521 Comments (chronological order) on the Christmas Blog in 2010

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1 - United States - Hulkville in the Republic of Boulder, Colorado Alek says at 2010/10/26 14:00:00
It is now less than 2 months before Christmas which is when I re-enable commenting on the Christmas Blog. I usually warmup with halloween decorations and the halloween webcam, but because of various personal reasons - my wife had Breast Cancer (she's recovering well from surgery) and my Dad passed away - I took a break for Halloween/2010. But I'm planning on once again putting out thousands of Christmas Lights along with the zany christmas webcam which should be online by December 1st and maybe by Thanksgiving ... HO-HO-HO! ;-)
christmas pictures house

christmas pictures yard

christmas pictures yard

2 - United States - Bethlehem Pennsylvania 40.6361°N 75.3649°W "Anonymous" from 072.081.067.097 (pool-72-81-67-97.phlapa.east.verizon.net) wrote at 2010/10/26 15:41:31
Really missed your Halloween displays this year but I certainly hope that your wife is healing well and that you are all able to enjoy the holidays despite this very challenging year!

3 - United States - Norfolk Massachusetts 42.1162°N 71.3306°W "Ed" from 024.060.214.191 (c-24-60-214-191.hsd1.ma.comcast.net) wrote at 2010/10/26 17:04:57
So Glad we're all back on!!!! God bless your wife Alec! I'm going to listen to christmas music to celebrate the opening of the blog!

4 - Canada - Stony Plain Alberta 53.5333°N 114.0000°W "Russ" from 068.150.181.115 (S01060022b0b539d3.ed.shawcable.net) wrote at 2010/10/26 22:15:50
Best Wishes and Nothing but Happiness and Health to your Entire Family!

5 - United States - Fort Smith Arkansas 35.3397°N 94.3831°W "n10cities" from 070.178.110.030 (ip70-178-110-30.ks.ks.cox.net) wrote at 2010/10/27 04:17:45
Alright! Christmas Blog is on! I hope everything is getting back on an even keel for your house, Alek. Looking forward to the Christmas decorations!

6 - United States - Hackett Arkansas 35.1430°N 94.3731°W "n10cities" from 012.039.123.109 (unresolvable) wrote at 2010/10/27 07:03:14
Ok...I'm at work now....just drove by one of our city parks yesterday (Creekmore) and they are already putting out the big Christmas light displays! Whooo hooo!

7 - United Kingdom - Bradford 53.7833°N 1.7500°W "Dave UK" from 089.241.052.240 (unresolvable) wrote at 2010/10/27 17:07:36
Have missed the Halloween decorations but totally understand why. I hope that your wife gets better soon and that 2011 is a much better year for you. I am really looking forward to the xmas lights.....

8 - United Kingdom - Derby 52.9333°N 1.5000°W "Gill and Luke(UK)" from 082.024.130.168 (cpc1-derb3-0-0-cust679.8-3.cable.virginmedia.com) wrote at 2010/10/27 17:53:43
This is great, Christmas is on it's way!. Hi to Dave, your daughter must be getting excited and writing a list. Hope it's nothing rare and hard to find, it would be like the film 'Jingle all the way'. Looking forward to those lights Alek, don't forget to let us know when you start to put them up.

9 - United Kingdom - Uxbridge Hillingdon 51.5500°N 0.4833°W "Anonymous" from 134.083.001.241 (uxtwc301.brunel.ac.uk) wrote at 2010/10/27 18:22:10
Can't wait for Christmas 2010!!!

10 - 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 2010/10/27 20:09:42
Woo hello everyone!

11 - United States - Mesa Arizona 33.3936°N 111.7161°W "Anonymous" from 068.003.148.185 (ip68-3-148-185.ph.ph.cox.net) wrote at 2010/10/28 05:55:12
Bring on the LIGHTS! I can't wait! I missed them.

12 - New Zealand - Christchurch Canterbury 43.5333°S 172.6333°E "Captain Awesome" from 123.255.046.226 (226.46.255.123.static.snap.net.nz) wrote at 2010/10/28 15:10:35
grass is awesome!!!!

13 - New Zealand - Christchurch Canterbury 43.5333°S 172.6333°E "jake the snake" from 123.255.046.226 (226.46.255.123.static.snap.net.nz) wrote at 2010/10/28 15:21:41
woo!hoo! rawr

14 - New Zealand - Christchurch Canterbury 43.5333°S 172.6333°E "Captain Awesome" from 123.255.046.226 (226.46.255.123.static.snap.net.nz) wrote at 2010/10/28 15:27:25
Dinosaures!!!!!! RRRRRRRRRRAAAAAAAAAWWWWWWWAAAAAAAARRRRRRR!

