532 Comments (chronological order) on the Christmas Blog in 2009

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1 - United States - Hulkville in the Republic of Boulder, Colorado Alek says at 2009/10/26 14:49:30
It is now less than 2 months before Christmas and Internet surfers have had a lot of fun with the halloween decorations. Surf to the halloween webcam on October 31st as several hundred trick-or-treaters come by. But that is all just a warmup for Christmas 2009, so I have re-enabled commenting on the Christmas Blog. Once again, there will be lots of Christmas Lights along with the zany christmas webcam which should be online by December 1st and maybe by Thanksgiving ... HO-HO-HO! ;-)
christmas house

christmas house

christmas house

2 - United Kingdom - Manchester 53.5000°N 2.2167°W "Jack" from 081.131.224.124 (host81-131-224-124.range81-131.btcentralplus.com) wrote at 2009/10/26 15:42:19
Wooooo!! Can't wait for the christmas lights!! :) Have you got anything new for this year Alek??

3 - United States - Medfield Massachusetts 42.1820°N 71.3100°W "Anonymous" from 024.063.021.115 (c-24-63-21-115.hsd1.ma.comcast.net) wrote at 2009/10/26 15:53:31
I'm going to listen to rockin around the xmas tree on October 26th!!!

4 - United States - Lubbock Texas 33.5663°N 101.8830°W "Mike" from 069.151.027.237 (adsl-69-151-27-237.dsl.lbcktx.swbell.net) wrote at 2009/10/26 16:58:48
Here's to another great Christmas! Working for a school system, I can't help but love the holidays as it means two wholes weeks off. :)

5 - United States - Fort Kent Mills Maine 47.2378°N 68.5815°W "Computer Geek" from 076.178.243.254 (cpe-76-178-243-254.maine.res.rr.com) wrote at 2009/10/26 18:33:04
I agree mike! I am a STUDENT at a middle school. Anonymous - Hope the music was good to you today! :)

6 - United States - Post Falls Idaho 47.7892°N 117.0266°W "Brandon" from 069.076.004.249 (cpe-69-76-4-249.natnow.res.rr.com) wrote at 2009/10/26 21:03:46
wooo #6 hai everyone :D

7 - United States - Fort Kent Mills Maine 47.2378°N 68.5815°W "Computer Geek" from 076.178.243.254 (cpe-76-178-243-254.maine.res.rr.com) wrote at 2009/10/28 04:34:55
Merry Christmas! One month left!

8 - United Kingdom - Penrith Cumbria 54.6500°N 2.7333°W "linsey" from 078.149.080.114 (unresolvable) wrote at 2009/10/28 08:23:19
not long now

9 - United States - Medfield Massachusetts 42.1820°N 71.3100°W "Anonymous" from 024.063.021.115 (c-24-63-21-115.hsd1.ma.comcast.net) wrote at 2009/10/28 14:06:39
i'm first getting through halloween before posting another Christmas comment! hahaha

10 - United Kingdom - Manchester 53.5000°N 2.2167°W "Stephen" from 081.104.008.180 (cpc2-woki7-2-0-cust179.6-2.cable.virginmedia.com) wrote at 2009/10/29 14:00:03
Hey everybody!!!! Cannot wait to christmas 2009!! Hope everybody is starting to get into the festive spirit! :)

11 - United States - Hulkville in the Republic of Boulder, Colorado Alek says at 2009/10/29 15:39:03
Two Feet of Snow Two Days Before Halloween - it's going to be a White Christmas!!! ;-)
halloween snow
After 8" of snow the first day - mouseover image to see closeup of an angry chilly HULK!
>hulk snow

12 - United Kingdom - Accrington Lancashire 53.7667°N 2.3500°W "Anonymous" from 094.195.158.129 (94-195-158-129.zone9.bethere.co.uk) wrote at 2009/10/29 16:23:23
Can't wait for christmas... Ho Ho Ho...

13 - United Kingdom - Accrington Lancashire 53.7667°N 2.3500°W "Anonymous" from 094.195.158.129 (94-195-158-129.zone9.bethere.co.uk) wrote at 2009/10/29 16:26:48
Ho Ho Ho... Not long to go now.

14 - United States - Medfield Massachusetts 42.1820°N 71.3100°W "Anonymous" from 024.063.021.115 (c-24-63-21-115.hsd1.ma.comcast.net) wrote at 2009/10/29 17:58:44
listening to christmas music!

15 - United States - San Diego California 32.7964°N 117.0690°W "Boom Boom" from 068.007.128.043 (ip68-7-128-43.sd.sd.cox.net) wrote at 2009/10/30 07:54:48
Wow He opened it REAL EARLY

16 - United States - Reading Pennsylvania 40.3375°N 75.9445°W "Anonymous" from 071.175.202.237 (pool-71-175-202-237.phlapa.east.verizon.net) wrote at 2009/10/30 14:04:42
Hi Alek, I am looking forward to your wonderful Christmas decorations this year.

17 - United States - Elk Grove Village Illinois 42.0152°N 87.9901°W "Anonymous" from 067.162.060.171 (c-67-162-60-171.hsd1.il.comcast.net) wrote at 2009/10/30 23:56:45
God Bless you and your family for such dedication to come to a resolution to such an unfair disease! Steve

18 - United States - Kearney Nebraska 40.7499°N 99.1980°W "John. K" from 071.082.063.092 (71-82-63-92.dhcp.bycy.mi.charter.com) wrote at 2009/11/01 08:54:36
You have some great lighting inflatibles first time for me to see them. Can't Wait for thanksgiving to see them up.

19 - United States - Hulkville in the Republic of Boulder, Colorado Alek says at 2009/11/01 18:44:16
Halloween was a ton of fun as about 300 kids came by with lots of smiles. We had two feet of snow a few days earlier ... but fortunately some sunny warmer weather made it a delightful night for trick-or-treating. I had LOTS of candy and am pretty generous handing out multiple items to each kid ... until near the end when I realized I was running out (D'OH!) ... and ended up having just two bags left. The adults finished off one bottle of Port (dented another), one bottle of Bailey's, most of the Egg Nog whisky, and about half of the Tequila. Super fun time by all ... especially me as I really enjoy seeing all the smiles ... a few pics below and many more on the Halloween Blog.

Massive amounts of web traffic (as typical every year - screenshots here) with 1,373 IM's on the Haunted Office laptop ... interesting enough, just 44 more than last year. And relive the entire crazy evening in a minute via the time-lapse videos on the Halloween Movies Page.

Tonight is the last night for the halloween decorations and then it's time to get working on Christmas!

Julie and Craig ... who do an excellent job hosting the neighborhood wine & cheese party
halloween trick or treaters
Three Chefs sample my fine selection of candy!
halloween trick or treaters chef
If this guy had asked for extra candy, would you have said no?!? ;-)
halloween trick or treaters muscles

20 - Peru - Lima 12.0500°S 77.0500°W "Anonymous" from 200.106.109.071 (client-200.106.109.71.speedy.net.pe) wrote at 2009/11/01 23:55:23
So sad to see Halloween over. The new skeleton is very nice.

21 - United Kingdom - Bishops Stortford Surrey 51.8667°N 0.1667°E "Luc" from 094.002.140.103 (5e028c67.bb.sky.com) wrote at 2009/11/02 13:36:11
alek can you please stream cam 2 so we can see the lights going up please thanks from Luc aged 13

22 - United Kingdom - Port Glasgow Inverclyde 55.9333°N 4.7000°W "Anonymous" from 081.104.140.106 (cpc3-grnk2-0-0-cust105.renf.cable.ntl.com) wrote at 2009/11/02 13:59:42
alek what is new for xmas 2010 ___like what new lights___??

23 - United States - Euless Texas 32.8101°N 97.1061°W "Shumpy" from 076.185.239.056 (cpe-76-185-239-56.tx.res.rr.com) wrote at 2009/11/02 17:04:38
Alek, Can't wait to see your Christmas set up this year.

24 - United States - Lubbock Texas 33.5663°N 101.8830°W "Mike" from 068.089.241.119 (ppp-68-89-241-119.dsl.lbcktx.swbell.net) wrote at 2009/11/02 19:27:59
Hard to believe we're just weeks away from the beginning of the Christmas frenzy. These years start going by fast as you get up in age. :)

25 - United States - Levittown Pennsylvania 40.1527°N 74.8480°W "Anonymous" from 072.094.129.121 (pool-72-94-129-121.phlapa.east.verizon.net) wrote at 2009/11/02 20:22:45
I know what you mean Alek, the years do go by fast!

26 - United States - Canadian Oklahoma 35.1770°N 95.6437°W "Narconon" from 064.111.231.138 (invalid.mannford.ok.mbo.net) wrote at 2009/11/04 18:19:43
Last Christmas I was shooting dope, heavy drug use, and drinking very heavily. I didn't think that my life was ever going to be good again. I spent no time with my family or friends. In Feb. my father found a rehab. I got my life back and now this Christmas I can be with my family and be happy. This program got my life back. It can work miracles.

27 - Hungary - Budapest 47.5000°N 19.0833°E "Roland" from 086.101.011.142 (catv-86-101-11-142.catv.broadband.hu) wrote at 2009/11/05 05:26:50
Hy Alek! I wish you good job to the christmas lights....:) we wait WAIT yet....:) Roland

28 - United States - Hulkville in the Republic of Boulder, Colorado Alek says at 2009/11/05 21:43:46
So while I was putting away my Halloween Decorations, my neighbors already put out their Christmas stuff - they were quite proud of "beating" me! So sure, they had their stuff set up first (although kinda weak they still had Halloween stuff out) ... but once my christmas display is all setup, then lets compare! ;-)
neighbors christmas decorations
This made the HULK angry, so he went over tonight and punched out their Santa! ;-)
neighbors christmas decorations
P.S. They are actually great neighbors and I offered to provide 'em some stakes to keep their Santa standing up.


29 - United Kingdom - Port Glasgow Inverclyde 55.9333°N 4.7000°W "Anonymous" from 081.104.140.106 (cpc3-grnk2-0-0-cust105.renf.cable.ntl.com) wrote at 2009/11/06 13:58:20
Alek are they the neighbours that bet you last year as well with their inflatable penguin ??
Alek replies at 15:33 - Good memory - yep, same ones across the street!

30 - United Kingdom - Port Glasgow Inverclyde 55.9333°N 4.7000°W "Anonymous" from 081.104.140.106 (cpc3-grnk2-0-0-cust105.renf.cable.ntl.com) wrote at 2009/11/06 16:27:57
So any New decorations or lights for xmas 2009??

31 - United States - Lavaca Arkansas 35.3577°N 94.1886°W "n10cities" from 070.178.040.087 (ip70-178-40-87.ks.ks.cox.net) wrote at 2009/11/06 18:55:33
Great Halloween, Alek. Looking forward to Christmas...

32 - United Kingdom - Plymouth 50.3964°N 4.1386°W "Luke" from 082.033.003.099 (82-33-3-99.cable.ubr13.newt.blueyonder.co.uk) wrote at 2009/11/07 12:50:06
Looking foward to christmas 2009 with komar.org, any new bits and bobs to add to the display this year alek!?

33 - United Kingdom - Huddersfield Kirklees 53.6500°N 1.7833°W "Dave UK" from 089.242.171.146 (unresolvable) wrote at 2009/11/07 14:38:25
Hi All, well now Bonfire nights out of the way UK Viewers......next stop Christmas 2009

34 - United States - Hulkville in the Republic of Boulder, Colorado Alek says at 2009/11/07 21:07:35
WRT new stuff for Christmas 2009: I actually didn't buy anything at the post-holiday sales last year after Christmas. However, there are two items that I have my eyes on and my kids are pretty excited about. While I very, very rarely pay full price, these might be worth it. So I've told Dirk & Kyle that if they are really good for the next week or so, I might pick 'em up. Both can "fly" and one is HUGE ... about as tall as the giant Santa inflatable below ... and yes, you will be able to control them via the website! ;-)
christmas giant santa

35 - United States - Reading Pennsylvania 40.3375°N 75.9445°W "Anonymous" from 072.094.141.230 (pool-72-94-141-230.phlapa.east.verizon.net) wrote at 2009/11/08 06:12:35
I am looking forward to it Alek!

36 - United States - Reading Pennsylvania 40.3375°N 75.9445°W "Anonymous" from 072.094.141.230 (pool-72-94-141-230.phlapa.east.verizon.net) wrote at 2009/11/08 09:18:55
Alek, Will the Christmas lights be up and running on black friday?

37 - United States - Medfield Massachusetts 42.1820°N 71.3100°W "Anonymous" from 024.063.021.115 (c-24-63-21-115.hsd1.ma.comcast.net) wrote at 2009/11/08 17:16:22
ALEK when should we expect the webcams to go online?

38 - Ireland - Newbridge Kildare 53.1819°N 6.7967°W "chris hill" from 089.101.204.156 (089-101-204156.ntlworld.ie) wrote at 2009/11/09 05:09:20
cant wait till christmas.any sneak peeks of the decorations?

39 - United States - Laingsburg Michigan 42.8776°N 84.3822°W "Maggie and justin stone" from 098.115.136.065 (pool-98-115-136-65.chi01.dsl-w.verizon.net) wrote at 2009/11/09 11:29:30
My kids cannot wait to see the decorations!!You are awesome for doing this!!:)

40 - United States - Portland Oregon 45.5184°N 122.6554°W "Anonymous" from 024.021.192.166 (c-24-21-192-166.hsd1.or.comcast.net) wrote at 2009/11/09 14:46:23
here is a free legal holiday album 11 bands from all over world LINK DELETED great holiday music!

41 - United States - Hatfield Pennsylvania 40.2865°N 75.2952°W "Anonymous" from 072.081.055.179 (pool-72-81-55-179.phlapa.east.verizon.net) wrote at 2009/11/09 14:47:47
A mere 17ish days until we see more lights from Alek! YAY! I usually put my lights up around that time as well.

42 - United States - Lavaca Arkansas 35.3577°N 94.1886°W "n10cities" from 070.178.040.087 (ip70-178-40-87.ks.ks.cox.net) wrote at 2009/11/09 19:26:27
Wooooot!!! Amen to that!

43 - India - New Delhi Delhi 28.6000°N 77.2000°E "dgreetings" from 119.082.072.100 (unresolvable) wrote at 2009/11/10 04:34:00
Merry Christmas from LINK DELETED team

44 - United Kingdom - Derby 52.9333°N 1.5000°W "Gill" from 086.012.054.168 (cpc4-derb3-0-0-cust679.leic.cable.ntl.com) wrote at 2009/11/10 08:44:24
Can't wait until Thanksgiving, then Christmas lights :-)

45 - United Kingdom - Port Glasgow Inverclyde 55.9333°N 4.7000°W "Anonymous" from 081.104.140.106 (cpc3-grnk2-0-0-cust105.renf.cable.ntl.com) wrote at 2009/11/10 11:24:56
Alek will you be buying your big inflatables!!

46 - United States - Las Vegas Nevada 36.1515°N 115.2049°W "Chris" from 070.173.051.093 (ip70-173-51-93.lv.lv.cox.net) wrote at 2009/11/10 18:16:09
I bought 5 inflateable things this year I'm so excited

47 - United Kingdom - Droitwich Worcestershire 52.2667°N 2.1500°W "Anonymous" from 092.026.137.161 (unresolvable) wrote at 2009/11/10 18:36:01
hi alex thanks for a great show from alison in england.. we r all ill at the mo me and kids with swine flue cant wait to see ur xmas dec

48 - United States - Casa Grande Arizona 32.8345°N 111.7306°W "Concerned Citizen" from 070.162.233.083 (ip70-162-233-83.ph.ph.cox.net) wrote at 2009/11/10 19:10:35
Can you pass the word. Salvation Army needs a lot of help this year for donations to the kettle campaign. In some states, Albertson's grocery is not letting them ring bells at the stores. Another grocery has cut down days to 10 days. There is no shortage on people who will need help this year and this is the time they collect money for the whole year.

49 - India - New Delhi Delhi 28.6000°N 77.2000°E "Dgreetings" from 119.082.072.100 (unresolvable) wrote at 2009/11/11 00:29:30
Wishing u all a merry christmas and may you spread all goodwill and happiness around...you can send christmas cards by visiting us..regards Dgreetings

50 - China - Guangzhou Guangdong 23.1167°N 113.2500°E "replicas" from 058.248.117.229 (unresolvable) wrote at 2009/11/11 19:05:02
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51 - United Kingdom - Gloucester Gloucestershire 51.8333°N 2.2500°W "Arch" from 077.068.036.052 (server77-68-36-52.live-servers.net) wrote at 2009/11/11 21:49:03
Neat.!! :-)

52 - United States - Flint Michigan 43.0267°N 83.7038°W "Anonymous" from 068.062.023.070 (c-68-62-23-70.hsd1.mi.comcast.net) wrote at 2009/11/12 14:40:04
Hey Alek when are you putting up the lights??

53 - United States - Lubbock Texas 33.5663°N 101.8830°W "Anonymous" from 068.089.241.119 (ppp-68-89-241-119.dsl.lbcktx.swbell.net) wrote at 2009/11/12 21:15:35
The lights will be up after Thanksgiving!

54 - United States - Post Falls Idaho 47.7892°N 117.0266°W "Brandon" from 069.076.004.249 (cpe-69-76-4-249.natnow.res.rr.com) wrote at 2009/11/12 21:59:45
I'm going to start getting ready to decorate tomorrow if I feel like it... :D

55 - United States - Boulder City Nevada 35.9168°N 114.8013°W "Chris" from 067.239.216.133 (lv-67-239-216-133.dhcp.embarqhsd.net) wrote at 2009/11/13 01:39:00
I miss the old days of

56 - United States - Tampa Florida 28.1202°N 82.3529°W "Gene_Luz" from 071.251.116.176 (pool-71-251-116-176.tampfl.fios.verizon.net) wrote at 2009/11/13 15:44:45
My Kids Love Santa and stamps with North-Pole Postmarks from site.. LINK DELETED

57 - United States - Livonia Michigan 42.3971°N 83.3732°W "coal gag gifts" from 071.065.011.240 (cpe-71-65-11-240.mi.res.rr.com) wrote at 2009/11/13 20:33:20
Why Not Give the Gift of a Lump of Coal to Someone who Deserves It! Choose Your Coal Gag Gift Let Them Know You're Thinking of Them... ...and Remember Their Naughty Deeds! LINK DELETED

58 - United States - North Fort Myers Florida 26.7144°N 81.8434°W "Anonymous" from 098.238.122.130 (c-98-238-122-130.hsd1.fl.comcast.net) wrote at 2009/11/14 19:58:49
You should get a Stickam account as well and do live webcast shows when you run your lights. Frank, NFM, FL

59 - United States - Montgomery Alabama 32.3358°N 86.4039°W "Allie from Bama" from 071.091.039.136 (71-91-39-136.dhcp.leds.al.charter.com) wrote at 2009/11/15 14:19:01
Looking forward to the Christmas lights again this year!

60 - Canada - Spruce Grove Alberta 53.5333°N 113.9168°W "Russ - Edmonton, Alberta" from 068.150.181.115 (S01060022b0b539d3.ed.shawcable.net) wrote at 2009/11/15 22:49:06
you know what you could look at? just a suggestion for freshness :) change the song that plays here.. maybe a couple songs, that you could have play every other day?

61 - United States - Hulkville in the Republic of Boulder, Colorado Alek says at 2009/11/16 15:28:09
I just got back from a pretty amazing Polar Bear Tour in Churchill Canada. A few pictures at that link (with many more to process/upload) and here's one of yours truly with a couple of Polar Bears. I plan to start pulling out and setting up the Christmas stuff in a couple of days. And oh yeah, my two kids were pretty good while I was gone, so per post #34, there will be some rather large additions to the Christmas Display this year ... HO-HO-HO! ;-)
churchill polar bears alek

62 - India - New Delhi Delhi 28.6000°N 77.2000°E "ricky" from 119.082.072.100 (unresolvable) wrote at 2009/11/16 23:26:27
merry christmas to LINK DELETED/christmas

63 - United States - Medfield Massachusetts 42.1820°N 71.3100°W "Anonymous" from 024.063.021.115 (c-24-63-21-115.hsd1.ma.comcast.net) wrote at 2009/11/17 05:55:20
Can't believe thanksgiving is next week! That means 2 days off from work next week!

64 - United States - Hatfield Pennsylvania 40.2865°N 75.2952°W "Anonymous" from 072.081.055.179 (pool-72-81-55-179.phlapa.east.verizon.net) wrote at 2009/11/17 12:15:54
Hey Alek, do those sparkly gloves have a purpose or are they just a fashion statement? Not criticizing, Just curious.
Alek replies at 12:22 - They keep your hands warm, but still allow finger dexterity to operate the camera. "Alek" and "fashion statement" are rarely used in the same sentance! ;-)

65 - United States - Las Vegas Nevada 36.1515°N 115.2049°W "Chris" from 070.173.051.093 (ip70-173-51-93.lv.lv.cox.net) wrote at 2009/11/17 17:47:33
I can't wait till you put up your Christmas stuff up! I'm putting my stuff up after thanksgiving!

