A few days ago, I was driving around the neighborhood when I noticed some Christmas light-stringing activity going on directly behind my garage at the SWAT team house (you guys remember that, I hope. I sure haven't forgotten). Next to SWAT house there lies an oval-shaped patch of grass and a few bushes and trees. Owner of SWAT house (which is not the same dude who was arrested that fateful day -- they have since moved, bless them) understandably decided to take advantage of this convenient little area of landscaping adjacent to his home and filled it with lights, snowmen and Christmas trees. Exciting! You see, we don't put up lights (too lazy) but this year, we get to benefit from our neighbor's zeal.
Christmas cheer for everyone!
Then, night fell.
We pulled into our garage after a long day of Thanksgiving-related activities. I'm pretty sure the kids were whining as they are wont to do after a fun-filled day of wreaking havoc on Grandma's designer Christmas tree. We all got out of the car and to my surprise, I heard Christmas music.
What??? Do my ears deceive me? I thought. As we turned toward the
sound and looked out our open garage door, we were greeted by a most
fantastic lights display. Choreographed to music. Complete with a
projected image on the wall of our neighbor's house.
Then I realized we could hear it through the walls of my house and it
would light up my kids' rooms like a rave party every night.
The good news is, I have yet to hear the same song play twice. There
must be quite a soundtrack accompanying this lights display.
To prove I'm not making all this up, I created a video for you to watch. Enjoy.
And please excuse my man voice + unmakeupedness. And yes, I just made that word up.
Question of the Day: Do YOU put lights up on the outside of your house, or do you just revel in your neighbors' Christmas spirit?