15 - United Kingdom - Bedford Bedfordshire 52.1333°N 0.4500°W "Equus in England" from 081.132.068.176 (host81-132-68-176.range81-132.btcentralplus.com) wrote at 2010/10/28 15:35:48
Sending Get Well Vibes To your Wife Are The Santa Bubble Lights Coming Back This Year?
Alek replies at 17:01 - Thanks for the "get well" comments ... and yea, Santa Bubble lights are an annual feature! ;-)
christmas santa bubble lights

Mouseover Santa image for wider angle view
christmas santa bubble lights real closeup

16 - New Zealand - Christchurch Canterbury 43.5333°S 172.6333°E "jake the snake" from 123.255.046.226 (226.46.255.123.static.snap.net.nz) wrote at 2010/10/28 15:36:00
woohoo raze for the win :D go for the green grass

17 - United Kingdom - Bedford Bedfordshire 52.1333°N 0.4500°W "Equus in England" from 081.132.068.176 (host81-132-68-176.range81-132.btcentralplus.com) wrote at 2010/10/29 09:55:40
You Are VERY Welcome Alek, I LOVE The Santas. I have a Few Bubbler Night Lights and a couple of Light Sets that I run though a Converter... Did You get Much Snow fron The Storm? I Know Loveland Had Quite a Bit
Alek replies at 08:44 - We actually have not gotten any snow yet this year - been very warm & sunny ... which is nice ... but leads to very dry conditions. Had a forest fire in the foothills yesterday that resulted in some evacuations on the end of town, so I've seen the Slurry Bombers (pictures from local papers) flying missions from the house. But not nearly as much smoke as several years ago that came from the Jamestown, Colorado fire ... as the Hulk will attest! ;-)
boulder fire wide

boulder fire

north boulder fire

18 - United States - Harrisburg Pennsylvania 40.2843°N 76.8446°W "Mr H" from 131.075.050.003 (san1sd01001.ddc.dla.mil) wrote at 2010/10/29 10:46:58
Oh my goodness, is it that time of the year already? Here we go again. Happy Holidays to tou all!!

19 - Germany - Bonn Nordrhein-Westfalen 50.7333°N 7.1000°E "Fionas" from 093.232.241.001 (p5DE8F101.dip.t-dialin.net) wrote at 2010/10/29 18:32:03
Yeah only 1 Month remaining until Controlling Lights :)

20 - United Kingdom - London London, City of 51.5002°N 0.1262°W "Anonymous" from 086.142.031.073 (host86-142-31-73.range86-142.btcentralplus.com) wrote at 2010/10/30 01:25:50
hi sorry to see your news about your wife and dad but on the bright side she is still with you and christmas will soon be here looking forward to seeing your lights again this year from mcallister family here in barnet uk

21 - United Kingdom - Farnborough Hampshire 51.2667°N 0.7333°W "Luc" from 094.011.139.157 (5e0b8b9d.bb.sky.com) wrote at 2010/10/30 09:11:30
can't wait forf the lights this year should be great fun again :-)

22 - United States - Santee California 32.8561°N 116.9968°W "cookies" from 068.007.131.135 (ip68-7-131-135.sd.sd.cox.net) wrote at 2010/10/30 09:21:37
YAY! I so can't wait for Alek to put up those cheerful christmas lights!

23 - United States - Dothan Alabama 31.2617°N 85.4142°W "Ashlyn Loves Watching Mr. Grass' Grass Grow!!" from 066.203.234.045 (234-45.dothan.cable.graceba.net) wrote at 2010/10/30 11:52:34
Can't wait for Christmas this year!!! :)

24 - United States - North Ridgeville Ohio 41.3853°N 82.0195°W "Terry K." from 071.072.039.003 (cpe-71-72-39-3.neo.res.rr.com) wrote at 2010/10/30 21:41:57
Condolences on the passing of your father.. I fully understand the feelings and emotional roller coaster ride that occurs.. My dear mother started her 'vacation' this day Oct 30th, 2k3.. God speed to your wife and her prompt recovery.! Eagerly looking forward as always., to your Christmas - New Years displays and lights..