66 - United States - Medfield Massachusetts 42.1820°N 71.3100°W "Anonymous" from 024.063.021.115 (c-24-63-21-115.hsd1.ma.comcast.net) wrote at 2009/11/17 18:38:19
Everyone(except Alek), I've tried since early September to get positive responses from people regarding happy posts. So far nobody cared enough to respond. I don't know if you guys are grinches. I'm not! If no body realizes this i'll simply stop posting. Hope you all are employed! I am

67 - United States - City N/A 38.0000°N 97.0000°W "Dody Hertwig" from 207.200.116.066 (cache-ntc-ab02.proxy.aol.com) wrote at 2009/11/17 19:42:57
I just found your website, and anxious for Thanksgiving to see it in action, sorry I missed the Halloween activities. You have done a great job putting this together.

68 - India - New Delhi Delhi 28.6000°N 77.2000°E "christmas cards" from 119.082.072.100 (unresolvable) wrote at 2009/11/17 22:30:49
merry christmas from team Dgreetings..have a nice festive season..cheers!!

69 - United States - Chandler Arizona 33.2819°N 111.8795°W "Anonymous" from 070.190.144.221 (ip70-190-144-221.ph.ph.cox.net) wrote at 2009/11/18 00:49:42
Thank you, Alek, for making me spend hours on end on this site for the last few years, and distracting me from my college studies! :) I also cannot stop laughing at that polar bear -- ahem -- going to the bathroom in your tour pictures. Hilarious face to go with the actions!

70 - United States - Medfield Massachusetts 42.1820°N 71.3100°W "Anonymous" from 024.063.021.115 (c-24-63-21-115.hsd1.ma.comcast.net) wrote at 2009/11/18 15:13:44
bye bye blog posting. Nobody cared enough to realize my aggravation.

71 - United States - Hatfield Pennsylvania 40.2865°N 75.2952°W "Anonymous" from 072.081.055.179 (pool-72-81-55-179.phlapa.east.verizon.net) wrote at 2009/11/19 05:39:03
Hmmm, I wonder if that snow will melt before you can decorate...
Alek replies at 06:33 - Yea, I'm hoping it will melt too as I plan to start putting stuff out this weekend - it's a LOT more difficult to do setup with snow on the ground! ;-)

72 - United States - Hatfield Pennsylvania 40.2865°N 75.2952°W "Anonymous" from 072.081.055.179 (pool-72-81-55-179.phlapa.east.verizon.net) wrote at 2009/11/19 10:48:28
Think WARM Sunshine... ___D

73 - Bulgaria - Haskovo Khaskovo 41.9403°N 25.5694°E "Anonymous" from 093.183.148.140 (pop-148.140.escom.bg) wrote at 2009/11/19 15:14:32
I see you shoveling the snow off of the front yard on the grasswebcam. Turn on webcam2 on christmas site so we can watch you setup.

74 - United States - Orem Utah 40.3004°N 111.7038°W "Mark" from 072.008.064.064 (64.64.8.72.dhcp.mstarmetro.net) wrote at 2009/11/19 20:42:50
Merry Christmas everyone! Hope this season finds you all happy and healthy. If you want unique Christmas recipes check LINK DELETED

75 - United States - Monroe Ohio 39.4445°N 84.3678°W "Brenda" from 065.189.048.245 (cpe-65-189-48-245.cinci.res.rr.com) wrote at 2009/11/19 21:04:02
Do you have some/any of your webcams active during the day? How do people see you shovelling snow...etc etc. All cams say offline when I visit webpage and times vary for me! Love you page!

76 - United States - Hulkville in the Republic of Boulder, Colorado Alek says at 2009/11/20 09:48:57
I'll be periodically turning on the webcams in the next week as I do the Christmas setup. I first had to shovel snow from my front yard (several neighbors asked why the heck I was doing that! ;-) so it will melt in the sunny weather and I can start putting the Christmas stuff out. No major snow predicted through Thanksgiving, so you'll see some big changes between now and then. For those interested, check out the Christmas videos page to watch me shovel the snow.
christmas shoveling snow front yard

77 - United States - Hulkville in the Republic of Boulder, Colorado Alek says at 2009/11/20 17:44:25
About half of the christmas "stuff" has been pulled out of the basement storage and is now on the back patio ready to be deployed - mouseover image to see after dark.
christmas pictures

78 - United States - Jamaica New York 40.7010°N 73.8103°W "Anonymous" from 173.052.027.058 (pool-173-52-27-58.nycmny.east.verizon.net) wrote at 2009/11/20 18:04:19
alek why is the jack o lantern pumpkin in the christmas picture

79 - United Kingdom - Birmingham 52.4667°N 1.9167°W "Anonymous" from 094.169.035.044 (unresolvable) wrote at 2009/11/21 04:19:30
Merry christmas all dont forget to order your santa letters for the children you know - LINK DELETED

80 - United States - Nashville Tennessee 36.0679°N 86.7194°W "Anonymous" from 074.240.224.141 (adsl-240-224-141.bna.bellsouth.net) wrote at 2009/11/21 06:47:04
christmas is wondouful

81 - Australia - Newstead Tasmania 41.4333°S 147.1667°E "Anonymous" from 124.177.022.013 (CPE-124-177-22-13.lns3.dav.bigpond.net.au) wrote at 2009/11/21 10:10:01
Mate is out there setting up - why a pumpkin?

82 - Egypt - City N/A 27.0000°N 30.0000°E "Anonymous" from 084.036.018.206 (unresolvable) wrote at 2009/11/21 12:03:46
hi santa my name is maria

83 - United States - Fort Smith Arkansas 35.3397°N 94.3831°W "n10cities" from 012.039.123.109 (unresolvable) wrote at 2009/11/21 16:46:24
Looks like the snow is almost gone due to your shoveling. I bet that was a pain, especially after the snow melts and gets that hard crust. Hard to pick up like that. (frown)

84 - United Kingdom - Port Glasgow Inverclyde 55.9333°N 4.7000°W "Anonymous" from 081.104.140.106 (cpc3-grnk2-0-0-cust105.renf.cable.ntl.com) wrote at 2009/11/21 17:54:28
Did you get the big inflatables you said you were buying?? and why a pumpkin!!!

85 - United States - Hulkville in the Republic of Boulder, Colorado Alek says at 2009/11/21 17:59:11
People always ask "what's new this year" and remember that I always buy stuff for 50%-75% off at the post-holiday sales. I actually didn't buy anything after Christmas last year, but something caught my eye this year. So I actually paid full price for something (YIKES) but it was too funny to pass up given the recent "Balloon Boy" incident. And for the record, I've never been on Wife Swap ... or any TV reality show! ;-) I had alluded to two items in blog post #34, but the inflatable airplane was $80 (rather than $50) ... so that will have to wait for the post-holiday sales. Needless to say, the Santa Balloon is not going to fit in Santa's Workshop ... and making sure it is well secured (especially against wind) will be a fun challenge. And yes, Internet surfers will be able to inflate and deflate the balloon - D'OH! ;-)
santa balloon home depot

86 - United States - Smyrna Tennessee 35.9594°N 86.5420°W "Anonymous" from 076.022.167.251 (c-76-22-167-251.hsd1.tn.comcast.net) wrote at 2009/11/21 21:32:30
That giant balloon is f***ing hilarious

87 - United States - Lavaca Arkansas 35.3577°N 94.1886°W "n10cities" from 070.178.040.087 (ip70-178-40-87.ks.ks.cox.net) wrote at 2009/11/22 04:01:11
Yep...you gonna have fun tying that bad boy down! LOL

88 - United States - Brooklyn New York 40.6981°N 73.9571°W "Anonymous" from 024.193.246.216 (cpe-24-193-246-216.nyc.res.rr.com) wrote at 2009/11/22 05:39:16
Put your kids in the basket with Santa and let them float away LOL!

89 - United States - Easton Pennsylvania 40.7432°N 75.2242°W "Anonymous" from 072.081.026.120 (pool-72-81-26-120.phlapa.east.verizon.net) wrote at 2009/11/22 06:53:38
Ohhhh that's TOO Funny, Alek!!! You should pose the neighborhood kids in the basket and take their photos for extra Celiac funds. LOL!

90 - Canada - Saint John New Brunswick 45.2667°N 66.0667°W "Paul C." from 156.034.246.137 (stjhnbsu83w-156034246137.pppoe-dynamic.High-Speed.nb.bellaliant.net) wrote at 2009/11/22 07:10:19
Great to see the webcam on for a preview. I'm really looking forward to another season of "the light control battles" !

91 - United States - Medfield Massachusetts 42.1820°N 71.3100°W "Anonymous" from 024.063.021.115 (c-24-63-21-115.hsd1.ma.comcast.net) wrote at 2009/11/22 09:38:09
can't wait for controllable webcams! ALEK: is friday the opening night?
Alek replies at 09:49 - While I fired things up the day before Thanksgiving last year, I think Friday will be opening night for 2009.

92 - United Kingdom - Leicester 52.6333°N 1.1333°W "luke" from 078.145.228.016 (unresolvable) wrote at 2009/11/22 09:54:15
alek are you putting anything else up todaY!?

93 - United Kingdom - Derby 52.9333°N 1.5000°W "Gill Luke's mum" from 086.012.054.168 (cpc4-derb3-0-0-cust679.leic.cable.ntl.com) wrote at 2009/11/22 12:11:36
Guess what!, Luke has put up his Christmas tree, we are now feeling very festive.Gill

94 - United Kingdom - Derby 52.9333°N 1.5000°W "Gill" from 086.012.054.168 (cpc4-derb3-0-0-cust679.leic.cable.ntl.com) wrote at 2009/11/22 12:12:46
Yip**eeeeeee!, thanks Alek for the webcam :-)

95 - United States - Wichita Falls Texas 33.8466°N 98.5301°W "Josh" from 075.093.033.240 (75-93-33-240.war.clearwire-wmx.net) wrote at 2009/11/22 13:09:08
when r u going to put up the big balloon and when is everything coming on.

96 - United States - Glendale Arizona 33.5335°N 112.2637°W "Anonymous" from 068.230.104.112 (ip68-230-104-112.ph.ph.cox.net) wrote at 2009/11/22 16:50:12
Alek, Re___ The Squirrel Funnelator ___launcher___ on your brother's "Rat hunting with an M-1 Carbine web site" . Hilarious , I laughed all day!

97 - United States - Wichita Falls Texas 33.8466°N 98.5301°W "Josh" from 075.093.033.240 (75-93-33-240.war.clearwire-wmx.net) wrote at 2009/11/22 17:05:13
take some more pics of the balloon and u cant see it very well

98 - United States - Saint Peters Missouri 38.8021°N 90.6270°W "Anonymous" from 071.081.209.034 (71-81-209-34.dhcp.stls.mo.charter.com) wrote at 2009/11/22 20:03:49
you should give santa in that balloon a temporary makeover and make it look like balloon boy! lol if you do that, this will be my favorite holiday display!

99 - United States - Lubbock Texas 33.5663°N 101.8830°W "Anonymous" from 069.149.121.182 (adsl-69-149-121-182.dsl.lbcktx.swbell.net) wrote at 2009/11/22 20:38:56
LOL @ 98. I was thinking the same thing. Good thing Alek's site is already popular without resorting to such crude tactics. ___)

100 - United States - Jamaica New York 40.7010°N 73.8103°W "Anonymous" from 173.052.027.058 (pool-173-52-27-58.nycmny.east.verizon.net) wrote at 2009/11/23 09:24:46
alek i was looking at last years comments and i saw that last year you were omost done with the setup. what happened this year?
Alek replies at 13:25 - I was away for a week on a Polar Bear trip but it's all coming together fine ... plus Thanksgiving is a day later this year.

101 - Mexico - La Piedad Michoacan de Ocampo 20.3500°N 102.0000°W "Anonymous" from 187.134.004.205 (dsl-187-134-4-205-dyn.prod-infinitum.com.mx) wrote at 2009/11/23 11:47:21
The balloon is up and flapping in the wind.

102 - United Kingdom - Swindon Wiltshire 51.9333°N 2.1000°W "Anonymous" from 092.028.192.110 (unresolvable) wrote at 2009/11/23 13:20:53
alek is there any chance that you could switch all the inflatables on so that i can do a screenshot of them in action, im making a class project and am doing it on your lights :P
Alek replies at 13:26 - Stay tuned as there is lots more to put out ... but after Thanksgiving, surf on by anytime and grab a screenshot ... although one challenge is getting 'em all inflated before someone else deflates 'em! ;-)

103 - United States - Easton Pennsylvania 40.7432°N 75.2242°W "jow" from 207.172.234.138 (207-172-234-138.c3-0.eas-ubr6.atw-eas.pa.cable.rcn.com) wrote at 2009/11/23 14:01:20
hello santa claus i m 15 years old i live in easton i've been good this year here's what i want for christmas 1 grinch plushtoy with lightup heart 2. patrick cuddle pillowe 3. cat in the hat dvd p.s mr. hawk hasn't been good this year what should i tell him takecare joe

104 - Canada - Rothesay New Brunswick 45.3833°N 66.0000°W "Anonymous" from 156.034.249.110 (stjhnbsu83w-156034249110.pppoe-dynamic.High-Speed.nb.bellaliant.net) wrote at 2009/11/23 14:31:16
Hmmm that balloon doesn't look like it's going to work out that well :(

105 - United Kingdom - Swindon Wiltshire 51.9333°N 2.1000°W "Luke GIles" from 092.028.192.110 (unresolvable) wrote at 2009/11/23 14:41:44
TO post 104 :the balloon actually looks fantasti, however the pump has been switched off so the remaining air is being blown around by the wind! if you had looked earlier yo would of seen how good it was ::)
Alek replies at 17:52 - I just did some testing tonight and it does look pretty darn good if I do say so myself. It will self-inflate/right itself, so pretty sure I'll be able to allow Internet users to inflate/deflate it. It's pretty well secured (I'll try to take some pics tomorrow), but even in the slightest breeze, it really moves around, so probably have to disable on windy evenings.

106 - United Kingdom - Swindon Wiltshire 51.9333°N 2.1000°W "Anonymous" from 092.028.192.110 (unresolvable) wrote at 2009/11/23 15:03:29
ALEK- is the webcam going to be placed on the drive again ? or is the construction work across the road finished now!?

107 - United States - Greenwood Arkansas 35.2015°N 94.1936°W "n10cities" from 098.175.204.081 (wsip-98-175-204-81.fv.ks.cox.net) wrote at 2009/11/23 16:13:32
Alek, in regards to the 'Polar Bear Tag', I think the bear was thinking...'Mmmmmm...he would make a nice tasty snack!'... LOL

108 - United States - Stratford Connecticut 41.2305°N 73.1257°W "Brian" from 068.198.216.117 (ool-44c6d875.dyn.optonline.net) wrote at 2009/11/23 17:35:25
Hello, I have a question. I love christmas lights and go all out, today I burned myself while unplugging them. Have you ever had this problem? How do you fix it? P.S. All the lights are hooked up to 1 socket

109 - United States - Wichita Falls Texas 33.8466°N 98.5301°W "Anonymous" from 075.093.033.240 (75-93-33-240.war.clearwire-wmx.net) wrote at 2009/11/23 17:54:28
Brian your not that smart really its not rocket science. If its all in one socket what do you think is going to happen.

110 - United States - Dillon Colorado 39.5972°N 105.9247°W "Anonymous" from 067.165.195.044 (c-67-165-195-44.hsd1.co.comcast.net) wrote at 2009/11/23 21:21:37
...HOO HOOO Hooo! It's great to see you back up and running Alek! Your friend in Steamboat.

111 - United Kingdom - Cirencester Gloucestershire 51.7333°N 1.9833°W "Anonymous" from 092.028.220.033 (unresolvable) wrote at 2009/11/24 10:23:11
alek will there be any videos uploaded so we can see you putting up the decorations !?

112 - United Kingdom - Cirencester Gloucestershire 51.7333°N 1.9833°W "Anonymous" from 092.028.220.033 (unresolvable) wrote at 2009/11/24 11:10:49
are anymore lights going up today? and is the webcam going to be on, on the opposite side of the road???

113 - United Kingdom - Thundersley Slough 51.5500°N 0.5833°E "max --uk!--" from 086.139.133.094 (host86-139-133-94.range86-139.btcentralplus.com) wrote at 2009/11/24 11:26:41
no ooffence, but, you've got a lot of work to do! :)

114 - Canada - Edmonton Alberta 53.5500°N 113.5000°W "Russ from iphone" from 162.106.003.002 (unresolvable) wrote at 2009/11/24 13:23:25
Awesome with the balloon! Good place for it!

115 - United States - Bowling Green Ohio 41.3989°N 83.6539°W "Anonymous" from 098.030.160.033 (cpe-98-30-160-33.woh.res.rr.com) wrote at 2009/11/24 14:47:01
Nice balloon...Saw it at Home Depot___)

116 - United States - Jamaica New York 40.7010°N 73.8103°W "Anonymous" from 173.052.027.058 (pool-173-52-27-58.nycmny.east.verizon.net) wrote at 2009/11/24 14:53:20
alek did you start in the front of the house yet, if you do could you please turn cam 1 on.

117 - United States - Jamaica New York 40.7010°N 73.8103°W "Anonymous" from 173.052.027.058 (pool-173-52-27-58.nycmny.east.verizon.net) wrote at 2009/11/24 14:58:57
yhea post 115 i saw it at homedepot to its $150 dam alek you bee spending alot of money on things. lol

118 - United States - Bowling Green Ohio 41.3989°N 83.6539°W "Anonymous" from 098.030.160.033 (cpe-98-30-160-33.woh.res.rr.com) wrote at 2009/11/24 15:01:30
ya lol...i was thinkin about getting it...till i saw the price lol

119 - United States - Bowling Green Ohio 41.3989°N 83.6539°W "Anonymous" from 098.030.160.033 (cpe-98-30-160-33.woh.res.rr.com) wrote at 2009/11/24 15:05:21
That's a HULK'in price for that air baloon!!!

120 - United States - Jamaica New York 40.7010°N 73.8103°W "Anonymous" from 173.052.027.058 (pool-173-52-27-58.nycmny.east.verizon.net) wrote at 2009/11/24 15:09:05
i wanna buy it but*** sold out every where i live

121 - United States - Bowling Green Ohio 41.3989°N 83.6539°W "Anonymous" from 098.030.160.033 (cpe-98-30-160-33.woh.res.rr.com) wrote at 2009/11/24 15:11:55
Go online and get it:)

122 - United States - Wichita Falls Texas 33.8466°N 98.5301°W "Anonymous" from 075.093.033.240 (75-93-33-240.war.clearwire-wmx.net) wrote at 2009/11/24 15:14:52
I got that balloon to and they dont sell it online its sold out on the website

123 - United States - Bowling Green Ohio 41.3989°N 83.6539°W "Anonymous" from 098.030.160.033 (cpe-98-30-160-33.woh.res.rr.com) wrote at 2009/11/24 15:21:03
That's very popular this year!

124 - United States - Hulkville in the Republic of Boulder, Colorado Alek says at 2009/11/24 15:43:00
As implied in post #85, it really did "hurt" to pay full price for a holiday decoration, especially one as expensive as this ... and it is by far the most expensive item in the display - D'OH! But sounds like my usual strategy of waiting until after Christmas for 50-75% off might not have worked here as I didn't realize how popular it would be ... but should be a lot of fun for Christmas/2009!

125 - United States - Bowling Green Ohio 41.3989°N 83.6539°W "Anonymous" from 098.030.160.033 (cpe-98-30-160-33.woh.res.rr.com) wrote at 2009/11/24 16:07:24
Balloon looks great though! It's a great addition!

126 - United Kingdom - Port Glasgow Inverclyde 55.9333°N 4.7000°W "Anonymous" from 081.104.140.106 (cpc3-grnk2-0-0-cust105.renf.cable.ntl.com) wrote at 2009/11/24 16:17:09
Alek How on earth do you get than staked Down ???

127 - United States - Greenwood Arkansas 35.2015°N 94.1936°W "n10cities" from 098.175.204.081 (wsip-98-175-204-81.fv.ks.cox.net) wrote at 2009/11/24 16:23:02
Who's checking out the balloon? Is that you Alek?

128 - United States - Bowling Green Ohio 41.3989°N 83.6539°W "Anonymous" from 098.030.160.033 (cpe-98-30-160-33.woh.res.rr.com) wrote at 2009/11/24 16:27:38
Can you turn on all your lights for 1 minute.

129 - United States - Wichita Falls Texas 33.8466°N 98.5301°W "Anonymous" from 075.093.033.240 (75-93-33-240.war.clearwire-wmx.net) wrote at 2009/11/24 17:02:32
r u sure this is real because it looked like u made it dark then really bright is this all CGI effects

130 - United States - Easton Pennsylvania 40.7432°N 75.2242°W "Anonymous" from 072.081.026.120 (pool-72-81-26-120.phlapa.east.verizon.net) wrote at 2009/11/24 17:12:21
Hehehehe! People are already slowing down to gawk at the decorations. Yes!
Alek replies at 17:23 - I'm about to turn 'em off for the night (done testing), but happened to see this car driveby. Still more to come as there are a number of dark spots still on the lawn. Speaking of dark areas, even with the balloon on the lowest part of my yard/farthest from the webcam, I've had to slew the webcam up to capture all of it ... so there's a fair amount of (usually) dark road to the left and right of it.
christmas webcam2

131 - United States - Racine Wisconsin 42.7340°N 87.8211°W "Anonymous" from 070.092.170.191 (CPE-70-92-170-191.wi.res.rr.com) wrote at 2009/11/24 17:47:39
Alek. It looks awesome. How about adding a couple of spotlights to light up the snowmen/penguins and the snow globe?

