Thursday, December 08, 2005

'Tis The Season

'Tis the season for absolutely rediculous holiday lighting displays. By rediculous, I mean I wouldn't want to pay their power bills for Christmas and holiday displays. Or necessarily want to be their neighbors for the few weeks a year that they turned on their displays.

There's this one, set to Musak on 'roids. It's totally wicked!

Pundit Guy has more.

I used to live in Brooklyn, New York and they had some crazy displays going back years and years. National Drive in Mill Basin was a winter wonderland. Flatlands Avenue around 85th Street was another great display.

Now I live in Northern New Jersey and we've found an absolutely insane display in Mahwah, New Jersey. If you know what I'm talking about, you'd agree. Millions of lights. Music. Water fountains. Elvis. Santa. Lots of reindeer. And Marilyn Monroe. This one house, which is set on a couple of acres, is so famous, that everyone from the tri-state region comes to pay homage. The police set up barricades and the procession of cars snakes through the area at a snail's pace. The house at the end of the cul-de-sac isn't chopped liver either, and would otherwise stand as a great example, but for the house that everyone comes to see.

Then, there's the gaggle of houses near the New York State Thruway Exit 15 (on the northbound side), which puts on a serious lighting display of its own.

I'm opening up this thread to trackbacks (that link back to this post) to share some of the other great displays around the country.

UPDATE 12/13/2005:
The Gothamist has a bunch of photos from the Dyker Heights Christmas displays in Brooklyn. And they're impressive. Most impressive.

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