25 - United Kingdom - Manchester 53.5000°N 2.2167°W "Dave UK" from 078.144.044.202 (unresolvable) wrote at 2010/10/31 05:49:04
Hi Gill, Yes daughter has already asked for a Nintendo DSI. I have told her to put it on her letter to Santa...lol Hope Luke is well and im sure he will want lots of pressies too...

26 - United Kingdom - Sudbury Suffolk 51.5333°N 0.3167°W "Tony" from 212.183.140.002 (unresolvable) wrote at 2010/10/31 19:36:28
Hi Alek, please accept my sincere condolences on your father's passing and I send my very best wishes to you wife and wonderful family, have really missed the lights this year and am looking forward to seeing them at Christmas! i've been a regular visitor since 2007, I think, and your website has become a bit of a tradition lol Take care, won't you! Now, I'm going to settle down with a beer and watch Halloween 3 :) x x

27 - United States - North Aurora Illinois 41.8045°N 88.3470°W "Brent (Chicago)" from 099.091.081.231 (adsl-99-91-81-231.dsl.emhril.sbcglobal.net) wrote at 2010/11/01 08:24:06
Hi Alek, Been watching this site for a while and want to express my condolences to your family. Also, hope your wife is doing well since her surgery. I hope putting up your decorations this year brings some relaxation and peace :-)

28 - United Kingdom - Bradford 53.7833°N 1.7500°W "Dave UK" from 089.241.053.206 (unresolvable) wrote at 2010/11/01 14:32:29
Well the countdown begins...music channels her in UK are playing xmas songs and coke trucks are coming on 12th November....lol

29 - United States - Norfolk Massachusetts 42.1162°N 71.3306°W "Ed" from 024.060.214.191 (c-24-60-214-191.hsd1.ma.comcast.net) wrote at 2010/11/01 16:29:53
Well now that halloween is over and it's November 1st......let the countdown begin!!!!!!

30 - United States - Santee California 32.8561°N 116.9968°W "Matt M." from 068.007.131.135 (ip68-7-131-135.sd.sd.cox.net) wrote at 2010/11/01 17:57:35
Santa Is So Going to Love My Christmas List Lol. 24 Days untill The lights come on (or 25 if you are counting day after Thanksgiving)

31 - United Kingdom - Bedford Bedfordshire 52.1333°N 0.4500°W "Anonymous" from 081.132.068.176 (host81-132-68-176.range81-132.btcentralplus.com) wrote at 2010/11/02 04:44:56
Quick Question for You Alek, How do the Lamps Hold up to the Extream Cold? And Any Snow yet --- Impish Grin ---
Alek replies at 14:22 - Still no snow ... and weather forecast is warm and sunny for next week. Cold isn't much of a problem - christmas lights have done fine even down to -25°. Wind is the biggest challenge - below is one of several aftermath pictures from 70 MPH winds in 2008 just before New Years.
christmas winds

32 - United Kingdom - Bedford Bedfordshire 52.1333°N 0.4500°W "Equus in England" from 081.132.068.176 (host81-132-68-176.range81-132.btcentralplus.com) wrote at 2010/11/02 04:54:42
Post 31 was Me, Forgot to put My Name in Sorry

33 - United States - Henderson Nevada 36.0328°N 115.0249°W "Chris Jones" from 076.000.206.151 (nv-76-0-206-151.dhcp.embarqhsd.net) wrote at 2010/11/02 14:57:27
Woo! Christmas 2010!

34 - United Kingdom - Bury Saint Edmunds Norfolk 52.2500°N 0.7167°E "Equus in England" from 081.132.068.176 (host81-132-68-176.range81-132.btcentralplus.com) wrote at 2010/11/03 15:19:33
Interesting Re The Cold.... Did You the Wind Break a lot of The Lights, as in Un-repairable Damage?
Alek replies at 18:28 - Most stuff was repairable with a bit of work.

35 - United States - Fort Smith Arkansas 35.3397°N 94.3831°W "n10cities" from 070.178.110.030 (ip70-178-110-30.ks.ks.cox.net) wrote at 2010/11/03 18:31:47
Yea....that year, the wind was rough...it even knocked over the front fence out in the corner of Alek's yard! LOL

36 - Canada - Quispamsis New Brunswick 45.4100°N 65.9600°W "Paul C." from 156.034.196.034 (stjhnbsu83w-156034196034.pppoe-dynamic.High-Speed.nb.bellaliant.net) wrote at 2010/11/03 19:39:42
Alek...my sympathies for the hard times for you & your family this year.

