Christmas light show

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    Dec 15, 2015 6:17 AM GMT
    https://ca.news.yahoo.com/video/heavy-metal-christmas-lights-show-100500503.html

    This is real cool to watch, but thank god he's not my next door neighbor.

    If fact, not a bad idea. Let's post the best from our neighborhoods. I should have tonight, but got out too late for my walk and some folks had their displays shut down for the evening.

    I'll try to get out and do it tomorrow night.
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    Dec 15, 2015 4:53 PM GMT
    We actually have a neighbor with a "Dump the Trump" sign in his front yard with a bunch of lights around it. It has been featured on the news and received attention. As the HOA president, I try and be unbiased... but of course I am.. hahaha.
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    freedomisntfree saidhttps://ca.news.yahoo.com/video/heavy-metal-christmas-lights-show-100500503.html

    This is real cool to watch, but thank god he's not my next door neighbor.

    If fact, not a bad idea. Let's post the best from our neighborhoods. I should have tonight, but got out too late for my walk and some folks had their displays shut down for the evening.

    I'll try to get out and do it tomorrow night.


    Oh that was hardly annoying at all. Yikes. On my walk last night I passed a house tastefully done that I thought to photo for the forum but then on my way home I passed another blinking in sync to music which I was happy to see that it wasn't my neighbor. I'd sell.

    The music was low enough so that within a few houses (though the properties are fairly large here) you couldn't hear it so it only affected only the immediate neighbors and walkers by (we have a lot of walkers) but I'd not want that near me. A month of someone else's music and blinking lights. Just think of how annoying it is to ride behind someone for 10 minutes with their blinker on. Now multiply by 10,000 and place it across the street from your front door. Yikes.

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    Dec 15, 2015 5:39 PM GMT
    Ah. Now you know what it's like to live within 50 miles of a wind farm icon_rolleyes.gif
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    Dec 15, 2015 8:06 PM GMT
    Merry Head-Bangin' Christmas!!!icon_twisted.gif

    Over the top. I would cut the power lines leading into that block.
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    IgnatiusReilly saidMerry Head-Bangin' Christmas!!!icon_twisted.gif

    Over the top. I would cut the power lines leading into that block.


    I just moved here in March so I've not seen a Christmas around here yet. I have noticed that it's real competitive around here, but a bit more subdued with the animation than that one.
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    Dec 15, 2015 8:19 PM GMT
    HndsmKansan saidWe actually have a neighbor with a "Dump the Trump" sign in his front yard with a bunch of lights around it. It has been featured on the news and received attention. As the HOA president, I try and be unbiased... but of course I am.. hahaha.


    Oh yes, we're well aware of that, but this time, maybe the first time ever, we agree. icon_eek.gificon_lol.gificon_eek.gificon_wink.gificon_wink.gificon_wink.gificon_wink.gif
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    Dec 15, 2015 8:32 PM GMT
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    freedomisntfree saidhttps://ca.news.yahoo.com/video/heavy-metal-christmas-lights-show-100500503.html

    This is real cool to watch, but thank god he's not my next door neighbor.

    If fact, not a bad idea. Let's post the best from our neighborhoods. I should have tonight, but got out too late for my walk and some folks had their displays shut down for the evening.

    I'll try to get out and do it tomorrow night.


    Oh that was hardly annoying at all. Yikes. On my walk last night I passed a house tastefully done that I thought to photo for the forum but then on my way home I passed another blinking in sync to music which I was happy to see that it wasn't my neighbor. I'd sell.

    The music was low enough so that within a few houses (though the properties are fairly large here) you couldn't hear it so it only affected only the immediate neighbors and walkers by (we have a lot of walkers) but I'd not want that near me. A month of someone else's music and blinking lights. Just think of how annoying it is to ride behind someone for 10 minutes with their blinker on. Now multiply by 10,000 and place it across the street from your front door. Yikes.



    "10 minutes with their blinker on."

    Oh, you live in Florida??? icon_wink.gif

    Even if it for 20 days or so, I had get everything from scratch so I could use LEDs. I'll not include the pic of my house as I got beaten handily by some neighbors up a couple of blocks to the north of me.
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    Dec 15, 2015 10:36 PM GMT
    mindgarden saidAh. Now you know what it's like to live within 50 miles of a wind farm icon_rolleyes.gif


    At least that produces electricity. This just produces gasps.

    freedomisntfree said"10 minutes with their blinker on."

