Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Lighting Up The Night Griswold Style

Last night after Ed and I took my mother out to dinner, we swung by the house of one of her friends because she told us they put up "a lot of lights" during Christmas. I've been all over the country, and I couldn't imagine what this little podunk neighborhood have to offer.

Well, I sure found out!

They do this every year and I guess leading up to Christmas, offer hot chocolate and cookies to people coming by to see it. They also ask for donations to the local food bank. One year they got over $4,000.00 in donations!
It was AMAZING. Every surface of the front of their house was covered with lights. Strings of lights hanging from the eaves, trees wrapped with lights, even the cactus were decorated! It was spectacular. I loved the big green Christmas tree in the middle, and you can't see it very clearly, but there are two 1965 Ford Mustangs parked in the driveway.
It's probably the best individual house I've ever seen. Even the homes in Winterhaven, which is an area known for it's light displays - The Festival of Lights - can't compare. I love that people do this. I LOVE Christmas lights. And like I said in a recent Facebook status update, "since I'm usually the night driver, I'd like to thank all the people out there who make an effort to put up holiday lights. It's so great to see lights on homes and businesses all over the country as I drive. Even the piss poor displays are a delight!"

And I really mean that.


DIXIE said...

Oh, wow...Never seen anything like that....lovely.

Gil said...

Just beautiful. I don't even want to guess how much time and work goes into that display or what the electric bill is!!!