37 - United Kingdom - Bury Saint Edmunds Norfolk 52.2500°N 0.7167°E "Equus in England" from 081.132.068.176 (host81-132-68-176.range81-132.btcentralplus.com) wrote at 2010/11/04 02:44:47
Alek, I'm Pleased to Hear that most of it was Fixable..... Dad's Village ___The Village is one Row of Houses___ does Christmas Lights for Charity... When I see Dad later I'll ask Him Which one it is This Year

38 - United States - Akron Ohio 41.0738°N 81.5373°W "Anonymous" from 076.253.140.178 (adsl-76-253-140-178.dsl.akrnoh.sbcglobal.net) wrote at 2010/11/04 19:26:39
Im sorry to read the sad news of the year, but so glad your wife is recovering.. cheers to her!! Cant wait to see your display, my daughters and I have watched this since 2006, and they are grown now but still remind me to log in each year. Thank you again, and keep on smiling.. its this kind of cheer that lasts all year long and sees us through daily obstacles. Hope your boys are doing well also.. thanks again.. an Ohio viewer ( brr our snow arrives tomorrow, so they predict)

39 - United Kingdom - Arnold Nottingham 53.0000°N 1.1333°W "SimonF in Staffordshire, England" from 081.187.157.064 (tiger.mpfh.co.uk) wrote at 2010/11/05 02:25:21
Oh yes, Alek's blog is live - Now I ___know___ Christmas is coming.

40 - United States - Clewiston Florida 26.5378°N 81.0113°W "Anonymous" from 067.076.086.073 (fl-67-76-86-73.sta.embarqhsd.net) wrote at 2010/11/05 07:01:56
i was very sorry to hear about tour dads passing, i hope your wife is doing well, just wanted to let you know how much joy and fun you bring to myself and my family with your web site we watch every nite during the holidays, god bless you and your famliy i will keep your wife in my prayers

41 - United Kingdom - Truro Cornwall 50.2617°N 5.0433°W "Luke Giles" from 084.013.250.214 (host-84-13-250-214.opaltelecom.net) wrote at 2010/11/05 19:08:13
Wow! Its been a year?! time fly's when your clark griswold doesn't it alek aha! Sorry to hear about your dad, hope wendy keeps well and makes a good healthy recovery. Looking forward to seeing some new features this year?! Happy Hollidays Everyone! P.S ( is the donation area of the site open all year, or just during the holiday season?) Thanks again!
Alek replies at 19:09 - Thanks for the condolences and good wishes - ditto to others who have commented. Yes, you can make a donation to Celiac Disease year around - total raised for charity is now over $50,000 - WOOT! ;-)

42 - United Kingdom - Bodmin Cornwall 50.4664°N 4.7256°W "Luke Giles" from 092.028.210.202 (unresolvable) wrote at 2010/11/06 05:23:18
awsome, thanks alek :) x

43 - United States - Gainesville Florida 29.7641°N 82.3851°W "Anonymous" from 024.250.203.161 (ip24-250-203-161.ga.at.cox.net) wrote at 2010/11/07 08:51:13
dfggfdgdggdfg

44 - United States - Northampton Pennsylvania 40.7137°N 75.4793°W "Anonymous" from 072.081.017.237 (pool-72-81-17-237.phlapa.east.verizon.net) wrote at 2010/11/07 12:56:49
Has the Hulk moved out of the attic yet? I can imagine he's pretty cranky by now!
Alek replies at 08:16 - The HULK is still in the attic ... but coming out soon - we don't want to make him angry! ;-)

45 - United States - Carlsbad New Mexico 32.2995°N 104.2875°W "Jay in CBAD" from 209.169.216.123 (209-169-216-123.nm.warpdriveonline.com) wrote at 2010/11/07 18:32:59
Alex Murphy's(lol) law it won't start to snow until you start work on the house.
Alek replies at 08:18 - Yea, I wish I could "save" some of these 70° sunny days for the setup in a week or so - last one will be today - big change in weather coming.

