Christmas Blog

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A lotta folks enjoy my christmas decorations & christmas webcam so you can use this christmas blog to toss in your two cents for all to see. Answers to most questions can be found at the christmas FAQ. You are limited to 2000 characters (no HTML) and pls keep it relevant and family friendly. Thank you in advance for your holiday comments, consider linking to this site ... and Merry Christmas!

You can also send an "Instant Message via webcam" from the main page - the text entry is right below the X10 power controls. Read the thousands of IM's and watch time lapse christmas videos of 'em.

Previous Christmas Blog Comments: 518 in 2005, 1,472 in 2006, 881 in 2007, 782 in 2008, 532 in 2009, 521 in 2010, 293 in 2011, and 332 in 2012
Also see the spooky comments on the halloween blog.

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305 Comments (chronological order) on the Christmas Blog in 2013

1 - United States - Hulkville in the Republic of Boulder, Colorado Alek says at 2013/10/30 10:13:56
WOW ... before I know it, it's the day before Halloween. Needless to say, there will be lots of Trick-or-Treaters checking out the crazy halloween decorations tomorrow ... which is also seeable online on the halloween webcam. But this is just the warmup for Christmas so I have re-enabled commenting on the Christmas Blog ... and I hope to have the zany christmas webcam online by December 1st and maybe sometime after Thanksgiving. As one person wrote to me "Can I have you as my dad? It just keeps getting more awesome each year Alek!" ... HO-HO-HO! ;-)
christmas house snow

christmas house snow

christmas house snow

2 - United States - Oradell New Jersey 40.9558°N 74.0268°W "Clark Griswold" from 024.228.142.205 (ool-18e48ecd.dyn.optonline.net) wrote at 2013/10/30 11:33:21
So happy to see this is back on!! Cant wait for everything to be up and running!

3 - United Kingdom - West Malling Kent 51.2833°N 0.4167°E "Anonymous" from 086.183.198.005 (host86-183-198-5.range86-183.btcentralplus.com) wrote at 2013/10/30 12:18:37
55 days until Christmas! Alek have you ever tried using other home automation types such as Z-wave?
Alek replies at 13:02 - X10 certainly is an old technology with some issues ... but I have all the gear bought/paid-for/installed ... and it generally works ... especially since I got this totally bad-a** XTB-IIR/III X10 signal booster from JV Digital Engineering. Before, it was always a challenge to the find the "right" combination of TM751 transceivers (on the "right" circuits!) to hopefully maximize reliability ... and sometimes things would just flake out with circuits/zones "stuck" - who turned on the Microwave Oven?!? ;-) The XTB-IIR/III (pictured below) just ROCKS - if you are an X10 user, I strongly encourage you check out JV Digital Engineering - Jeff Volp makes some great products (the craftsmanship is exquisite) and is a genuine pleasure to work with.
halloween xtb-iii

4 - United States - Westland Michigan 42.2890°N 83.3686°W "ErrantEgo" from 069.014.170.149 (d14-69-149-170.try.wideopenwest.com) wrote at 2013/10/30 13:02:24
Heh, Alek is getting in the holiday spirit by opening the blogging as early as he is! Christmas can't come fast enough, Alek and I should have a yard decorating contest! LOL

5 - Canada - Edmonton Alberta 53.5500°N 113.5000°W "Anonymous" from 142.229.084.126 (goa84-126.ext.gov.ab.ca) wrote at 2013/10/30 14:35:46
HO HO HO, he wouldn't go. HO HO HO, he wouldn't go! Alek on the roof top tick tick tick!

6 - United Kingdom - City N/A 51.5000°N 0.1300°W "Dan" from 080.189.010.152 (152.10.189.80.dyn.plus.net) wrote at 2013/10/30 18:21:51
Have you got any new decorations this year Alek? Enjoying the Hallowe'en display and looking forward to Christmas!
Alek replies at 22:23 - The pickings were slim last year when I did my annual post-holiday run to check out discounted Christmas merchandise at the stores ... plus I already have a lot of stuff. I did pick up an inflatable Red Baron Snoopy, small SpongeBob, and nifty Colorado Rockies Santa hat.
christmas new stuff

7 - United Kingdom - Romford Havering 51.5833°N 0.2000°E "Hannah" from 086.140.103.014 (host86-140-103-14.range86-140.btcentralplus.com) wrote at 2013/10/31 09:08:52
Can't believe its almost this time again! Cant wait!

8 - United States - Raleigh North Carolina 35.8181°N 78.5636°W "Anonymous" from 162.039.122.187 (h187.122.39.162.static.ip.windstream.net) wrote at 2013/10/31 09:14:23
I KNOW THE SANTA BALLON HAS SEEN BETTER TIMES, WILL IT BE OUT THIS YEAR?
Alek replies at 23:40 - I plan to put it out ... we'll see what type of shape it is in when I pull it out of the basement.

9 - United Kingdom - Spalding Lincolnshire 52.7833°N 0.1667°W "alan eason" from 031.051.113.190 (host31-51-113-190.range31-51.btcentralplus.com) wrote at 2013/10/31 12:39:31
cant wait for the xmas lights to come will keep coming back to have a look at them its a bit early but a happy christmas to all

10 - United States - Chappaqua New York 41.1726°N 73.7712°W "Anonymous" from 074.088.131.126 (ool-4a58837e.dyn.optonline.net) wrote at 2013/10/31 13:59:47
Nice site. You might like the Christmas ornaments at Saint Nicholas Hand Blown Glass. You'll have to google the site. John Cross Type in your Christmas Cheer here ...

11 - United Kingdom - Newcastle Upon Tyne 54.9881°N 1.6194°W "Larry" from 176.025.034.059 (b019223b.bb.sky.com) wrote at 2013/10/31 20:34:14
Roll on Thanksgiving, I CAN'T WAIT for the Christmas decorations, every year it's a fantastic display, well done Alek!

12 - United States - Debary Florida 28.8939°N 81.3194°W "Daniel" from 098.085.106.064 (adsl-98-85-106-64.mco.bellsouth.net) wrote at 2013/11/01 09:18:13
i have a 7ft snowman

13 - Canada - Edmonton Alberta 53.5500°N 113.5000°W "Anonymous" from 142.229.099.199 (unresolvable) wrote at 2013/11/01 16:09:02
That's the Snoopy Inflatable!! awesome :)

14 - United States - Bremerton Washington 47.5710°N 122.7568°W "Patrick - LINK DELETED" from 098.247.165.021 (c-98-247-165-21.hsd1.wa.comcast.net) wrote at 2013/11/01 16:50:43
Yay, Btw how do you connect your stuff to the internet. I want to give it a try

15 - Canada - Concord Ontario 43.8000°N 79.5300°W "Alex" from 099.238.046.149 (CPE602ad07aa51f-CM602ad07aa51c.cpe.net.cable.rogers.com) wrote at 2013/11/01 19:58:16
So happy for this year! Can't wait! Was at Wal-Mart today and saw the christmas stuff and thought of you haha :)

16 - United States - Jamestown New York 42.1045°N 79.2520°W "Anonymous" from 067.140.079.065 (h65.79.140.67.dynamic.ip.windstream.net) wrote at 2013/11/02 16:21:33
I am back from watching the Halloween cam and ready to see the Christmas cam!

17 - United Kingdom - Spalding Lincolnshire 52.7833°N 0.1667°W "alan eason" from 031.051.113.190 (host31-51-113-190.range31-51.btcentralplus.com) wrote at 2013/11/03 10:31:17
hi alek great halloween display this year all steam ahead now for the christmas display looking forward to it keep up the good work

18 - United Kingdom - West Malling Kent 51.2833°N 0.4167°E "Anonymous" from 086.183.198.005 (host86-183-198-5.range86-183.btcentralplus.com) wrote at 2013/11/03 12:22:18
What date will the decorations start going up Alek?
Alek replies at 13:15 - Probably during the week before Thanksgiving - I'll mention it here

19 - Poland - Otwock Mazowieckie 52.1189°N 21.3080°E "Waldo" from 083.031.114.158 (clm158.neoplus.adsl.tpnet.pl) wrote at 2013/11/03 13:35:16
Cant't wait fr Christmas 2013!

20 - Canada - Spruce Grove Alberta 53.5490°N 113.8995°W "Anonymous" from 068.150.161.248 (S0106602ad071467d.ed.shawcable.net) wrote at 2013/11/03 19:09:25
Any snow in the forecast, coming up?

21 - United States - Sanford Florida 28.8006°N 81.2731°W "Daniel" from 098.085.146.119 (adsl-98-85-146-119.mco.bellsouth.net) wrote at 2013/11/05 08:50:33
can i have your snowman with penguins

22 - United States - Las Vegas Nevada 36.0625°N 115.3192°W "Anonymous" from 068.227.056.036 (ip68-227-56-36.lv.lv.cox.net) wrote at 2013/11/06 18:06:52
Red Baron Snoopy is so COOL!

23 - United Kingdom - Cambridge Cambridgeshire 52.2231°N 0.0778°W "alan eason" from 086.155.042.094 (host86-155-42-94.range86-155.btcentralplus.com) wrote at 2013/11/09 09:08:03
hi alek do any of your neighbours put up any christmas lights ?
Alek replies at 21:21 - Yep - there are a number of colorful displays in the neighborhood ... but nobody else has the Hulk! ;-)

24 - Canada - Spruce Grove Alberta 53.5490°N 113.8995°W "Anonymous" from 068.150.161.248 (S0106602ad071467d.ed.shawcable.net) wrote at 2013/11/11 17:12:21
Christmas seems to come faster and faster

25 - United States - Walpole Massachusetts 42.1512°N 71.2569°W "Wes" from 098.110.158.012 (pool-98-110-158-12.bstnma.fios.verizon.net) wrote at 2013/11/12 19:24:58
I'm starting to listen to christmas music now. Just 2 songs this week then 4 next week. Then by thanksgiving it's full on for me!

26 - United Kingdom - City N/A 51.5000°N 0.1300°W "Hannah" from 086.159.005.038 (host86-159-5-38.range86-159.btcentralplus.com) wrote at 2013/11/14 07:35:17
Not too long now! :D

27 - United States - Du Quoin Illinois 38.0027°N 89.2479°W "Casey" from 108.175.241.037 (host-108-175-241-37.newwave.com) wrote at 2013/11/14 09:00:20
Can't wait for the show this year! Over the last 6 years visiting your site has become a holiday tradition for me. Thank you for bringing some holiday cheer to the masses!
Alek replies at 13:30 - Thanks for stopping by Casey ... I'll start posting more stuff soon ... and setup begins in about a week.

28 - Australia - Melbourne Victoria 37.8139°S 144.9634°E "Anonymous" from 137.147.069.137 (CPE-137-147-69-137.lnse7.lon.bigpond.net.au) wrote at 2013/11/17 02:57:49
Every year I come to your page Alek. I just love it. Cheers, from Australia
Alek replies at 10:34 - Thanks for stopping by and glad you enjoy the website!

29 - Moldova, Republic of - Chisinau 47.0056°N 28.8575°E "watch this pls" from 037.233.027.142 (37-233-27-142.starnet.md) wrote at 2013/11/17 23:18:03
fGw05F Thank you ever so for you blog.Thanks Again.

30 - United States - Hulkville in the Republic of Boulder, Colorado Alek says at 2013/11/18 11:40:01
Once again, I forgot to post the pictures from the Controllable Halloween Decorations Webcam ... this is the warmup for Christmas ... HO-HO-HO! ;-)
halloween house

halloween front yard

halloween haunted house

31 - United Kingdom - Romford Havering 51.5833°N 0.2000°E "Hannah" from 086.150.149.225 (host86-150-149-225.range86-150.btcentralplus.com) wrote at 2013/11/19 10:41:26
When you do think the set up will begin?! So looking forward to it!

32 - Canada - City N/A 60.0000°N 95.0000°W "Paul C." from 047.055.044.044 (stjhnbsu0ww-047055044044.dhcp-dynamic.FibreOp.nb.bellaliant.net) wrote at 2013/11/20 04:53:39
Hi Alec Best wishes to you & your family, I hope you have a great Thanksgiving & thanks in advance for all the work you do that brightens Christmas for so many people!