132 - United States - Bowling Green Ohio 41.3989°N 83.6539°W "Anonymous" from 098.030.160.033 (cpe-98-30-160-33.woh.res.rr.com) wrote at 2009/11/24 18:04:30
WOW! Alek, this looks awesome! Thank you for turning them on for me:) Best wishes over the holiday season. Thank you!!

133 - United States - Jamaica New York 40.7010°N 73.8103°W "brue" from 173.052.027.058 (pool-173-52-27-58.nycmny.east.verizon.net) wrote at 2009/11/24 19:29:53
alek im thinking you should put a spot light on the santa in the ballon cause if you look in the picture in post 130 you can not see the santa

134 - Turkey - Istanbul 41.0186°N 28.9647°E "Anonymous" from 085.096.094.198 (dsl.dynamic859694198.ttnet.net.tr) wrote at 2009/11/25 01:13:23
15 hours, 47 minutes until X10 CONTROLS ON at 5:00 PM MST!!!

135 - United States - Medfield Massachusetts 42.1820°N 71.3100°W "Anonymous" from 024.063.021.115 (c-24-63-21-115.hsd1.ma.comcast.net) wrote at 2009/11/25 08:47:33
nothing better than a day off from and hearing that x10 controls on tonight!!!

136 - United Kingdom - Rayleigh Essex 51.5833°N 0.6167°E "max --uk!--" from 086.140.032.053 (host86-140-32-53.range86-140.btcentralplus.com) wrote at 2009/11/25 09:21:51
wow, I can not wait! if i was introduced to tour website,(I know it already) it would be the best xmas pressent ever!

137 - United States - Kinston North Carolina 35.2375°N 77.6151°W "merry christmas" from 075.110.091.046 (r75-110-91-46.kntncmtc01.kstnnc.ab.dh.suddenlink.net) wrote at 2009/11/25 11:50:21
merry christmas iv heard about you on youtube at first I thought he was joking but now I belive it now.

138 - United States - Kinston North Carolina 35.2375°N 77.6151°W "merry christmas" from 075.110.091.046 (r75-110-91-46.kntncmtc01.kstnnc.ab.dh.suddenlink.net) wrote at 2009/11/25 11:56:49
I can wait to start controling lights when Iv done all my christmas shopping I might have about 50___ to donate I dont konw but I see. I think thats very nice of what your doing for these kids keep up the good work and have a merry christmas

139 - United Kingdom - Rayleigh Essex 51.5833°N 0.6167°E "max --uk!--" from 086.140.032.053 (host86-140-32-53.range86-140.btcentralplus.com) wrote at 2009/11/25 12:51:47
AAA! only a few hours to go! hurry up man!

140 - United States - Erie Pennsylvania 42.1102°N 80.0682°W "Tee K." from 071.072.039.003 (cpe-71-72-39-3.neo.res.rr.com) wrote at 2009/11/25 13:39:02
Come on., Chop-Chop Alek.. You're burnin daylight.!! :-)

141 - United Kingdom - Rayleigh Essex 51.5833°N 0.6167°E "max --uk!--" from 086.140.032.053 (host86-140-32-53.range86-140.btcentralplus.com) wrote at 2009/11/25 13:45:03
I keep seeing someone on that webcam, qnd then he dissapears! hurry-up!

142 - United States - Wichita Falls Texas 33.8466°N 98.5301°W "Josh" from 075.093.033.240 (75-93-33-240.war.clearwire-wmx.net) wrote at 2009/11/25 13:57:44
ALek please put some new music on the website PLEASEEEEEEEEEEEEEE

143 - United Kingdom - Rayleigh Essex 51.5833°N 0.6167°E "Anonymous" from 086.140.032.053 (host86-140-32-53.range86-140.btcentralplus.com) wrote at 2009/11/25 14:01:03
ALEK PLEEEEEASE can you wave to the camera??? PLEEEEEASE! (good music!)

144 - United States - Post Falls Idaho 47.7892°N 117.0266°W "Brandon" from 069.076.004.249 (cpe-69-76-4-249.natnow.res.rr.com) wrote at 2009/11/25 14:08:51
I was outside putting up a few more decorations today, still a long ways to go.

145 - United Kingdom - Derby 52.9333°N 1.5000°W "Gill (Luke's Mum)" from 086.012.054.168 (cpc4-derb3-0-0-cust679.leic.cable.ntl.com) wrote at 2009/11/25 14:14:32
Hi Alek,It's looking good. We would all like to say have a good Thanksgiving tomorrow. Your wife must be running around preparing everything inside, whilst your trying to please all of us with those lights. Don't forget to post pictures of your day, it was nice to see the turkey carving last year. Gill,Luke and Paul.

146 - United States - San Francisco California 37.7645°N 122.4294°W "Anonymous" from 066.092.007.194 (dsl092-007-194.sfo1.dsl.speakeasy.net) wrote at 2009/11/25 14:33:08
Like the site and wish you had a link to our Christmas site -- LINK DELETED Enjoy!

147 - United States - Wichita Falls Texas 33.8466°N 98.5301°W "Josh" from 075.093.033.240 (75-93-33-240.war.clearwire-wmx.net) wrote at 2009/11/25 15:10:17
Move homer and you switched the Gaint lighted Frosty with the snowglobe its says ON AND OFF on the snowglobe and then INFLATE AND DEFLATE on the frosty
Alek replies at 15:37 - Good points ... although keep in mind I'm still arranging things and assigning zones.

148 - Canada - Edmonton Alberta 53.5500°N 113.5000°W "me" from 162.106.006.003 (unresolvable) wrote at 2009/11/25 16:00:39
just a small notice.. your laptop is not completely on the webcam.. :)

149 - United States - Wichita Falls Texas 33.8466°N 98.5301°W "PLEASE" from 075.093.033.240 (75-93-33-240.war.clearwire-wmx.net) wrote at 2009/11/25 16:03:43
can u turn on web cam 1 for a minute

150 - United Kingdom - Daventry Northamptonshire 52.2500°N 1.1667°W "Anonymous" from 078.145.198.136 (unresolvable) wrote at 2009/11/25 16:08:45
alek the balloon looks a bit lop sided :S

151 - United States - Wichita Falls Texas 33.8466°N 98.5301°W "Anonymous" from 075.093.033.240 (75-93-33-240.war.clearwire-wmx.net) wrote at 2009/11/25 16:23:54
frostys down i repeat frosty is down

152 - United Kingdom - Daventry Northamptonshire 52.2500°N 1.1667°W "Anonymous" from 078.145.198.136 (unresolvable) wrote at 2009/11/25 16:25:49
i belive frosty being down was a simple X10 controll problem, as aposed to it being wrong with the fan :)

153 - United Kingdom - Newbury West Berkshire 51.4000°N 1.3167°W "adam" from 090.212.003.026 (5ad4031a.bb.sky.com) wrote at 2009/11/25 16:26:34
hi alek your despel is wicked

154 - United States - Hulkville in the Republic of Boulder, Colorado Alek says at 2009/11/25 16:26:53
Roger on the laptop - still adjusting things - ditto the balloon. I haven't even setup webcam1 yet because hardly anything is on the house. Frosty will be going up and down a LOT in a half hour - D'OH!

155 - United States - Kinston North Carolina 35.2375°N 77.6151°W "billy" from 075.110.091.046 (r75-110-91-46.kntncmtc01.kstnnc.ab.dh.suddenlink.net) wrote at 2009/11/25 17:12:53
I like your lights im gowing to donate
Alek replies at 17:29 - Thanks in advance for donating to Celiac Disease Research.

156 - United States - Medfield Massachusetts 42.1820°N 71.3100°W "Anonymous" from 024.063.021.115 (c-24-63-21-115.hsd1.ma.comcast.net) wrote at 2009/11/25 17:28:02
Happy Thanksgiving everyone!!!!

157 - United Kingdom - Plymouth 50.3964°N 4.1386°W "Luke Giles" from 077.103.073.201 (77-103-73-201.cable.ubr24.newt.blueyonder.co.uk) wrote at 2009/11/26 08:37:44
Happy Thanksgiving Alek, Wendy, Dirk and Kyle!!! fantastic to see decorations up again this year! some new additions aswell, looking good! cant wait for the season to begin :) any ideas when christmas cam ONE will be activated? x

158 - United States - Hulkville in the Republic of Boulder, Colorado Alek says at 2009/11/26 10:05:51
I was out early this morning putting up (even) more lights in the front yard, and heard a "whoosh, whoosh" and noticed some hot-air balloons drifting across the sky - look closely and there's a third in the distance. Not that uncommon and you often hear the propane burners before you see the balloons. So I inflated my balloon and took a quick picture - too bad they didn't come any closer and almost land in my backyard as happened several months ago.
christmas balloons

>christmas balloons 2

159 - United States - Easton Pennsylvania 40.7432°N 75.2242°W "Anonymous" from 072.081.026.120 (pool-72-81-26-120.phlapa.east.verizon.net) wrote at 2009/11/26 10:19:23
How Cool! Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours!

160 - United Kingdom - Northampton Northamptonshire 52.2500°N 0.8833°W "Alan Goodman" from 087.194.173.043 (87-194-173-43.bethere.co.uk) wrote at 2009/11/26 11:12:14
Hi, great to see you doing this again. Been watching you in the front garden setting out the lights and chatting with passers by! Have you thought about using nginx to stream those static images for the front page? One low spec nginx powered webserver could easilly fill a gigabit nic with static files... This could lower the amount of servers needed over all (thus saving money). Email me if any questions.

161 - United States - Granby Connecticut 41.9597°N 72.7961°W "Anonymous" from 068.009.089.035 (ip68-9-89-35.ri.ri.cox.net) wrote at 2009/11/26 13:35:51
Can't wait for tonight! Happy Thanksgiving Alek and family.

162 - United Kingdom - City N/A 54.0000°N 2.0000°W "Dave UK" from 089.241.207.236 (unresolvable) wrote at 2009/11/26 15:06:00
Happy Thanksgiving to you alek and your family and to all you in the US.

163 - United Kingdom - Birmingham 52.4667°N 1.9167°W "Anonymous" from 089.240.127.083 (unresolvable) wrote at 2009/11/26 16:00:59
SWITCH IT ALL ON ALEKKK :P happy thanksgiving :) x

164 - United Kingdom - Accrington Lancashire 53.7667°N 2.3500°W "Anonymous" from 078.150.244.137 (unresolvable) wrote at 2009/11/26 16:15:04
Merry Christmas from N.Ireland. Can't believe it is Christmas again and the controllable lights are back online :-)

165 - United Kingdom - Port Glasgow Inverclyde 55.9333°N 4.7000°W "Anonymous" from 081.104.140.106 (cpc3-grnk2-0-0-cust105.renf.cable.ntl.com) wrote at 2009/11/26 17:35:31
ALEK POST 158# SPELLING MISTAKE :-) YOU WROTE SOME INSTEAD OF COME! JUST THOUGHT I'D LET YOU KNOW. MERRY CHRISTMAS TO EVERYONE WHO POSTS ON HERE!!

166 - United States - Portland Oregon 45.5154°N 122.4980°W "JOSH" from 071.020.239.217 (71-20-239-217.war.clearwire-wmx.net) wrote at 2009/11/27 06:24:16
I GOT THE BALLOON TODAY ON BLACK FRIDAY THEY HAD ONE LEFT IN THE HOLE TREASURE VALLEY AND I GOT IT

167 - United States - Bowling Green Ohio 41.3989°N 83.6539°W "Anonymous" from 098.030.160.033 (cpe-98-30-160-33.woh.res.rr.com) wrote at 2009/11/27 07:50:22
Congrats! for how much

168 - United States - Portland Oregon 45.5154°N 122.4980°W "Josh" from 071.020.239.217 (71-20-239-217.war.clearwire-wmx.net) wrote at 2009/11/27 07:55:08
I got the balloon for 140 dollars i got a discount because they didnt have a box for it:( but*** still really cool!

169 - United States - Medfield Massachusetts 42.1820°N 71.3100°W "Anonymous" from 024.063.021.115 (c-24-63-21-115.hsd1.ma.comcast.net) wrote at 2009/11/27 08:09:37
happy black friday!

170 - United Kingdom - Port Glasgow Inverclyde 55.9333°N 4.7000°W "Anonymous" from 081.104.140.106 (cpc3-grnk2-0-0-cust105.renf.cable.ntl.com) wrote at 2009/11/27 08:34:52
alek how much was your balloon???

171 - United States - Hulkville in the Republic of Boulder, Colorado Alek says at 2009/11/27 15:28:58
I hope everyone had a fun Thanksgiving and didn't eat too much - BBUURRPP!! ;-)
Update: mouseover image to see the turkey afterwards!

christmas pictures

172 - United States - Portland Oregon 45.5154°N 122.4980°W "LINK DELETED" from 071.020.239.217 (71-20-239-217.war.clearwire-wmx.net) wrote at 2009/11/27 17:16:04
my website is called www. webblights. webs. com No spaces My site tells u more about the balloon and my christmas display yes it works and its 15 ft tall i have pictures and video on my website

173 - United States - Flint Michigan 43.0267°N 83.7038°W "Anonymous" from 068.062.023.070 (c-68-62-23-70.hsd1.mi.comcast.net) wrote at 2009/11/27 20:35:52
lol look like we got a troll that needs to go back to his bridge

174 - United States - Easton Pennsylvania 40.7432°N 75.2242°W "Anonymous" from 072.081.026.120 (pool-72-81-26-120.phlapa.east.verizon.net) wrote at 2009/11/27 22:29:47
We need a before and after shot of that turkey! Hope your family had a great day, Mr. K!

175 - United Kingdom - Derby 52.9333°N 1.5000°W "Gill (Luke's mum)" from 086.012.054.168 (cpc4-derb3-0-0-cust679.leic.cable.ntl.com) wrote at 2009/11/28 03:45:03
That Turkey sur does look yummy. Post 174, I agree, we must have a picture after it has been carved. Hope you had a lovely day. Luke now has he big Christmas tree up now :-)

176 - United States - Portland Oregon 45.5154°N 122.4980°W "Josh" from 071.020.239.217 (71-20-239-217.war.clearwire-wmx.net) wrote at 2009/11/28 08:25:11
Hey alek i hope your balloon is tied down good because when i woke up my balloon in my yard blew over and almost into the street and the wind wasnt even blowing that hard

177 - United States - Hulkville in the Republic of Boulder, Colorado Alek says at 2009/11/28 08:56:20
OK - I took a picture this morning of the turkey "afterwards" - mouseover the image in post #171 to see what it looks like.
P.S. Josh: I've been meaning to take some pictures of my tie-downs for the balloon, but yes, I'm concerned about winds.


178 - United States - Temple Pennsylvania 40.4051°N 75.8833°W "Anonymous" from 072.094.133.106 (pool-72-94-133-106.phlapa.east.verizon.net) wrote at 2009/11/28 14:26:01
Hi Alek, I hope you and your family had a nice Thanksgiving.

179 - United States - Vineland New Jersey 39.4760°N 74.9883°W "Anonymous" from 098.110.005.211 (pool-98-110-5-211.cmdnnj.east.verizon.net) wrote at 2009/11/28 14:47:55
first time at site great job have a happy and merry christmas

180 - United States - Vineland New Jersey 39.4760°N 74.9883°W "Anonymous" from 098.110.005.211 (pool-98-110-5-211.cmdnnj.east.verizon.net) wrote at 2009/11/28 15:36:18
what tim does the lights turn on

181 - United States - Vineland New Jersey 39.4760°N 74.9883°W "Anonymous" from 098.110.005.211 (pool-98-110-5-211.cmdnnj.east.verizon.net) wrote at 2009/11/28 15:51:07
7:00!!

182 - United States - Vineland New Jersey 39.4760°N 74.9883°W "Anonymous" from 098.110.005.211 (pool-98-110-5-211.cmdnnj.east.verizon.net) wrote at 2009/11/28 16:01:50
thankz

183 - United Kingdom - Port Glasgow Inverclyde 55.9333°N 4.7000°W "Anonymous" from 081.104.140.106 (cpc3-grnk2-0-0-cust105.renf.cable.ntl.com) wrote at 2009/11/28 16:40:49
ALEK I HAVE A 4FT INFLATABLE SANTA I PLUGGED IT INTO THE WRONG TRANSFORMER AND IF CUT OUT. WHEN I SWITCH IT ON THE LIGHTS COME ON BUT IT DOESNT INFLATE! ANY TIPS ON HOW TO HELP.

184 - United States - Erie Pennsylvania 42.1102°N 80.0682°W "Arch" from 071.072.039.003 (cpe-71-72-39-3.neo.res.rr.com) wrote at 2009/11/28 16:55:14
Happy Holidays in 2k9

185 - United Kingdom - Northampton Northamptonshire 52.2500°N 0.8833°W "Anonymous" from 087.194.173.043 (87-194-173-43.bethere.co.uk) wrote at 2009/11/28 17:18:39
Anonymous 081.104.140.106: You probably blew the fuse protecting the air pump...

186 - United States - Erie Pennsylvania 42.1102°N 80.0682°W "Anonymous" from 071.072.039.003 (cpe-71-72-39-3.neo.res.rr.com) wrote at 2009/11/28 18:59:05
Happy Holidays to 1 and all.!

187 - United States - Granby Connecticut 41.9597°N 72.7961°W "Anonymous" from 068.009.089.035 (ip68-9-89-35.ri.ri.cox.net) wrote at 2009/11/28 22:26:41
How much longer for camera 1 to be turned on?
Alek replies at 08:47 - Having some technical difficulties with webcam1 - hope to have resolved by Monday ... plus I'm only halfway done setting up the front of the house! ;-)

188 - United States - Medfield Massachusetts 42.1820°N 71.3100°W "Anonymous" from 024.063.021.115 (c-24-63-21-115.hsd1.ma.comcast.net) wrote at 2009/11/29 18:32:08
I love ending a nice holiday weekend with the x10 controls! Way to go ALEK!

189 - United States - Michigan City Indiana 41.6810°N 86.8658°W "george" from 068.057.200.004 (c-68-57-200-4.hsd1.in.comcast.net) wrote at 2009/11/29 18:41:29
what is up peeps

190 - United States - Hulkville in the Republic of Boulder, Colorado Alek says at 2009/11/29 18:43:29
Here's a picture of the front yard taken with a Canon 7D DSLR - bummer the webcam (second image) doesn't have this good of image quality!
Mouseover the first image to see a closeup of the scary looking dude in the Santa hat! ;-)

christmas front yard

christmas front yard webcam

191 - United States - Salt Lake City Utah 40.7242°N 111.8787°W "Anonymous" from 174.023.102.165 (174-23-102-165.slkc.qwest.net) wrote at 2009/11/29 18:54:29
its good to see your back again

192 - Chile - Osorno Los Lagos 40.5667°S 73.1500°W "Anonymous" from 200.085.216.086 (200-85-216-86.bk4-dsl.surnet.cl) wrote at 2009/11/29 22:44:57
Great Christmas display but terrible website design. What is holding up webcam1 going online?
Alek replies at 22:54 - Welllll ... the concept of allowing people from around the world to control your Christmas lights is a bit over-the-top ... and therefore so is the website design. One major issue I've been working on is the lighted train, which is a key part above the garage. Recall last year there was some major winds a couple of days after Christmas - about 12 hours of sustained 30MPH with gusts to 70 MPH - yikes. So as seen in the picture below, the train took some major damage - yes, it is hanging upside down on the safety rope ... and NONE of the lights worked. Turns out some of the internal wiring was stretched and therefore continuity was broken in several places. After a number of splices, I now have about 75% of it working ... and most of the rest of the front of the house is ready to go ... including the "Santa Plane" (hanging from the upper roof) which is repaired and in place, ready to fly! ;-)
christmas train

193 - Ireland - Newbridge Kildare 53.1819°N 6.7967°W "chris hill" from 089.101.204.156 (089-101-204156.ntlworld.ie) wrote at 2009/11/30 09:15:38
merry christmas.am soon putting up my decorations but worried that the floods (that have been appearing with out notice) will ruin the power supply will blow everything if it happens to us.my town was put on flood warning last night

194 - United Kingdom - Port Glasgow Inverclyde 55.9333°N 4.7000°W "Anonymous" from 081.104.140.106 (cpc3-grnk2-0-0-cust105.renf.cable.ntl.com) wrote at 2009/11/30 11:16:25
alek is that ur tree on the neighbours driveway ?? if so why is it on theirs ?!!!
Alek replies at 14:02 - Assuming you mean the LED tree to the left of the pumpkin, that's actually mounted on an (empty) 5 gallon paint bucket which is then screwed into the fence post. Unknown what the wind rating is! ;-)

195 - United Kingdom - London London, City of 51.5002°N 0.1262°W "Anonymous" from 089.243.058.126 (unresolvable) wrote at 2009/11/30 15:51:35
alek, the house is looking bare!
Alek replies at 15:54 - YEP ... everything is staged and ready to go (except for the train) ... but as noted on the main webpage, there is still more to put up!

