Alek's Christmas Lights & Decorations

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View and Control (!) everything on the Christmas Lights Webcam - D'OH!!!

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Featuring the Santa Balloon with three wise men (Elmo, SpongeBob, & Homer Simpson) plus more inflatables and thousands of lights - D'OH! ;-) Chime in on the christmas blog with your comments

BTW, while I appreciate the folks who have asked if they can donate/PayPal to cover the costs of the lights and (wind powered and carbon offsett'ed!) electricity, I've never asked for donations and don't plan to change that. While it is a bit of work to put up all the Christmas stuff, I do it anyway for the neighborhood kids and the web site is just my way of saying "Merry Christmas" to folks around the world. If you feel compelled to make some sort of contribution, my kids have celiac disease ... so make a donation to the Center for Celiac Research at Massachusetts General Hospital - tell 'em Komar.Org sent 'ya! ;-)

Webcam2 view for Christmas 2013 ... complete with horse drawn sleigh! ;-)

christmas front yard

A more typical view with lots of fluffy white stuff - Mouse over image to see with no snow

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Webcam3 looks into Santa's Workshop ... with the Christmas Lights Elf! ;-)

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Wide-angle view of the Christmas House

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Kyle, Alek, and Dirk smile for the camera - Mouse over image to for closeup

christmas front yard

Kyle and I in 2009 with some snow

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Long Exposure pictures with Lights off, no Moon and "HO-HO" with phone

christmas house at night

Moon was out for this picture (note shadows)

christmas house at night

Getting ready for Christmas - mouseover image to see wide-angle view

christmas inflatables

2013 Christmas Lights Webcam Updates

For reference, here is the christmas 2012 webcam updates.

2013_10_14: The warmup for Christmas is the halloween webcam which was turned on today. The 2013 halloween decorations have 10,000 lights plus giant inflatable Frankenstein, Grim Reapers, Pumpkins, Witches, SpongeBob SquarePants, and Homer Simpson - D'OH! ;-)

2013_10_30: It's the day before Halloween, so the Christmas Blog has been turned on for those fans that want to start commenting.

2013_10_31: Another crazy-fun Halloween night! Almost 200 trick-or-treaters came by as the weather was mild, although gusty winds came up later in the evening. They almost cleaned me out of candy (I'm very generous, especially early on) and I also passed out shots of Chocolate Wine, EggNog, and/or "Adult Chocolate Milk" for the "big" kids. Check out all the action in the time-lapse halloween movies while listening to some halloween music and read the funny commentary in the halloween blog.

2013_11_15: Thanksgiving is late this year, but I hope to start working on the inflatables and other misc. this weekend.

2013_11_28: I hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving - my wife made an awesome turkey. My Mom is visiting and has been a great help in setting up the display.

2013_12_01: The webcams and X10 controls were turned on and it was a good first night ... except the wind came up with more forecast tomorrow - hopefully not like the 70+ MPH winds that clobbered the display in 2008 - D'OH! ;-)

2013_12_04: The high temperature yesterday was 60°F 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! ;-)

2013_12_05: Per Blog post #118, The Christmas Train is BAACCCKKKK!!!! This was a fixture for several years until those 70+ MPH winds clobbered it 5 years ago ... but after some "Open-Train-Surgery" along with a controller transplant, plus replacing dozens of burnt out bulbs, it is back in operation and chugging along ... HO-HO-HO! ;-) 2013_12_08: Our neighborhood has a big Chrismas shin-dig which includes a horse-drawn sleigh that takes the kids around the nieghborhood - needless to say, my house is a popular stop! ;-)

2013_12_09: One of the SR227 X10 Super Sockets blew out - I typically lose a couple of these a year due to all of the ON/OFF's - but I was able to fix some and Internet Surfers can again say "Give me Full Power Scotty"

2013_12_21: The 15' Home Depot/Gemmy Santa Balloon has a tear in the envelope. Gemmy was able to send me a replacement in two days - what OUTSTANDING customer service!

2013_12_24: We shot our family picture - came out pretty decent! ;-)

2013_12_29: The last night of the Controllable Christmas Lights. With warm weather coming in, I'd like to get a head start on taking everything down.

2014_01_01: Everything has been removed from Santa's Workshop, the house, and the yard ... with the exception of some candy canes that are frozen in the ground - D'OH! ;-)

2014_01_02: My display won 2nd place in a $5,000 Christmas Lights Contest and the prize winnings were donated to charity - WOOT! ;-)


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