33 - United States - Sanford Florida 28.8006°N 81.2731°W "daniel" from 098.085.146.119 (adsl-98-85-146-119.mco.bellsouth.net) wrote at 2013/11/21 08:19:19
alek can i have your broken inflatables send to 2700 teak place Florida Standford

34 - United Kingdom - Woking Surrey 51.3167°N 0.5333°W "Anonymous" from 082.031.163.210 (cpc9-woki7-2-0-cust209.6-2.cable.virginm.net) wrote at 2013/11/21 11:27:57
Looking forward to Christmas 2013 Alek! :D

35 - United Kingdom - Norwich Norfolk 52.6333°N 1.3000°E "alan eason" from 031.051.207.222 (host31-51-207-222.range31-51.btcentralplus.com) wrote at 2013/11/22 09:16:05
hi alek be carefull on the roof if you have to go on with the snow dont take any risks cant wait for the show
Alek replies at 09:37 - The driveway is super slick right now ... so there's no way I'd be going up on the roof ... sunny and 50's by Monday ... so Thanksgiving week should be an excellent (and safe) time to setup! ;-)

36 - United Kingdom - City N/A 51.5000°N 0.1300°W "Anonymous" from 090.215.218.176 (5ad7dab0.bb.sky.com) wrote at 2013/11/22 11:32:00
whoop whoop next week

37 - United States - Hulkville in the Republic of Boulder, Colorado Alek says at 2013/11/22 12:46:01
We had our first significant snow of the season as temperatures plunged and a couple of inches of fluffy white stuff showed up. While it was pretty chilly, cool to see the new season ... and another sign that Christmas is coming. In the webcam image below, I'm shoveling the driveway as the wife drives in. Notice how "bare" the front lawn looks - that is going to change dramatically in the next week! ;-)
christmas snow shovel

38 - United States - Cleveland Ohio 41.5159°N 81.6815°W "Anonymous" from 076.160.091.116 (static-76-160-91-116.dsl.cavtel.net) wrote at 2013/11/22 13:22:58
Please turn on the webcams when you setup

39 - United States - Hulkville in the Republic of Boulder, Colorado Alek says at 2013/11/22 14:31:26
In 2008, the Controllable Christmas Lights for Celiac Disease won the KFC Nationwide Holiday Lights contest and I had them donate the $1,000 first prize to charity. In 2013, Christmas Lights Etc is having a $5,000 Photo Contest so I entered the picture below. That's my son Kyle and I by the 15' Santa Balloon. It would be cool to add to the over $75,000 raised for charity so far. The contest winner is 50% determined by Internet voting through December 31st, 2013 so please consider voting (you can do once/day) here for my site and help win some money for Celiac Disease.


40 - United Kingdom - City N/A 51.5000°N 0.1300°W "Elliott" from 080.229.228.084 (jacqveares.plus.com) wrote at 2013/11/22 15:35:01
Any Chance you can turn cam2 on , Looks like you have a lot of snow all ready.

41 - United States - Hulkville in the Republic of Boulder, Colorado Alek says at 2013/11/23 16:49:08
In preparation for setting up the christmas stuff this upcoming week, I pulled it all out of the basement crawlspace. My favorite helper each year is Jeffrey (who lives a few doors down) and here he is in front of the various "piles" - yes, the wife isn't too keen if her exercise equipment is blocked. Although back in 2005, someone donated a $100 for a picture of my cluttered basement. Unfortunately, Jeffrey will be gone next week ... but my Mom will be visiting and she's a big help too - heck, I might even get my teenage boys to help some even though they aren't as in to Christmas as they used to be! ;-)
christmas pictures

christmas pictures

christmas pictures

42 - United States - Peoria Arizona 33.5806°N 112.2374°W "Ken" from 184.101.018.232 (184-101-18-232.phnx.qwest.net) wrote at 2013/11/23 16:53:41
Nice site. I live in the southwest - Arizona. Have you ever thought about adding some southwestern theme to your display? I am thinking chili pepper lights and/or electric luminarias. Keep up the good work.

43 - Netherlands - Amsterdam Noord-Holland 52.3500°N 4.9167°E "Anonymous" from 146.050.056.051 (pc-via-verkoop.science.uva.nl) wrote at 2013/11/23 23:20:15
That is a mega-load of Christmas Crap!

44 - United Kingdom - Felixstowe Suffolk 51.9667°N 1.3500°E "alan eason" from 086.144.166.001 (host86-144-166-1.range86-144.btcentralplus.com) wrote at 2013/11/24 11:18:44
hi alek where is jeffrey going he seems a nice boy cant wait will keep coming back to have a look

45 - United States - Mount Vernon Oregon 44.4446°N 119.1634°W "Anonymous" from 173.224.187.193 (ip-173-224-187-193.syringanetworks.net) wrote at 2013/11/24 11:25:08
Jolly holidays, and thanks for keeping the lights on!

46 - Canada - Brampton Ontario 43.6885°N 79.7616°W "Anonymous" from 099.228.157.248 (CPE00222d555ea0-CM00222d555e9d.cpe.net.cable.rogers.com) wrote at 2013/11/24 16:04:53
Let's hope for a Christmas Season with lots of snow!

47 - United States - Pottstown Pennsylvania 40.2454°N 75.6496°W "Anonymous" from 072.092.066.113 (pool-72-92-66-113.phlapa.east.verizon.net) wrote at 2013/11/26 14:38:30
Where are you going with that ladder, mister?
Alek replies at 16:31 - Just trimming some trees - don't want those low hanging branches to poke me in the eye when I'm setting stuff up! ;-)

48 - United Kingdom - London London, City of 51.5142°N 0.0931°W "Anonymous" from 086.168.134.151 (host86-168-134-151.range86-168.btcentralplus.com) wrote at 2013/11/26 15:18:28
Anyone watched battle of the bulbs? It reminds me of you Alek, except I am guessing the winner of the battle is you.
Alek replies at 16:33 - I'm guessing you mean the reality-TV show called "The Great Christmas Light Fight" - those guys actually talked to me earlier in the year, but I said heck no. Reality TV is anything but ... and dealing with those guys is a PIA ... although there is a healthy prize!

49 - United States - Watertown Massachusetts 42.3722°N 71.1787°W "Ellen Griswold Clarks wife." from 098.216.184.166 (c-98-216-184-166.hsd1.ma.comcast.net) wrote at 2013/11/26 15:19:45
Alek, I am voting every day for your site! hope you win! Good luck =)
Alek replies at 16:34 - I appreciate that Ellen - here's a direct link ... and HEY, say hi to Clark for me - he's a good guy! ;-)

50 - United States - Hulkville in the Republic of Boulder, Colorado Alek says at 2013/11/26 16:34:07
While you can't see anything yet, progress was made today and just about everything was moved out of the basement to the staging areas on the front lawn and the inflatables on the back porch. I will probably turn on the webcams tomorrow when we start to deploy! ;-)
christmas stuff front yard

christmas inflatables

51 - United States - Austin Texas 30.2672°N 97.7431°W "Anonymous" from 099.062.033.071 (adsl-99-62-33-71.dsl.aus2tx.sbcglobal.net) wrote at 2013/11/27 07:33:28
Can't wait to see the show!

52 - United States - Hulkville in the Republic of Boulder, Colorado Alek says at 2013/11/27 08:52:16
I've turned on webcam2 so you'll see us (my Mom, perhaps my kids (!) and me) working in the front lawn later today. Also, webcam1 (an AXIS215 enclosed in a 6" sewer pipe!) has been installed at the neighbors house across the street.
axis215 christmas webcam

axis215 christmas webcam closeup

53 - United Kingdom - City N/A 51.5000°N 0.1300°W "Anonymous" from 090.216.253.111 (5ad8fd6f.bb.sky.com) wrote at 2013/11/27 10:24:51
yayyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy it's time again

54 - United Kingdom - Spilsby Lincolnshire 53.1833°N 0.1000°E "alan eason" from 086.139.198.186 (host86-139-198-186.range86-139.btcentralplus.com) wrote at 2013/11/27 10:34:06
yipee let the fun begin

55 - United States - Elma New York 42.8306°N 78.6262°W "Anonymous" from 072.228.146.045 (cpe-72-228-146-45.buffalo.res.rr.com) wrote at 2013/11/27 11:21:00
YAY! He's getting everything ready! EXITED!

56 - United Kingdom - Derby 52.9659°N 1.4788°W "Luke's mum" from 086.027.156.202 (cpc2-derb12-2-0-cust201.8-3.cable.virginm.net) wrote at 2013/11/27 12:27:33
I'm getting excited about that Thanksgiving Turkey picture :)
Alek replies at 12:38 - I'll try to remember to take one ... and I'm getting excited about the $10 electrical knife we ordered on Amazon that hopefully should arrive today! ;-)

57 - United States - Elma New York 42.8306°N 78.6262°W "Anonymous" from 072.228.146.045 (cpe-72-228-146-45.buffalo.res.rr.com) wrote at 2013/11/27 13:49:34
When will this be online?

58 - United States - City N/A Washington 47.6062°N 122.3321°W "Aleks's Helper" from 076.121.039.056 (c-76-121-39-56.hsd1.wa.comcast.net) wrote at 2013/11/27 14:24:31
This will start on Black Friday, (Day after thanksgiving)

59 - United States - Norcross Georgia 33.9412°N 84.2135°W "Dean" from 192.234.069.175 (unresolvable) wrote at 2013/11/27 15:05:28
Yeah! Watching the camera, I see the Lights going up! Happy Thanksgiving to all, and I look forward to the lights/controls going live!

60 - United States - City N/A Washington 47.6062°N 122.3321°W "Anonymous" from 076.121.039.056 (c-76-121-39-56.hsd1.wa.comcast.net) wrote at 2013/11/27 16:22:36
Alek, Can you change the outdoor house cam on?

61 - United States - Sanford Florida 28.8006°N 81.2731°W "daniel" from 098.085.146.119 (adsl-98-85-146-119.mco.bellsouth.net) wrote at 2013/11/27 16:38:59
alek wave to the camera :)

62 - United States - Pottstown Pennsylvania 40.2454°N 75.6496°W "Anonymous" from 072.092.066.113 (pool-72-92-66-113.phlapa.east.verizon.net) wrote at 2013/11/27 19:41:43
Happy Thanksgiving Alek & Family! It was fun to see your Mom helping out today!
Alek replies at 20:02 - Mom was a HUGE help and had some great design ideas - below is an animated GIF showing the before/after (we are using a laptop to check how it looks in real time) followed by a Youtube video - we work fast! ;-)
christmas front yard setup



63 - United States - Allentown Pennsylvania 40.6084°N 75.4902°W "Frank" from 072.092.092.177 (pool-72-92-92-177.phlapa.east.verizon.net) wrote at 2013/11/28 03:35:34
Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family. Looking forward to your Christmas lights

64 - United Kingdom - Romford Havering 51.5833°N 0.2000°E "Hannah" from 086.150.149.225 (host86-150-149-225.range86-150.btcentralplus.com) wrote at 2013/11/28 06:48:03
HAPPY THANKSGIVING!

65 - United Kingdom - Spilsby Lincolnshire 53.1833°N 0.1000°E "alan eason" from 086.139.198.186 (host86-139-198-186.range86-139.btcentralplus.com) wrote at 2013/11/28 07:33:19
happy thanksgiving to you and your family and all americans who celebrate it

66 - United States - Cary North Carolina 35.7915°N 78.7811°W "al" from 065.190.092.222 (cpe-065-190-092-222.nc.res.rr.com) wrote at 2013/11/28 07:56:38
another year of great Christmas lights thanks to alek, cant wait to see them in action very pleased to see santa ballon, hope he makes it okay this year. again thanks for doing what you do alek

67 - United States - Hulkville in the Republic of Boulder, Colorado Alek says at 2013/11/28 11:33:44
I typically post a picture of me carving the cooked turkey (last year's) ... so here's what the 21 pounder looks like just before it goes in the oven! ;-)
thanksgiving turkey before

68 - Canada - Edmonton Alberta 53.5500°N 113.5000°W "Anonymous" from 142.229.088.099 (goa88-99.ext.gov.ab.ca) wrote at 2013/11/28 11:44:15
that is one big turkey!

69 - United States - Elma New York 42.8306°N 78.6262°W "Anonymous" from 072.228.146.045 (cpe-72-228-146-45.buffalo.res.rr.com) wrote at 2013/11/28 14:12:19
Quick question... When will this be online???

70 - United States - Rutland Vermont 43.6445°N 72.9005°W "Noah" from 071.234.162.031 (c-71-234-162-31.hsd1.ct.comcast.net) wrote at 2013/11/28 14:19:19
Hey alek i just looked and realized same pot we used to cook our turkey today we have the same one

71 - United Kingdom - Derby 52.9659°N 1.4788°W "Luke's mum" from 086.027.156.202 (cpc2-derb12-2-0-cust201.8-3.cable.virginm.net) wrote at 2013/11/28 16:07:33
Hey Alek Happy Thanksgiving, that 21 pounder sure needs that new electric knife. Hope you and your family have a great day. By the way, your mom has done a great job with those lights. Maybe see you later trying out that knife ___)

72 - United States - Elma New York 42.8306°N 78.6262°W "Anonymous" from 072.228.146.045 (cpe-72-228-146-45.buffalo.res.rr.com) wrote at 2013/11/28 16:57:50
I SEE LIGHTS! Are you turning the controls on tonight???

73 - United States - Rapid City South Dakota 44.1209°N 103.1978°W "Anonymous" from 208.107.166.135 (host-135-166-107-208.midco.net) wrote at 2013/11/28 17:29:46
When do you plan turning on your Christmas Lights?