196 - Ireland - Newbridge Kildare 53.1819°N 6.7967°W "chris hill" from 089.101.202.206 (089-101-202206.ntlworld.ie) wrote at 2009/11/30 15:58:07
aleks can u please switch led tree

197 - United States - Westland Michigan 42.2890°N 83.3686°W "Anonymous" from 068.041.078.208 (c-68-41-78-208.hsd1.mi.comcast.net) wrote at 2009/11/30 15:58:25
I'd like to help put the lights up, i get all festive and everything this time of the year -- ErrantEgo

198 - United States - Westland Michigan 42.2890°N 83.3686°W "Anonymous" from 068.041.078.208 (c-68-41-78-208.hsd1.mi.comcast.net) wrote at 2009/11/30 16:37:40
those inflatables in front of the garage are cute

199 - United States - Independence Missouri 39.1029°N 94.3826°W "Anonymous" from 067.162.180.165 (c-67-162-180-165.hsd1.mo.comcast.net) wrote at 2009/11/30 17:21:37
THIS EARLY!

200 - United States - Waycross Georgia 31.1858°N 82.3539°W "Anonymous" from 074.229.122.218 (adsl-074-229-122-218.sip.sav.bellsouth.net) wrote at 2009/11/30 17:26:07
So very Beautiful and don't have words to describe. My grandchild loves to watch it. May God bless you and your family for doing this for all to enjoy , also for a good cause God Bless

201 - United States - Newtown Connecticut 41.3948°N 73.3142°W "Jeff" from 069.037.043.018 (69.37.43.18.adsl.snet.net) wrote at 2009/11/30 17:27:15
yahoo home page has an artical on extrem houses this is how I found you. WOW!!! fantastic God Bless!!!

202 - Ireland - Newbridge Kildare 53.1819°N 6.7967°W "chrishill" from 089.101.202.206 (089-101-202206.ntlworld.ie) wrote at 2009/12/01 04:21:19
dooe your estate have a broken street lamp?04 18 49
Alek replies at 10:33 - There's a streetlight on the far left side of webcam2 that acts like a strobe - one of the neighbors called it into the city as it seems to be possessed with all the flickering!

203 - United Kingdom - Penarth Vale of Glamorgan, The 51.4347°N 3.1800°W "Jon" from 090.215.132.240 (5ad784f0.bb.sky.com) wrote at 2009/12/01 04:59:03
The christmas lights are really hard to catch here in the uk. for me theyre on from 12 - 5 in the morning which is exactly when i'm usually sleeping :(

204 - United Kingdom - Wolverhampton 52.5833°N 2.1333°W "Moriarty the Mundane" from 087.084.143.090 (ip-87-84-143-90.easynet.co.uk) wrote at 2009/12/01 06:54:22
A merry Christmas to all your readers from Wolverhampton UK... Moriarty the Mundane LINK DELETED LINK DELETED

205 - United States - Hulkville in the Republic of Boulder, Colorado Alek says at 2009/12/01 10:44:44
While X-10 isn't the most reliable powerline protocol, it's been a bit sluggish. So I traced all the circuits to the main breaker box and switched three of them over so everything is on the same Phase. Without boring everyone with technical details, this should improve performance and reliability ... looked pretty solid when I just tested it ... but the real test is when everyone in the world is hammerin' on the X-10 controls. So give it a good workout/streess test this evening! ;-)

206 - United Kingdom - Port Glasgow Inverclyde 55.9333°N 4.7000°W "Anonymous" from 081.104.140.106 (cpc3-grnk2-0-0-cust105.renf.cable.ntl.com) wrote at 2009/12/01 12:43:19
Merry xmas

207 - United Kingdom - City N/A 54.0000°N 2.0000°W "Anonymous" from 081.077.189.186 (user-514dbdba.l2.c1.dsl.pol.co.uk) wrote at 2009/12/01 13:39:34
Great display again this year! Thank you x Lou Broseley Shropshire England.

208 - United Kingdom - Birmingham 52.4667°N 1.9167°W "Jack" from 086.160.080.069 (host86-160-80-69.range86-160.btcentralplus.com) wrote at 2009/12/01 16:10:52
Good to see webcam one in its usual place!! Its looking good Alek! I shall defo be up tonight to control the lights!

209 - United States - Westland Michigan 42.2890°N 83.3686°W "Anonymous" from 068.041.078.208 (c-68-41-78-208.hsd1.mi.comcast.net) wrote at 2009/12/01 16:28:36
Sitting here watching Alek prepare and adjust the lights and inflatables....what a job! I am willing to bet a lot of folks overlook that...

210 - Italy - Belgioioso Lombardia 45.1667°N 9.3167°E "Anonymous" from 084.222.220.232 (host-84-222-220-232.cust-adsl.tiscali.it) wrote at 2009/12/01 23:15:37
Is it snowing in the dark there?

211 - India - New Delhi Delhi 28.6000°N 77.2000°E "Anonymous" from 119.082.072.100 (unresolvable) wrote at 2009/12/02 00:53:44
Merry christmas wishes from the entire team of LINK DELETED

212 - India - New Delhi Delhi 28.6000°N 77.2000°E "qualitypointtechnologies" from 117.241.123.051 (unresolvable) wrote at 2009/12/02 04:24:52
Wishing you a very happy christmas!!

213 - United States - Mesa Arizona 33.4253°N 111.7273°W "Tammie" from 072.208.165.162 (ip72-208-165-162.ph.ph.cox.net) wrote at 2009/12/02 04:35:52
Looks like you've got a little dusting to do there.

214 - Sweden - Malmö Skane Lan 55.6000°N 13.0000°E "Martin Chab" from 213.064.087.184 (213-64-87-184-no118.business.telia.com) wrote at 2009/12/02 04:48:02
Hi, Check out this fantastic christmas video at LINK DELETED all the best Martin ChabType in your Christmas Cheer here ...

215 - United States - Norman Oklahoma 35.2330°N 97.4122°W "Lori R" from 072.200.214.187 (ip72-200-214-187.ok.ok.cox.net) wrote at 2009/12/02 06:11:13
When our laptop and desktop both died in the same week, with no cash for new ones, my kids were so upset at the thought of missing those "really cool lights". We borrowed a netbook for the Christmas season, and despite the small screen, we are able to see and control the lights and my kids couldn't be any happier, now if I could just get Santa to bring me a new computer!
Alek replies at 06:25 - Now that is some serious Christmas dedication - glad I could bring some joy to your family and tell your kids I'll put in a word for 'ya with Santa!

216 - United States - Easton Pennsylvania 40.7432°N 75.2242°W "Anonymous" from 072.081.026.120 (pool-72-81-26-120.phlapa.east.verizon.net) wrote at 2009/12/02 06:17:38
Oooooh, look at all that snow!!!

217 - United Kingdom - City N/A 54.0000°N 2.0000°W "Matthew Croan" from 095.145.237.025 (unresolvable) wrote at 2009/12/02 08:43:16
WOW alot of snow over night

218 - United Kingdom - City N/A 54.0000°N 2.0000°W "Matthew Croan" from 095.145.237.025 (unresolvable) wrote at 2009/12/02 08:48:38
-10 out side ohh thats cold

219 - United Kingdom - Horndean Hampshire 50.9167°N 0.9834°W "Waa**s" from 081.137.209.237 (host81-137-209-237.in-addr.btopenworld.com) wrote at 2009/12/02 12:39:50
Love the lights _________

220 - United States - Erie Pennsylvania 42.1102°N 80.0682°W "LINK DELETED" from 071.072.039.003 (cpe-71-72-39-3.neo.res.rr.com) wrote at 2009/12/02 13:09:07
I appreciate the good clean fun your site offers Alek.! It's lookin real good.. Noticed you have snow now.. Be seeing it soon here in Ohio., uggh.. Happy Holidays to you and yours..

221 - United Kingdom - Birmingham 52.4667°N 1.9167°W "Jack" from 086.160.080.069 (host86-160-80-69.range86-160.btcentralplus.com) wrote at 2009/12/02 13:33:27
Hey Alek can you take some pictures of the house and lights with the snow please? I think the snow is really cool! Don't normally get it here. Thanks

222 - United Kingdom - Birmingham 52.4667°N 1.9167°W "Anonymous" from 078.150.126.173 (unresolvable) wrote at 2009/12/02 15:42:21
hey alek, can you switch everything onnnn ? x

223 - United Kingdom - Pontypridd Rhondda Cynon Taff 51.6014°N 3.3447°W "Luc" from 090.215.069.118 (5ad74576.bb.sky.com) wrote at 2009/12/02 16:00:14
hey alek why not use ustream for the cams like i do on my web site LINK DELETED

224 - United States - Westland Michigan 42.2890°N 83.3686°W "Anonymous" from 068.041.078.208 (c-68-41-78-208.hsd1.mi.comcast.net) wrote at 2009/12/02 16:24:17
HOLY CRAP!! The temp nosedived, and with that came a bunch of snow!!

225 - United States - Saint Peters Missouri 38.8021°N 90.6270°W "Anonymous" from 071.081.211.168 (71-81-211-168.dhcp.stls.mo.charter.com) wrote at 2009/12/02 17:23:47
dont tell me that is that lighted skeleton up on the roof... why do u have halloween stuff out too???

226 - United States - Granby Connecticut 41.9597°N 72.7961°W "snowman101" from 068.009.089.035 (ip68-9-89-35.ri.ri.cox.net) wrote at 2009/12/02 17:25:59
Yeah, I had the same question about the Halloween stuff.

227 - United States - Lake Wales Florida 27.8867°N 81.6416°W "Anonymous" from 068.057.000.066 (c-68-57-0-66.hsd1.fl.comcast.net) wrote at 2009/12/02 18:29:53
ALEX: eXCELLENT, i HAVE ABOUT 20,000 LIGHTS UP HERE IN LAKE WALES FLA WHERE THE TEMP.IS 80 F RIGHT NOW. tALKED TO YOU LAST YEAR. kEEP UP THE GOOD WORK AND HAPPY HOLIDAYS TO YOU AND YOUR FAMILY dICK cONNOLLY

228 - United States - Littleton Colorado 39.5583°N 105.0838°W "Kendall Laird" from 067.176.092.055 (c-67-176-92-55.hsd1.co.comcast.net) wrote at 2009/12/02 19:08:55
Awesome, Alek! My twins love it too! Love, Daisy Duke (Kendall)

229 - Norway - Hågån Sor-Trondelag 62.9500°N 10.3333°E "Anonymous" from 195.204.054.160 (static160.banetele-cust.com) wrote at 2009/12/03 00:38:09
Wish you a happy wonderful Christmas holiday. The lights are awesome. Love from Monca Hasund Solheim, Norway

230 - United States - Hulkville in the Republic of Boulder, Colorado Alek says at 2009/12/03 08:26:35
I happened to wake up early this morning - it was pretty darn quiet and peaceful in the pre-dawn light but a bit nippy with temperatures in the single digits. First picture (mouseover image for wide-angle as-shot) is a self-portrait 53 minutes before sunrise - 30 second exposure at ISO 800 and F/6.3 - note the shadows from the full moon that is to the right. There's also some shadows from the off-camera flash (on the left) - check out Frosty's hat on the garage. Second picture is 16 minutes before sunrise - 1/4s at ISO 200 and F/5.6 - a lot more light and enough that the turned on Christmas display wouldn't blow out the picture.
christmas alek >

christmas alek

231 - United States - Meridian Idaho 43.5992°N 116.4235°W "Wonder man" from 207.225.034.236 (207-225-34-236.bois.qwest.net) wrote at 2009/12/03 15:33:49
Nice pics alek I was wondering if you can take some pics off the ties downs on the balloon because i bought it but it didnt come with instructions so if you just take some pics of inside the balloon that will be great

232 - United Kingdom - Bridgwater Somerset 51.1297°N 3.0006°W "Anonymous" from 089.240.173.099 (unresolvable) wrote at 2009/12/03 15:39:09
can you switch everything on alek ?

233 - United Kingdom - Bridgwater Somerset 51.1297°N 3.0006°W "Anonymous" from 089.240.173.099 (unresolvable) wrote at 2009/12/03 15:47:24
wheres inflatable santa? :O
Alek replies at 15:49 - The wife has to be able to get into the garage, so I'll setup the 12' inflatable Santa after she gets home around 4:30. P.S. Some pictures of the balloon tie-downs is on my list "Wonder man" - need to wait for the snow to melt a bit now though.

234 - United Kingdom - Bridgwater Somerset 51.1297°N 3.0006°W "Anonymous" from 089.240.173.099 (unresolvable) wrote at 2009/12/03 15:52:34
alek did you know that the snowman is a bit deflated?

235 - United Kingdom - Stroud Gloucestershire 51.7500°N 2.2000°W "Anonymous" from 078.145.068.171 (unresolvable) wrote at 2009/12/03 15:55:51
haha, loved the thumbs up there alek ___) x     Alek: Frosty wobbled and fell down a bit! ;-)
christmas snowman

236 - United Kingdom - Pontypridd Rhondda Cynon Taff 51.6014°N 3.3447°W "LINK DELETED" from 090.215.069.118 (5ad74576.bb.sky.com) wrote at 2009/12/03 16:05:46
alek can you please enable the x-10 controles in side

237 - United States - El Paso Texas 31.8545°N 106.5330°W "Teeter" from 075.006.216.009 (adsl-75-6-216-9.dsl.elpstx.sbcglobal.net) wrote at 2009/12/03 16:10:45
Glad to see you're back up and running again this year. Love coming here to see what you do every year. Thank you.

238 - United Kingdom - Stroud Gloucestershire 51.7500°N 2.2000°W "Anonymous" from 078.145.068.171 (unresolvable) wrote at 2009/12/03 16:53:18
alek webcam one appears to be offline ? has the dsl dis connected?

239 - United Kingdom - Stroud Gloucestershire 51.7500°N 2.2000°W "Anonymous" from 078.145.068.171 (unresolvable) wrote at 2009/12/03 17:30:42
alek, what does it mean when it says that the x10 controlls have overloaded?
Alek replies at 23:41 - There is a software rate limiter since the X10 hardware isn't capable of more than a command every couple of seconds.

240 - United States - Manchester Connecticut 41.7771°N 72.5236°W "Anonymous" from 070.168.013.253 (wsip-70-168-13-253.ri.ri.cox.net) wrote at 2009/12/03 22:53:28
Happy Holidays!!! Don't Be Stressed This Holiday LINK DELETED

241 - United Kingdom - Royal Leamington Spa Warwickshire 52.3000°N 1.5333°W "Richard" from 082.025.054.227 (cpc4-warw8-0-0-cust738.brhm.cable.ntl.com) wrote at 2009/12/04 08:34:58
Ho Ho Ho - it's so cool to see snow! Loving your lights again. It all looks so festive. Cheers Alek!

242 - Germany - City N/A 51.0000°N 9.0000°E "Anonymous" from 091.062.246.031 (p5B3EF61F.dip.t-dialin.net) wrote at 2009/12/04 10:53:16
Greetings from Germany. Great work (the christmas lights). I watched them since 3 years.

243 - Canada - Markham Ontario 43.8667°N 79.2667°W "Anonymous" from 069.159.201.130 (TOROON63-1168099714.sdsl.bell.ca) wrote at 2009/12/04 12:42:54
Funny how much further SOUTH you are than Peterborough, ON, Canada and you have snow on the ground, yet we don't!! (Dec. 04th) Great site, showed the girls last year, will show them again this year. Abbie will likely post to your monitor. Cheers, Holiday that is, KEN

244 - United States - Norfolk Massachusetts 42.1162°N 71.3307°W "Anonymous" from 024.063.021.115 (c-24-63-21-115.hsd1.ma.comcast.net) wrote at 2009/12/04 14:10:38
i'm in a huge panic 3-6 inches of snow expected here in massachusetts tomorrow night

245 - United Kingdom - Barnsley 53.5500°N 1.4834°W "Luc Aged 13" from 090.215.069.118 (5ad74576.bb.sky.com) wrote at 2009/12/04 16:07:56
how dose the laptop woek in your office im trying to do this on my web site

246 - United States - East Elmhurst New York 40.7638°N 73.8709°W "Anonymous" from 173.077.085.096 (pool-173-77-85-96.nycmny.east.verizon.net) wrote at 2009/12/05 12:15:29
post 245 what is your website?

247 - United Kingdom - City N/A 54.0000°N 2.0000°W "Anonymous" from 092.021.233.157 (unresolvable) wrote at 2009/12/05 13:35:48
your lights are well good i do the some in my back garden in the uk

248 - United Kingdom - Driffield York 54.0000°N 0.4333°W "Anonymous" from 086.152.032.051 (host86-152-32-51.range86-152.btcentralplus.com) wrote at 2009/12/05 13:50:58
i hope u got it i sent u santa a christmas card to mr and mrs claus and elves hope u get it and if u could can u send me a christmas card tell all the peaple like the elves and u and ur wife i said have a very very good christmas love from callum xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

249 - United Kingdom - City N/A 54.0000°N 2.0000°W "Anonymous" from 092.021.233.157 (unresolvable) wrote at 2009/12/05 14:15:54
i hope you and your kids have a good christmas and a good new year

250 - United Kingdom - Greenock Inverclyde 55.9333°N 4.7500°W "Anonymous" from 081.104.140.106 (cpc3-grnk2-0-0-cust105.renf.cable.ntl.com) wrote at 2009/12/05 15:38:17
Alek how did you fix your train!!
Alek replies at 09:18 - Lots of fiddling with an Ohmmeter and some electical tape!

251 - United States - Modesto California 37.6680°N 121.0041°W "Anonymous" from 068.123.005.099 (adsl-68-123-5-99.dsl.sktn01.pacbell.net) wrote at 2009/12/05 15:48:59
You inspired me to make something like this I already finished it, just need to get my camera shipped!!

252 - United States - Kinston North Carolina 35.1940°N 77.5377°W "alton" from 075.110.091.046 (r75-110-91-46.kntncmtc01.kstnnc.ab.dh.suddenlink.net) wrote at 2009/12/05 20:38:31
I love the lights

253 - United States - Elyria Ohio 41.3649°N 82.1150°W "Terry" from 071.072.039.003 (cpe-71-72-39-3.neo.res.rr.com) wrote at 2009/12/05 20:48:24
The holiday skeleton looks gr8 on the house.!!

254 - United States - Granby Connecticut 41.9597°N 72.7961°W "Anonymous" from 068.009.089.035 (ip68-9-89-35.ri.ri.cox.net) wrote at 2009/12/05 21:03:01
Just a random question here, but what if your town passed a law saying that no public displays for any holiday could be allowed outside of your house....what would you do?

255 - United Kingdom - Huddersfield Kirklees 53.6500°N 1.7833°W "Anonymous" from 089.242.182.029 (unresolvable) wrote at 2009/12/06 04:30:04
Hello can i see in real lifee! My adress LS11 5NG ADMIAL STREET IN LEEDS.
Alek replies at 09:16 - That's quite a long ways from the Republic of Boulder, Colorado ... so hopefully the online pics will suffice.

256 - United States - Dekalb Illinois 41.8963°N 88.7443°W "3dsgifts-n-things" from 173.053.170.051 (pool-173-53-170-51.chi01.dsl-w.verizon.net) wrote at 2009/12/06 06:17:54
Christmas is coming fast with this economy it will be no blast shopping not saving going broke all this grief you feel like your going to choke stop into the store and what do ya know you can save year around so go santa go all the grief has come to pass 3dsgifts for all this economy wont last take a jingle and find your change buy all your gifts this year without santa behind the reigns. LINK DELETED joy

257 - United States - Pittsburgh Pennsylvania 40.4242°N 79.8913°W "Dave" from 199.224.017.021 (alle.county.allegheny.pa.us) wrote at 2009/12/06 08:07:58
I love seeing the snow on the front lawn cam! Hope we have a white Christmas here in Pittsburgh!

258 - United Kingdom - London London, City of 51.5002°N 0.1262°W "DW12" from 078.146.006.013 (unresolvable) wrote at 2009/12/06 11:07:12
SNOW!! WOW all we got is rain :-(

259 - United States - Elyria Ohio 41.3649°N 82.1150°W "Anonymous" from 071.072.039.003 (cpe-71-72-39-3.neo.res.rr.com) wrote at 2009/12/06 11:32:20
Very cold but luckily NO snow yet this season.! Don't want any either.!!

260 - United States - Pensacola Florida 30.3919°N 87.3496°W "William E." from 099.049.220.041 (99-49-220-41.lightspeed.plcsfl.sbcglobal.net) wrote at 2009/12/06 12:41:10
Hope you and your family have a VERY Merry Christmas. Semper Fi and keep up the awesome work for a great cause!!

261 - United States - Des Moines Iowa 41.5898°N 93.6184°W "Anonymous" from 071.214.215.195 (71-214-215-195.desm.qwest.net) wrote at 2009/12/06 18:25:28
2...yes thats 2 snowstorms coming to Midwest (Iowa) this week. Stocking up on snacks.

262 - United States - Hulkville in the Republic of Boulder, Colorado Alek says at 2009/12/06 19:33:12
One of the nifty events our neighborhood does is a holiday shin-dig that includes a visit by Santa and horse-drawn sleigh rides. I setup my canon 7D on a tripod and was able to capture this picture ... had to boost the shadows a bit so you can see us, but that's me in the front left seat. Mouseover image to see the sleigh move out as web surfers deflate stuff!
christmas santa sleigh

263 - Spain - Barcelona Catalonia 41.3833°N 2.1833°E "Anonymous" from 085.050.093.175 (175.pool85-50-93.dynamic.orange.es) wrote at 2009/12/07 11:48:22
Merry Christmas and lots of love to spread!!! here a fun video to cheer you all up LINK DELETED

264 - United Kingdom - City N/A 54.0000°N 2.0000°W "Anonymous" from 092.022.003.243 (unresolvable) wrote at 2009/12/07 12:29:33
why can we not snow in the uk

265 - United Kingdom - Royal Leamington Spa Warwickshire 52.3000°N 1.5333°W "There's Snow Point!" from 082.025.054.227 (cpc4-warw8-0-0-cust738.brhm.cable.ntl.com) wrote at 2009/12/07 12:47:47
To post 264 - be thankful we don't have snow like that in the UK - the whole country grinds to a halt at the first dusting of the stuff - best leave snow to the experts!

