Friday, December 14, 2007

and the winner is...

last night, in an effort to soak in some holiday cheer (can you blame me??? it's 80 degrees out, and i just don't feel like putting up my tree!!!), we piled into the car and set out to see the neighborhood light displays.

we decided to try to tally up the different characters that were represented on the various lawns about town. we had a column for santas, snowmen, nativities, and *inflatables.*

after 45 minutes of touring the town, the final tally was:

nativities 7
snowmen 25
santas 25
inflatables...30!

it was awful, people!! entire yards taken over by hugely disproportionate Christmas characters!!

this one might have been the scariest. this photo seems pretty benign, but i'm here to tell you that rudolph here is well over 12 feet tall!!

i'd hate to see the abominable snowman...

11 comments:

April said...

Oh, I just hate inflatables! So overdone. That would have zapped all my Christmas cheer in one lousy night.

Kelly A. said...

So it's a nationwide disgrace is it?

melanie said...

SO glad I'm not the only one that loathes these things! Every year after Christmas I say I'm going to buy one on clearance and set it up on someone's (that loathes them too) lawn as a prank but I just can't bring myself to do it. Even as a joke!

Marie said...

I love Christmas lights. I hate the junky decorations that fill up people's yards. Inflatables are the worst, you are totally correct.

Sandi said...

I'm with you some people are out of control. We live next to a house that is out of control and the lights are not even done well, they are just thrown over trees with no thought except "MORE LIGHTS." It is so bad that when we tell people where we live they say "Oh, are you that house with all the Chirstmas lights?" We say, "No, we are the house next to them."

Jenny said...

I should take a photo op of our "white trashy" neighborhood. They are filled with them. Some in multiples!

Barb said...

My neighbors have a halloween inflatable, and now you are making me grateful they don't have a Christmas one!

michelle said...

Oh, how I hate those inflatables. Loved your comment about the abominable snowman!

pjmesser said...

Those inflatables are just plain tacky aren't they!?
One year we had some neighbors who put a big neon Santa Clause in their window the day after Halloween. We called them the Griswalds from then on- well not to their faces.

michelle said...

These do seem to be the thing. For some reason I have never thought that they wre even cute! I am glad that I am not alone. :)

Amy said...

I'm so glad you said what needs to be said. My neighborhood is similarly overrun and they are plain tacky. I can't write the same truth on my blog for fear a neighbor will overhear!