Making The Holiday A Little Too Bright

December 17, 2012

The holiday season is upon us, families are coming together to sing festive carols and wear ugly sweaters while sipping on eggnog. But, nothing says Christmas time quite like the decorations.

One thing I have been noticing over the past few years is how extravagant people’s decorations have been getting. People aren’t simply putting up a few lights on their bushes and hanging wreath on their door, they are now aiming to do their best Clark Griswold impression.

As much as I love seeing houses lighting up the night with decorations, there are some houses that take things a little too far and I start to feel bad for their neighbors. Sure, you can call me a scrooge or the Grinch but covering every inch of your property with lights and inflatable snow globes seems to be a bit much.

With all that being said, I thought I would share a few examples of houses that decided to deck the halls with more than just boughs of holly.

Christmas decorations 1

 

Christmas decorations 2

 

Christmas decorations 4

Even though these houses take Christmas lights to the extreme, technology has taken it one step farther. Back in 2005, Carson Williams became instantly famous when a video came out, featuring his Christmas light show, which was accompanied by the Trans-Siberian Orchestra’s “Wizards in Winter.” Since that winter, more and more families have been using music as a way to spice up their decorations and take the lights even one step farther.

The music, light combinations does have the potential to be tastefully done but I can’t imagine neighbors being too happy about it. Recently, I came across a video of one of these musical houses and it struck me as the worst one yet.

The video really gets intense around the two minute mark, when the dubstep fully kicks in and looks to melt your face with some Skrillex. I would gladly take excessive lights and figures over this any day of the week.

Even though these houses take Christmas decorations to the extreme and I’m not the biggest fan of the light shows, the time and dedication spent getting their house ready for Santa to come to town is pretty impressive. I could only imagine how long it takes these families to untangle all of these lights and put up each string, one by one.