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Monday, December 24, 2007

Return to the Christmas Spectacle

Mementos of this year's visit to the most spectacular Christmas spectacle ever - in our neck of the woods, anyway.


































This truly is a local institution - according to their website (the picture to the right is a link), their first Christmas was in 1964, the same year as my first Christmas. They've got a photo archive through 2005, so you can see how the display has evolved over the years - well, "grown" is a more accurate word than "evolved;" it just looks like more and more stuff was added over time, and nothing's ever left. There are also pictures of some of the interior decorations online, since you know they wouldn't have limited themselves to the front yard.

Merry Christmas!

10 comments:

  1. I love these photos! Hope you have a wonderful Christmas!

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  2. Pam - They don't do it justice - you should see the real thing!

    Merry Christmas to you and yours!

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  3. Oh, wow! That's quite a festive sight! I wish I could see it in person.

    Have a Merry Christmas, Florinda. Best wishes to you and your family.

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  4. Literary Feline - I'm sure it'll be back next year...take a drive over to Ventura County and check it out! The lights are on till midnight tonight, and then it's over for the year.

    Merry Christmas!

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  5. I really liked your original reference to "the house that threw up Christmas." We're hitting our area's houses like that tonight. Blech. But it shuts the kids up for...4.2 minutes.

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  6. Patois - I can't take credit for that one; it was my sister's first, but it's SO appropriate.

    We'll probably take my son and his girlfriend by there after dinner tonight.

    Merry Christmas to you and your family!

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  7. Merry Christmas, Florinda! Hope you have a wonderful, restful, joyous holiday!

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  8. MaryP - It's started out well so far; a fun time just hanging out with Tall Paul, Mom-in-law, Chris, and Jes. Chris' girlfriend really seems well-matched for him.

    Merry Christmas wishes to you and your family!

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  9. Have a happy happy Christmas and merry merry New Year, Florinda!

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  10. Working Girl - Same to you! I gather from your last post that you're taking a week or so off, so see you in '08!

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