46 - United Kingdom - Bury Saint Edmunds Norfolk 52.2500°N 0.7167°E "Equus in England" from 081.132.068.176 (host81-132-68-176.range81-132.btcentralplus.com) wrote at 2010/11/08 09:16:43
Change as in Fluffy Rain Alek???? (GRIN) No Answer Yet Inre Post 37

47 - United Kingdom - Plymouth 50.3964°N 4.1386°W "Anonymous" from 080.235.141.060 (cpc2-newt13-0-0-cust59.newt.cable.virginmedia.com) wrote at 2010/11/08 12:54:21
alek,when are we likely to see some action? when do you think you may begin decorating?!
Alek replies at 06:26 - As mentioned, colder weather is coming in with possible snow, but hopefully will warm up next week when I'll start putting stuff out. There's a ton of prep work to do before stuff shows up on the webcams ... but I'll post pictures/video when it does. For instance, here's what my back concrete patio deck looked like on November 20th, 2009 - mouseover image to see after dark.
christmas pictures

48 - United States - City N/A 38.0000°N 97.0000°W "cody whitted" from 064.012.116.072 (cache-mtc-ab08.proxy.aol.com) wrote at 2010/11/09 07:12:57
ready to see your lights.....mine go up this saterday

49 - United States - Smithfield Virginia 37.0058°N 76.6656°W "SuperPC" from 071.253.207.175 (pool-71-253-207-175.nrflva.east.verizon.net) wrote at 2010/11/09 13:58:23
why dont u try ustream this year for the live webcams alex?

50 - United Kingdom - Bury Saint Edmunds Norfolk 52.2500°N 0.7167°E "Equus in England" from 081.132.068.176 (host81-132-68-176.range81-132.btcentralplus.com) wrote at 2010/11/09 15:55:28
Alek, do You have to Replace Many Lamps in The Season? VERY windy Here Today, NOT Good For Christmas Lights at all

51 - United Kingdom - Plymouth 50.3964°N 4.1386°W "NOTE TO EVERYONE!" from 080.235.141.060 (cpc2-newt13-0-0-cust59.newt.cable.virginmedia.com) wrote at 2010/11/10 11:36:07
NOTE TO EVERYONE. i know its hard, and a single letter can throw people... but Alek's name... is ALEK, not ALEX. dont mean to be picky, but i know that if people called me the wrong name it would do my head in!!! happy holidaysss :)

52 - United States - Las Vegas Nevada 36.0316°N 115.2118°W "Dude" from 068.096.170.206 (ip68-96-170-206.lv.lv.cox.net) wrote at 2010/11/10 15:45:38
You should really get some solar panels and a wind generator. Then you won't be paying any power company. Look on ebay for a thing called a "grid tie inverter" they have a 300W one for about 90 bucks, and you can stack them (don't get a big one, so if one goes bad you still have more). You pump into the grid and the meter runs backwards, then you use it as usual. No batteries and all the mess. You can also show people how easy it is and save the planet!

53 - United States - Saint Charles Illinois 41.9352°N 88.2909°W "LeBron James" from 067.167.221.118 (c-67-167-221-118.hsd1.il.comcast.net) wrote at 2010/11/13 07:43:11
I love Christmas

54 - United States - Gainesville Florida 29.7641°N 82.3851°W "Anonymous" from 024.250.203.161 (ip24-250-203-161.ga.at.cox.net) wrote at 2010/11/13 15:09:29
if you want them controls to start say i do

55 - United States - Norfolk Massachusetts 42.1162°N 71.3307°W "Ed" from 024.060.214.191 (c-24-60-214-191.hsd1.ma.comcast.net) wrote at 2010/11/13 17:43:38
The controls usually are up and running around Thanksgiving!!!

56 - United States - Las Vegas Nevada 36.1100°N 115.2118°W "Chris Jones" from 076.000.206.151 (nv-76-0-206-151.dhcp.embarqhsd.net) wrote at 2010/11/13 22:27:17
Hey Alek do you think you can film putting up decorations because I will be in school please and thank-you!

57 - United Kingdom - Camberley Surrey 51.3500°N 0.7333°W "Anonymous" from 090.198.103.106 (5ac6676a.bb.sky.com) wrote at 2010/11/14 11:09:36
when are you putting the decs up

58 - United Kingdom - Plymouth 50.3964°N 4.1386°W "Luke Giles" from 080.235.141.060 (cpc2-newt13-0-0-cust59.newt.cable.virginmedia.com) wrote at 2010/11/14 12:50:25
GUYS- Alek has a life... you will see some action after thanksgiving. Theres lots of behind the scene's work to be doing! Be patient! jeeeeeeeess.

59 - United States - Elkhart Indiana 41.6679°N 85.9721°W "Wayne Guard" from 071.193.120.035 (c-71-193-120-35.hsd1.il.comcast.net) wrote at 2010/11/14 13:38:00
Alek, sorry to hear about your father. Hope your wife is getting better. We missed your Halloween set up but realize you had alot going on. Looking forward to Christmas 2010! Thanks for all you do to make people smile.