74 - United States - Charlottesville Virginia 38.0293°N 78.4767°W "ashley" from 067.233.069.001 (va-67-233-69-1.dhcp.embarqhsd.net) wrote at 2013/11/28 20:21:26
there is only 27 more days till Christmas!!!!!!!!!!!!!

75 - United States - Hulkville in the Republic of Boulder, Colorado Alek says at 2013/11/29 07:09:42
And here's what the turkey looked like just out of the oven - wife did a great job - man was it good. And that's the $10 Black & Decker electric knife that showed up Wednesday afternoon - thank you Amazon Prime! ;-)
I hope everyone had a Happy Thanksgiving and don't get too carried away shopping on Black Friday.

thanksgiving turkey outa oven

76 - United Kingdom - City N/A 51.5000°N 0.1300°W "Anonymous" from 090.216.253.111 (5ad8fd6f.bb.sky.com) wrote at 2013/11/29 07:21:27
what time is the big switch on Alex, don't wanna miss it here in the UK
Alek replies at 07:35 - I'm planning to turn everything online December 1st at 5:00 MST.

77 - United States - Westland Michigan 42.2890°N 83.3686°W "ErrantEgo" from 069.014.170.149 (d14-69-149-170.try.wideopenwest.com) wrote at 2013/11/29 09:33:04
those electric knives are a godsend - I've got one of em, and they definitely do their job :)

78 - United Kingdom - Derby 52.9659°N 1.4788°W "Anonymous" from 086.027.156.202 (cpc2-derb12-2-0-cust201.8-3.cable.virginm.net) wrote at 2013/11/29 09:50:28
I too have an electric knife, wouldn't be without it, perfect carving every time. Well done Aleks wife, it sure looks tasty. Now for the light switch on, can't wait :)

79 - United States - Pottstown Pennsylvania 40.2454°N 75.6496°W "Anonymous" from 072.092.066.113 (pool-72-92-66-113.phlapa.east.verizon.net) wrote at 2013/11/29 11:03:47
I see Team Komarnitsky in action! Yeah!
Alek replies at 18:58 - Yea, in addition to my Mom, my two kids even pitched in - made some great progress on the front of the house as seen via webcam1 in the Youtube video below.


80 - United Kingdom - West Malling Kent 51.2833°N 0.4167°E "Anonymous" from 081.159.223.167 (host81-159-223-167.range81-159.btcentralplus.com) wrote at 2013/11/29 11:05:07
This year I have bought a snow globe type inflatable. I have seen on the internet that it is best to keep it running all day long. What do you suggest?
Alek replies at 21:50 - Mine is on 5 hours a day ... except during that time period, it is turned ON-OFF-ON-OFF-ON-OFF-etc ... and it still works fine! ;-)

81 - United States - Hulkville in the Republic of Boulder, Colorado Alek says at 2013/11/30 14:46:07
Once again, my neighbor across the street has finished their Christmas display before me (albeit it's a bit less grandiose/gaudy)... and I gotta love their inflatable Santa in a Hammock between two palm trees. Normally I take pictures at dusk so you can see them lit up ... but this one just has to be taken during the daylight! ;-)
christmas santa hammock

82 - United States - City N/A 38.0000°N 97.0000°W "Melissa" from 070.105.186.064 (static-70-105-186-64.altnpa.fios.verizon.net) wrote at 2013/11/30 16:26:09
hello alek how are you

83 - United States - Pottstown Pennsylvania 40.2454°N 75.6496°W "Anonymous" from 072.092.067.195 (pool-72-92-67-195.phlapa.east.verizon.net) wrote at 2013/11/30 20:28:43
Hahaha! That's Awesome!

84 - United Kingdom - Cardiff 51.4737°N 3.2457°W "Robert Croonin" from 086.025.147.209 (cpc1-ely05-2-0-cust976.5-1.cable.virginm.net) wrote at 2013/12/01 02:32:05
wishing you all a very Merry Christmas and keep up the good work . I've visited your site for the last 4 years and always am amazed at how too do it!! From Robert C in Wales uk

85 - United States - Westland Michigan 42.2890°N 83.3686°W "ErrantEgo" from 069.014.170.149 (d14-69-149-170.try.wideopenwest.com) wrote at 2013/12/01 09:23:53
Alek, on average, how long does it take for you to put your display up (from beginning to end)? Also, how much help do you usually have when you put your display up? My task has officially become a 2 day thing! LOL
Alek replies at 13:29 - As mentioned, my Mom was in town and helped with the setup this year - she's awesome. The whole setup from storage to operational deployment takes a couple of weeks, but that's only working on it a couple of hours a day ... although there's a big push at the end, especially if the weather is nice.

86 - United States - Las Vegas Nevada 36.1979°N 115.2660°W "Anonymous" from 068.229.060.239 (ip68-229-60-239.lv.lv.cox.net) wrote at 2013/12/01 11:41:34
Thumbs UP!!! Standing by to CLICK CLICK CLICK!

87 - United Kingdom - Spalding Lincolnshire 52.7833°N 0.1667°W "alan eason" from 086.152.174.153 (host86-152-174-153.range86-152.btcentralplus.com) wrote at 2013/12/01 13:18:06
is santas workshop ready yet
Alek replies at 13:27 - Here is what Santa's workshop looks like - what 'ya think?!? ;-)
santas workshop ready christmas

88 - United States - City N/A Washington 47.6062°N 122.3321°W "Patrick Mattson" from 076.121.039.056 (c-76-121-39-56.hsd1.wa.comcast.net) wrote at 2013/12/01 13:45:39
Hey Alek, How long are the lights up each night? 5:00 - 13:00? Or what? Thanks

89 - United Kingdom - Spalding Lincolnshire 52.7833°N 0.1667°W "alan eason" from 086.152.174.153 (host86-152-174-153.range86-152.btcentralplus.com) wrote at 2013/12/01 15:33:07
thanks alek it looks great cant wait to see it open

90 - United Kingdom - City N/A 51.5000°N 0.1300°W "Anonymous" from 090.216.253.111 (5ad8fd6f.bb.sky.com) wrote at 2013/12/02 07:41:56
morning Alex

91 - United Kingdom - Spalding Lincolnshire 52.7833°N 0.1667°W "alan eason" from 086.152.174.153 (host86-152-174-153.range86-152.btcentralplus.com) wrote at 2013/12/02 09:47:33
some not very nice people putting live messages on last night they should be ashamed of themselve with younsters looking at the decorations

92 - United States - Hulkville in the Republic of Boulder, Colorado Alek says at 2013/12/02 13:00:51
As mentioned on the chat board last night, the winds came up ... and they are increasing today with predictions of up to 75MPH ... which is what clobbered things in 2008 - Wind is the Greatest Enemy of Holiday Displays! So while the lights, webcams (watch cam #1 bounce around), and X10 controls will be online, the 12' Santa and 15' Balloon (and maybe some other inflatables) won't be plugged in this evening. Snow is predicted later in the week.

93 - United Kingdom - Romford Havering 51.5833°N 0.2000°E "Hannah" from 086.150.149.225 (host86-150-149-225.range86-150.btcentralplus.com) wrote at 2013/12/03 06:46:49
Looking forward to seeing some snow soon!

94 - United States - Fort Smith Arkansas 35.3859°N 94.3986°W "n10cities" from 070.178.150.051 (ip70-178-150-51.ks.ks.cox.net) wrote at 2013/12/03 08:31:49
Get your snow shovel ready, Alek! Cleon is a-comin'! LOL
Alek replies at 11:05 - Yep - after 60°F on Monday, an Arctic Blast comes in Tuesday afternoon with temperatures dropping to the single digits on Wednesday plus several inches of snow - WOOT! ;-)

95 - United Kingdom - City N/A 51.5000°N 0.1300°W "Anonymous" from 090.216.253.111 (5ad8fd6f.bb.sky.com) wrote at 2013/12/03 11:37:14
looking forward to seeing you shovel snow soon then hehehhe

96 - United States - Westland Michigan 42.2890°N 83.3686°W "ErrantEgo" from 069.014.170.149 (d14-69-149-170.try.wideopenwest.com) wrote at 2013/12/03 11:52:12
You guys have the CRAZIEST temperature swings there!!

97 - Canada - Edmonton Alberta 53.5500°N 113.5000°W "Anonymous" from 142.229.108.039 (unresolvable) wrote at 2013/12/03 12:14:49
whats with the snow family? is she sick or hurt?

98 - United States - Centreville Michigan 41.9065°N 85.5448°W "Clark Griswold" from 068.060.127.110 (c-68-60-127-110.hsd1.mi.comcast.net) wrote at 2013/12/03 15:04:39
snowing here in Michigan...I should move to Colorado

99 - United States - Watertown Massachusetts 42.3722°N 71.1787°W "Ellen Griswold" from 098.216.184.166 (c-98-216-184-166.hsd1.ma.comcast.net) wrote at 2013/12/03 15:57:49
Clark, you still have the hole in the roof to repair from last Christmas. It is chilly in here!

100 - Canada - Windsor Nova Scotia 44.9590°N 64.1448°W "Richard" from 173.237.111.095 (blk-237-111-95.eastlink.ca) wrote at 2013/12/03 19:09:00
Alex, it has become a bit of a tradition to log in and see your amazing Christmas lights. All the best to you and your family for the upcoming holidays.

101 - United States - Livonia Michigan 42.3684°N 83.3720°W "Anonymous" from 075.114.237.159 (unresolvable) wrote at 2013/12/03 19:55:44
alek I just want to let you know that the light controls are loading slow for some reason. its never done this before unless you changed something.?
Alek replies at 21:26 - No real changes ... haven't seen this issue myself or heard anyone say there is an issue - perhaps your Internet connection just slowed down?

102 - United States - Fort Smith Arkansas 35.3859°N 94.3986°W "n10cities" from 070.178.150.051 (ip70-178-150-51.ks.ks.cox.net) wrote at 2013/12/03 22:05:42
Looks like Cleon has arrived! Brrrr.... Gonna be getting that cold stuff down here on Thursday also with some ice! :(

103 - United States - Pottstown Pennsylvania 40.2454°N 75.6496°W "Anonymous" from 072.092.067.195 (pool-72-92-67-195.phlapa.east.verizon.net) wrote at 2013/12/04 07:38:39
Ooooooh, look at the snow!

104 - United States - Fort Smith Arkansas 35.3859°N 94.3986°W "n10cities" from 070.178.150.051 (ip70-178-150-51.ks.ks.cox.net) wrote at 2013/12/04 08:52:05
7 degrees..... my bones are already aching and it isn't cold here yet! We gonna get 1/2 inch of ice, THEN snow! Yipes!

105 - United States - Sahuarita Arizona 31.9102°N 110.8996°W "Green Valley" from 072.211.174.160 (ip72-211-174-160.tc.ph.cox.net) wrote at 2013/12/04 09:20:14
Alek: The lights would look great during the daytime on a day like today.. Just on W/O the on and off and other functions.

106 - Canada - Edmonton Alberta 53.5500°N 113.5000°W "Anonymous" from 142.229.107.031 (unresolvable) wrote at 2013/12/04 09:24:10
It has come.. the white stuff is here!

107 - United States - Hulkville in the Republic of Boulder, Colorado Alek says at 2013/12/04 09:36:06
The high temperature yesterday was 60 degrees just after Noon ... but then the thermometer plummeted as the arctic blast arrived and it is single digits this morning and we may set a record low tonight of around -10°F ... gotta love Colorado weather! We also got about 3" of fresh snow with more coming down. And while most people shovel their driveways, I also have to go out and sweep the Christmas Lights so you can see 'em through the snow! ;-)


108 - Canada - Edmonton Alberta 53.5500°N 113.5000°W "Russ" from 142.229.107.031 (unresolvable) wrote at 2013/12/04 09:40:06
I believe you're getting the same blast that we are receiving up North in Alberta. we're expecting to get to -28c or worse for a few days. it's unfortunate but that's how winter is.

109 - United Kingdom - City N/A 51.5000°N 0.1300°W "Anonymous" from 090.216.253.111 (5ad8fd6f.bb.sky.com) wrote at 2013/12/04 10:28:30
oi Alek get out and clear that drive lol

110 - United States - Hulkville in the Republic of Boulder, Colorado Alek says at 2013/12/04 10:58:59
You can see me taking pictures of Santa at the end of the YouTube video on post #107. Here's what he looks like - yes, that is a werewolf mask from Halloween - I gotta find a better "face" ... or maybe he'll be the Santa Grinch! On the flip side, SpongeBob is always smiling no matter what! ;-)
christmas snow

christmas snow

111 - Canada - Edmonton Alberta 53.5500°N 113.5000°W "Anonymous" from 142.229.107.031 (unresolvable) wrote at 2013/12/04 11:52:27
Alek, are you aware that you haven't added the statistics for the overloads and # of times people have turned the lights off and on? you have every year except 2013 in your stats page. :)
Alek replies at 16:00 - Good spot ... I forgot to enable daily summaries for 2013 now that the webcam is online - fixed - thanks!

