have a manger scene with life size figurines and a Jesus that cries, they have even managed to find real hay. Then each window of their house they have set up to look like they were the windows at Saks 5th Ave., they have 3 different snow men all decorated differently, and everything else that you may be able to think of that I could not... These over achieving Griswolds that are just out to make the rest of us look like a bunch of losers.

OK, now the flip side... I also love these people because they give me something fun and festive to look at... I can take a ride around the neighborhood and see what people with no life have time to set up in their yards... I'm generally very curious where they keep everything during the year... We kept our fake tree in the garage and our 3 car became a 2 car. I cant imagine what these people are doing with their entire exhibit. I really do enjoy seeing this stuff though because like I said, as I get older Christmas has slowly started to lose its luster. I think being away from family for the past 3 or 4 years has not helped that, but also the whole not opening presents from Santa changes things... As far as I am concerned he is still out there, I have just been naughty for the past 10-15 years...

Anyways, I hope all of you guys are the creative ones who plaster your houses with millions of strands of lights... I hope you have soooo many lights on your house that next month your electric bill is 4 times what it normally is, all in the name of Christmas!!!

I decided to include a few videos for your viewing pleasure. Jingle Bells...








9 comments:

angel6033 said...

aww, the neighborhood lights ah! My family always ends up feeling like the losers of the block, but like you said we always look forward to the great big exhibits, it;s two huge houses on the corner of our block that always get together and put up a great display they also do this for Halloween, its like a haunted house :)..

Secretia said...

Those are the most extreme ones I ever saw.

Fragrant Liar said...

I love these light shows. Call me corny and materialistic and a heathen Christmas bitch, but I love this stuff!

Allyson said...

candy cane lane!! i miss going there and seeing all the lights, but really where do people find the time?

LMJ said...

Funny how you say this people have a lot of free time on their hands. Hubby always says bloggers are losers with no jobs and a lot of time on their hands. I guess it's all relative. It all depends on what is your priority in life and what you like to do. We don't put a light show like that, but we have stuff outside our house. Our garage door is surrounded by the nice icicle lights. Our front door also has them as well. We also have every single hedge covered with lights. The pillar that is on our front porch also has lights on it. I also have a wreath hanging from my front door. It only took 1 and a half hour to put up. Of course, it is no where near as nice as any of the houses on those videos.

ScoMan said...

I don't have any sorts of Christmas decorations out but then I live in a two bedroom flat where the only place I could store the stuff, is wherever I found room to put it out for Christmas.

One of the guys in the other flats though gets a different stuffed toy every year and sets it out with a can of beer next to a "Waiting for Santa" sign. That's all the Christmas spirit I need!

Mr. Knucklehead said...

I love driving around looking at lights, but yeah, there are some OCD decorators out there.

Candice said...

HAH, i LOVE those videos!

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