266 - Canada - Edmonton Alberta 53.5500°N 113.5000°W "Russ - Edm, AB, CA" from 162.106.006.003 (unresolvable) wrote at 2009/12/07 13:07:55
Your guy's winters are tiny compared to what's going on now... we currently are in a -9.4 F here in Edmonton, Alberta Canada. take that COLORADO! hehehe

267 - United States - Troutman North Carolina 35.6822°N 80.8663°W "Anonymous" from 074.162.058.157 (adsl-162-58-157.clt.bellsouth.net) wrote at 2009/12/07 15:12:34
Cant wait til x10 control

268 - United States - Troutman North Carolina 35.6822°N 80.8663°W "Anonymous" from 074.162.058.157 (adsl-162-58-157.clt.bellsouth.net) wrote at 2009/12/07 15:20:51
Your Big Hulk Fell

269 - United States - Brush Colorado 40.1677°N 103.5368°W "Anonymous" from 065.101.253.230 (65-101-253-230.hlrn.qwest.net) wrote at 2009/12/07 17:15:06
Well Alek - you have done it again! Nice work - we will drive by for a real time look soon! Merry Christmas! The Erickson's

270 - United States - Fort Smith Arkansas 35.3397°N 94.3831°W "n10citie" from 070.178.040.087 (ip70-178-40-87.ks.ks.cox.net) wrote at 2009/12/07 17:46:54
The sleigh pics are awesome. Wish we would get some snow for December. It is almost cold enough, but the snow goes either to the south (Texas had 4 inches last week!) or north..

271 - United States - Hanford California 36.2760°N 119.6322°W "Anonymous" from 098.239.120.177 (c-98-239-120-177.hsd1.ca.comcast.net) wrote at 2009/12/07 19:50:05
I can't wait till christmas!!!!!

272 - United States - Hulkville in the Republic of Boulder, Colorado Alek says at 2009/12/07 21:44:46
As a Christmas Lights Dude, people send me all sorts of holiday related stuff. If it's a really funny Christmas Lights picture, dozens of people will send it to me - more at the link and some examples below - hilarious stuff!
funny christmas pictures ditto

christmas funny picture ladder santa pee

273 - United Kingdom - Newbury West Berkshire 51.4000°N 1.3167°W "matt farley" from 091.208.219.022 (no-reverse.redstone-isp.net) wrote at 2009/12/08 02:28:07
GREAT lights

274 - United Kingdom - Newbury West Berkshire 51.4000°N 1.3167°W "aarron kingham" from 091.208.219.022 (no-reverse.redstone-isp.net) wrote at 2009/12/08 05:56:56
your lights are amazing from aarron kingham... ...

275 - United States - Hulkville in the Republic of Boulder, Colorado Alek says at 2009/12/08 10:25:10
Another inch of snow overnight with temperature in the single digits - Elmo and Homer don't seem too happy about it!
Mouseover image to see view from the reverse angle.

christmas cold snow pictures

276 - United States - Mesa Arizona 33.4253°N 111.7273°W "tammie" from 072.208.165.162 (ip72-208-165-162.ph.ph.cox.net) wrote at 2009/12/08 14:48:56
Hey alek, hulk looking droopy there.

277 - United States - Troutman North Carolina 35.6822°N 80.8663°W "Anonymous" from 074.162.058.157 (adsl-162-58-157.clt.bellsouth.net) wrote at 2009/12/08 15:50:16
Im eating KFC right now.
Alek replies at 15:57 - Extra Crispy is my favorite KFC at Christmas ... HO-HO-HO ... and BUURRPP!!! ;-)
P.S. Several time-lapse Christmas Videos posted here from last night.

christmas pictures

278 - United States - Hulkville in the Republic of Boulder, Colorado Alek says at 2009/12/08 18:55:52
On the lower right side of webcam1 are some Santa bubble lights next to the front entrance - here's a few pictures of them in the snow.
christmas santa bubble lights all

christmas santa bubble lights

christmas santa bubble lights closeup
Closeup of Bubble Santa - mouseover for wider angle view
christmas santa bubble lights real closeup

279 - United States - West Hartford Connecticut 41.7580°N 72.7444°W "lightingdesigner0315" from 069.182.123.028 (69.182.123.28.adsl.snet.net) wrote at 2009/12/08 21:57:48
Alek, on christmascam1 what is the lighted figure on the upper roof (right side) supposed to be? It's green. Not the hulk. It almost looks like a skeleton. All in all though. Great display.
Alek replies at 22:44 - That would be the LED Skeleton ... got that for 75% off the day after Halloween - D'OH!

280 - United States - Urbana Illinois 40.1095°N 88.2123°W "Anonymous" from 098.222.062.225 (c-98-222-62-225.hsd1.il.comcast.net) wrote at 2009/12/08 22:03:29
Those are some AWESOME pictures! They just define the mood of Christmas!

281 - United States - Hulkville in the Republic of Boulder, Colorado Alek says at 2009/12/08 22:35:56
Here's a picture of the front yard with a bit of snow on it - mouseover the image to compare to a week ago - D'OH! ;-)
christmas front yard

282 - Italy - Milanese Sicilia 38.2000°N 15.7332°E "Anonymous" from 081.118.109.098 (host98-109-static.118-81-b.business.telecomitalia.it) wrote at 2009/12/09 06:47:52
Minus 21.7 degrees - COLD!!!
Alek replies at 10:37 - That's -21.7° is in Celsius ... but it still hasn't gotten above zero Fahrenheit despite the sun being out for several hours - it's supposed to slowly warm up the next couple of days. Here's a daytime picture of the christmas display from a few days ago - mouseover the image for a ground level view. christmas display daytime

283 - United States - Hulkville in the Republic of Boulder, Colorado Alek says at 2009/12/09 10:45:12
As in past years, I made a Carbon Offset donation for the electricity that the wind-powered Christmas Lights use ... Al Gore would be proud! ;-) christmas carbobfund

284 - United States - Norfolk Massachusetts 42.1162°N 71.3307°W "Anonymous" from 024.063.021.115 (c-24-63-21-115.hsd1.ma.comcast.net) wrote at 2009/12/09 11:48:28
more snow here in massachusetts. We have 4 inches now on the ground!

285 - United Kingdom - Derby 52.9333°N 1.5000°W "Gill and Luke." from 086.012.054.168 (cpc4-derb3-0-0-cust679.leic.cable.ntl.com) wrote at 2009/12/09 14:01:19
Hi Alek, It's time to do music to lights, 2009.'Wizards In Winter' would be great music to use. Gill and Luke,from UK.

286 - United States - Norfolk Virginia 36.8861°N 76.2668°W "kaitlynn" from 072.064.053.115 (pool-72-64-53-115.nrflva.east.verizon.net) wrote at 2009/12/09 15:58:48
i love your lights but it might be nicer if you would put the controls on earlier so the people in VA would be able to see them at dark !

287 - United Kingdom - City N/A 54.0000°N 2.0000°W "Anonymous" from 092.022.003.243 (unresolvable) wrote at 2009/12/09 16:15:05
can you tell me wot age your two sons are

288 - United States - Kinston North Carolina 35.1940°N 77.5377°W "merry christmas" from 075.110.091.046 (r75-110-91-46.kntncmtc01.kstnnc.ab.dh.suddenlink.net) wrote at 2009/12/09 16:51:16
still loving the lights lights After I finesh paying my brothers ps3 on lalway of im gowing to donate.

289 - United States - Kinston North Carolina 35.1940°N 77.5377°W "merry christmas" from 075.110.091.046 (r75-110-91-46.kntncmtc01.kstnnc.ab.dh.suddenlink.net) wrote at 2009/12/09 17:25:10
hi alek I told my cusion about the lights im the one whos been on the wii vewing your lights im a geek to I emitte it

290 - United Kingdom - Birmingham 52.4667°N 1.9167°W "Katie" from 090.197.119.208 (5ac577d0.bb.sky.com) wrote at 2009/12/09 17:33:21
Hey lovin' the lights, is there anyway you know of to persuade my dad to let me decorate my house like yours? (he's a bit of an old grumpy man)

291 - United States - Denver Colorado 39.9004°N 104.9428°W "Mitchell Maher" from 067.165.231.254 (c-67-165-231-254.hsd1.co.comcast.net) wrote at 2009/12/09 17:38:08
nice lights.i live in blue heron too!merry christmas!!!!!!!!!!!!

292 - United States - Kinston North Carolina 35.1940°N 77.5377°W "merry christmas" from 075.110.091.046 (r75-110-91-46.kntncmtc01.kstnnc.ab.dh.suddenlink.net) wrote at 2009/12/09 17:40:34
Hey Aleck I saw your youtube video on how to set your lights up did you make those controllers or bought them. if your wondering how im on my wii vewing your lights I downloaded th internet channel off the wii shop channel

293 - Canada - Spruce Grove Alberta 53.5333°N 113.9168°W "Russ - Edmonton, Alberta" from 068.150.181.115 (S01060022b0b539d3.ed.shawcable.net) wrote at 2009/12/09 19:58:31
hey, Alek. you have quite the fascinating website. I really enjoyed looking at those close ups you took! very very cool! I hope you take a trip to Canada someday... visit some fun Canadian places like Banff or Edmonton or Calgary.
Alek replies at 20:15 - How about a trip to see the Polar Bears in Churchill, Canada! (also see post #61)
churchill polar bears alek

294 - United Kingdom - Sheffield 53.3667°N 1.5000°W "Anonymous" from 087.194.140.249 (87-194-140-249.bethere.co.uk) wrote at 2009/12/10 01:55:32
was that you on the lawn at around 2am or was it someone being mischevious alek?

295 - New Zealand - Auckland 36.8667°S 174.7667°E "Anonymous" from 203.096.084.033 (203-96-84-33.cid.global-gateway.net.nz) wrote at 2009/12/10 02:04:02
Somebody was out there by the balloon

296 - United States - Hulkville in the Republic of Boulder, Colorado Alek says at 2009/12/10 02:39:28
The wind picked up, so I was out there bungee'ing down the balloon - here's the time-lapse video - and yes, the streetlight is possessed! ;-)

297 - United States - Woodstock Georgia 34.1268°N 84.5740°W "Anonymous" from 024.030.036.075 (c-24-30-36-75.hsd1.ga.comcast.net) wrote at 2009/12/10 06:29:34
I'm a stay at home mom of two and came across this cool Christmas site! They are new and are still adding things but the concept is cool. They play Christmas music all day long and the light in the scene changes with the time of day that's on your pc, like when its 8am it actually looks like 8am. They have a section that plays Christmas movies and the workshop has a few pictures for the kids to color. Here is the link...Check it out! LINK DELETED

298 - United Kingdom - Walsall 52.6000°N 2.0000°W "Jonny" from 090.215.132.240 (5ad784f0.bb.sky.com) wrote at 2009/12/10 07:49:33
Looks like you're having a snowy Christmas there. I wish it snowed in the UK at Christmas.

299 - United Kingdom - Birmingham 52.4667°N 1.9167°W "Anonymous" from 078.150.062.081 (unresolvable) wrote at 2009/12/10 08:12:30
hi alex my friend lives in denver so im going to visit her for christmas with my family so i might stop buy to say high to u

300 - United States - Hulkville in the Republic of Boulder, Colorado Alek says at 2009/12/10 08:51:39
Wind is the biggest weather issue for Christmas Lights and can seriously damage a display. Fortunately, the gusts last night probably never got above 30MPH, and I don't see any major damage from last night ... except the Hulk's Santa hat blew off. Here's the Santa Plane on the top roof this morning which has a fair amount of surface area, but looks solid thanks to some pavers and a safety rope.
christmas santa plane
christmas santa plane

301 - United States - Hulkville in the Republic of Boulder, Colorado Alek says at 2009/12/10 13:19:43
I also took a picture of the SnowGlobe this morning. All of the inflatables "carve" out a spot in the snow ... and it's a little easier to see with all of the foliage on the ground from the wind.
christmas snow globe

302 - United Kingdom - Weston-super-mare North Somerset 51.3458°N 2.9678°W "Anonymous" from 092.026.214.228 (unresolvable) wrote at 2009/12/10 15:20:33
alek, can you switch everything on ?? :P

303 - United Kingdom - Weston-super-mare North Somerset 51.3458°N 2.9678°W "Anonymous" from 092.026.214.228 (unresolvable) wrote at 2009/12/10 15:33:40
why is the balloon packed away?

304 - United States - Saint Louis Missouri 38.6385°N 90.3026°W "fred" from 070.238.128.240 (adsl-70-238-128-240.dsl.stlsmo.sbcglobal.net) wrote at 2009/12/10 16:18:23
Balloon was packed away over night - watch video in post #296.

305 - Italy - Frattamaggiore Campania 40.9500°N 14.2667°E "Anonymous" from 079.035.030.037 (host37-30-dynamic.35-79-r.retail.telecomitalia.it) wrote at 2009/12/11 03:18:08
Hello from Italy!!! Merry Christmas! :D

306 - United Kingdom - Plymouth 50.3964°N 4.1386°W "Anonymous" from 077.103.073.201 (cpc1-newt24-0-0-cust456.newt.cable.virginmedia.com) wrote at 2009/12/11 16:03:04
alek, the small green inflatalbe tree is not active.
Alek replies at 11:21 - It does work ... but the fan in that inflatable is pretty weak.

307 - United Kingdom - Greenock Inverclyde 55.9333°N 4.7500°W "Anonymous" from 081.104.140.106 (cpc3-grnk2-0-0-cust105.renf.cable.ntl.com) wrote at 2009/12/11 17:12:57
Gutted :-( Lights were vandalised tonight just took them all down!! No more outside lights going upp again. Alek Thanks for the site at least i can see someone have a good display!

308 - United States - Hulkville in the Republic of Boulder, Colorado Alek says at 2009/12/11 17:57:41
Here's a picture (I could have done a better job with the off-camera flash) of the front of the house with me and the Chief Christmas Lights Designer - Kyle!
christmas pictures

christmas pictures

309 - Canada - Liverpool Nova Scotia 44.0333°N 64.7167°W "Anonymous" from 024.224.214.007 (blk-224-214-7.eastlink.ca) wrote at 2009/12/11 18:50:56
Deck the halls !

310 - United States - Santa Clarita California 34.4302°N 118.5193°W "KATIE" from 099.002.212.126 (99-2-212-126.lightspeed.irvnca.sbcglobal.net) wrote at 2009/12/11 22:16:43
HAVE A CHRISTMAS CHEER

311 - India - Bombay Maharashtra 18.9750°N 72.8258°E "Sahil" from 120.060.130.221 (triband-mum-120.60.130.221.mtnl.net.in) wrote at 2009/12/12 02:41:33
Wish everyone on this Christmas by visiting LINK DELETED and send them your hearty message.. Merry Christmas to everyone..

312 - United States - Vernon Rockville Connecticut 41.8366°N 72.4632°W "Mason James Crawford" from 067.186.158.061 (c-67-186-158-61.hsd1.ct.comcast.net) wrote at 2009/12/12 07:57:08
Christmas is awsome sign MASON santa is awsome

313 - United States - Montgomery Texas 30.4349°N 95.7119°W "Anonymous" from 064.092.049.115 (conr-dsl-dhcp-64-92-49-115.consolidated.net) wrote at 2009/12/12 11:13:03
It would appear your display has really made your neighbors mad....they are moving..
Alek replies at 12:48 - You are probably referring to the neighbors across the street who have had a major construction project going on. The same ones that allow me to locate the webcam at their house. So I don't think they are too mad about the Christmas display! ;-)

314 - United Kingdom - City N/A 54.0000°N 2.0000°W "Anonymous" from 092.022.003.243 (unresolvable) wrote at 2009/12/12 14:55:24
no more snow then alex see your out there moving it all from keith uk kettering

315 - United Kingdom - City N/A 54.0000°N 2.0000°W "Anonymous" from 092.022.003.243 (unresolvable) wrote at 2009/12/12 15:16:27
when do you think your going to have some more snow then alex

316 - United States - San Diego California 32.9656°N 117.1270°W "Anonymous" from 024.152.162.136 (user-0c9h8k8.cable.mindspring.com) wrote at 2009/12/12 15:52:34
Wonderful display! Merry Christmas from San Diego!

317 - United States - San Dimas California 34.1066°N 117.8150°W "Shelli" from 108.000.030.052 (pool-108-0-30-52.lsanca.fios.verizon.net) wrote at 2009/12/12 16:41:04
MERRY CHRISTMAS FROM SAN DIMAS, CALIFORNIA! IT'S RAINING!!

318 - United Kingdom - Greenock Inverclyde 55.9333°N 4.7500°W "Anonymous" from 081.104.140.106 (cpc3-grnk2-0-0-cust105.renf.cable.ntl.com) wrote at 2009/12/12 17:51:17
CAN YOU ADD A PIK OF WHAT THE NEIGHBOURS HAD DONE? I WANNA SEE IF IT WAS WORTH RUINING YOUR HALLOWEEN WEBCAM PLACING ?THANKS!

319 - United Kingdom - Thame Oxfordshire 51.7500°N 0.9834°W "jk" from 086.173.142.164 (host86-173-142-164.range86-173.btcentralplus.com) wrote at 2009/12/12 18:29:03
Hi alex loving the display is there a problem with webcam 2 its offline :( keep up the good work :) merry xmas
Alek replies at 18:47 - Yea, webcam2 dropped offline for some reason earlier this evening, but back up and running - sorry about the burp - full refunds for all web surfers - HO-HO-HO! ;-)

320 - United States - Montgomery Texas 30.4349°N 95.7119°W "Anonymous" from 064.092.049.115 (conr-dsl-dhcp-64-92-49-115.consolidated.net) wrote at 2009/12/12 19:40:56
actually i was talking about your neighbors to the left of the view on the webcam. There was a big yellow truck out there. and some guys walking about.
Alek replies at 19:46 - Oh yea, they were just moving some stuff out of that house.

321 - United States - Hulkville in the Republic of Boulder, Colorado Alek says at 2009/12/12 19:48:28
The Boulder Daily Camera ran a story about the Christmas display, but I can't seem to find it online, so here's a few pictures - the third one is pretty big so you can read it. Vince Darcangelo wrote a nice piece and great pictures by Cliff Grassmick who was nice enough to share the last two pictures below.
christmas bdc 1

christmas bdc 2

christmas bdc 3

christmas bdc 4

christmas bdc 5

322 - United States - Elyria Ohio 41.3649°N 82.1150°W "Terry" from 071.072.039.003 (cpe-71-72-39-3.neo.res.rr.com) wrote at 2009/12/12 20:17:13
What a FABULOUS article about the display and family Alek.! Many congrats and THANX for having the display online for myself., family and others to enjoy..

323 - United States - Omaha Nebraska 41.2349°N 96.0491°W "David" from 068.225.175.168 (ip68-225-175-168.om.om.cox.net) wrote at 2009/12/12 20:20:15
I love the house! .

324 - Canada - Spruce Grove Alberta 53.5333°N 113.9168°W "Anonymous" from 068.150.181.115 (S01060022b0b539d3.ed.shawcable.net) wrote at 2009/12/12 23:18:11
sounds like tonight had some drunk viewers!.. pretty wild...

325 - Australia - Briar Hill Victoria 37.7167°S 145.1167°E "From cooper in Australia" from 124.180.017.082 (CPE-124-180-17-82.lns7.lon.bigpond.net.au) wrote at 2009/12/13 01:47:39
Peace, love and Joy to everyone

326 - United States - Hulkville in the Republic of Boulder, Colorado Alek says at 2009/12/13 11:23:02
Just uploaded some time-lapse christmas videos which include a full 24 hours (in a minute) plus kids and cars enjoying the Christmas display.

327 - United States - Austin Texas 30.3796°N 97.6758°W "myles forgey" from 099.039.115.096 (99-39-115-96.lightspeed.austtx.sbcglobal.net) wrote at 2009/12/13 12:52:09
hi santa my name is myle ronan forgey i know i just sent you a letter but i forgot to ask you if meg kofron lived across from you

328 - United States - Fargo North Dakota 46.8574°N 96.8466°W "U1TR4H4X0R" from 067.060.170.066 (67-60-170-66.cpe.cableone.net) wrote at 2009/12/13 15:04:16
Hello! I think your Christmas Lights Webcam is an extremely cool idea. cant wait for it to go live! only 58 minutes left.

329 - United States - Bronx New York 40.8529°N 73.9139°W "cheerful_nut_head" from 075.099.193.035 (ool-4b63c123.static.optonline.net) wrote at 2009/12/13 16:08:18
this is AWESOME!We should do this more often lol

330 - United Kingdom - Greenock Inverclyde 55.9333°N 4.7500°W "Anonymous" from 081.104.140.106 (cpc3-grnk2-0-0-cust105.renf.cable.ntl.com) wrote at 2009/12/13 16:54:04
Hello alek do you let the kids come up and look at them in the garden, gees! Mine were vandalised and we dont if we allowed people in they would be well gone! Quick way of taking down after xmas i suppose. Btw you should do behind the scenes and special tours of the lights and raise more money for your charity. Thanks and have a very merry christmas and a Happy new Year from all in the UK! Great job and keep it up.