112 - United Kingdom - City N/A 51.5000°N 0.1300°W "GrottoTree" from 080.229.228.084 (80-229-228-84.plus.com) wrote at 2013/12/04 16:25:34
Looking good Alek___ wish I had all that snow (Not inside my grotto though).

113 - United Kingdom - Westerham Kent 51.2667°N 0.0833°E "Anonymous" from 109.157.222.148 (host109-157-222-148.range109-157.btcentralplus.com) wrote at 2013/12/04 16:27:43
1.3 Degress Celsius where i am but no sign of snow. Why does the south of England NEVER get much snow!

114 - United States - Pueblo Colorado 38.3403°N 104.5204°W "Anonymous" from 075.070.157.219 (c-75-70-157-219.hsd1.co.comcast.net) wrote at 2013/12/04 21:21:27
Merry Christmas, Emily!

115 - United States - Westland Michigan 42.2890°N 83.3686°W "ErrantEgo" from 069.014.170.149 (d14-69-149-170.try.wideopenwest.com) wrote at 2013/12/05 00:07:54
Its the good ole Goose Egg at 12 Midnight!

116 - United States - Westland Michigan 42.2890°N 83.3686°W "ErrantEgo" from 069.014.170.149 (d14-69-149-170.try.wideopenwest.com) wrote at 2013/12/05 15:02:47
Nelson Mandela has died at the age of 95.
Alek replies at 15:08 - He was a great man - may he RIP. I was fortunate enough to visit South Africa a couple of years ago.

117 - United States - Martinsville Virginia 36.6915°N 79.8725°W "ashley" from 067.233.075.070 (va-67-233-75-70.dhcp.embarqhsd.net) wrote at 2013/12/05 16:52:56
it is very cold there. in Va it is 70 here

118 - United States - Hulkville in the Republic of Boulder, Colorado Alek says at 2013/12/05 16:56:43
The Christmas Train is BAACCCKKKK!!!!
This was a fixture for several years until 70+ MPH winds clobbered it in 2008 as seen in the first image below. But after some "Open-Train-Surgery" along with controller transplant, plus replacing dozens of burnt out bulbs, it is back in operation and chugging along ... HO-HO-HO! ;-)

christmas train wind

christmas train

119 - United States - Martinsville Virginia 36.6915°N 79.8725°W "ashley" from 067.233.075.070 (va-67-233-75-70.dhcp.embarqhsd.net) wrote at 2013/12/05 16:58:35
you have a Christmas train!

120 - United Kingdom - City N/A 51.5000°N 0.1300°W "Anonymous" from 031.049.081.033 (host31-49-81-33.range31-49.btcentralplus.com) wrote at 2013/12/06 14:43:04
The temperature says 7.0 F. Is it just very cold where you live or is there snow (or something else) on the sensor?
Alek replies at 14:54 - It's that cold .. will be MINUS 7 tonight! ;-)

121 - United Kingdom - City N/A 51.5000°N 0.1300°W "Anonymous" from 031.049.081.033 (host31-49-81-33.range31-49.btcentralplus.com) wrote at 2013/12/06 15:31:57
Which control is the train on?

122 - United States - Elma New York 42.8306°N 78.6262°W "Anonymous" from 072.228.146.045 (cpe-72-228-146-45.buffalo.res.rr.com) wrote at 2013/12/06 16:12:13
49 minutes until X10 CONTROLS ON at 5:00 PM MST! YAY!

123 - Canada - Edmonton Alberta 53.4839°N 113.5227°W "Anonymous" from 142.229.112.193 (unresolvable) wrote at 2013/12/06 16:13:04
maybe if we are really greatful, you could add the train to the list of items that tell us what turns on and off? :)
Alek replies at 16:32 - There's a complete circuit layout BELOW the webcam images that shows what zone everything is assigned to - the train is on zone #3. BTW, I sometimes make mistakes ... so if you see something wrong, let me know and I'll fix it.

124 - United States - Elma New York 42.8306°N 78.6262°W "Anonymous" from 072.228.146.045 (cpe-72-228-146-45.buffalo.res.rr.com) wrote at 2013/12/06 16:31:01
I see you are turning the lights on! YAY!

125 - United States - Las Vegas Nevada 36.0625°N 115.3192°W "Anonymous" from 068.227.056.036 (ip68-227-56-36.lv.lv.cox.net) wrote at 2013/12/06 18:01:30
"Anonymous" from 142.229.112.193 CANADA - maybe if YOU are really grateful, you could learn how to scroll down!

126 - Canada - Spruce Grove Alberta 53.5490°N 113.8995°W "Anonymous" from 068.150.161.248 (S0106602ad071467d.ed.shawcable.net) wrote at 2013/12/06 18:10:29
No need to be rude man

127 - United States - Las Vegas Nevada 36.0625°N 115.3192°W "Anonymous" from 068.227.056.036 (ip68-227-56-36.lv.lv.cox.net) wrote at 2013/12/06 20:18:06
No need to waste people's time!

128 - Canada - Spruce Grove Alberta 53.5490°N 113.8995°W "Anonymous" from 068.150.161.248 (S0106602ad071467d.ed.shawcable.net) wrote at 2013/12/06 20:40:59
I was talking about putting the train in the section where we click

129 - United States - Las Vegas Nevada 36.0625°N 115.3192°W "Anonymous" from 068.227.056.036 (ip68-227-56-36.lv.lv.cox.net) wrote at 2013/12/06 20:49:44
Yes, please stuff every decoration next to the buttons so it's a total mess, thanks!

130 - Canada - Spruce Grove Alberta 53.5490°N 113.8995°W "Anonymous" from 068.150.161.248 (S0106602ad071467d.ed.shawcable.net) wrote at 2013/12/06 20:58:53
Relax dude! It's Christmas Season!

131 - United States - Hulkville in the Republic of Boulder, Colorado Alek says at 2013/12/06 22:07:41
Someone commented/joked in the IM chat that "X10-log-report: Contacts welded, status no off ability" ... welllll ... it turns out that kinda actually happens with the X10 SR227 Super Sockets!
x10 sr227 super socket

x10 sr227 super socket new

132 - United States - Hulkville in the Republic of Boulder, Colorado Alek says at 2013/12/07 07:46:24
My wife had to leave early this morning to catch a flight ... so after she left, I took a 30-second exposure at 6:13AM - that's a car driving by. And yes, that is one really cold penguin as seen in the 2nd image with the Infra-Red thermometer! ;-)
christmas night shot

infra red thermometer

133 - United Kingdom - Milton Keynes 52.0333°N 0.7000°W "Anonymous" from 090.208.182.060 (5ad0b63c.bb.sky.com) wrote at 2013/12/07 10:38:09
cmon people Alek's lights need more votes, some others are galloping away on votes

134 - United Kingdom - London London, City of 51.5142°N 0.0931°W "DEAN ALLEN" from 091.125.252.055 (55.252.125.91.dyn.plus.net) wrote at 2013/12/07 11:50:05
EVERYONE VOTE FOR ALEKS LIGHTS, HE IS AN AMAZING PERSON!!

135 - Nicaragua - Estelí Esteli 13.0833°N 86.3500°W "Anonymous" from 190.212.203.228 (228-203-212-190.enitel.net.ni) wrote at 2013/12/07 12:57:31
that is freezing colder than it is here

136 - United Kingdom - London London, City of 51.5142°N 0.0931°W "DEAN ALLEN" from 091.125.252.055 (55.252.125.91.dyn.plus.net) wrote at 2013/12/07 14:45:44
HELLO FROM WORKSOP UK!! I GAVE CPR TO MY DOG AND WAS ON THE NEWS

137 - United States - Overland Park Kansas 38.9593°N 94.6811°W "Krazy Kina in KC" from 099.155.188.245 (99-155-188-245.lightspeed.mssnks.sbcglobal.net) wrote at 2013/12/07 14:53:59
Merry Christmas to Alek and family again. Missed the Halloween lights, was busy. :( Coming to play with the Christmas lights though. Have a wonderful holiday and bless you all. I am showing my granddaughters the Christmas Tradition with the Komars too. :)

138 - United States - Seminole Oklahoma 35.2245°N 96.6706°W "Anonymous" from 070.233.141.064 (adsl-70-233-141-64.dsl.okcyok.sbcglobal.net) wrote at 2013/12/07 15:52:59
You Are Hotter Then Oklahoma City

139 - United Kingdom - London London, City of 51.5142°N 0.0931°W "Anonymous" from 091.125.252.055 (55.252.125.91.dyn.plus.net) wrote at 2013/12/07 16:02:37
59 Minutes to go guys !

140 - United States - City N/A 38.0000°N 97.0000°W "Anonymous" from 184.056.221.215 (cpe-184-56-221-215.neo.res.rr.com) wrote at 2013/12/07 16:25:45
no x-mas 2013!! doomcrier

141 - United States - Las Vegas Nevada 36.0625°N 115.3192°W "Anonymous" from 068.227.056.036 (ip68-227-56-36.lv.lv.cox.net) wrote at 2013/12/07 16:45:46
Where are those boxy square looking things that have a red high hat? They are pictured below in the back yard two of them.
Alek replies at 21:25 - Those would be mini-lighted Frosties! ;-) Only one is deployed (I just didn't have a spot for the 2nd one) and from the perspective of webcam #2, they are on the far left side next to the 8' Frosty.

142 - United Kingdom - London London, City of 51.5142°N 0.0931°W "Anonymous" from 091.125.252.055 (55.252.125.91.dyn.plus.net) wrote at 2013/12/07 16:51:22
Taking control for the first time in 5 years :) hello from worksop

143 - France - Bolbec Haute-Normandie 49.5732°N 0.4734°E "vincent halgrain" from 088.189.072.141 (bol76-1-88-189-72-141.fbx.proxad.net) wrote at 2013/12/08 10:30:35
how you create your site dedicated Alek's

144 - South Africa - City N/A 29.0000°S 24.0000°E "Carel" from 197.229.092.232 (8ta-229-92-232.telkomadsl.co.za) wrote at 2013/12/08 11:30:47
You are doing a great job, Carel Cape Town

145 - Canada - Spruce Grove Alberta 53.5490°N 113.8995°W "Anonymous" from 068.150.161.248 (S0106602ad071467d.ed.shawcable.net) wrote at 2013/12/08 16:47:01
It's Sunday Night, let's have fun tonight!!

146 - United States - Hulkville in the Republic of Boulder, Colorado Alek says at 2013/12/08 19:28:32
Here's a picture of the horse drawn sleigh that made laps around the neighborhood for a few hours tonight. It's a bit of work doing since I'm holding a secondary flash but also have to remotely trigger the camera ... and there were some technical problems so I ended up speaker cell phoning to my son to fire the camera. I kinda screwed up this picture - should have had them come further forward ... plus the balloon had fallen over ... the 2012 shot (2nd image) was much better ... and also shows the differences in the display. I'll try to get a better horse drawn sleigh picture next year!
horse drawn sleigh

horse drawn sleigh 2012

147 - Portugal - City N/A 39.5000°N 8.0000°W "Anonymous" from 087.103.066.215 (215.66.103.87.rev.vodafone.pt) wrote at 2013/12/09 13:10:19
nothing says christmas like a horse drwn sleigh and Komar's Christmas Lights

148 - United States - Lancaster New York 42.9057°N 78.6264°W "Anonymous" from 072.228.146.045 (cpe-72-228-146-45.buffalo.res.rr.com) wrote at 2013/12/09 16:37:13
I am ready to control the lights once again! Anyone else? Less than 30 minutes to go!

149 - United States - Hulkville in the Republic of Boulder, Colorado Alek says at 2013/12/09 16:39:14
Good News: Despite the chilly weather, I replaced the Super Socket on zone #4 that wasn't working - post #131 was prophetic because it was the same problem as outlined there. The 15 minute job took twice as long ... because I had to keep going inside to warm up my fingers after handing the 8°F metal! ;-)

150 - United States - Lancaster New York 42.9057°N 78.6264°W "Anonymous" from 072.228.146.045 (cpe-72-228-146-45.buffalo.res.rr.com) wrote at 2013/12/09 16:48:08
UMMM... Webcam 1 doesn't look right!
Alek replies at 16:54 - Webcam1 reset itself ... so I just had to repoint it correctly - fixed!

151 - United States - Lancaster New York 42.9057°N 78.6264°W "Anonymous" from 072.228.146.045 (cpe-72-228-146-45.buffalo.res.rr.com) wrote at 2013/12/09 16:57:15
That's better! lol

152 - United States - Hulkville in the Republic of Boulder, Colorado Alek says at 2013/12/09 17:36:04
The ON/OFF on the upper roof are much more visible tonight. They were actually working last night - just covered in snow ... so I ventured up there (CAREFULLY) with a broom and swept 'em off. BTW, if I had backed up any further on the 2nd shot, I would have fallen off the roof - D'OH! ;-)
christmas roof

christmas roof ON/OFF

153 - United States - Queen Creek Arizona 33.2487°N 111.6343°W "GV Jay" from 072.211.174.160 (ip72-211-174-160.tc.ph.cox.net) wrote at 2013/12/10 09:56:11
Alek: How about using a leaf blower on your roof next time... Might be safer...

