I stopped by to visit xocobra and LD after I left work Friday evening. As is usual for that household this time of year, Christmas decorations had exploded all over the front yard. Each year this extravaganza further competes with Las Vegas for the most lights on a single plot of land. Still, if you’re going to do it, try to have fun, something xocobra and LD obviously have no trouble doing. And this electrical black hole appears to have pushed several neighbors to join the fray in ever increasing amounts measured from year to year.
So here are some photos this particular grinch snapped the other night as I visited the Griswolds. Thankfully, no one was electrocuted during the making of these pictures.
A view up the walkway with LD standing on the porch
holding the youngest Griswold
Looking to the left where a well-bosomed Abominable Snowman
waves while Santa looks on
(and I’m only just noticing the phallic innuendo created
by the lights on the far left)
Looking to the right where a forlorn polar bear sits quietly
as a clueless Saint Nick scampers out from behind the bushes
(Now what do you suppose he was doing back there?)
And a little further to the right is the entire sleigh scene,
which just happens to bellow forth Christmas carols
[let me share for those of you not in the know this little tidbit: I rib xocobra and LD about their Christmas lights every holiday season; this is nothing more than friendly jibes as the token gay man in the relationship trying to help those poor straight folks with their decorative skills; in previous years, the blow-up attendees of this Yuletide tragedy were strewn across the yard in what appeared to be wreckage from Kris Kringle’s sleigh was slain by severe turbulence; thankfully, this time around they find themselves neatly tucked against the house, thereby presenting a slightly less chaotic scene in lieu of a cleaner Christmas catastrophe brought to us by my favorite Griswolds!]