Okay, regardless of your thoughts and feelings about Christmas…

…this display is nothing short of breathtaking.

Evidently the owners of this house–and yes, it’s a private residence–do this every year. It would seem that they would have to start preparing in September, but I’m sure they have an army of engineers and helping hands at their disposal.

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  1. #1 by Greg Laden on December 14, 2008 - 9:54 pm

    I understand that this is the reason the Large Hadron Collider shuts down for the winter. Not enough power on the Global Grid to run both operations.

  2. #2 by jayh on December 14, 2008 - 10:10 pm

    This is becoming a new folk-art form.
    Try a youtube search on Trans-Siberian orchestra and christmas lights for some similar entertainment

  3. #3 by Nick on December 14, 2008 - 10:57 pm

    I bet their neighbors love them.

  4. #4 by Bill from Dover on December 15, 2008 - 10:19 am

    Imagine trying to find that “one special light” to replace when the whole friggin’ thing fails!

  5. #5 by Badger3k on December 15, 2008 - 11:33 am

    I just have to ask why you would want to force this display on your neighbors? To me, such displays as this reek of arrogance. Not only do they show off the individuals “love of Christmas” (assumed real in this case, there are easier ways to show off otherwise), but, as with other display behaviors, they say “I can afford to do this.” Spending 16 hour days for several weeks to set up a garish display…I just can’t get into it, sorry.

  6. #6 by rBST on December 15, 2008 - 12:45 pm

    That’s lovely.
    I leave just enough wiggle room in my philosophy of life as an atheist to enjoy the holidays as I damn well please. Maybe it’s leftovers from the wonderment I’d feel during the holiday season as a kid, but I still very much love the music, the decorations, the lights, the cookies (and cookie dough), selecting gifts for friends and family, and basically just reveling in the occasion.
    That’s just the way it is…and I’m fine with that.

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