154 - United States - Westland Michigan 42.2890°N 83.3686°W "ErrantEgo" from 069.014.170.149 (d14-69-149-170.try.wideopenwest.com) wrote at 2013/12/10 10:11:26
28°F at 10 AM -- heatwave? ;-)
Alek replies at 13:04 - Yea, after several days of sub-zero weather, Santa is breaking out the shorts! ;-)

155 - United Kingdom - Emsworth Hampshire 50.8523°N 0.9404°W "Anonymous" from 082.014.015.188 (cpc1-hava2-2-0-cust443.6-1.cable.virginm.net) wrote at 2013/12/10 12:07:05
This is amazing!

156 - United States - Hulkville in the Republic of Boulder, Colorado Alek says at 2013/12/10 16:44:26
Here's a couple of long-exposure pictures from last night presented so you can flip/scroll across to compare. The short duration 5 second exposure is at ISO 800, so a bit noiser (not as noticeable in the low-res web image), but the stars/inflatables are more "frozen" ... whereas the 364 second ISO100 exposure is much cleaner, but there as a slight breeze moving the inflatables plus you see star trails. Use the slider to move across or click on the image/use the links at the bottom to compare.
before
after


157 - United States - Arvada Colorado 39.8028°N 105.0875°W "Alek" from 067.190.029.016 (c-67-190-29-16.hsd1.co.comcast.net) wrote at 2013/12/10 18:59:55
OMG This is so Awesome. What city in Colorado is this. This is crazy cause my name is Alek too and I can never find anybody who spells it the same way. Thanks
Alek replies at 19:15 - Mouseover the flag next to my name for the location! ;-)

158 - Thailand - City N/A 15.0000°N 100.0000°E "Anonymous" from 223.206.138.088 (mx-ll-223.206.138-88.dynamic.3bb.co.th) wrote at 2013/12/11 13:05:14
merry christmas. can u send me some snow?

159 - United States - Hulkville in the Republic of Boulder, Colorado Alek says at 2013/12/11 13:48:28
While people around the world (149 countries last year) enjoy seeing the lights ON, environmentalists will be happy to know that they can turn the lights OFF with a click of the mouse. Better yet, this is the 9th year I'm using Wind Power and even though that is "clean" energy, I do a (double) Carbon Offset contribution for the half Ton of CO2 generated by the about one MegaWatt-Hour of power consumed - that's about the same as a single cross-country airline trip. Finally, by providing online viewing via webcam, you don't need to burn fossil fuels by driving around to see Christmas lights ... Al Gore would be proud! ;-)
christmas carbonfund donation

160 - United States - Westland Michigan 42.2890°N 83.3686°W "ErrantEgo" from 069.014.170.149 (d14-69-149-170.try.wideopenwest.com) wrote at 2013/12/11 22:05:13
It doesn't look like my post made it to the text message portion, but I found this really neat christmas youtube
Alek replies at 21:15 - Yea, I'm don't like to see links posted here, but will make an exception here as it is kinda funny.

161 - Canada - Spruce Grove Alberta 53.5490°N 113.8995°W "Anonymous" from 068.150.161.248 (S0106602ad071467d.ed.shawcable.net) wrote at 2013/12/11 22:21:52
That's because he doesn't want you advertising on his site

162 - United States - Lutz Florida 28.1591°N 82.4168°W "Anonymous" from 071.122.119.027 (pool-71-122-119-27.tampfl.fios.verizon.net) wrote at 2013/12/12 07:20:25
Only 13 days until Christmas!

163 - United States - Lancaster New York 42.9057°N 78.6264°W "Anonymous" from 072.228.146.045 (cpe-72-228-146-45.buffalo.res.rr.com) wrote at 2013/12/12 13:43:01
The 12 days of Christmas (AKA 12 days until Christmas) is not far away! lol

164 - Canada - Edmonton Alberta 53.5500°N 113.5000°W "Anonymous" from 142.229.114.031 (unresolvable) wrote at 2013/12/12 16:04:58
how would you like to take some of our snow up here in Alberta? it's not stopping!! looks like you could use a half a foot.

165 - United States - Hulkville in the Republic of Boulder, Colorado Alek says at 2013/12/12 22:22:42
Here's what Santa's Workshop looks like as taken by the Vivotek 8161 webcam. It does a pretty decent job (much better than the D-Link DCS-6620G it replaced) ... but still no match for a Canon 7D DSLR. You can mouseover the images to see a comparison - the perspective is slightly offset since they weren't shot from exactly the same location.
christmas santas workshop Vivotek FD8161

christmas santas workshop Canon 7D

166 - United States - San Antonio Texas 29.4764°N 98.3491°W "michael" from 075.001.156.230 (75-1-156-230.lightspeed.snantx.sbcglobal.net) wrote at 2013/12/13 06:50:58
cant wait for fun to begin

167 - United States - Morrisville Pennsylvania 40.1957°N 74.8127°W "Anonymous" from 072.092.067.195 (pool-72-92-67-195.phlapa.east.verizon.net) wrote at 2013/12/13 08:47:21
I LOVE how you have frowning Frank and Smiling Bob in the same space! LOL!

168 - Canada - Edmonton Alberta 53.5966°N 113.4882°W "Anonymous" from 142.229.102.145 (unresolvable) wrote at 2013/12/13 11:08:53
It's Jingle time! just wish this snow would stop falling! (3 days straignt now)

169 - United Kingdom - Derby 52.9370°N 1.4867°W "Gill Luke's mum" from 086.027.156.202 (cpc2-derb12-2-0-cust201.8-3.cable.virginm.net) wrote at 2013/12/13 19:39:22
Hi Alek, you say you use wind to power the lights. Are we talking about a wind turbine in your garden? Do you have any photos of it? I've not seen any messages from Dave UK this year, are you out there?
Alek replies at 01:14 - There are no windmills/turbines in my garden. Xcel Energy, our local energy provider, has a program where you pay a little extra and your power come from wind generated sources. And yea, Dave UK has been a regular poster in the past, but sad we have not heard from him in a while.

170 - United States - Lancaster New York 42.9057°N 78.6264°W "Anonymous" from 072.228.146.045 (cpe-72-228-146-45.buffalo.res.rr.com) wrote at 2013/12/13 19:44:52
About 10 days until Norad Tracks Santa Starts!

171 - South Africa - Pietermaritzburg KwaZulu-Natal 29.6167°S 30.3833°E "Anonymous" from 105.224.165.30 (ti-224-165-30.telkomadsl.co.za) wrote at 2013/12/14 11:11:18
U should be glad it is not 21000 years ago
Alek replies at 12:04 - LOL - XKCD is always funny, but that was especially so - here's the graphic from the comic.
XKCD ice sheet picture

172 - United States - Longmont Colorado 40.1672°N 105.1019°W "Anonymous" from 071.208.031.247 (71-208-31-247.hlrn.qwest.net) wrote at 2013/12/14 17:48:21
Merry Chirstmas!

173 - United States - Longmont Colorado 40.1672°N 105.1019°W "Anonymous" from 071.208.031.247 (71-208-31-247.hlrn.qwest.net) wrote at 2013/12/14 20:55:17
Merry Christmas!!!!!!!

174 - Moldova, Republic of - Chisinau 47.0056°N 28.8575°E "you want this now" from 037.233.027.142 (37-233-27-142.starnet.md) wrote at 2013/12/14 22:04:40
2srck7 Thanks so much for the blog.Thanks Again. Will read on...

175 - United States - Westland Michigan 42.2890°N 83.3686°W "ErrantEgo" from 069.014.170.149 (d14-69-149-170.try.wideopenwest.com) wrote at 2013/12/15 15:14:26
Wow! 55 degrees today after being sub-zero the other day? Sheesh!

176 - Ireland - Dublin 53.3331°N 6.2489°W "Anonymous" from 176.061.052.243 (unresolvable) wrote at 2013/12/16 14:28:42
If you'd like to listen to a world of Christmas music for free please drop by LINK DELETED

177 - United Kingdom - Wellingborough Northamptonshire 52.3000°N 0.7000°W "Anonymous" from 090.201.167.194 (5ac9a7c2.bb.sky.com) wrote at 2013/12/16 18:44:14
hehheheeh I can see you out there messing about with the inflatable balloon and I keep switching all the lights off so you can't see lol

178 - United States - Richardson Texas 32.9722°N 96.7376°W "Anonymous" from 076.184.248.178 (cpe-76-184-248-178.tx.res.rr.com) wrote at 2013/12/17 19:54:30
Did you know that there was an embassy in London, England for the Republic of Texas (1836-1845) ??

179 - United Kingdom - Melton Constable Norfolk 52.8500°N 1.0333°E "alan eason" from 086.176.105.062 (host86-176-105-62.range86-176.btcentralplus.com) wrote at 2013/12/18 09:40:27
just want to wish all the people wherever you live who vist this site a very merry christmas and 2014 thankyou alek for the wonderful display

180 - Ireland - City N/A 53.0000°N 8.0000°W "leah joeanna mary taylor peydon phelan" from 109.076.162.085 (unresolvable) wrote at 2013/12/18 10:31:59
i am a child called Leah i am 8 years im from Ireland im in 3rd class alright lets move on you see its hard to make freinds in my school you see well now you know my story merry christmas

181 - United States - Hulkville in the Republic of Boulder, Colorado Alek says at 2013/12/18 14:01:12
After picking up a neighborhood kid for the carpool to school this morning, I saw a large, healthy coyote trotting past my Christmas Display - D'OH! ;-)
coyote christmas

182 - Canada - Edmonton Alberta 53.4839°N 113.5227°W "Anonymous" from 142.229.106.100 (unresolvable) wrote at 2013/12/18 15:02:17
I guess that Coyote wanted to turn your lights off and on..

183 - United States - Redmond Washington 47.6801°N 122.1206°W "TC" from 024.016.001.218 (c-24-16-1-218.hsd1.wa.comcast.net) wrote at 2013/12/18 16:52:52
Alek--Merry Christmas from the shadow of the Space Needle. Thanks for another year of fun!!

184 - United States - Hulkville in the Republic of Boulder, Colorado Alek says at 2013/12/18 21:01:22
So I'm out working on the Santa Balloon (bad news on that tomorrow after I take a picture) and a garbage truck pulls up across the street. Not suprising since Wendesday is trash day. But then it stops - a bit strange. Then a 2nd one pulls up behind it. And then a 3rd one (off camera to the right) pulls up behind that. Then they all get out to look at the Christmas Display ... HO-HO-HO! ;-)
garbage truck

185 - United States - Hulkville in the Republic of Boulder, Colorado Alek says at 2013/12/19 09:32:48
As mentioned last night, some bad news about the 15' Home Depot Santa Balloon that has been a fixture of the Christmas Display since 2009. As seen in the pictures below, the main supporting structure has several broken "rivets", along with a substantial tear at the seam which I can't patch with packing tape. Home Depot was nice enough to send me a replacement strut last year when that broke, but this is much more major and after 4 years, they may tell me it is just normal wear & tear. After taking the picture, I "told" the Homer Santa the bad news - he's pretty sad as seen in the 3rd image below! ;-)
santa balloon broken

santa balloon broken closeup

santa balloon homer sad
This picture was taken a couple of weeks ago after the snow
christmas front of house
This picture is entered in the Christmas Lights Contest I'm trying to win for charity
christmas front of house 2009

186 - Canada - Edmonton Alberta 53.5966°N 113.4882°W "Anonymous" from 142.229.103.197 (unresolvable) wrote at 2013/12/19 12:11:15
that's too bad really. maybe you need to find a new inflatable to replace it? something unique?

187 - United States - Hulkville in the Republic of Boulder, Colorado Alek says at 2013/12/19 13:55:11
So I wrote an Email to Home Depot and Gemmy, who made this inflatable (but doesn't anymore). Both responded promptly and Gemmy dug around in their spare parts bin and found the last set ... and are sending it to me - may even make it before Christmas! WOW - what an example of OUTSTANDING customer service!

188 - United States - Charlottesville Virginia 38.0293°N 78.4767°W "ashley" from 067.233.074.206 (va-67-233-74-206.dhcp.embarqhsd.net) wrote at 2013/12/19 14:00:48
I see that you got snow. when did you get snow?

189 - Canada - Edmonton Alberta 53.5966°N 113.4882°W "Anonymous" from 142.229.103.197 (unresolvable) wrote at 2013/12/19 15:25:33
that's excellent news Alek! perhaps you'll get lucky and it'll be here right away.

190 - United Kingdom - West Malling Kent 51.2833°N 0.4167°E "Anonymous" from 086.166.082.178 (host86-166-82-178.range86-166.btcentralplus.com) wrote at 2013/12/19 16:22:19
What are you going to do if it breaks again! No more spare parts in the spare parts bin!