    Oh, you live in Florida??? icon_wink.gif

    Even if it for 20 days or so, I had get everything from scratch so I could use LEDs. I'll not include the pic of my house as I got beaten handily by some neighbors up a couple of blocks to the north of me.


    Yes, but it's not the old folks. They just slam on their brakes when they want to turn. They think we like surprises. Fuck with me 40 years ago, will ya. I'll show ya. Hell, I'm looking forward to being a bad driver. Revenge is a dish best served at 25 mph in the left lane of a three lane highway. I'm purposely letting my hair go grey for the occasion.

    It's the tourists. I've got a turn coming up here somewhere. Not sure where so I'll just turn this blinker on as soon as I leave my driveway.

    As to lighting, I've never done it but I did used to take mom for lighting drives on xmas eve. We Jews needed something to do. So I have developed an eye for it. The blinkers are okay but not when the whole thing blinks. That's annoying as fuck. But if the blinker is framed in constant light, then it becomes tolerable and even interesting. You need something to calm down the pupil, otherwise you drive your viewers insane and they drive their car right into your display, with their blinker on.
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    Dec 15, 2015 11:34 PM GMT
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    mindgarden saidAh. Now you know what it's like to live within 50 miles of a wind farm icon_rolleyes.gif


    At least that produces electricity. This just produces gasps.

    freedomisntfree said"10 minutes with their blinker on."

    Oh, you live in Florida??? icon_wink.gif

    Even if it for 20 days or so, I had get everything from scratch so I could use LEDs. I'll not include the pic of my house as I got beaten handily by some neighbors up a couple of blocks to the north of me.


    Yes, but it's not the old folks. They just slam on their brakes when they want to turn. They think we like surprises. Fuck with me 40 years ago, will ya. I'll show ya. Hell, I'm looking forward to being a bad driver. Revenge is a dish best served at 25 mph in the left lane of a three lane highway. I'm purposely letting my hair go grey for the occasion.

    It's the tourists. I've got a turn coming up here somewhere. Not sure where so I'll just turn this blinker on as soon as I leave my driveway.

    As to lighting, I've never done it but I did used to take mom for lighting drives on xmas eve. We Jews needed something to do. So I have developed an eye for it. The blinkers are okay but not when the whole thing blinks. That's annoying as fuck. But if the blinker is framed in constant light, then it becomes tolerable and even interesting. You need something to calm down the pupil, otherwise you drive your viewers insane and they drive their car right into your display, with their blinker on.


    Many Jews here do, but mainly with white and blue. Many also celebrate Christmas too.

    I have the animated icicles, but other folks around here have laser displays, animated Santa's, reindeer, etc. Much of it is quite cool. The senior area is in between the regular family SFRs. We're a little more careful about ladders so we're not quite as well decorated as the blocks north and south.

    I'll know what to do next year
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    Dec 16, 2015 10:10 PM GMT
    The two-mile long Christmas Tree Lane from December 2nd to December 25, the rest of the year otherwise known as North Van Ness Boulevard in the 100-year old, urban-forested Old Fig Garden of Fresno:

    http://www.christmastreelane.com/
    The links on the sidebar have videos of the Lane.

    http://www.yelp.com/biz/christmas-tree-lane-fresno

    http://www.yelp.com/biz_photos/christmas-tree-lane-fresno?start=0
    Photos of a small selection of the homes

    https://www.facebook.com/ChristmasTreeLaneFresno

    From the Fresno Bee:
    "In its 93rd year [in 2015], it has become one of the longest-running holiday events in the country. It’s a tradition that has been featured in Sunset Magazine, The Washington Post and on The Learning Channel. Sponsored by the Fig Garden Homeowners Association and supported by donations, it is expected to draw more than 100,000 visitors this year."

    In 2014, one of the homes won on the national television show "The Great Christmas Light Fight," the picture (with the clock tower) in this story showing just part of the winning home:
    http://collegian.csufresno.edu/2014/12/02/christmas-tree-lane-lights-up-the-season/

    On the two walk nights, for four hours the Lane is literally solid people over the two lanes for two miles under the lighted Deodora Cedar Christmas trees lining the boulevard, estimated at 15,000 or so people passing through per night.

