Monday, December 15, 2008

Lots Better Than Your Neighbor's Tacky Decorations

Recently, my lovely friend Falwless posted a rant about Christmas lawn decorations. She ain't seen nothing yet*:

My neighbor's house. Unfortunately, I took this picture before the added the holy family on the front steps.

The neighbor's neighbor joined in on the fun. The neighbor mainly has a Disney theme, while the neighbor's neighbor (I'm pretty sure they are related) is more House at Pooh Corner. They refrained from lighting everything for a few days (the electricity bill must be a bitch), but I finally caught the lighted goodness Saturday night:

It's much brighter in person. As Liz asked last year (oh, yes. They had these same decorations last year. And from the state of most of them, they've had them since at least 1989), "Can they see your neighbor's house in space?!" Of course, she has this in her house so I don't think she can make fun of anyone:

Happy Holidays, people.


*horrible picture taking by yours truly. I'm already gunning for Blog with the Blurriest Photos at next year's Drysdale's.

11 comments:

Falwless said...

Holy shit, lady. Is it like National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation where the neighbor (Elaine) and her boyfriend were blinded inside of their own house when the neighbors' lights came on?

This is so hideous I don't even know what to say. I'm almost proud of them for achieving such a lofty level of tacky.

Liz said...

The grass hopper is an heirloom in my bf's family. But I won't deny that I liked having it up.

pistols at dawn said...

Ha! I used to have friends who lived on the Sunset Strip, and they basically never slept because the billboards around the House of Blues kept them up all night. Still, that was them being dumb, not living near tacky bastards. Life, liberty and the pursuit of stupid crap to fill your lawn with.

BeckEye said...

I'm horrified. It's like the Griswolds if they were ever on an episode of "Clean House."

danielle970 said...

I seriously didn't think there was anything overly tacky about those decorations. Not because there is a snowflake's chance in holy hell that I would ever put them on my lawn - but because ppl in my 'hood think Christmas means 2-story inflatable snowmen. You haven't lived until you've seen a showcase nativity scene... like an actual manger scene lit up and enclosed in glass on someone's lawn. Jesus would be so proud.

McGone said...

I can't decide if I'm more put off by the hideous assemblage of crap or your lack of snow. We're about to get 4-5 inches and if you want I'll be glad to send some your way.

red said...

What is this snow you speak of?

It has been raining the past few days. Does that make you feel better, McGone?

Dr Zibbs said...

JESUS CHRIST. (is crying)

MichelleSG said...

My God is that a Santa on top of the window a/c box? They need to step it up a notch and move that family into a mobile home!
Oh and I want the lighted grasshopper, he's cool.

MelO said...

bwaaaaa ha ha ha ha ha ha!! Is this for real?! Are you sure you didn't find the funniest lawn on google images and post them as your own? Are you sure? I just can't get over this!!

Thank Jeebus for our association who won't allow such garbage ;)

words words words said...

If you're going to do it up, at least have a sense of design. That monstrosity looks like K-Mart's Christmas aisle threw up on their lawn.

Poorly-conceived decoration schemes make baby Jesus cry.