191 - Italy - San Felice Sul Panaro Emilia-Romagna 44.8333°N 11.1333°E "Anonymous" from 093.144.078.238 (net-93-144-78-238.cust.dsl.teletu.it) wrote at 2013/12/20 01:00:20
maybe the coyotes took a bite out of the balloon

192 - Brazil - City N/A 10.0000°S 55.0000°W "Anonymous" from 201.039.012.082 (norpack-G1-0-7-40-iacc03.sdr.embratel.net.br) wrote at 2013/12/20 15:20:32
How long have you been doing this Alex and what did your house look like the 1st year?
Alek replies at 15:39 - Click here to see pictures of the Christmas Decorations since 1999.
I've always had a soft spot for the picture below from 2004. Those are my kids (a LOT younger) helping my Mom shovel the driveway. I used to decorate the trees on the left and right - they are wayyyy too big now. Note also there are no inflatables ... I bought my first one (the 8' Frosty ... who still is there but struggles a bit) and now have a "few" more ... as seen in the 2nd picture from 2012! ;-)

2004 christmas lights

2012 christmas inflatables

193 - United States - Queen Creek Arizona 33.2487°N 111.6343°W "Santa Elf" from 072.211.174.160 (ip72-211-174-160.tc.ph.cox.net) wrote at 2013/12/20 16:01:24
Alek... Here is a great Christmas tune to listen to: "Merry Christmas From the Family." sung by Robert Earl Keen. you can find it on you Tube

194 - United States - Long Beach California 33.7816°N 118.1859°W "Anonymous" from 024.182.041.012 (24-182-41-12.static.lnbh.ca.charter.com) wrote at 2013/12/20 18:38:04
That's a Norman Rockwell painting!!!!!!

195 - United Kingdom - Leamington Spa Warwickshire 52.3000°N 1.5333°W "Centauress" from 086.134.238.064 (host86-134-238-64.range86-134.btcentralplus.com) wrote at 2013/12/21 10:17:51
Hi Alek, Hope All is Well.... Are The Santa Bubblers Out This Year?
Alek replies at 11:15 - They are out and bubbling away - visible in webcam1 on the far right, but only if you know to look for 'em. Here's a couple of pictures from 2009 (when we had a LOT more snow) and click on the link above for more.
bubble lights
santa bubble lights 2santa bubble lights 1

196 - United Kingdom - Melton Constable Norfolk 52.8500°N 1.0333°E "alan eason" from 086.176.105.062 (host86-176-105-62.range86-176.btcentralplus.com) wrote at 2013/12/21 15:36:14
hi alek glad to see the balloon getting repaired hope it lasts the season
Alek replies at 17:02 - Yea, Gemmy just ROCKS - the replacement envelope showed up today - check out the HUGE box that showed up at my doorstep! I just finished setting it up .. will post more pictures tomorrow (updated with new pics and Youtube video) and more details/pics on the Santa Ballooon webpage.
santa balloon box

santa balloon inflated



197 - United States - Livonia Michigan 42.4250°N 83.3744°W "Anonymous" from 075.114.237.159 (unresolvable) wrote at 2013/12/21 16:41:39
I wish the webcams had video instead of slow pictures because it would feel more real instead of feeling so far away.

198 - United Kingdom - City N/A 51.5000°N 0.1300°W "GrottoTree" from 080.229.228.084 (80-229-228-84.plus.com) wrote at 2013/12/21 17:38:54
How's everyone's Christmas going? Got over 2000 Visitors on GrottoTree - thanks any one who has come from here!

199 - United States - Pearl City Hawaii 21.4219°N 157.9371°W "Bing Crosby" from 072.235.056.229 (udp050604uds.hawaiiantel.net) wrote at 2013/12/22 07:14:03
I'm dreaming of a white Christmas Just like the ones at Komars Where the treetops glisten, and children listen To hear sleigh bells in the snow I'm dreaming of a white Christmas With every Christmas card I write May your days be merry and bright And may all your Christmases be white I'm dreaming of a white Christmas With every Christmas card I write May your days be merry and bright And may all your Christmases be white
Alek replies at 08:33 - Thanks for stopping by "Bing" ... and yea, we got a surprising dusting of snow ... about 2" fell last night - here's what it looked like in the morning.
christmas snow AM

200 - Canada - Brampton Ontario 43.6892°N 79.7079°W "Anonymous" from 099.228.157.248 (CPE00222d555ea0-CM00222d555e9d.cpe.net.cable.rogers.com) wrote at 2013/12/22 14:33:41
Holy Makinaw! Boy did we get smacked with an ice storm. Trees down all over the place.

201 - Canada - Spruce Grove Alberta 53.5490°N 113.8995°W "Anonymous" from 068.150.161.248 (S0106602ad071467d.ed.shawcable.net) wrote at 2013/12/22 16:48:46
looks like there's some wind...

202 - Canada - Spruce Grove Alberta 53.5490°N 113.8995°W "Anonymous" from 068.150.161.248 (S0106602ad071467d.ed.shawcable.net) wrote at 2013/12/22 20:40:08
these bums just come on and say things repeatedly to create attention. nothing great about them

203 - United States - Wamego Kansas 39.2591°N 96.3007°W "Paul" from 068.171.187.080 (68-171-187-80.wtcks.net) wrote at 2013/12/22 21:15:26
Alek, just curious... What is the record number of people looking at the lights at one time?

204 - Canada - Spruce Grove Alberta 53.5490°N 113.8995°W "Anonymous" from 068.150.161.248 (S0106602ad071467d.ed.shawcable.net) wrote at 2013/12/22 21:17:53
there have been a few thousand at one time. but these people aren't viewing they're just creating a mess,
Alek replies at 21:22 - While we have some potty mouths on the website tonight, there actually are a lot of nice/heartwarming messages in there. Here's what the website looks like each year (there are small changes) and most numbers of surfers was 4,881 in 2010. Christmas Eve has always been the busiest time, but Slashdot can generate a HUGE amount of traffic ... and I actually did a video interview with those guys today that they'll probably post soon.

205 - United States - Lafayette Louisiana 30.1605°N 92.0332°W "Froswald" from 070.188.116.128 (ip70-188-116-128.lf.br.cox.net) wrote at 2013/12/22 22:06:41
I wish I had found this site sooner, one of the funnest holiday sites I've seen

206 - United States - Hulkville in the Republic of Boulder, Colorado Alek says at 2013/12/22 22:41:26
My wife found this cool seven inch high figurine at the local Goodwill for $2 - my Alma Matter is the University of Washington Huskies!
UW Figurine

207 - United States - Dover Delaware 39.1817°N 75.5971°W "Girl in Delaware" from 071.204.205.126 (c-71-204-205-126.hsd1.de.comcast.net) wrote at 2013/12/23 06:23:43
Tomorrow is Christmas eve! :D

208 - United Kingdom - Melton Constable Norfolk 52.8500°N 1.0333°E "alan eason" from 086.176.105.062 (host86-176-105-62.range86-176.btcentralplus.com) wrote at 2013/12/23 08:12:36
hope everyone has a wonderful christmas its my birthday on the 26 th another year gone by everyone have fun on the big day

209 - United Kingdom - Bognor Regis West Sussex 50.7833°N 0.6500°W "Anonymous" from 109.158.151.113 (host109-158-151-113.range109-158.btcentralplus.com) wrote at 2013/12/23 15:18:37
Late Christmas present from UPS Alek?
Alek replies at 15:37 - Yep ... gotta love Amazon Prime! ;-)

210 - United States - Sheboygan Wisconsin 43.7098°N 87.7478°W "Anonymous" from 024.183.005.198 (24-183-5-198.dhcp.fdul.wi.charter.com) wrote at 2013/12/23 15:35:21
Merry Christmas! :D

211 - United Kingdom - Newcastle Upon Tyne 55.0049°N 1.6894°W "AV" from 062.031.196.134 (cpc1-benw9-2-0-cust133.gate.cable.virginm.net) wrote at 2013/12/23 15:39:23
Merry Christmas Alek, all the best. I visit your lights every year and it gets better and better.

212 - United States - Newport Kentucky 39.0747°N 84.4792°W "Anonymous" from 074.136.160.015 (74-136-160-15.dhcp.insightbb.com) wrote at 2013/12/23 15:46:24
Thanks for putting on an extremely entertaining display year after year. Your poor server though so many users.

213 - United Kingdom - Perth Perth and Kinross 56.4000°N 3.4333°W "julie from Scotland" from 082.039.042.103 (cpc3-pert2-0-0-cust102.16-4.cable.virginm.net) wrote at 2013/12/23 16:41:23
Happy Christmas, I vote for your lights every day, I enjoy the lights every year and tonight there are a lot of people watching which is good :) keep up the good work

214 - Canada - Spruce Grove Alberta 53.5490°N 113.8995°W "Anonymous" from 068.150.161.248 (S0106602ad071467d.ed.shawcable.net) wrote at 2013/12/23 19:20:48
this has happened before in the past.

215 - United States - Jeffersonton Virginia 38.6144°N 77.9043°W "Anonymous" from 071.057.199.107 (c-71-57-199-107.hsd1.va.comcast.net) wrote at 2013/12/23 20:12:07
Excellent lights display! What a great idea. This is the first year I have seen this. Great job! Merry Christmas!

216 - Germany - Kiel Schleswig-Holstein 54.3334°N 10.1176°E "MudMan" from 087.184.218.019 (p57B8DA13.dip0.t-ipconnect.de) wrote at 2013/12/24 04:09:31
Merry Christmas!

217 - Taiwan - City N/A 23.5000°N 121.0000°E "Anonymous" from 219.068.022.217 (host-219-68-22-217.dynamic.kbtelecom.net) wrote at 2013/12/24 07:35:01
Merry Xmas from Taiwan!

218 - Taiwan - City N/A 23.5000°N 121.0000°E "Anonymous" from 219.068.022.217 (host-219-68-22-217.dynamic.kbtelecom.net) wrote at 2013/12/24 07:43:03
Also, just wanted to say that I've been following this website for several years, but this is the first time I've been overseas during Christmas- this website is making it feel a bit more like the holiday season, despite not being at home :) Thanks!

219 - United States - Columbia Maryland 39.2106°N 76.8268°W "Anonymous" from 064.124.009.130 (unresolvable) wrote at 2013/12/24 15:06:05
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year from Howard Co. Maryland.

220 - Europe - City N/A 47.0000°N 8.0000°E "Anonymous" from 193.200.150.125 (mail125.anonymouse.org) wrote at 2013/12/24 15:17:12
Oooohhhhhh tidings of Komar and joy !

221 - Canada - Spruce Grove Alberta 53.5490°N 113.8995°W "Anonymous" from 068.150.161.248 (DNS_lookups_disabled) wrote at 2013/12/24 15:19:38
here's hoping for a behaved 24th on Komar's Christmas Lights!

222 - United Kingdom - London London, City of 51.5142°N 0.0931°W "Anonymous" from 086.144.149.087 (host86-144-149-87.range86-144.btcentralplus.com) wrote at 2013/12/24 15:20:48
Shouldn't the laptop be saying controls on at 4:00? [Fixed - thanks - Alek]

223 - United Kingdom - Norwich Norfolk 52.6333°N 1.3000°E "alan eason" from 086.139.171.004 (host86-139-171-4.range86-139.btcentralplus.com) wrote at 2013/12/24 15:48:47
hi alek just to wish you and your family a very happy christmas thankyou for the display this year

224 - United States - Hulkville in the Republic of Boulder, Colorado Alek says at 2013/12/24 15:58:46
It's Christmas Eve, so the X10 controls are fired up early at 4:00. The lights are a bit hard to see, but the sun is setting. One problem is that it was VERY windy this morning ... so I had to unplug/bungee the Santa Balloon. But the wind is dying down and I hope to inflate (and deflate!) it in soon. As mentioned in post #196, the folks at Gemmy (and Home Depot) just ROCK - was soooo awesome they were able to get me a replacement balloon envelope. Asute observers will notice the new one is Red/Green ... versus Red/White ... more festive Christmas Colors!
santa balloon car driveby

santa balloon car driveby

225 - United States - Grapevine Texas 32.9234°N 97.0810°W "Justin Hough" from 173.074.151.028 (pool-173-74-151-28.dllstx.fios.verizon.net) wrote at 2013/12/24 16:18:10
Alek, sorry I couldn't provide a better cam for ya. I lost my cell phone and that ate into the cost. I'll see what I can do next year, but I plan on saving to move, so I may not be able to. Thanks for doing this.

226 - Germany - Behrendorf Schleswig-Holstein 54.5667°N 9.2167°E "Anonymous" from 079.236.163.171 (p4FECA3AB.dip0.t-ipconnect.de) wrote at 2013/12/24 17:39:21
Balloon looks great. Merry Christmas to everyone.