    Article with the story of the beginning in 1920 of the tradition, when the deodora cedar street trees were barely five years old and quite small, compared to their magnificent sizes today (each street in the Old Fig Garden is planted with a different street tree):
    http://www.fresnobee.com/news/local/article47677240.html
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    Dec 16, 2015 11:35 PM GMT
    I bought one of those laser gadgets to disco up the hot tub area a bit. It paints the yard and barn with a zillion red and/or green dots. I didn't realize that the trees were all full of little sleeping birds. They really freaked out and exploded out of the yard. icon_redface.gif

    But other than that it's my kind of decorating. One unit. One switch. Ten-second installation.
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    Dec 17, 2015 5:32 AM GMT
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    our annoying singing lipsyncing giant xmas tree
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    Dec 17, 2015 11:08 AM GMT
    no. thank you. way too much.
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    freedomisntfree said

    Many Jews here do, but mainly with white and blue. Many also celebrate Christmas too.

    I have the animated icicles, but other folks around here have laser displays, animated Santa's, reindeer, etc. Much of it is quite cool. The senior area is in between the regular family SFRs. We're a little more careful about ladders so we're not quite as well decorated as the blocks north and south.

    I'll know what to do next year


    I've seen the blue and white. Pretty. But the only Jewish person I've ever known (not in an interfaith marriage) to even remotely celebrate the Christian festive is my SIL who strings a small set of lights in the patio and plays Xmas music throughout the entire Thanksgiving weekend. How my brother tolerates that is beyond me. If I visit for the dinner I might stay a day but to stay more than one overnight drives me fucking crazy. I've said something, politely, but she refuses to change the music and I'm the type who turns off my television and radio during December because all that commercialism is too intense. So to purposely bring that into a home, never mind a Jewish one, to me is insanity.


    mindgarden saidI bought one of those laser gadgets to disco up the hot tub area a bit. It paints the yard and barn with a zillion red and/or green dots. I didn't realize that the trees were all full of little sleeping birds. They really freaked out and exploded out of the yard. icon_redface.gif

    But other than that it's my kind of decorating. One unit. One switch. Ten-second installation.


    I've seen a few of those, they don't look half bad. One did a good job splashing it on a garage door with the door framed in led's. So it had a border of lights and a field of lighting.

    I've probably about 20 tall trees (50-60 footers) in the garden and a few times over a number of years I shined floodlights up knowing that would look great and it sure does, but 99.99% of the time I purposely leave them dark for the birds. I've a lot of wildlife here including hawks and owls and though I love the lighting I'd not disturb their habitat. Inside the house critters are not welcomed but my garden is there for them.
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    freedomisntfree said

    Many Jews here do, but mainly with white and blue. Many also celebrate Christmas too.

    I have the animated icicles, but other folks around here have laser displays, animated Santa's, reindeer, etc. Much of it is quite cool. The senior area is in between the regular family SFRs. We're a little more careful about ladders so we're not quite as well decorated as the blocks north and south.

    I'll know what to do next year


    I've seen the blue and white. Pretty. But the only Jewish person I've ever known (not in an interfaith marriage) to even remotely celebrate the Christian festive is my SIL who strings a small set of lights in the patio and plays Xmas music throughout the entire Thanksgiving weekend. How my brother tolerates that is beyond me. If I visit for the dinner I might stay a day but to stay more than one overnight drives me fucking crazy. I've said something, politely, but she refuses to change the music and I'm the type who turns off my television and radio during December because all that commercialism is too intense. So to purposely bring that into a home, never mind a Jewish one, to me is insanity.


    mindgarden saidI bought one of those laser gadgets to disco up the hot tub area a bit. It paints the yard and barn with a zillion red and/or green dots. I didn't realize that the trees were all full of little sleeping birds. They really freaked out and exploded out of the yard. icon_redface.gif

    But other than that it's my kind of decorating. One unit. One switch. Ten-second installation.


    I've seen a few of those, they don't look half bad. One did a good job splashing it on a garage door with the door framed in led's. So it had a border of lights and a field of lighting.

    I've probably about 20 tall trees (50-60 footers) in the garden and a few times over a number of years I shined floodlights up knowing that would look great and it sure does, but 99.99% of the time I purposely leave them dark for the birds. I've a lot of wildlife here including hawks and owls and though I love the lighting I'd not disturb their habitat. Inside the house critters are not welcomed but my garden is there for them.


