Views of the Neighborhood – Christmas Decorations

Since this is the last Sunday before Christmas, I thought it would be fun to cruise the neighborhood and take in some decorations. Also, since we are going out at night, I thought it would be good to have desserts. We are being catered by Spot in New York City.  Our entertainment is Bruce Springsteen.

Choose from the menu

 

Picture of an old time school bus

So hop on the bus and let’s go.

First, a stop at the Little Library, which is all decorated.

A giant figure in the front yard.

Probably CEO of the electric company.

A multicolored display.

A unicorn and color-coordinated lights.

Santa and elves. One in a helicopter.

I took this in the daytime. Pretty bland.

Look at it at night. A wowzaa.

Here is the purple house which you have seen many times decked out for the holiday.

A night view of the purple house.

Here is the gate decoration of a big ole single-family house.

A night view of the decoration. Notice the red nose on the longhorn.

That’s it for this year.

The Producer, Twiggy, Lucy, and I wish you a very Merry Christmas. Now relax, have some food and listen to Bruce sing Santa is Coming to Town.

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  1. Very nice! My husband and I will be going out to see the lights on Christmas Eve.

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    1. We do that too. Thanks, Liz.

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      1. You’re welcome, John. I’m looking forward to it.

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  2. Hard to pick the best because they’re all fantastic. Don’t you love blowups? I’ll try the brûlée. Have a Merry Christmas, John.

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    1. Merry Christmas, Steve. I love to see the difference from the flat ones to fully displayed. 🎄

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      1. Yes, I agree. And the latter is better, although the former can be funny.

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  3. Fantastic pictures. This is another great bus adventure.

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    1. Thank you, Molly Shea. 😊

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  4. Gwen M. Plano · ·

    I’m still thinking of the Longhorn. Only in Texas, right? Pretty amazing! Thanks for the fun journey, great desserts, and great music. Loved it all. ❄🎄❄

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    1. I’m so glad. You brightened the day. Thanks, Gwen.

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  5. My husband and I always like to drive around town and check out the lights. Merry Christmas to you and your family John!

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    1. That is always fun. Thanks, Joan

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  6. I always laugh at the deflated blow-ups. Thanks for the festive tour, John! Your menu is quite fancy. Merry Christmas to you and your family! Thanks for the email. xo

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    1. Thank you, Jill. Merry Christmas to you, Derrick, and your folks.

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  7. Those desserts look amazing. I would like one of each. I love Santa in the helicopter. Have a fabulous Christmas at your house, John.

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    1. Thank you, Darlene. You as well. 😊

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  8. Spectacular displays, John. I bought a Christmas light rope this year and my whole family laughed and said I was turning into an American.

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    1. You poor dear. 🤣

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  9. Mary and I love to see Christmas lights, but we still have to drive around to look at them.

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    1. Yes,you country folk need to drive. 😁

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  10. And thanks for Bruce! and Clarence, bless him.

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    1. Yes indeed. Thank you, Darlene.

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  11. Nice, John. Brings a smile to my face to see all the Christmas decor. 🙂

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    1. I’m glad, Tim. Thank you.

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  12. So many inflatables this year, don’t you think? It’s better to see them at night, they are a little sad during the day. Thanks for picking Bruce – you know I’m a fan, right?

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    1. I think we all are fans. Thanks, Barbara.

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  13. It’s always funny during the day. Inflatables are just down like they’re done for the season.

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    1. kOr had a rough night. Thanks, Charles.

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  14. All of the decorations are gorgeous, and as far as the desserts go – the Coconut MonkeyBreak looks delicious! What did you pick?

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    1. I like the pistachio crusted thingy with pistachio ice cream.

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  15. Dear John,
    isn’t it amazing how our different cultures moved away from each other? The idea of what is beautiful is so different.
    We love driving around to other villages looking at their Christmas decorations.
    Thanks for showing all these decorations
    The Fab Four of Cley
    🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂

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    1. You are welcome. Thanks, Klausbernd.

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  16. Good looking decorations, John. I may make a couple of stops at the dessert bar – those are hard choices.

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    1. You can go back to the dessert bar as often as you wish. Thanks, Dan.

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  17. D.L. Finn, Author · ·

    We just went out and looked at lights last night:) Fun to see more, thanks! Merry Christmas.

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    1. Thank you, Denise.

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  18. We haven’t been out to see Christmas lights, so thanks for the tour. My favorite is the purple house just because it is different.

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    1. My favorite too. Thanks, Jo.

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  19. Since I’m late today, I snacked on the coconut monkey bread while I oohed and aahed over the decorations (Except the deflated figures – which is what I’m used to seeing here!)

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    1. Hahaha. As you can see the night brings them alive.

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  20. This is good to see. People have been pretty demure around here for a couple of years. Maybe we can start moving toward a better era.

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    1. I hope so, Craig.

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  21. All longhorns have red noses. Boomer Sooner!

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    1. Since I’m a Baylor Bear fan I’ll let you have your fun with the Longhorns.

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  22. I enjoyed the tour, John! And the dessert bar! Wow! I’m stuffed!

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    1. Thank you, Jan. 😁

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  23. The Longhorn pulling Santa’s my favorite. The keepers of the unicorn need to put that one away for a different holiday; as soon as I figure out which one, I’ll let you know.

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    1. Hahhahahahaa. Good one.

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  24. Got some over the top! We’re seeing some too – hope the folks can pay the electricity bill! Thanks for the tour and I’ll take the coconut monkey bread!

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    1. Glad you liked it, Noelle.

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  25. What’s not to love about this Christmas edition? The menu is superb, the neighbors are right out of Currier and Ives, and the Boss is sending us off into the week with a classic holiday keeper.

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    1. Aw. You are the best, Pilgrim. Thank you.

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  26. I just adore the little library and can’t say I’ve ever seen a pink unicorn Christmas decoration. But my favorite has to be the dragons – I’d love to have them in my yard.

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  27. Anonymous · ·

    The Christmas lights are impressive, dear John. I wonder who is to fix them? I suppose that it is a true adventure to climb up to the roof yourself. 🙂 🙂 🙂

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    1. Yes but not for me. There are services that do that kind of work. 😁

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    1. Thank you for the reblog. 😁

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  28. Thats fascinating, John! You have very creative people in town. Congratulations to your neighborhood. Here most of our neighbors only love concrete. Have a nice day! xx Michael

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    1. Hahahha. Thank you, Michael.

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  29. It sure looks Merry and Bright, and very festive. I loved the tour, John! 😀🎄

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    1. Thank you, Deborah.

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  30. There’s nothing like cruising the neighborhood listening to “The Boss”. Great shots of Christmas spirit, John, though the second photo brought back the “Let It Go” earworm from the Frozen movies. 🙂

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    1. I haven’t seen those. I’ll take your word. 😁

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      1. You’re not missing anything, trust me. 🙂

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  31. Little Free Library, Olaf (I have an Olaf winter hat), Christmas lights, and my absolute favorite Christmas song- life is good. Thank you for a trip in the neighborhood, John.

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