227 - United Kingdom - Derby 52.9370°N 1.4867°W "Gill (Luke's mum)" from 086.027.156.202 (cpc2-derb12-2-0-cust201.8-3.cable.virginm.net) wrote at 2013/12/24 18:28:07
Hi Alek and family, just stopping by to wish you all a Merry Christmas. Hope Santa brings lots of nice things. I'm hoping to see a picture of the, Christmas Day turkey with all the trimmings. Dave from UK, merry christmas, also to Kina. Thanks Alek for another wonderful display. Gill.

228 - United States - Hulkville in the Republic of Boulder, Colorado Alek says at 2013/12/24 18:43:25
We just snapped the family photo - the "outtakes" are pretty hilarious as it is always a challenge to keep everyone still/patient while we try to get a good picture! ;-)
christmas family photo

229 - Canada - Spruce Grove Alberta 53.5490°N 113.8995°W "Anonymous" from 068.150.161.248 (DNS_lookups_disabled) wrote at 2013/12/24 18:56:00
hey Alek, how tall is your oldest? he's getting pretty close!!

230 - Canada - City N/A 60.0000°N 95.0000°W "Paul C." from 047.054.187.105 (stjhnbsu0ww-047054187105.dhcp-dynamic.FibreOP.nb.bellaliant.net) wrote at 2013/12/25 01:50:23
Merry Christmas & thanks for another year

231 - United Kingdom - Wallsend North Tyneside 54.9914°N 1.5597°W "Jak from Newcastle on Tyne UK" from 002.028.098.152 (unresolvable) wrote at 2013/12/25 05:04:47
All the very best wishes for a happy Christmas and a great New Year. thanks for an awesome site

232 - United Kingdom - Spalding Lincolnshire 52.7833°N 0.1667°W "alan eason" from 031.051.068.031 (host31-51-68-31.range31-51.btcentralplus.com) wrote at 2013/12/25 09:07:58
happy xmas day what do the boys want to do when they grow uo into young adults

233 - United Kingdom - London London, City of 51.5142°N 0.0931°W "Anonymous" from 086.144.149.087 (host86-144-149-87.range86-144.btcentralplus.com) wrote at 2013/12/25 11:19:29
Have you taken a turkey picture?

234 - Kazakhstan - Petropavlovsk North Kazakhstan 54.8753°N 69.1628°E "Anonymous" from 002.135.251.134 (2.135.251.134.megaline.telecom.kz) wrote at 2013/12/25 11:45:38
Turkey pictures in postings 67 and 75

235 - United States - Lubbock Texas 33.6141°N 101.9574°W "Mike" from 070.238.200.221 (adsl-70-238-200-221.dsl.lbcktx.sbcglobal.net) wrote at 2013/12/25 12:24:01
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to Alek & family, and all the other viewers out there! :) Fun times as always!

236 - United States - Hulkville in the Republic of Boulder, Colorado Alek says at 2013/12/25 12:43:37
Here's a wide-angle view of the front of the house with some nice clouds as the sun was setting.
christmas wide angle picture

237 - United Kingdom - Derby 52.9370°N 1.4867°W "Gill Luke's mum" from 086.027.156.202 (cpc2-derb12-2-0-cust201.8-3.cable.virginm.net) wrote at 2013/12/25 15:35:00
Turkey picture was on Thanksgiving, now for Christmas Day Turkey picture :) The boys have really grown up, where has that time gone! Gill

238 - United States - Las Vegas Nevada 36.1041°N 115.0242°W "Chris in Las Vegas" from 184.001.009.118 (nv-184-1-9-118.dhcp.embarqhsd.net) wrote at 2013/12/25 15:56:24
Thank you for sharing these again. Have been following your webcams since "watching paint dry" was in the crawl space. The Rainier sign is a favorite. Happy holidays to you and your family!

239 - United States - Dover Delaware 39.1817°N 75.5971°W "Anonymous" from 071.204.205.126 (c-71-204-205-126.hsd1.de.comcast.net) wrote at 2013/12/25 17:23:02
Merry Christmas!

240 - United Kingdom - Derby 52.9370°N 1.4867°W "Anonymous" from 086.027.156.202 (cpc2-derb12-2-0-cust201.8-3.cable.virginm.net) wrote at 2013/12/25 19:19:27
Dave from UK, hope your out there watching. Gill

241 - Germany - Krefeld Nordrhein-Westfalen 51.3516°N 6.5496°E "Fionas" from 217.246.046.151 (pD9F62E97.dip0.t-ipconnect.de) wrote at 2013/12/25 19:40:00
Ho Ho Ho Merry Christmas Alek. Hope the Dinner was quite so good as ours. Lots greetings to youre Family too.

242 - Canada - Spruce Grove Alberta 53.5490°N 113.8995°W "Anonymous" from 068.150.161.248 (DNS_lookups_disabled) wrote at 2013/12/25 22:08:55
Alek, did you see the online article written Christmas Eve? extremetech made it. it was about your lights.
Alek replies at 23:20 - Yea, Sebastian Anthony did a nice writeup.

243 - Australia - Perth Western Australia 31.9522°S 115.8614°E "Anonymous" from 180.216.075.115 (r180-216-75-115.cpe.vividwireless.net.au) wrote at 2013/12/26 08:01:34
Beautiful picture - nothing says Christmas like the Hulk with a Santa Hat!

244 - Italy - Valganna Lombardia 45.9000°N 8.8167°E "Anonymous" from 079.020.147.214 (host214-147-dynamic.20-79-r.retail.telecomitalia.it) wrote at 2013/12/26 09:19:55
Merry Christmas from Italy!

245 - South Africa - Bellville Western Cape 33.9002°S 18.6285°E "Rynardt" from 197.087.198.245 (197-87-198-245.cpt.mweb.co.za) wrote at 2013/12/26 13:51:34
Hi Komar. You should accept Bitcoin donations for your Celiac Disease Research charity. Bitpay is a payment processor that allows you to accept Bitcoin donations without even touching Bitcoins. They do the conversion for you and deposit USD into your nominated bank account. It is easy to integrate and I am sure will generate a nice sum of donations from the Bitcoin community. Just make a r***** post under r/Bitcoin to generate some attention.

246 - India - Chennai Tamil Nadu 13.0833°N 80.2833°E "Anonymous" from 122.164.125.088 (ABTS-TN-dynamic-088.125.164.122.airtelbroadband.in) wrote at 2013/12/26 21:56:56
Any more snow coming Alex?

247 - United States - Hulkville in the Republic of Boulder, Colorado Alek says at 2013/12/27 10:27:51
Here's the time-lapse videos from the three webcams on Christmas Eve ... HO-HO-HO! ;-)






248 - Canada - Saskatoon Saskatchewan 52.1333°N 106.6667°W "Anonymous" from 142.165.085.163 (142-165-85-163.umts.hsdb.sasknet.sk.ca) wrote at 2013/12/27 16:00:22
ur neighbors must think you are crazy

249 - United Kingdom - Peterborough 52.5833°N 0.2500°W "alan eason" from 081.156.017.219 (host81-156-17-219.range81-156.btcentralplus.com) wrote at 2013/12/28 11:33:02
doh it will soon be time to return to watching grass grow again when the lights come down it will be a sad day but thanks alek for the display

250 - Brazil - Belo Horizonte Minas Gerais 19.9167°S 43.9333°W "Anonymous" from 189.115.127.133 (ns.linuxtech.com.br) wrote at 2013/12/28 18:24:05
Happy 2014! God bless America !

251 - United Kingdom - Peterborough 52.5833°N 0.2500°W "alan eason" from 081.156.017.219 (host81-156-17-219.range81-156.btcentralplus.com) wrote at 2013/12/29 09:38:06
a happy new year to all christmas light watchers which ever country you are in

252 - Brazil - Mauá Sao Paulo 23.6667°S 46.4500°W "Anonymous" from 177.099.142.166 (177.99.142.dynamic.adsl.gvt.net.br) wrote at 2013/12/29 09:41:20
It snowed!

253 - United Kingdom - Maidstone Kent 51.2667°N 0.5167°E "Hannah" from 086.150.148.114 (host86-150-148-114.range86-150.btcentralplus.com) wrote at 2013/12/29 16:48:00
There's snow!!!

254 - United Kingdom - London London, City of 51.4717°N 0.1200°W "Anonymous" from 109.158.136.155 (host109-158-136-155.range109-158.btcentralplus.com) wrote at 2013/12/29 17:30:52
Alek, when you post a blog post. Do you edit the code or do you have a posting system? Just a random question.

255 - United Kingdom - Derby 52.9370°N 1.4867°W "Anonymous" from 086.027.156.202 (cpc2-derb12-2-0-cust201.8-3.cable.virginm.net) wrote at 2013/12/29 17:37:20
Just noticed your post about lights off Sunday, last year we saw in the New Year with the lights. Taking them down early this year? Luke's mum

256 - United States - Hulkville in the Republic of Boulder, Colorado Alek says at 2013/12/29 17:41:01
For the first time EVER, my wife did the post-holiday Christmas Decorations shopping for me - what a great gal! ;-)
She actually was doing a Costco run and had to swing into "Targe'" for a couple of things ... and my older son who was with her noticed some these nifty Blue, Green, and Red presents at 70% off - WOOT! They also got a little USB LED Christmas Tree that is pretty cool - goes on top of the Lava Lamp in Santa's Workshop! ;-)

christmas new presents

christmas new lava lamp

257 - United Kingdom - Derby 52.9370°N 1.4867°W "Luke's mum" from 086.027.156.202 (cpc2-derb12-2-0-cust201.8-3.cable.virginm.net) wrote at 2013/12/29 17:46:37
Well done Aleks wife and Son,given us a sleek preview too :)

258 - United Kingdom - Derby 52.9370°N 1.4867°W "Luke's mum" from 086.027.156.202 (cpc2-derb12-2-0-cust201.8-3.cable.virginm.net) wrote at 2013/12/29 17:52:35
I'd like a Mr Christmas climbing santa, like the one in your workshop. How do I get one to the UK?   [Alek: info on mine at the link]

259 - United States - Lubbock Texas 33.6141°N 101.9574°W "Mike" from 070.238.200.221 (adsl-70-238-200-221.dsl.lbcktx.sbcglobal.net) wrote at 2013/12/29 22:03:59
I got the last laptop message of the year! :D Thanks as always for the display Alek. This place is still my digital Christmas tradition. Best wishes and see you in 2014! Back to watching grass grow in the meantime.
Alek replies at 22:08 - Thanks for stopping by and congrats on getting the last LAST post of the 2013 season on the chat board. I took this picture of the HULK earlier tonight - he was sad that it's over! ;-)
hulk sad

260 - United States - Lancaster New York 42.9057°N 78.6264°W "Anonymous" from 072.228.146.045 (cpe-72-228-146-45.buffalo.res.rr.com) wrote at 2013/12/30 09:09:12
Well, I haven't been on here for a while and missed the last days of the fun! I will be here next year! MERRY CHRISTMAS AND A HAPPY NEW YEAR!

261 - Russian Federation - Velikiy Novgorod Novosibirsk 58.5167°N 31.2833°E "Anonymous" from 005.166.206.042 (5x166x206x42.dynamic.nn.ertelecom.ru) wrote at 2013/12/30 09:23:48
I see alex on the lawn picking up things - cam2
Alek replies at 09:35 - Yep ... the big takedown is today - webcam #2 is still online, so you can watch the action. The first step is all the extension cords, X10 Modules, and Lawn Staples. I hope to do the house tomorrow morning, so I'll turn on webcam #1. I'll post time-lapse video for those that missing the exciting live action! ;-)

262 - United States - Brooklyn New York 40.6234°N 74.0288°W "Anonymous" from 024.090.153.222 (cpe-24-90-153-222.nyc.res.rr.com) wrote at 2013/12/30 11:16:40
Are you taking everything away after lunch?

263 - United States - Charlottesville Virginia 38.0293°N 78.4767°W "Ashley" from 067.233.071.155 (va-67-233-71-155.dhcp.embarqhsd.net) wrote at 2013/12/30 12:49:53
yall are packing it up until next year happy new year alek!!!!!!!

264 - United States - Westland Michigan 42.2890°N 83.3686°W "ErrantEgo" from 069.014.170.149 (d14-69-149-170.try.wideopenwest.com) wrote at 2013/12/30 12:57:13
Can we see you dismantle Santa's Workshop too? :)

265 - United States - Charlottesville Virginia 38.0293°N 78.4767°W "Anonymous" from 067.233.071.155 (va-67-233-71-155.dhcp.embarqhsd.net) wrote at 2013/12/30 13:05:20
we want to see u dismantle santa's workshop and the garage

266 - United Kingdom - Spalding Lincolnshire 52.7833°N 0.1667°W "alan eason" from 031.051.068.123 (host31-51-68-123.range31-51.btcentralplus.com) wrote at 2013/12/30 13:40:32
alek you gave us a good season thankyou but my it does look sad now its all gone hope you have a good spring and summer when it arrives

267 - United States - Hulkville in the Republic of Boulder, Colorado Alek says at 2013/12/30 13:54:09
Here's the time-lapse video of the front yard takedown. My son Dirk was a great help ... and with my prep work earlier in the day, it took us 32 minutes to clear out the front lawn ... with the exception of the candy canes which are frozen in the ground. And yes, I plan to do a time-lapse of Santa's Workshop ... and tune in tomorrow morning for a live feed via webcam #1 of everything on the house being removed! ;-)


268 - United States - Charlottesville Virginia 38.0293°N 78.4767°W "Anonymous" from 067.233.071.155 (va-67-233-71-155.dhcp.embarqhsd.net) wrote at 2013/12/30 15:38:00
alek how long does it take for you to put all of these lights up.........