    "I've seen the blue and white. Pretty. But the only Jewish person I've ever known (not in an interfaith marriage) to even remotely celebrate the Christian festive is my SIL who strings a small set of lights in the patio and plays Xmas music throughout the entire Thanksgiving weekend. How my brother tolerates that is beyond me. If I visit for the dinner I might stay a day but to stay more than one overnight drives me fucking crazy. I've said something, politely, but she refuses to change the music and I'm the type who turns off my television and radio during December because all that commercialism is too intense. So to purposely bring that into a home, never mind a Jewish one, to me is insanity."

    The Jewish community in Columbus is very old and very integrated in everything so many folks celebrate both holidays.

    Their philanthropy in this area far exceed their numbers with Les Wexner probably leading. In fact the suburb I live in now that's 200+ years old, and was developed into what it is now starting about 15 years ago was Wexner's creation for the most part. He must be doing something right as this little town was just named #1 America's best suburb by IBD

    http://www.businessinsider.com/ranked-the-50-best-suburbs-in-america-2015-10

    There's zero friction here between the Christian community and the Jewish community .... none .... zero .... zilch.

    And as far as TV goes ... it's for tornado warnings or the GOP debates .... same thing really! Or velocity.

    And music ... Gubaidulina, Gorecki Works for Organ is playing right now. Of course everyone by now knows I'm a big Arvo Part fan. Pretty shocking for such a hillbilly.
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    Dec 17, 2015 10:39 PM GMT
    Damn, who knew you were such a Renaissance dude?
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    bon_pan saidDamn, who knew you were such a Renaissance dude?


    Who?
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    freedomisntfree saidThe Jewish community in Columbus is very old and very integrated in everything so many folks celebrate both holidays.

    Their philanthropy in this area far exceed their numbers with Les Wexner probably leading. In fact the suburb I live in now that's 200+ years old, and was developed into what it is now starting about 15 years ago was Wexner's creation for the most part. He must be doing something right as this little town was just named #1 America's best suburb by IBD

    http://www.businessinsider.com/ranked-the-50-best-suburbs-in-america-2015-10

    There's zero friction here between the Christian community and the Jewish community .... none .... zero .... zilch.

    And as far as TV goes ... it's for tornado warnings or the GOP debates .... same thing really! Or velocity.

    And music ... Gubaidulina, Gorecki Works for Organ is playing right now. Of course everyone by now knows I'm a big Arvo Part fan. Pretty shocking for such a hillbilly.


    We call it tzedakah...

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tzedakah
    ...different concept from charity because tzedakah is an obligation and charity is typically understood as a spontaneous act of goodwill and a marker of generosity...


    I've seen Wexler's Limitless a few times. Beautiful boat. Amazing how it dwarfs the 100plus footers passing nearby.

    3573525053_834fe3f542_b.jpg

    A bit too big for the Christmas boat parade. One year we won I think it was honorable mention on a friend's boat. I think it was about a 50 footer. Wexler's is over 300. So many boats participating these days and out there viewing that it just gets crazy. Even decades ago it was pretty nuts. Some of these guys put a lot into it. Just some web pics here for the idea of it.

    Gonna guess this is staging area on New River
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    Commercial vessels participate like these dinner cruise guys. I went to college with the son of the owner of some of these dinner boats. But he didn't like me because he couldn't beat me at chess.
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    People have fun with it. We were all on the bow when we won dressed as reindeer and we did a sparkler thang when we passed the judging stand
    Winterfest-Boat-Parade.jpg

    Even some of the smaller boats go crazy. I'm gonna guess that's about a 35 footer under all those lights and that ferris wheel
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    Dec 18, 2015 7:29 AM GMT
    Strange. I knew nothing of the boat.

    I know about his cars because I see him frequently when the weather is good. He's very local.
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    freedomisntfree saidThe Jewish community in Columbus is very old and very integrated in everything so many folks celebrate both holidays.

    Their philanthropy in this area far exceed their numbers with Les Wexner probably leading. In fact the suburb I live in now that's 200+ years old, and was developed into what it is now starting about 15 years ago was Wexner's creation for the most part. He must be doing something right as this little town was just named #1 America's best suburb by IBD

    http://www.businessinsider.com/ranked-the-50-best-suburbs-in-america-2015-10

    There's zero friction here between the Christian community and the Jewish community .... none .... zero .... zilch.