331 - United States - Norfolk Massachusetts 42.1162°N 71.3307°W "Anonymous" from 024.063.021.115 (c-24-63-21-115.hsd1.ma.comcast.net) wrote at 2009/12/13 17:32:25
ALEK you always do an amazing job every year. Thanks for making this a way to raise money for Celiac Disease! Way to go!!!

332 - United States - Newberg Oregon 45.3234°N 122.9820°W "Brian" from 071.182.064.044 (pool-71-182-64-44.ptldor.fios.verizon.net) wrote at 2009/12/13 21:17:14
Have you heard the news. Rudolph is retiring. He won't be leading Santa's sleigh this year. I am enlisting everyones help to determine if this news is real. I have added your site to my Facebook discussion with the hope of finding the truth. Any help is appreciated.

333 - China - Beijing 39.9289°N 116.3883°E "lotus" from 123.122.110.086 (unresolvable) wrote at 2009/12/14 02:56:38
I am looking forward to the Christmas. It is our tradition to celebrate New Year with our families. I have a gift list and I have ordered some from LINK DELETED are both cheap and attractive. I think it is a big headache to pick some perfect gadgets for kids. I mean they should be cheap and attractive. Although I love those lovely children, I am so lazy to compare price and model one by one

334 - United Kingdom - Aylesbury Buckinghamshire 51.8167°N 0.8000°W "Anonymous" from 092.009.238.179 (host-92-9-238-179.as43234.net) wrote at 2009/12/14 06:26:18
still no snow the alex were need snow in the uk cuz its really now

335 - United States - Levittown Pennsylvania 40.1527°N 74.8480°W "Anonymous" from 072.092.107.206 (pool-72-92-107-206.phlapa.east.verizon.net) wrote at 2009/12/14 09:35:28
Hi Alex, hope ya dont mind me saying, but you have to many white lights. I like colorful lights for Christmas.

336 - United Kingdom - Bishops Stortford Surrey 51.8667°N 0.1667°E "Callen Oliver" from 094.002.206.187 (5e02cebb.bb.sky.com) wrote at 2009/12/14 12:48:23
Hey Alek just got to say what you do is amazing and such a good idea keep on going well done :)

337 - United States - Greensboro North Carolina 36.0844°N 79.8209°W "wade" from 098.026.245.221 (cpe-098-026-245-221.triad.res.rr.com) wrote at 2009/12/14 15:25:03
You have nice lights keep up the good work!

338 - United States - Greensboro North Carolina 36.0844°N 79.8209°W "wade" from 098.026.245.221 (cpe-098-026-245-221.triad.res.rr.com) wrote at 2009/12/14 15:39:31
You have nice lights there COOL!

339 - United States - Hulkville in the Republic of Boulder, Colorado Alek says at 2009/12/14 16:21:37
A couple of days ago, I gave a presentation about a cruise to Antarctica for Boulder Ignite. It was a ton of fun, and seeing my pictures on the 75' screen in front of 800 people was pretty cool/wild - click here to see the Ignite presentation.
Boulder ignite antarctica

340 - United States - Post Falls Idaho 47.7892°N 117.0266°W "Brandon" from 069.076.004.249 (cpe-69-76-4-249.natnow.res.rr.com) wrote at 2009/12/14 21:38:43
Hey all, sorry I havent been on... been really busy.. I sent Alek some pics of my lights, if he wants he can do whatever with them... Miss you all :D

341 - Australia - Briar Hill Victoria 37.7167°S 145.1167°E "Cooper in Australia" from 124.180.017.082 (CPE-124-180-17-82.lns7.lon.bigpond.net.au) wrote at 2009/12/15 02:23:11
MERRY CHRISTMAS TO EVERYONE.......May your troubles be less, may your blessings be more, and may nothing but happiness come through your door.

342 - United States - Florence New Jersey 40.1114°N 74.8071°W "Anonymous" from 072.081.026.120 (pool-72-81-26-120.phlapa.east.verizon.net) wrote at 2009/12/15 06:44:10
LOVE the pics of the kids from the newspaper article! HEHEHE! So Awesome. A Verrrrrrry Nice writeup!

343 - United States - Romeoville Illinois 41.6398°N 88.1060°W "WALL-E" from 071.201.242.077 (c-71-201-242-77.hsd1.il.comcast.net) wrote at 2009/12/15 14:45:51
Awesome displays, a lot of hard and rewarding fun.

344 - United States - Minot North Dakota 48.1387°N 101.3393°W "homer" from 074.207.171.250 (250.171.207.74.srtnet.com) wrote at 2009/12/15 16:21:24
Hey how its giong i was watching extrmas light and i did nnot see you house weird

345 - United States - Minot North Dakota 48.1387°N 101.3393°W "minot" from 074.207.171.250 (250.171.207.74.srtnet.com) wrote at 2009/12/15 16:27:09
Merry christmas everyopne its 5:26 here

346 - United States - Kansas City Missouri 39.1024°N 94.5502°W "Marissa" from 070.244.242.199 (ppp-70-244-242-199.dsl.ksc2mo.swbell.net) wrote at 2009/12/15 16:29:13
Thanks for doing this, Alek! It's fantastic!

347 - United States - Elyria Ohio 41.3649°N 82.1150°W "Terry" from 071.072.039.003 (cpe-71-72-39-3.neo.res.rr.com) wrote at 2009/12/15 18:21:28
Way to many immature idiots on this eve.. Rude s o b-s.! They can really ruin a fun site..

348 - United States - Hulkville in the Republic of Boulder, Colorado Alek says at 2009/12/15 18:46:52
Here's a long-exposure (30s, F/2.8, ISO 800) picture taken last night at 11:23PM with the lights OFF - there is no moon, but some glow in the sky from city lights. The lighted display of a phone was used to "paint" the HO HO.
christmas night picture

349 - United States - Norfolk Massachusetts 42.1162°N 71.3307°W "Anonymous" from 024.063.021.115 (c-24-63-21-115.hsd1.ma.comcast.net) wrote at 2009/12/15 19:00:20
ALEK, when will the last night of webcams be? Christmas is only next week!

350 - Canada - Spruce Grove Alberta 53.5333°N 113.9168°W "Anonymous" from 068.150.181.115 (S01060022b0b539d3.ed.shawcable.net) wrote at 2009/12/15 19:04:18
he keeps them on until January 1st..

351 - United States - Arlington Virginia 38.8822°N 77.1411°W "Non Believer" from 173.079.116.189 (pool-173-79-116-189.washdc.fios.verizon.net) wrote at 2009/12/15 19:30:45
Santa isn't real!!!!!!!!!!!
Alek replies at 19:56 - Not true - Santa has shown up on the webcam before!

352 - United Kingdom - Lutterworth Leicestershire 52.4500°N 1.2000°W "Anonymous" from 088.106.156.039 (88-106-156-39.dynamic.dsl.as9105.com) wrote at 2009/12/15 22:16:50
Bah, humbug!

353 - United Kingdom - Surbiton Surrey 51.3833°N 0.3000°W "Santa's little helper" from 086.130.248.234 (host86-130-248-234.range86-130.btcentralplus.com) wrote at 2009/12/16 03:38:23
I live in England and i want to see your christmas lights workin and it is English time midnight, can't you leave them on over night one night please. Merry Christmas

354 - United Kingdom - Newbury West Berkshire 51.4000°N 1.3167°W "Anonymous" from 091.208.219.022 (no-reverse.redstone-isp.net) wrote at 2009/12/16 05:04:00
rubbish................ my nan has better decs then this poor rubbish

355 - United States - Saint Peters Missouri 38.8021°N 90.6270°W "Anonymous" from 024.216.126.222 (24-216-126-222.dhcp.stls.mo.charter.com) wrote at 2009/12/16 08:50:11
Then Your Nan Should Get A Life...

356 - Canada - Edmonton Alberta 53.5500°N 113.5000°W "Anonymous" from 162.106.006.003 (unresolvable) wrote at 2009/12/16 09:25:08
wow 514 people observing nothing? hahahaha.. that's hilarious. it's like they're waiting in line for the opening! :)

357 - Canada - Edmonton Alberta 53.5500°N 113.5000°W "Russ - Edmonton - Canada" from 162.106.006.003 (unresolvable) wrote at 2009/12/16 09:30:54
wow Alek, looks as if Last Night's Text Messages was the 2nd highest total you've ever had since you've kept track!?? incredible!

358 - France - Cannes Provence-Alpes-Cote d'Azur 43.5500°N 7.0167°E "Anonymous" from 080.118.159.196 (196-159-118-80.kaptech.net) wrote at 2009/12/16 13:37:06
Salut from Nice France. Have fun with 21st century technology

359 - United States - Louisville Kentucky 38.2085°N 85.6918°W "wade goodman" from 068.210.144.235 (adsl-210-144-235.sdf.bellsouth.net) wrote at 2009/12/16 15:51:07
yo yo yo u die not really nice house its sooooooooooooooo coooolllll

360 - United States - City N/A 38.0000°N 97.0000°W "Deadguy" from 024.073.077.230 (rrcs-24-73-77-230.se.biz.rr.com) wrote at 2009/12/16 16:26:31
Totally loving the Halloween stuff that's crept in there! Have you considered doing a Halloween version of this too?

361 - United States - Norfolk Massachusetts 42.1162°N 71.3307°W "Anonymous" from 024.063.021.115 (c-24-63-21-115.hsd1.ma.comcast.net) wrote at 2009/12/16 17:53:49
Post #360 he already does a halloween version. do you live under a rock?

362 - United States - City N/A 38.0000°N 97.0000°W "Anonymous" from 098.087.042.068 (adsl-87-42-68.bna.bellsouth.net) wrote at 2009/12/16 20:55:10
Great Job!!! Thanks for raising money and awareness for Celiac. My 8 yr old daughter was diagnosed 2 yrs ago. Merry Christmas!

363 - United States - Fairbanks Alaska 64.8834°N 147.4985°W "Anonymous" from 065.074.096.031 (31-96-74-65.gci.net) wrote at 2009/12/17 03:21:23
Merry Christmas from North Pole, Alaska :)

364 - United Kingdom - Aylesbury Buckinghamshire 51.8167°N 0.8000°W "Anonymous" from 092.009.238.179 (host-92-9-238-179.as43234.net) wrote at 2009/12/17 10:00:15
still no snow then alex we have got 8 inch of snow on its way to kettering in the uk lol it allways comes to a stand still all the time in the uk

365 - United States - Corpus Christi Texas 27.7518°N 97.4346°W "Anonymous" from 024.173.047.245 (rrcs-24-173-47-245.sw.biz.rr.com) wrote at 2009/12/17 11:27:50
hey watz up ho ho ho reyna marchan

366 - United States - Louisville Kentucky 38.2085°N 85.6918°W "Anonymous" from 068.210.144.235 (adsl-210-144-235.sdf.bellsouth.net) wrote at 2009/12/17 15:51:57
yo yo yo and not hohohoh

367 - United Kingdom - Leeds 53.8000°N 1.5833°W "Dave UK" from 092.029.207.026 (unresolvable) wrote at 2009/12/17 16:08:07
Woohoo We have snow in the UK at Christmas time......I hope it snows all night even though it is very cold outside at -5 degrees

368 - United States - Louisville Kentucky 38.2085°N 85.6918°W "Anonymous" from 068.210.144.235 (adsl-210-144-235.sdf.bellsouth.net) wrote at 2009/12/17 19:07:59
WAZZ UP UP UP UPU PU PU PUPUPPUPUP

369 - India - Madras Tamil Nadu 13.0833°N 80.2833°E "LINK DELETED" from 059.097.113.001 (unresolvable) wrote at 2009/12/18 03:50:34
Great Site. Happy Christmas & Happy New Year

370 - India - Kalol Gujarat 23.2500°N 72.4833°E "Nipul Parikh" from 120.072.089.078 (unresolvable) wrote at 2009/12/18 05:35:06
Merry Christmas.

371 - United Kingdom - Aylesbury Buckinghamshire 51.8167°N 0.8000°W "Anonymous" from 092.009.238.179 (host-92-9-238-179.as43234.net) wrote at 2009/12/18 09:44:36
alex were got 8 inch of snow in the uk it well gd thanks for letting the uk have the snow lol

372 - United States - Hulkville in the Republic of Boulder, Colorado Alek says at 2009/12/18 13:20:47
Even the mailman looks festive this time of the year! ;-)
christmas mailman

373 - United States - Burke Virginia 38.7851°N 77.2867°W "happy kid" from 072.066.017.239 (pool-72-66-17-239.washdc.fios.verizon.net) wrote at 2009/12/18 15:45:18
in V.A we are getting about 10-20 in of snow alek have fun with this merry christmas.

374 - United Kingdom - Chesterfield Derbyshire 53.2500°N 1.4167°W "derek huddersfirld uk" from 094.005.238.198 (5e05eec6.bb.sky.com) wrote at 2009/12/18 16:02:29
hi alek we are having snow here in the uk our lights are up and lots of people coming round to c them merry xmas to everbody round the world

375 - United States - Hanford California 36.2760°N 119.6322°W "Anonymous" from 098.239.120.177 (c-98-239-120-177.hsd1.ca.comcast.net) wrote at 2009/12/19 06:28:59
Christmas is almost here!!!!!!!

376 - United States - Elyria Ohio 41.3649°N 82.1150°W "Anonymous" from 071.072.039.003 (cpe-71-72-39-3.neo.res.rr.com) wrote at 2009/12/19 12:38:20
Peace -714-

377 - United States - Taylorsville North Carolina 35.9183°N 81.2002°W "Anonymous" from 066.020.170.171 (host-66-20-170-171.clt.bellsouth.net) wrote at 2009/12/19 15:38:10
I LOVE komar.org

378 - Canada - Hamilton Ontario 43.2500°N 79.8333°W "Breck & Trina at Astoria Mills" from 065.092.076.113 (bas1-pickering62-1096567921.dsl.bell.ca) wrote at 2009/12/19 18:20:35
Wonderful display and cause. Merry Christmas from all us gluten free people at our house to yours.

379 - United States - Winter Haven Florida 28.0619°N 81.7071°W "Noah G" from 096.254.034.231 (pool-96-254-34-231.tampfl.fios.verizon.net) wrote at 2009/12/19 19:00:12
Hello and Merry Christmas I wanted to share my blog regarding the Origin of Christmas you're welcome to visit and give your opinion LINK DELETED

380 - United States - Attleboro Massachusetts 41.9395°N 71.2943°W "EJ" from 071.232.114.217 (c-71-232-114-217.hsd1.ma.comcast.net) wrote at 2009/12/19 20:09:45
Blizzaed Warning here in Massachusetts... so nice to see the lights again... Merry Christmas to you and your family. Thanks for all this hard work!

381 - Canada - Spruce Grove Alberta 53.5333°N 113.9168°W "Anonymous" from 068.150.181.115 (S01060022b0b539d3.ed.shawcable.net) wrote at 2009/12/19 20:57:00
like what's a blizzard in Mass?

382 - United States - Post Falls Idaho 47.7892°N 117.0266°W "Brandon" from 069.076.004.249 (cpe-69-76-4-249.natnow.res.rr.com) wrote at 2009/12/19 23:40:00
@348 Is the chimney controllable?

383 - United Kingdom - Birmingham 52.4667°N 1.9167°W "Katie" from 090.204.154.062 (5acc9a3e.bb.sky.com) wrote at 2009/12/20 07:21:04
its snowing here in england, 4cm lol nothing compared to your sno fall

384 - United Kingdom - Manchester 53.5000°N 2.2167°W "jon169" from 080.005.053.226 (cpc2-asht1-0-0-cust481.manc.cable.ntl.com) wrote at 2009/12/20 10:26:20
Manchester has about 6foot of snow. Hurrar

385 - United States - Elyria Ohio 41.3649°N 82.1150°W "Anonymous" from 071.072.039.003 (cpe-71-72-39-3.neo.res.rr.com) wrote at 2009/12/20 13:44:22
You like it., KEEP IT.! I despise snow + winters death.. If it weren't for the holidays., I'd become a recluse till spring time.. UP w/Christmas + DOWN w/winter..

386 - United States - Norfolk Massachusetts 42.1162°N 71.3307°W "Anonymous" from 024.063.021.115 (c-24-63-21-115.hsd1.ma.comcast.net) wrote at 2009/12/20 15:17:34
ALEK,is this the last week of blogging?
Alek replies at 16:34 - Webcams and X10 controls run through January 1st and I usually close the blog for comment about a week later.

387 - United States - Norfolk Massachusetts 42.1162°N 71.3307°W "Anonymous" from 024.063.021.115 (c-24-63-21-115.hsd1.ma.comcast.net) wrote at 2009/12/20 18:41:47
about 3 more weeks of blogging everyone!!

388 - United States - Hulkville in the Republic of Boulder, Colorado Alek says at 2009/12/20 21:14:55
The New York Times has a collection of Christmas Displays ... including two photos from yours truly - here and here. Check 'em out and considering clicking "Recommend This Photo" - special thanks to Don Wiss who pointed this out to me.

389 - United States - Chandler Arizona 33.2819°N 111.8795°W "Anonymous" from 070.190.144.221 (ip70-190-144-221.ph.ph.cox.net) wrote at 2009/12/20 23:19:23
Alek--when you take pictures like the one below past 11:00 PM (on 12/15), how does it look so light outside? Is this the camera or the actual Colorado sky?

390 - United States - La Habra California 33.9413°N 117.9555°W "Kody" from 099.204.252.204 (99-204-252-204.pools.spcsdns.net) wrote at 2009/12/21 00:46:46
I hope I get what I get what I won't for christmas so elvs please get me it for christmas. P.S. I all wase go to my grandma and grampa's for christmas.

391 - United States - Post Falls Idaho 47.7892°N 117.0266°W "Brandon" from 069.076.004.249 (cpe-69-76-4-249.natnow.res.rr.com) wrote at 2009/12/21 00:57:19
Hey all, back from a hectic weekend... went shopping with my bff for my love... Got her a stuffed panda, a boquet of roses and a 14K gold & diamond necklace, and a stuffed panda bear... hehehe

392 - Taiwan - Taipei T'ai-pei 25.0392°N 121.5250°E "Anonymous" from 220.140.036.083 (220-140-36-83.dynamic.hinet.net) wrote at 2009/12/21 08:06:18
Happy X'mas Ya'all:)!

393 - Israel - Tel Aviv 32.0667°N 34.7667°E "Anonymous" from 217.132.146.137 (CBL217-132-146-137.bb.netvision.net.il) wrote at 2009/12/21 08:58:53
He's doing a long exposure #389 so that is why it is bright.

394 - India - New Delhi Delhi 28.6000°N 77.2000°E "Christmas Gifts" from 059.180.144.127 (triband-del-59.180.144.127.bol.net.in) wrote at 2009/12/21 10:59:45
I LOVE THIS WEEK! This is when the excitement really begins. There is so much going on. In between hundreds of public appearances, I sit in on meetings reviewing the Naughty & Nice lists, Christmas Eve weather forecasts, production & inventory numbers, and various operational readiness reviews. I also tour production facilities here at the North Pole as well as India & China where we have added capacity over the past few years. I visit LINK DELETED to purchase the gifts.....

395 - United Kingdom - Chippenham Wiltshire 51.4600°N 2.1247°W "Anonymous" from 086.150.128.015 (host86-150-128-15.range86-150.btcentralplus.com) wrote at 2009/12/21 11:58:57
WE GOT SNOOOOOOOOOOOOOWWWWWWWWWW

396 - United States - Gulfport Mississippi 30.4730°N 89.1494°W "nicole" from 096.019.157.108 (unresolvable) wrote at 2009/12/21 12:18:54
merry christmas & happy honika

397 - Canada - Edmonton Alberta 53.5500°N 113.5000°W "Anonymous" from 162.106.006.003 (unresolvable) wrote at 2009/12/21 12:56:31
It's Hannukah, not Honika sheesh

398 - United States - Fairfax Virginia 38.8791°N 77.3766°W "Anonymous" from 068.105.188.142 (ip68-105-188-142.dc.dc.cox.net) wrote at 2009/12/21 15:49:28
Or Chanukah!!! or Hanukah!!

399 - United Kingdom - Derby 52.9333°N 1.5000°W "Gill and Luke(UK)" from 086.012.054.168 (cpc4-derb3-0-0-cust679.leic.cable.ntl.com) wrote at 2009/12/21 16:40:18
Hi Alek, We have now finished work for the holidays. Luke is very excited. Hi to Dave Kina Mr H, and all of you out there. The lights are amazing again this year, but it would be nice to see them done to music :-) is this possible?.

400 - United States - Gardena California 33.8937°N 118.2993°W "Sathvik" from 076.095.028.001 (cpe-76-95-28-1.socal.res.rr.com) wrote at 2009/12/21 17:16:36
Happy Holoidays

401 - United States - Gardena California 33.8937°N 118.2993°W "Rushil" from 076.095.028.001 (cpe-76-95-28-1.socal.res.rr.com) wrote at 2009/12/21 17:24:42
Merry Christmas

402 - United States - Norfolk Massachusetts 42.1162°N 71.3307°W "Anonymous" from 024.063.021.115 (c-24-63-21-115.hsd1.ma.comcast.net) wrote at 2009/12/22 05:48:04
Last day of work before Christmas for me!!!