269 - United States - Morrisville Pennsylvania 40.1957°N 74.8127°W "Anonymous" from 072.092.067.195 (pool-72-92-67-195.phlapa.east.verizon.net) wrote at 2013/12/30 15:57:47
Thanks for ANOTHER fantastic Christmas Season, Alek!!! It really is fun to play with your lights at the end of the day. Such a fun tradition!

270 - Europe - City N/A 47.0000°N 8.0000°E "Anonymous" from 193.200.150.152 (mail152.anonymouse.org) wrote at 2013/12/30 17:54:12
grottotree DOT com is still working if you're suffering from light control withdrawal

271 - United States - Clearfield Pennsylvania 41.0559°N 78.4129°W "Anonymous" from 071.114.165.092 (pool-71-114-165-92.altnpa.east.verizon.net) wrote at 2013/12/30 18:27:22
hope u do this next year alek

272 - United Kingdom - Derby 52.9370°N 1.4867°W "Luke's mum" from 086.027.156.202 (cpc2-derb12-2-0-cust201.8-3.cable.virginm.net) wrote at 2013/12/30 20:34:20
Thanks for the link Alek, UK Costco don't have stepping santa, so I think it's eBay for me :) Thank you for a great show again, and Happy New Year to you and your family. I'm just waiting for that grass to turn green!

273 - Italy - Samarate Lombardia 45.6333°N 8.7833°E "Anonymous" from 037.116.196.191 (net-37-116-196-191.cust.dsl.vodafone.it) wrote at 2013/12/31 08:02:00
I see you up on the roof - be careful

274 - United States - Glastonbury Connecticut 41.7039°N 72.5461°W "Anonymous" from 068.009.115.181 (ip68-9-115-181.ri.ri.cox.net) wrote at 2013/12/31 16:37:00
missed it this year boo

275 - United States - Morrisville Pennsylvania 40.1957°N 74.8127°W "Anonymous" from 072.092.067.195 (pool-72-92-67-195.phlapa.east.verizon.net) wrote at 2013/12/31 19:31:24
I still see some light reflections! Yay!
Alek replies at 22:51 - Yea, I plugged in the lights still on the house for tonight - Happy New Years! ;-)

276 - Hungary - City N/A 47.0000°N 20.0000°E "Roland" from 089.134.164.017 (catv-89-134-164-17.catv.broadband.hu) wrote at 2014/01/01 00:50:11
happy new year alek! You did it again, thank you, meet i hope in 2014 halloween :) Roland Hungary

277 - United Kingdom - Birmingham 52.4667°N 1.9167°W "Anonymous" from 094.000.203.047 (5e00cb2f.bb.sky.com) wrote at 2014/01/01 08:26:20
awwwwwwwwww no just popped in and all the decs have gone. How come you have taken them down so soon
Alek replies at 09:11 - Actually, the decorations are still up on the front of the house. I hope to take those down later today and will activate webcam #1 when I do.

278 - United States - Hulkville in the Republic of Boulder, Colorado Alek says at 2014/01/01 09:14:28
Here's our family holiday card - Happy New Year!
komar holiday card

279 - United States - Westland Michigan 42.2890°N 83.3686°W "ErrantEgo" from 069.014.170.149 (d14-69-149-170.try.wideopenwest.com) wrote at 2014/01/01 11:47:15
Camera 2 went offline! Nooooo!

280 - United States - Westland Michigan 42.2890°N 83.3686°W "ErrantEgo" from 069.014.170.149 (d14-69-149-170.try.wideopenwest.com) wrote at 2014/01/01 11:53:06
Heh, now camera 1 is online! LOL
Alek replies at 11:55 - Keep watching ... about to head outside and take stuff down! ;-)

281 - United States - Westland Michigan 42.2890°N 83.3686°W "ErrantEgo" from 069.014.170.149 (d14-69-149-170.try.wideopenwest.com) wrote at 2014/01/01 11:58:47
Alek, can you take my stuff down too? I'll trade ya! The snow is coming down at a good clip here today! The NHL Winter Classic is on NBC, and its taking place about a half hour to my west!

282 - United Kingdom - Derby 52.9370°N 1.4867°W "Gill Luke's mum" from 086.027.156.202 (cpc2-derb12-2-0-cust201.8-3.cable.virginm.net) wrote at 2014/01/01 12:37:48
Nearly all down now Alek, you have a good helper there too! Took our christmas tree down today, post christmas blues setting in :( roll on spring. We will be watching that grass turn green.

283 - United States - Wamego Kansas 39.2591°N 96.3007°W "Paul" from 068.171.187.080 (68-171-187-80.wtcks.net) wrote at 2014/01/01 12:43:16
Nice waving pose. Happy New Year!

284 - United States - Fort Smith Arkansas 35.3029°N 94.4068°W "n10cities" from 070.178.150.051 (ip70-178-150-51.ks.ks.cox.net) wrote at 2014/01/01 17:40:37
Great light show once again, Alek. Thanks for all you do. Happy New Year to you and yours! Great New Year's photo of your family! Them boys are gettin' big! LOL

285 - United States - Hulkville in the Republic of Boulder, Colorado Alek says at 2014/01/01 22:42:39
Here's the time-lapse video of the Christmas Decorations on the house itself being taken down as recorded by Webcam #1 ... along with a "done" image and one of my up on the roof. That's where I started ... and then I moved to the main part of the house ... assisted by my older son Dirk and then my younger son Kyle - we made pretty quick work of it! ;-)


christmas takedown house garage

christmas takedown house roof

286 - United States - Hulkville in the Republic of Boulder, Colorado Alek says at 2014/01/01 23:07:57
And here is the takedown of Santa's Workshop ... check out what happens at the halfway point ... HO-HO-HO! ;-)


287 - United Kingdom - Birmingham 52.4667°N 1.9167°W "Anonymous" from 094.000.203.047 (5e00cb2f.bb.sky.com) wrote at 2014/01/02 12:26:20
how come you take the decs down so early,

288 - Canada - Spruce Grove Alberta 53.5490°N 113.8995°W "Russ" from 068.150.161.248 (DNS_lookups_disabled) wrote at 2014/01/02 19:51:01
your snow doesn't seem to last at all does it? this seems to be common the last few years.

289 - United States - Hulkville in the Republic of Boulder, Colorado Alek says at 2014/01/02 22:16:34
Remember wayyyy back in post #39 I mentioned a $5,000 Christmas Lights Contest? Turns out I won 2nd place - WOOT! While it is mightly tempting to use the prize winnings to order some of the fantastic stuff from Christmas Lights Etc, I had them donate directly to the Center for Celiac Research. Hats off to CLE for running a fun contest and thank you everyone who voted.


290 - Canada - Spruce Grove Alberta 53.5490°N 113.8995°W "Anonymous" from 068.150.161.248 (DNS_lookups_disabled) wrote at 2014/01/02 23:52:39
yay! 2nd place is great.

291 - United Kingdom - Spalding Lincolnshire 52.7833°N 0.1667°W "alan eason" from 031.051.068.123 (host31-51-68-123.range31-51.btcentralplus.com) wrote at 2014/01/03 09:12:53
well done alek you deserve it for the show you put on it keeps everyone happy over the holiday season

292 - Canada - Spruce Grove Alberta 53.5490°N 113.8995°W "Anonymous" from 068.150.161.248 (DNS_lookups_disabled) wrote at 2014/01/04 16:33:17
Alek, I hope next year you'll have some cool new things to add. it's always good to bring in a new touch to an already awesome display. hopefully you find something worthy to add.

293 - United States - Morrisville Pennsylvania 40.1957°N 74.8127°W "Anonymous" from 072.092.067.195 (pool-72-92-67-195.phlapa.east.verizon.net) wrote at 2014/01/05 18:13:56
Congrats on your Second Place win, however your display is always first in OUR books! You're such a kind soul to donate your winnings to Celiac Research! Good karma on you! Thanks again for another wonderful season of Christmas Lights!!!

294 - United Kingdom - Spalding Lincolnshire 52.7833°N 0.1667°W "alan eason" from 031.051.068.123 (host31-51-68-123.range31-51.btcentralplus.com) wrote at 2014/01/06 08:26:46
even this close to christmas i have to keep coming back just to look at the photos how sad is that
Alek replies at 08:28 - Welllll ... hopefully the photos bring back some fun memories. I will shut down the blog in a few days, but still need to uploaded a few more videos from the entire season.

295 - United Kingdom - Spalding Lincolnshire 52.7833°N 0.1667°W "alan eason" from 031.051.068.123 (host31-51-68-123.range31-51.btcentralplus.com) wrote at 2014/01/06 11:37:51
hi alek it sure will it will give us the memories till we can do it all again thanks for the memories

296 - United States - Hulkville in the Republic of Boulder, Colorado Alek says at 2014/01/06 19:34:47
As promised, I've uploaded some videos of the ENTIRE (!) Christmas Season. It's pretty crazy seeing all the lights go ON-OFF-ON-OFF ... and Youtube actually offers to "fix the shaky video" - LOL! ;-)






297 - Brazil - City N/A 10.0000°S 55.0000°W "Anonymous" from 189.098.169.004 (ip-189-98-169-4.user.vivozap.com.br) wrote at 2014/01/07 07:29:01
A nice way to relive the entire month of December in 7 minutes. Thank you for the memories.

298 - Japan - Aoicho Aichi 35.1667°N 136.9167°E "Anonymous" from 114.187.178.154 (i114-187-178-154.s41.a023.ap.plala.or.jp) wrote at 2014/01/07 16:22:15
good vids - that was me on the day before Christmas turning your lights on and off

299 - United States - Hulkville in the Republic of Boulder, Colorado Alek says at 2014/01/07 17:01:46
There was a pretty cool sunrise this morning ... here's a 270° panoramic image (stitched from 19 pictures) taken from my back porch - click here to see a 100X more pixels! ;-)
sunrise picture

300 - Moldova, Republic of - Chisinau 47.0056°N 28.8575°E "awesome things!" from 093.116.187.104 (host-static-93-116-187-104.moldtelecom.md) wrote at 2014/01/07 17:52:51
z5kAYn Say, you got a nice blog post.Really thank you! Much obliged.

301 - Canada - Spruce Grove Alberta 53.5490°N 113.8995°W "Anonymous" from 068.150.161.248 (DNS_lookups_disabled) wrote at 2014/01/07 20:41:21
those are fantastic videos! I enjoyed watching them. December will be here before you know it!

302 - Indonesia - Jakarta Jakarta Raya 6.1744°S 106.8294°E "Anonymous" from 139.228.058.038 (fm-dyn-139-228-58-38.fast.net.id) wrote at 2014/01/08 15:56:15
gd sunrise pic - cant wait until next year

303 - United States - Hauppauge New York 40.8191°N 73.2102°W "Anonymous" from 024.185.107.143 (ool-18b96b8f.dyn.optonline.net) wrote at 2014/01/08 19:10:00
Thanks for another great year Alek! It's become a Christmas tradition for me to come, read the blog comments, play with the lights and donate! Ho ho ho! See ya next year!

304 - Australia - Acacia Ridge Queensland 27.5833°S 153.0333°E "Steve Meredith" from 203.213.069.147 (203-213-69-147-static.tpgi.com.au) wrote at 2014/01/09 20:31:06
Hi Alek, On behalf of my family and I. Thankyou so much for your wonderful Christmas website, blog, lights and cheer. We look forward to it every year and are already looking forward to your 2014 display. I hope you and you family have an awesome 2014. Best Wished Steve Meredith Gympie, Queensland Australia

305 - United States - Hulkville in the Republic of Boulder, Colorado Alek says at 2014/01/10 10:10:10
That's a nice note Steve ... glad I left the Blog open later than I normally do. I've put most of the stuff away in the basement as seen in the picture below and it is time to close down the blog for this year. Web Surfers from 121 countries visited in 2013 as seen on the Christmas Maps and the total raised for Celiac Disease is now over $80,000 - THANKS! Here's a last couple of pictures of the Christmas display. Surf on back at Christmas 2014 for more Christmas Craziness - D'OH! ;-)
christmas stuff in basement

christmas house

christmas house wide angle

christmas front yard

christmas santa workshop



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