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    Do your neighbours decorate their houses?

    Do your neighbours decorate their houses or are you the only 'Griswold' in the street ?
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    Mine does! Come December he lights his house with stirngs of lights and has has a herd of those animatronic wireframe reindeer with nodding heads scattered on his lawn! He does this to celebrate another year that he has survived his serious cancer, but I'm glad that I don't have to pay his energy bill!
    So let the raucous sleigh bells jingle,
    Hail our dear old friend kris kringle,
    Driving his reindeer across the sky.
    Don't stand underneath when they fly by.

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    yes and sometimes too much.I feel like they want to compete who has better decorations what"s absolutely wrong.

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    I live on a dead end street of about 20 houses. I would say 15 of them decorate quite heavily. Only the jewish family, the two houses on the end and two senior citizens don't decorate!
    Last edited by ornamentmaven; 09-12-2010 at 03:13 AM.

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    It depends where you live. I live some ten miles away from Leigh Park, one of the biggest social housing estates in the UK, and at night during the festive season the gaudy decorations must be visible from space! Then further at the 'posh' end of our village, the residents make an effort to decorate their garden trees and shrubs in a tasteful way, so it seems that both extremes of the social scale decorate their houses but for different reasons.
    So let the raucous sleigh bells jingle,
    Hail our dear old friend kris kringle,
    Driving his reindeer across the sky.
    Don't stand underneath when they fly by.

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    The same is true in the US. The wealthy neighborhoods tend to use less lights and stay with clear lights

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    only a couple homes on my street decorate their homes, one never uses any lights only things she makes herself which I think is fine

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    Lightbulb

    I know we have the most lights in my neighbourhood, just white ones but nothing too extravagant.
    Last edited by SilverBells; 09-12-2010 at 03:09 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MissSantaClaus View Post
    Do your neighbours decorate their houses or are you the only 'Griswold' in the street ?
    Heheh, not like "Griswold" but almost. :D
    In our neighbour there are just few christmas lights in bushes and trees etc., and also snow lanterns too.

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    People go pretty wild with lights in our neighborhood, but none to the extent of the Griswolds. The latest trend in our area is heavily decorating for Halloween. It used to be just a jack-o-lantern, but now many people go all out with inflatables, grave stones, wind sox, scarecrows and orange and purple lights! On Halloween night when he kids are out trick-or-treating, many people set up living displays to entertain the kids!
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