Nothing Says "Christmas" Like An Inflatable Homer Claus
Flying home from San Diego earlier this week I noticed that the broad swathes of Christmas lights on peoples' homes and trees create a visibly different hue to our nation's town and cities when viewed at night from the air. A bit less white-ish, a bit more ambient. And every once in a while, when on low approach, you see a house that shines brighter than the rest. In that vein, some time ago my Web Hottie launched a Tacky Christmas 2004 thing with directions to
Seek and destroy The Evil Overdecorator. You know who I'm talking about; the guy who uses more electricity for his Christmas decorations than an entire small city. The neighbor who makes it look as if the Wal-Mart Christmas department threw up on her lawn.So I've been poking around, not the neighborhood ... people here seem to have an aversion to tacky lights, it seems ... but the Web. And you'd be amazed how many people have a fascination with the tacky Christmas decoration issue. Witness:
- Tacky Christmas Lights of Northern Virginia. My parents live there. I checked, and they're not on the list. Map included!
- The 15th Annual Tacky Christmas Lights Tour. Tacky lights in Richmond, Virginia. (Is tacky Christmas a Virginia thing?)
- PlanetChristmas. If you can't be part of the solution, be proud of the problem! Be sure to catch the Showing Off section.
- Let There Be LIGHTS! Why limit the decorating to the house and tree? Hell, let's get our Hyundai into the mix!
- Andy and Barb's Christmas Wonderland. Uhh, I guess it is a Virginia thing.
- Christmas Street.com. Get the whole neighborhood involved! They have in Baltimore, and there's even a webcam.
- The Christmas Lighting and Displays WebRing. If you find you just can't get enough from my list then hit this WebRing and OD on lights.
- And the all-time greatest: Ugly Christmas Lights.com. One must see Las Vegas Christmas and Hail To The Victors to believe them.