403 - United States - Montgomery Texas 30.4349°N 95.7119°W "Anonymous" from 064.092.049.115 (conr-dsl-dhcp-64-92-49-115.consolidated.net) wrote at 2009/12/22 08:02:19
looks like you will be in store for another white christmas.

404 - United States - Hulkville in the Republic of Boulder, Colorado Alek says at 2009/12/22 13:34:54
After several days of unseasonable warm sunny weather, a cold front is starting to arrive and there should be snow tonight with temperatures in the single digits tomorrow. The Frosty Family and Snowmen are pretty excited to hear this as they enjoyed the cold snowy weather from a couple of weeks ago! ;-)
christmas snow pictures

405 - United Kingdom - Bristol Bristol, City of 51.4500°N 2.5833°W "Anonymous" from 078.150.059.190 (unresolvable) wrote at 2009/12/22 17:57:39
u can have our snow in uk its horrible

406 - Germany - Bad Münstereifel Nordrhein-Westfalen 50.5500°N 6.7667°E "Fio" from 079.239.054.063 (p4FEF363F.dip.t-dialin.net) wrote at 2009/12/22 22:02:25
Wish that we will got a white christmas here.

407 - India - Calcutta West Bengal 22.5697°N 88.3696°E "Adrian Rodrigues" from 059.093.245.158 (unresolvable) wrote at 2009/12/22 22:29:30
Wish you a Merry Christmas and May this festival bring abundant joy and happiness in your life!Great Religion Magazine collection for all Christian brothers and sisters at presstitles website religion magazine section.

408 - United States - Post Falls Idaho 47.7892°N 117.0266°W "Brandon" from 069.076.004.249 (cpe-69-76-4-249.natnow.res.rr.com) wrote at 2009/12/23 01:17:14
Merry Christmas everyone /___3

409 - United States - Norfolk Massachusetts 42.1162°N 71.3307°W "Anonymous" from 024.063.021.115 (c-24-63-21-115.hsd1.ma.comcast.net) wrote at 2009/12/23 06:59:25
Can the people who complain about snow stop! It's officially winter. DUH!

410 - United States - Alpena Michigan 45.0657°N 83.4552°W "Anonymous" from 024.247.244.041 (24-247-244-41.dhcp.trcy.mi.charter.com) wrote at 2009/12/23 08:00:34
Merry Christmas everyone

411 - United States - Clinton Township Michigan 42.5840°N 82.9206°W "Anonymous" from 099.131.055.035 (adsl-99-131-55-35.dsl.sfldmi.sbcglobal.net) wrote at 2009/12/23 08:24:55
Merry Christmas Everyone!! From Everyone at LINK DELETED

412 - United States - Lubbock Texas 33.5663°N 101.8830°W "Mike" from 069.149.122.141 (unresolvable) wrote at 2009/12/23 09:25:01
Looks like you guys got plenty of snow. You can build a real Frosty family now!

413 - United States - Bennington Vermont 42.8626°N 73.0998°W "caden" from 024.218.145.073 (c-24-218-145-73.hsd1.vt.comcast.net) wrote at 2009/12/23 10:24:06
dear santa whats your phone number

414 - United States - Hulkville in the Republic of Boulder, Colorado Alek says at 2009/12/23 11:05:52
As predicted, colder temps and some fresh snow - it will definitely be a white Christmas this year ... so look for the burrito reindeer (thanks Shadow, KIYU, and Galena Alaska for your donation to Celiac Disease) at twilight to see if he puts on a show! ;-)
christmas burrito reindeer

christmas burrito reindeer

christmas burrito reindeer

415 - United States - Woodstock Illinois 42.3222°N 88.4671°W "Kanye West" from 067.159.044.044 (.) wrote at 2009/12/23 11:53:45
Yo Alek, I'm really happy for you, I'ma let you finish decorating, but your Halloween show is one of the best websites of all time!

416 - United States - Hopkins Minnesota 44.9121°N 93.4064°W "Anonymous" from 075.072.044.190 (c-75-72-44-190.hsd1.mn.comcast.net) wrote at 2009/12/23 15:26:59
Please contact asap about an online media opp for Xmas Eve. We love it. Thanks.

417 - Canada - Edmonton Alberta 53.5500°N 113.5000°W "Russ, Canada" from 162.106.006.003 (unresolvable) wrote at 2009/12/23 15:49:06
gotta love that Deer! world famous now! :)

418 - Canada - Edmonton Alberta 53.5500°N 113.5000°W "Anonymous" from 162.106.006.003 (unresolvable) wrote at 2009/12/23 15:54:12
Alex, of all your decorations, which is the most difficult one to set up?
Alek replies at 16:10 - The Santa Balloon was a lot of work to get tied/anchored down well so it can withstand the wind/elements.

419 - United Kingdom - City N/A 54.0000°N 2.0000°W "Anonymous" from 092.023.153.201 (unresolvable) wrote at 2009/12/23 16:07:00
you got more snow then alex hope you have a god xmas and a gd new year from keith uk

420 - Seychelles - Victoria Beau Vallon 4.6167°S 55.4500°E "Anonymous" from 193.200.150.152 (mail152.anonymouse.org) wrote at 2009/12/23 16:19:31
Twas the night before Christmas and Santa he found the weather was terrible he could not see the ground. Now Rudolph with his nose so bright was like high beams on a foggy foggy night. Santa he strained and looked thru the night for a landmark or any familiar site. Santa he knew just what to do, I will control the lights thanks to Alek the Christmas Guru. So Santa with his magic you see was able to use the correct IP. Now Rudolph was the first to see Santa inflating Frostee. Now Alek was waving and pointing the way. Santa yelled out you saved Christmas Day

421 - United Kingdom - Crewe Cheshire 53.1000°N 2.4333°W "Anonymous" from 092.028.117.194 (unresolvable) wrote at 2009/12/23 17:51:24
FAB I am a huge tech fan and i think that the X10 system you have running is amazing...

422 - United States - Flint Michigan 42.9619°N 83.7204°W "Anonymous" from 068.062.023.070 (c-68-62-23-70.hsd1.mi.comcast.net) wrote at 2009/12/23 18:56:09
Hi All, marry xmas

423 - United States - Farmingdale New York 40.7334°N 73.4281°W "Anonymous" from 068.194.244.085 (ool-44c2f455.dyn.optonline.net) wrote at 2009/12/23 20:50:28
Alek can you move the office webcam to your tree tomorrow night as you have done in the past on chrismas eve that would be awsome if u could. Thanks!
Alek replies at 21:00 - Webcam3 will probably stay in Santa's Workshop tomorrow, but since Christmas Eve has a ton of visitors, it will probably go on early and stay open until Midnight ... as people really enjoy it and type in a lot of very nice Christmas messages - one example of many below.
christmas pictures webcam3

424 - Malaysia - Penang Pulau Pinang 5.4167°N 100.3333°E "LINK DELETED" from 060.048.162.064 (64.162.48.60.kmr03-home.tm.net.my) wrote at 2009/12/24 08:20:43
Ho..Ho.. Ho.. Merry Christmas... Wish you a happy holiday!!

425 - United States - Fort Smith Arkansas 35.3397°N 94.3831°W "n10cities" from 070.178.150.148 (ip70-178-150-148.ks.ks.cox.net) wrote at 2009/12/24 08:21:22
Looks like you are all set for a White Christmas! Arkansas may get a few inches of the white stuff tonight! Is 53F now, but below freezing and snowing just west of here! WooHoo!

426 - United States - Granger Indiana 41.7350°N 86.1229°W "bzymum" from 076.239.063.066 (76-239-63-66.lightspeed.sbndin.sbcglobal.net) wrote at 2009/12/24 09:30:28
Merry Christmas from one Celiac to another may the cure be found!! My daughter and I have it too... GF Christmas cookies to you all and to all a good night! peace!

427 - Canada - Rothesay New Brunswick 45.3833°N 66.0000°W "Paul C." from 156.034.193.044 (stjhnbsu83w-156034193044.pppoe-dynamic.High-Speed.nb.bellaliant.net) wrote at 2009/12/24 09:49:02
Merry Christmas to you and your family Alek! You have brought hours of Christmas enjoyment to so many people and helped Celiac research as well. I hope you have a truly excellent Christmas season. And Merry Christmas to everyone here who enjoys Christmas as much as I do!

428 - United States - Longmont Colorado 40.1718°N 105.1052°W "Mary J Boulder,CO" from 076.120.064.177 (c-76-120-64-177.hsd1.co.comcast.net) wrote at 2009/12/24 10:31:28
God bless you and your family. What fun for Christmas and throughout the year.Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!!

429 - United Kingdom - Woking Surrey 51.3167°N 0.5333°W "Anonymous" from 081.104.008.180 (cpc2-woki7-2-0-cust179.6-2.cable.virginmedia.com) wrote at 2009/12/24 11:21:53
Father Christmas is coming in approximately 4 hours and 38 minutes!!! :D :D :D

430 - United States - Hulkville in the Republic of Boulder, Colorado Alek says at 2009/12/24 11:26:30
While most people just shovel snow from their driveways, I also have to sweep the snow from the christmas lights so they are more easily seen ... plus make sure the inflatables can "bust out" of the snow. Some time-lapse animation of that action now on the Christmas videos page.
christmas pictures

christmas pictures

christmas pictures

christmas pictures

431 - United Kingdom - Barnsley 53.5500°N 1.4834°W "Luc" from 090.215.069.118 (5ad74576.bb.sky.com) wrote at 2009/12/24 11:26:32
Alek can you please put the x-10 ON in your office
Alek replies at 11:30 - Everything is interconnected, but the X10 Controls will be turned on early tonight ... plus be on until Midnight ... watching for Santa! ;-)

432 - United Kingdom - Barnsley 53.5500°N 1.4834°W "Luc" from 090.215.069.118 (5ad74576.bb.sky.com) wrote at 2009/12/24 11:43:00
im trying to controle my lpt port tru the computer to enable controleble X-mas lights but when i plug in led's in to the pins lpt pin 4 stays on any idears thanks Merry Christmas.

433 - United States - Los Angeles California 34.0416°N 118.2988°W "DJ" from 069.231.223.146 (adsl-69-231-223-146.dsl.irvnca.pacbell.net) wrote at 2009/12/24 12:42:22
I ordered dancing balarina music jewelry box and even got to customize the song using a song my daughter wrote as she is a musician and singer. They had many songs close to 400 different ones to choose from but I paid the extra fee to have a custom one made, she opened it up this morning and was so happy she cried. I am glad I found this company online, apparantly they are the only company in the world that does this and they even repaired my old dancing ballerina box when I was a kid. Incredible gifts of hard to find and collectible items. Great service, fast shipping and easy to work with. Music Boxes and Jewelery Musical Boxes are hard to find these days. Make sure to check them out at LINK DELETED

434 - Ireland - Newbridge Kildare 53.1819°N 6.7967°W "chris hill" from 089.101.204.156 (089-101-204156.ntlworld.ie) wrote at 2009/12/24 13:34:07
merry christmas aleks.blew the main fuse in the house today

435 - Czech Republic - Tábor Jihocesky kraj 49.4167°N 14.6667°E "Zuzi" from 085.207.071.183 (183-71-207-85.zapcechy.adsl-llu.static.bluetone.cz) wrote at 2009/12/24 13:40:27
Hi Alek, salute from Czech republic and I wish merry Christmas.

436 - United States - Allentown Pennsylvania 40.6012°N 75.5215°W "Frank" from 072.094.122.146 (pool-72-94-122-146.phlapa.east.verizon.net) wrote at 2009/12/24 13:41:03
Happy Christmas Alek!

437 - Romania - Bucharest Bucuresti 44.4333°N 26.1000°E "Anda" from 188.027.201.219 (unresolvable) wrote at 2009/12/24 13:58:57
Merry Christmas from Bucharest, Romania

438 - United Kingdom - Kingston Upon Thames 51.4167°N 0.2833°W "Neil" from 086.180.093.188 (host86-180-93-188.range86-180.btcentralplus.com) wrote at 2009/12/24 14:07:11
Alek, have you been naughty or nice this year? Hope you all have a great time. Happy Christmas from jolly ol' blighty.
Alek replies at 14:09 - HEY ... anyone that brings Christmas Cheer to people around the world can't be all that bad! ;-)
Here's a picture of yours truly in Santa's Workshop.

christmas pictures

439 - United Kingdom - Burnley Lancashire 53.8000°N 2.2333°W "Anonymous" from 081.110.230.118 (cpc2-burn2-0-0-cust629.manc.cable.ntl.com) wrote at 2009/12/24 14:31:04
Hi To Alek and your family.... Hope you have a wonderful Christmas and a fantastic New Year x love to all from Burnley in England xxx

440 - United Kingdom - Chatham Kent 51.3833°N 0.5166°E "Anonymous" from 092.022.069.129 (unresolvable) wrote at 2009/12/24 14:48:36
alex its saids on your page that i live in kent in the uk when i dont i live in kettering uk write bk from keith kettering

441 - United Kingdom - Chatham Kent 51.3833°N 0.5166°E "Anonymous" from 092.022.069.129 (unresolvable) wrote at 2009/12/24 14:56:08
is it me or as this year gone quick or wot

442 - United Kingdom - Manchester 53.5000°N 2.2167°W "Dave UK" from 092.026.235.219 (unresolvable) wrote at 2009/12/24 16:25:13
Merry Christmas alek and family. Also to the regulars, Mr H, Luke, Gill, Brandon, Kina, and anybody I have missed.

443 - United States - Milwaukee Wisconsin 43.1633°N 87.9944°W "Anonymous" from 075.009.110.236 (75-9-110-236.lightspeed.milwwi.sbcglobal.net) wrote at 2009/12/24 17:10:07
Merry christmas!!!

444 - United States - Hulkville in the Republic of Boulder, Colorado Alek says at 2009/12/24 17:19:30
I appreciate all the "Merry Christmas" comments and ditto back to people who have surfed on by.
Everyone asks me to wave/smile at the camera ... and someone wrote this on the screen - thanks!
P.S. On a lighter note, someone wrote about wolfing down a bucket of Extra Crispy KFC - here's what they'll need next! ;-)

christmas santa alek on webcam3

445 - United States - Norfolk Massachusetts 42.1162°N 71.3307°W "Anonymous" from 024.063.021.115 (c-24-63-21-115.hsd1.ma.comcast.net) wrote at 2009/12/24 18:48:16
less than 100 posts to go till more posts than 2005!

446 - United States - Elyria Ohio 41.3649°N 82.1150°W "Terry" from 071.072.039.003 (cpe-71-72-39-3.neo.res.rr.com) wrote at 2009/12/24 19:12:31
Seasons Greetings to you and family Alek.! Wonderful site.. - THANX

447 - United States - Bronx New York 40.8499°N 73.8769°W "George Sanchez" from 173.077.037.200 (pool-173-77-37-200.nycmny.east.verizon.net) wrote at 2009/12/24 20:07:58
jingle bells jingle bells, oh my @#_________&___ gosh. he arrived in canada and coming to the city that never sleeps where i live OMFG,OMG,OMG (all of the symbols stand for freakin', not what u think it is

448 - United States - Hulkville in the Republic of Boulder, Colorado Alek says at 2009/12/24 20:07:59
Here's a picture of SpongeBob from a few weeks ago and earlier this evening ... despite the smile, he'd like to move to Florida where there's no snow because it's no fun having it pile up on your nose! ;-)
christmas spongebob

449 - United Kingdom - Sutton In Ashfield Nottinghamshire 53.1167°N 1.2667°W "James" from 090.204.235.009 (5acceb09.bb.sky.com) wrote at 2009/12/24 20:34:53
Looks like the x10 modules are getting their fair share of snow above him :( Merry Christmas

450 - United States - Hanford California 36.2760°N 119.6322°W "Anonymous" from 098.239.120.177 (c-98-239-120-177.hsd1.ca.comcast.net) wrote at 2009/12/24 21:43:59
Merry Christmas I can't wait till christmas!!!!!!! I hope everyone has a great christmas... MERRY CHRISTMAS SANTA CLAUS!!!!!

451 - United States - Shreveport Louisiana 32.4492°N 93.7835°W "Taylor Swift" from 098.067.213.034 (adsl-67-213-34.shv.bellsouth.net) wrote at 2009/12/24 22:30:43
hello merry christmas also remember the true meaning of christmas the birth of our savior Jesus Christ Merry chritmas i love everyone!!!!!

452 - Ireland - Dublin 53.3331°N 6.2489°W "chris hill" from 212.129.084.016 (unresolvable) wrote at 2009/12/24 23:50:21
merry christmas

453 - United States - Nampa Idaho 43.5669°N 116.5899°W "Anonymous" from 075.092.056.102 (75-92-56-102.war.clearwire-wmx.net) wrote at 2009/12/25 00:31:46
merry Christmas santa are you and youre reindeer on the way to my houseType in your Christmas Cheer here ...

454 - United States - Elyria Ohio 41.3649°N 82.1150°W "Terry" from 071.072.039.003 (cpe-71-72-39-3.neo.res.rr.com) wrote at 2009/12/25 01:04:17
Santa dropped in here for his usual annual visit. We tipped some Makers Mark and he was on his way to another area. God bless Santa Claus.

455 - United States - Kansas City Kansas 39.1526°N 94.6885°W "Wild and Crazy Kina in Kansas City, Kansas" from 067.048.023.196 (mta-67-48-23-196.new.res.rr.com) wrote at 2009/12/25 01:23:31
Merry Christmas to Dave, Luke, Gil, Mr. H, Mr. Piper, Alek and family, N 10 and Brandon. If I missed anyone, I am sorry but the sentiment is meant for everyone. God Bless and have a safe and Happy Holiday.

456 - United States - Adamstown Maryland 39.2984°N 77.4543°W "Allen M. (MD-USA)" from 071.176.131.106 (pool-71-176-131-106.hag.east.verizon.net) wrote at 2009/12/25 04:52:37
Dear Alek and Everyone in the world on ths Christmas Morning. It is 6:45 am in Maryland (USA). I was up early reading Christmas stories to my son Larry (who has Williams Syndrome.) I want to wish everyone in the world a special Christmas wish, whatever faith you practice. My Christmas wish is for peace throughout our special and wonderful world. Have a great day, everyone! --Allen M.

457 - Belgium - Nismes Namur 50.0833°N 4.5500°E "Anonymous" from 091.181.034.204 (204.34-181-91.adsl-dyn.isp.belgacom.be) wrote at 2009/12/25 05:51:06
Merry Christmas!

458 - Canada - Rothesay New Brunswick 45.3833°N 66.0000°W "Paul C." from 156.034.205.065 (stjhnbsu83w-156034205065.pppoe-dynamic.High-Speed.nb.bellaliant.net) wrote at 2009/12/25 06:01:33
Merry Christmas to all from Quispamsis, New Brunswick, Canada! (East coast)

459 - United States - Post Falls Idaho 47.7892°N 117.0266°W "Brandon" from 069.076.004.249 (cpe-69-76-4-249.natnow.res.rr.com) wrote at 2009/12/25 06:01:46
Merry christmas Kinda! and everyone else that I love that is here!

460 - United States - Norfolk Massachusetts 42.1162°N 71.3307°W "Anonymous" from 024.063.021.115 (c-24-63-21-115.hsd1.ma.comcast.net) wrote at 2009/12/25 09:21:34
Merry Christmas everyone!!!

461 - United States - Elyria Ohio 41.3649°N 82.1150°W "Terry" from 071.072.039.003 (cpe-71-72-39-3.neo.res.rr.com) wrote at 2009/12/25 15:28:23
______ Seasons Greetings + Peace to all this holiday time.. ______

462 - United Kingdom - Chatham Kent 51.3833°N 0.5166°E "Anonymous" from 092.022.069.129 (unresolvable) wrote at 2009/12/25 15:45:53
merry chirstmas alex did santa bring you wot you wanted from keith uk best place to live lol

463 - United States - Denver Colorado 39.7437°N 104.9793°W "Anonymous" from 097.122.116.192 (97-122-116-192.hlrn.qwest.net) wrote at 2009/12/25 16:31:42
what's your address?????

464 - United States - San Diego California 32.9656°N 117.1270°W "Anonymous" from 024.152.162.136 (user-0c9h8k8.cable.mindspring.com) wrote at 2009/12/25 16:56:17
Hope your Christmas was Merry...GO Chargers! xo San Diego

465 - United States - Silverthorne Colorado 39.7648°N 106.1799°W "Anonymous" from 067.190.152.220 (c-67-190-152-220.hsd1.co.comcast.net) wrote at 2009/12/25 20:25:26
Hope everyone had a great Christmas - I do think Kyle liked his 1,000+ piece Star Wars lego set!
christmas present opening

466 - Philippines - Cafe Tarlac 15.3377°N 120.7233°E "Anonymous" from 122.052.149.035 (122.52.149.35.pldt.net) wrote at 2009/12/26 00:03:25
as i view your photos, it was really beautiful. hope you and your family would be merry this christmas, and advance happy new year. best regards, LINK DELETED

467 - United States - Hanford California 36.2760°N 119.6322°W "Anonymous" from 098.239.120.177 (c-98-239-120-177.hsd1.ca.comcast.net) wrote at 2009/12/26 18:27:47
I hope that everyone had a great christmas!!! I can't wait to see the christmas lights next year.