    And as far as TV goes ... it's for tornado warnings or the GOP debates .... same thing really! Or velocity.

    And music ... Gubaidulina, Gorecki Works for Organ is playing right now. Of course everyone by now knows I'm a big Arvo Part fan. Pretty shocking for such a hillbilly.


    We call it tzedakah...

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tzedakah
    ...different concept from charity because tzedakah is an obligation and charity is typically understood as a spontaneous act of goodwill and a marker of generosity...


    I've seen Wexler's Limitless a few times. Beautiful boat. Amazing how it dwarfs the 100plus footers passing nearby.

    3573525053_834fe3f542_b.jpg

    A bit too big for the Christmas boat parade. One year we won I think it was honorable mention on a friend's boat. I think it was about a 50 footer. Wexler's is over 300. So many boats participating these days and out there viewing that it just gets crazy. Even decades ago it was pretty nuts. Some of these guys put a lot into it. Just some web pics here for the idea of it.

    Gonna guess this is staging area on New River
    boat_parade_high.jpg

    Commercial vessels participate like these dinner cruise guys. I went to college with the son of the owner of some of these dinner boats. But he didn't like me because he couldn't beat me at chess.
    209.jpg?a=1111524984134

    People have fun with it. We were all on the bow when we won dressed as reindeer and we did a sparkler thang when we passed the judging stand
    Winterfest-Boat-Parade.jpg

    Even some of the smaller boats go crazy. I'm gonna guess that's about a 35 footer under all those lights and that ferris wheel
    502.jpg?a=1104042588214


    Yeah, Alan, this looks very much like the Christmas/holiday lights cruise they do in Newport Beach, CA harbor. Are the pics yours?
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    Jan 09, 2016 5:22 PM GMT
    A day-and-night time-lapse video of this year's Lane has been posted on YouTube:

    https://youtu.be/psOvOyYFSPI


    Sulla saidThe two-mile long Christmas Tree Lane from December 2nd to December 25, the rest of the year otherwise known as North Van Ness Boulevard in the 100-year old, urban-forested Old Fig Garden of Fresno:

    http://www.christmastreelane.com/
    The links on the sidebar have videos of the Lane.

    http://www.yelp.com/biz/christmas-tree-lane-fresno

    http://www.yelp.com/biz_photos/christmas-tree-lane-fresno?start=0
    Photos of a small selection of the homes

    https://www.facebook.com/ChristmasTreeLaneFresno

    From the Fresno Bee:
    "In its 93rd year [in 2015], it has become one of the longest-running holiday events in the country. It’s a tradition that has been featured in Sunset Magazine, The Washington Post and on The Learning Channel. Sponsored by the Fig Garden Homeowners Association and supported by donations, it is expected to draw more than 100,000 visitors this year."

    In 2014, one of the homes won on the national television show "The Great Christmas Light Fight," the picture (with the clock tower) in this story showing just part of the winning home:
    http://collegian.csufresno.edu/2014/12/02/christmas-tree-lane-lights-up-the-season/

    On the two walk nights, for four hours the Lane is literally solid people over the two lanes for two miles under the lighted Deodora Cedar Christmas trees lining the boulevard, estimated at 15,000 or so people passing through per night.

    Article with the story of the beginning in 1920 of the tradition, when the deodora cedar street trees were barely five years old and quite small, compared to their magnificent sizes today (each street in the Old Fig Garden is planted with a different street tree):
    http://www.fresnobee.com/news/local/article47677240.html
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    Jan 09, 2016 6:25 PM GMT
    freedomisntfree said
    HndsmKansan saidWe actually have a neighbor with a "Dump the Trump" sign in his front yard with a bunch of lights around it. It has been featured on the news and received attention. As the HOA president, I try and be unbiased... but of course I am.. hahaha.


    Oh yes, we're well aware of that, but this time, maybe the first time ever, we agree. icon_eek.gificon_lol.gificon_eek.gificon_wink.gificon_wink.gificon_wink.gificon_wink.gif


    Make it the second time we agree.. I agree with your above statement...icon_smile.gif But that's it for this election year no doubt