468 - United Kingdom - Derby 52.9333°N 1.5000°W "Gill" from 086.012.054.168 (cpc4-derb3-0-0-cust679.leic.cable.ntl.com) wrote at 2009/12/27 08:28:29
Happy Christmas to Alek and family,Dave,Kina,Mr H and all.Hope you have all had a lovely time. Thanks to Alek who does this fantastic display every year. Luke also had Star Wars lego set last year, dad really enjoyed helping piece it together :-)Gill.

469 - Canada - Spruce Grove Alberta 53.5333°N 113.9168°W "Russ - Edmonton, Alberta" from 068.150.181.115 (S01060022b0b539d3.ed.shawcable.net) wrote at 2009/12/27 16:07:31
Hey Alek, you should look for moving lights for next year! that have a pattern that they move to! or even dripping icicles if you can find them.. those are great.

470 - United States - Hulkville in the Republic of Boulder, Colorado Alek says at 2009/12/27 17:02:54
Here's a picture of the lighted Christmas Tree (lower left on webcam2) - fire up Bing Crosby's "White Christmas" to compliment it! ;-)
christmas tree picture

471 - United States - Wycombe Pennsylvania 40.2740°N 75.0206°W "Anonymous" from 072.081.081.205 (pool-72-81-81-205.phlapa.east.verizon.net) wrote at 2009/12/27 18:32:15
That photo could be it's own Christmas card! :) Hoping you and your family had a thoroughly wonderful Christmas!

472 - United States - Elyria Ohio 41.3649°N 82.1150°W "Anonymous" from 071.072.039.003 (cpe-71-72-39-3.neo.res.rr.com) wrote at 2009/12/28 16:05:40
Merry Christmas greetings to those of Orthodox faith Jan7th..

473 - United States - Astoria New York 40.7792°N 73.9070°W "rulehummers" from 173.052.023.068 (pool-173-52-23-68.nycmny.east.verizon.net) wrote at 2009/12/28 20:07:33
alek i guess i meant to be on this site cause i typed rulehummers which is my name is most web sites & a pic of me came up & all pics from your site. i love your site i been watching from 2006.

474 - United States - Norfolk Massachusetts 42.1162°N 71.3307°W "Anonymous" from 024.063.021.115 (c-24-63-21-115.hsd1.ma.comcast.net) wrote at 2009/12/29 08:05:24
ALEK, will friday night be the last night for the x10 controls? Hope you had a great Christmas!
Alek replies at 10:32 - That is correct as the last night is Friday, January 1st ... although the Blog will be open for comments for another week or so. BTW, for those that missed Christmas Eve (always the busiest night), here's a screenshot and check out the christmas videos of the craziness. And gotta love the picture below - bet my neighbor is glad that UPS showed up for a last minute delivery on Christmas Eve!
christmas ups

475 - United States - Stony Point North Carolina 35.8405°N 81.0635°W "ControlLover245" from 074.227.183.029 (adsl-227-183-29.clt.bellsouth.net) wrote at 2009/12/29 14:13:11
Friday is the last night. :( Oh Well...

476 - United Kingdom - Manchester 53.5000°N 2.2167°W "Dave UK" from 078.144.144.137 (unresolvable) wrote at 2009/12/29 14:20:37
As of Friday then it looks like its back to watching grass for another 9 months till halloween....lol

477 - United States - Norfolk Massachusetts 42.1162°N 71.3307°W "Anonymous" from 024.063.021.115 (c-24-63-21-115.hsd1.ma.comcast.net) wrote at 2009/12/29 15:55:55
On Saturday I'll say my farewells. I will be back in september 2010 for halloween though!

478 - Ireland - Dublin 53.3331°N 6.2489°W "chris hill" from 109.079.133.072 (unresolvable) wrote at 2009/12/29 16:45:34
merry christmas just hit the sales. bought a snowing picture frame

479 - Australia - Briar Hill Victoria 37.7167°S 145.1167°E "Cooper" from 124.180.017.082 (CPE-124-180-17-82.lns7.lon.bigpond.net.au) wrote at 2009/12/30 03:32:46
Alek, I just adore that picture of your tree covered in snow. Gosh i wis*** was snowing here today in Melb,Australia. The tempreature got to 36 Celsius (98F) It,s now 9.30pm and it's still 30 Celsius and I'm chillin with a cool lemon drink. Cheers everyone,

480 - United States - Mesa Arizona 33.4253°N 111.7273°W "Tammie" from 072.208.165.162 (ip72-208-165-162.ph.ph.cox.net) wrote at 2009/12/30 06:05:24
#477-isn't it amazing how fast time flies bye? October will be here before we know it. Hope Everyone has a SAFE and PROSPEROUS new year.

481 - Germany - Iserlohn Nordrhein-Westfalen 51.3667°N 7.7000°E "Fionas" from 093.201.245.172 (p5DC9F5AC.dip.t-dialin.net) wrote at 2009/12/30 06:16:50
Im verry sad that christmas has gone so fast. The Christmas time is not long enough, but it was a good time. Soon it will come New Years Eve. Hope that all in the World who sees this site will get good through the year 2010 until next Christmas comes. Thank you Alek for the Controllable Christmas Lights. Wish you and youre Family the best.

482 - United States - Stony Point North Carolina 35.8405°N 81.0635°W "ControlLover245" from 074.227.183.029 (adsl-227-183-29.clt.bellsouth.net) wrote at 2009/12/30 06:40:43
GOOD MORNING FROM NORTH CAROLINA :)

483 - United States - Norfolk Massachusetts 42.1162°N 71.3307°W "Anonymous" from 024.063.021.115 (c-24-63-21-115.hsd1.ma.comcast.net) wrote at 2009/12/30 07:47:59
#480 I can't believe Christmas has past already! Back to work on Monday:-(

484 - United States - Elyria Ohio 41.3649°N 82.1150°W "Terry" from 071.072.039.003 (cpe-71-72-39-3.neo.res.rr.com) wrote at 2009/12/30 14:12:59
Merry Christmas + Seasons Greetings to those of Orthodox faith., Jan7th..

485 - United States - Hulkville in the Republic of Boulder, Colorado Alek says at 2009/12/30 14:15:50
I'm going through some misc. pictures from this season and here's two low-angle views of the christmas bells that run alongside the driveway.
christmas bells 1

christmas bells 2

486 - United States - Hulkville in the Republic of Boulder, Colorado Alek says at 2009/12/30 15:06:39
And here's two more from the backyard showing some animal (fox?) footprints in fresh snow as the sun sets.
christmas snow tracks

christmas snow tracks

487 - United States - Hulkville in the Republic of Boulder, Colorado Alek says at 2009/12/30 15:41:52
And here's another late night shot that is similar to the one in post #348. It was taken at 11:45 two days later (still no moon, so it really is darn dark) and is a 52 second exposure at F/3.5 and ISO800.
christmas pictures

488 - New Zealand - Auckland 36.8667°S 174.7667°E "Anonymous" from 122.057.207.012 (122-57-207-12.jetstream.xtra.co.nz) wrote at 2009/12/31 08:53:34
Sad to see lights are over - Happy New Year to everyone!

489 - United States - Hulkville in the Republic of Boulder, Colorado Alek says at 2009/12/31 14:18:01
A picture of the Christmas Display lit up - mouseover image to see different view.
christmas display house

490 - United States - Hulkville in the Republic of Boulder, Colorado Alek says at 2009/12/31 14:36:03
And here's some closeups ... gotta love the LED Skelly - he'll look especially cool at Halloween 2010! ;-)
christmas upper house 1

christmas upper house 1

491 - Czech Republic - Tábor Jihocesky kraj 49.4167°N 14.6667°E "Zuzi" from 085.207.071.183 (183-71-207-85.zapcechy.adsl-llu.static.bluetone.cz) wrote at 2009/12/31 16:23:22
Happy New Year to everyone!

492 - United Kingdom - Manchester 53.5000°N 2.2167°W "Optional - Dave uk" from 089.242.190.063 (unresolvable) wrote at 2009/12/31 16:50:45
Happy new year !!!!!

493 - United States - Grants Pass Oregon 42.3794°N 123.3984°W "Anonymous" from 066.169.248.239 (66-169-248-239.dhcp.gnps.or.charter.com) wrote at 2009/12/31 19:15:23
have a happy new year everyone

494 - United States - Elyria Ohio 41.3649°N 82.1150°W "Anonymous" from 071.072.039.003 (cpe-71-72-39-3.neo.res.rr.com) wrote at 2009/12/31 22:45:30
-Peace + Love in 2k10.. Happy New Year to one + all.!!-

495 - United States - Waxhaw North Carolina 34.9273°N 80.7278°W "Anonymous" from 098.024.170.151 (cpe-098-024-170-151.carolina.res.rr.com) wrote at 2010/01/01 00:03:56
HAPPY NEW YEAR COLORADO (:

496 - Germany - Iserlohn Nordrhein-Westfalen 51.3667°N 7.7000°E "Fionas" from 093.201.245.204 (p5DC9F5CC.dip.t-dialin.net) wrote at 2010/01/01 06:15:43
Happy New Year World!

497 - Ireland - Dublin 53.3331°N 6.2489°W "chris hill" from 212.129.094.124 (unresolvable) wrote at 2010/01/01 06:34:17
happy new year alek wish you and your family a safe and happy new year

498 - United States - Easton Pennsylvania 40.6919°N 75.2437°W "Anonymous" from 071.175.195.090 (pool-71-175-195-90.phlapa.east.verizon.net) wrote at 2010/01/01 06:38:08
Happy New Year Alek. I am already looking forward to your Christmas lights for 2010!

499 - United Kingdom - Derby 52.9333°N 1.5000°W "Gill and Luke" from 086.012.054.168 (cpc4-derb3-0-0-cust679.leic.cable.ntl.com) wrote at 2010/01/01 08:04:56
Happy New Year to Alek and family,Dave,Kina,Mr H. Thanks again Alek,it's always sad to see the lights go. On watching grass grow there is always something to pick us up, and make us happy again, can't wait to see what it is :-) Gill and family

500 - United States - Norfolk Massachusetts 42.1162°N 71.3307°W "Anonymous" from 024.063.021.115 (c-24-63-21-115.hsd1.ma.comcast.net) wrote at 2010/01/01 08:40:54
Happy New Year!

501 - United States - Glastonbury Connecticut 41.7039°N 72.5461°W "Anonymous" from 070.181.018.054 (ip70-181-18-54.ri.ri.cox.net) wrote at 2010/01/01 16:20:54
Alek hope ypu and the family had a good christmas this year! Keep up the good work. Hope to see you again next year. Glastonbury ct. USA

502 - United Kingdom - London London, City of 51.5002°N 0.1262°W "Anonymous" from 094.004.014.217 (5e040ed9.bb.sky.com) wrote at 2010/01/01 16:23:07
Happy new year alex @ the family :)

503 - United Kingdom - Chatham Kent 51.3833°N 0.5166°E "Anonymous" from 092.022.069.129 (unresolvable) wrote at 2010/01/01 16:24:14
happy new year alex hope to see you next xmas from keith uk

504 - Germany - Iserlohn Nordrhein-Westfalen 51.3667°N 7.7000°E "Fionas" from 093.201.245.204 (p5DC9F5CC.dip.t-dialin.net) wrote at 2010/01/01 16:32:40
Last Day of Christmas Lights ... finally the bad day comes. Now 330 days until next christmas. Alek why don't you has an forum :(

505 - United States - Spring Texas 30.0684°N 95.3727°W "Jim and Cathy" from 099.172.033.053 (99-172-33-53.lightspeed.hstntx.sbcglobal.net) wrote at 2010/01/01 17:44:52
Alek You did another great job. Love watching them during the year. Year after year. Hope you and your family have a great year. Jim and Cathy--Spring, Texas--(no snow here)

506 - United States - Hulkville in the Republic of Boulder, Colorado Alek says at 2010/01/01 17:51:29
Picked up a few things at the post-Christmas sales for 50-75% off that you'll see for Christmas 2010 ... HO-HO-HO! That is a Skiing, Helicopter, and Airplane Santa ... and yes, they all "move" as you may be able to tell from the motion blur in the image - check out a movie of 'em in action!. Also got some giant LED light bulbs ... but Kyle and his friend Leo seem to enjoy using the lighted candy canes (62 cents at Wal-Mart!) as Light-Sabers the most ... ;-)
christmas 2010

507 - Germany - Iserlohn Nordrhein-Westfalen 51.3667°N 7.7000°E "Fionas" from 093.201.245.204 (p5DC9F5CC.dip.t-dialin.net) wrote at 2010/01/01 17:52:44
Alek thank you for youre Christmas Lights. Since i found them Last year too late, i has 2009 the whole dec visit youre awsome site and controlled the lights a bit every day. Thank you for the funniest Christmas ever.

508 - United States - City N/A 38.0000°N 97.0000°W "Dody" from 207.200.116.066 (cache-ntc-ab02.proxy.aol.com) wrote at 2010/01/01 18:24:17
Thanks so much for all your effort. I have really enjoyed your site all season. Looking forward to the Halloween and Christmas in 2010

509 - United States - Norfolk Massachusetts 42.1162°N 71.3307°W "Anonymous" from 024.063.021.115 (c-24-63-21-115.hsd1.ma.comcast.net) wrote at 2010/01/01 18:30:31
ALEK, thanks for all this this year! Hope 2010 is good to you and the family! Talk to you in September!!!

510 - Canada - Saint John New Brunswick 45.2667°N 66.0667°W "Paul C." from 156.034.207.204 (stjhnbsu83w-156034207204.pppoe-dynamic.High-Speed.nb.bellaliant.net) wrote at 2010/01/01 18:31:00
Hey guys, Happy New Year to all! It's been a great season once again but time is running out. I started a group page on Facebook for people from here who'd like a place to meet each other. It's under "Alek's Controllable Christmas Lights Fan Page" under groups on Facebook. Everyone welcome :)

511 - Canada - Saint John New Brunswick 45.2667°N 66.0667°W "Paul C." from 156.034.207.204 (stjhnbsu83w-156034207204.pppoe-dynamic.High-Speed.nb.bellaliant.net) wrote at 2010/01/01 18:50:09
fan page now on Facebook: listed under "Alek's Controllable Christmas Lights Fan Page", hope to see other fans there :)

512 - United States - Billings Montana 45.7661°N 108.5789°W "Anonymous" from 098.127.082.178 (host-98-127-82-178.bln-mt.client.bresnan.net) wrote at 2010/01/01 20:18:04
Happy New Year World!!!!

513 - United States - Spring Texas 30.0684°N 95.3727°W "Jim and Cathy" from 099.172.033.053 (99-172-33-53.lightspeed.hstntx.sbcglobal.net) wrote at 2010/01/01 22:03:03
So long until fall Alek. You do great. All my grown daughters (3) follow your site and their friends too. Put something in the back yard too if you have enough circuits.. Just a thought. Jim and Cathy--Spring Texas--hometown of Red Sox pitche Josh Beckett/////

514 - United States - Hulkville in the Republic of Boulder, Colorado Alek says at 2010/01/01 23:11:53
Thanks for all the nice comments - it's very much appreciated. Here's a view from the very top of the house looking over the top of the Santa plane ... and webcam1 even captured my feet while some cool clouds flew by.
christmas roof pictures

515 - United Kingdom - Headley Hampshire 51.1167°N 0.8167°W "Luc" from 094.006.112.121 (5e067079.bb.sky.com) wrote at 2010/01/02 08:32:39
whats happened to xmas cam 2 ? looking at the roof
Alek replies at 09:55 - Moved the cams so you can see me taking down the Christmas Decorations - will be doing the front yard in a little bit.

516 - United Kingdom - Headley Hampshire 51.1167°N 0.8167°W "Luc" from 094.006.112.121 (5e067079.bb.sky.com) wrote at 2010/01/02 10:01:14
alek can you please put a link to my web site in the page with others that have done stuff like you please thanks Luc

517 - United Kingdom - Headley Hampshire 51.1167°N 0.8167°W "Luc" from 094.006.112.121 (5e067079.bb.sky.com) wrote at 2010/01/02 12:40:19
2 things first can i please have the html code for the current viewers part to use on my site and is it posible for you to let me have a go with the camera true its web interface, because i was looking at geting one Thanks a awfal lot for all the christmas chear you have given me and my family

518 - United States - Hackett Arkansas 35.1430°N 94.3730°W "n10cities" from 012.039.123.109 (unresolvable) wrote at 2010/01/02 15:55:00
Once again, thanks for a wonderful light show both at Halloween and Christmas. Seems like just last week when you just turned them on and now suddenly it is all over. Unfortunately, the weather is not going to cooperate with you taking them down! Supposed to get even colder next week!

519 - United States - Hackett Arkansas 35.1430°N 94.3730°W "n10cities" from 012.039.123.109 (unresolvable) wrote at 2010/01/02 15:57:57
What, you didn't win the free chicken again this year??!!?? LOL

520 - United States - Hulkville in the Republic of Boulder, Colorado Alek says at 2010/01/02 22:50:46
I spent a good part of the day taking down the Christmas Lights & Decorations - once you get going, it's just easier to finish it, and I'm about 90% done. It was a bit dicey at times, especially with the snow on the roof, but no injuries. For those that missed the action on the webcams, check out the Christmas Videos page. Still a bit of work to store it all away in the basement crawlspace, but that pretty much wraps up the webcam coverage for Christmas/2009. I'll leave the blog open for a few more days for any last comments.
christmas lights decorations takedown

521 - Australia - Canberra Australian Capital Territory 35.2833°S 149.2167°E "Anonymous" from 203.034.140.088 (203-34-140-88.netspeed.com.au) wrote at 2010/01/03 04:00:35
Fantastic - my son Daniel, who has Coeliac Disease, and I congratulate you on your unique way of 'spreading the awareness! Janet (Australia_

522 - United States - Wycombe Pennsylvania 40.2740°N 75.0206°W "Anonymous" from 072.081.081.205 (pool-72-81-81-205.phlapa.east.verizon.net) wrote at 2010/01/03 07:07:17
I think it's cute that you still have the impression of "Ho Ho" still in the snow! :D I bet the house feels naked after you take all those decorations down! Thanks again for all of your efforts. I hope you raised a lot of money for Celiac research this past year!

523 - United Kingdom - Royal Leamington Spa Warwickshire 52.3000°N 1.5333°W "Richard" from 082.025.054.227 (cpc4-warw8-0-0-cust738.brhm.cable.ntl.com) wrote at 2010/01/03 10:42:31
Goodbye Christmas Chums!

524 - Canada - Spruce Grove Alberta 53.5333°N 113.9168°W "Russ - Edmonton, Alberta" from 068.150.181.115 (S01060022b0b539d3.ed.shawcable.net) wrote at 2010/01/03 13:10:01
wow, can't wait to see those new ones in action! I hope..

525 - United States - Bothell Washington 47.7948°N 122.2054°W "Treece--in the shadow of the Space Needle!!!" from 098.117.099.064 (unresolvable) wrote at 2010/01/03 16:42:40
Thanks for another year of your great Christmas display, Alek!!! Looking forward to 2010!!!

526 - United Kingdom - Basingstoke Hampshire 51.2667°N 1.0833°W "adam" from 090.212.178.099 (5ad4b263.bb.sky.com) wrote at 2010/01/04 20:34:17
thank alex for a great display

527 - United States - Elyria Ohio 41.3649°N 82.1150°W "Anonymous" from 071.072.039.003 (cpe-71-72-39-3.neo.res.rr.com) wrote at 2010/01/05 12:39:28
___ MERRY CHRISTMAS TO THOSE OF ORTHODOX FAITH JAN. 7TH.! ___

528 - Canada - Halifax Nova Scotia 44.6500°N 63.6000°W "RL - Nova Scotia" from 142.068.131.029 (hlfxns0163w-142068131029.pppoe-dynamic.High-Speed.ns.bellaliant.net) wrote at 2010/01/05 13:43:34
Another great Christmas lights year. Looking forward to Christmas of 2010!

529 - United Kingdom - Rochdale 53.6167°N 2.1500°W "Anonymous" from 086.001.132.090 (cpc1-roch4-0-0-cust89.manc.cable.ntl.com) wrote at 2010/01/05 17:02:14
Happy New Year Alek & family, Another great Display this year, Keep up the good work and see you Halloween.All the best for 2010. Ray, Rochdale, UK.

530 - United States - Elk Grove Village Illinois 42.0152°N 87.9901°W "Steve Peesel" from 067.162.060.171 (c-67-162-60-171.hsd1.il.comcast.net) wrote at 2010/01/05 22:43:15
Thanks for another wonderful Christmas of entertainment and fun. Wishing your family a great new year.

531 - United States - Elyria Ohio 41.3649°N 82.1150°W "TERRY" from 071.072.039.003 (cpe-71-72-39-3.neo.res.rr.com) wrote at 2010/01/07 11:01:23
IT'S ORTHODOX CHRISTMAS TODAY JAN 7TH. HAPPY-HAPPY TO ALL WHO CELEBRATE ON JAN 7TH.!!

532 - United States - Hulkville in the Republic of Boulder, Colorado Alek says at 2010/01/07 12:00:00
Yep, the blog made it to Orthodox Christmas ... but it's time to close it down for this year. Web Surfers from 157 countries visited in 2009 per the Christmas Maps and the total raised for Celiac Disease is now over $40,000 - THANKS! Here's two last pictures of the Christmas display with the new Santa Balloon - D'OH! Surf on back for Christmas 2010 and Merry Christmas to everyone.
christmas display santa ballooon 1

christmas display santa ballooon 1



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