60 - United States - East Elmhurst New York 40.7651°N 73.8915°W "Anonymous" from 074.101.065.102 (pool-74-101-65-102.nycmny.east.verizon.net) wrote at 2010/11/14 15:50:14
hey alek what the link for the christmas webcam page with no music cause i lost it on my favortes last year
Alek replies at 21:11 - Here 'ya go - http://www.komar.org/cgi-bin/christmas_webcam?music=false

61 - United States - Rochester New York 43.2572°N 77.6682°W "greg p." from 072.230.189.062 (cpe-72-230-189-62.rochester.res.rr.com) wrote at 2010/11/14 23:21:01
Sorry for your lost and i prayer for for your wife and of course for your kids and for a cure for Celiac. I been a fan for years and look forward to this year! Your kids sure must of grown alot! Best regards!! Gregs-christmas.co.nr

62 - United States - Hulkville in the Republic of Boulder, Colorado Alek says at 2010/11/15 08:49:11
Webcam1 is installed (at the neighbor's across the street) so I may turn it on periodically when I do some setup - perhaps as early as this week when it warms back up from the snow this morning. Webcam image below as I pick up the newspaper shows the house looking pretty "boring" ... but will be "lit up" soon! ;-)
christmas newspaper

63 - United Kingdom - City N/A 54.0000°N 2.0000°W "Luc" from 002.123.161.169 (027ba1a9.bb.sky.com) wrote at 2010/11/15 11:51:19
web cam looks good but wear do you put it for halloween as it looks like a diffrent place

64 - United States - Hamburg Pennsylvania 40.5505°N 75.9867°W "Anonymous" from 072.081.106.046 (pool-72-81-106-46.phlapa.east.verizon.net) wrote at 2010/11/15 14:49:43
The weather was fantastic this past weekend and our local Crazy Christmas House started decorating among others in the neighborhood! Made me feel guilty! I just can't bring myself to do it until after Thanksgiving.

65 - United States - Sun City Arizona 33.6420°N 112.2960°W "Anonymous" from 024.255.001.086 (ip24-255-1-86.tc.ph.cox.net) wrote at 2010/11/15 17:20:11
Sears open for Thanksgving. e-mail them not to do it!

66 - United States - Sun City Arizona 33.6420°N 112.2960°W "Anonymous" from 024.255.001.086 (ip24-255-1-86.tc.ph.cox.net) wrote at 2010/11/15 17:25:39
That's Thanksgiving, I mean. LOL

67 - Australia - Melbourne Victoria 37.8167°S 144.9667°E "kerry" from 121.219.123.060 (CPE-121-219-123-60.lnse2.lon.bigpond.net.au) wrote at 2010/11/16 03:56:56
Hey Alex...Greetings from Downunder Australia.I'm so looking forward to your display again this year. Cheers

68 - United States - Ruston Louisiana 32.5151°N 92.6262°W "Jessica C" from 098.080.009.089 (adsl-80-9-89.shv.bellsouth.net) wrote at 2010/11/16 05:32:28
Alex, thank you so much for Puting this on the net and sharing with all of us. this is my first year to view it and I know My kids are going to love this! (we have 7 four girls and 3 boys ages 15 down to 2!) I'll keep your family in my prayers, I hope your wife makes a speedy recovery and sorry to hear about the passing of your father. My question for you is have you thought about putting up a spical display in your dads memory? We have a tree that we decorate for our family thats has passed on. GOD bless you and yours sir.

69 - United Kingdom - Sheffield 53.3667°N 1.5000°W "Dave UK" from 089.241.058.118 (unresolvable) wrote at 2010/11/16 12:24:34
Woohoo Ive seen the Coke Truck "Holidays Are Coming Advert" and the Co-Op countdown advert.....christmas is definatly here!!!!

70 - United States - Daytona Beach Florida 29.2021°N 80.9998°W "Scott B" from 050.010.053.132 (50-10-53-132.gan.clearwire-wmx.net) wrote at 2010/11/16 17:30:21
Happy Holidays...You need to put a facebook page up. I have already been passing this site around on it! Love it Alek! 4th year here!!

71 - United Kingdom - Hailsham East Sussex 50.8667°N 0.2667°E "Dean" from 089.243.055.223 (unresolvable) wrote at 2010/11/16 17:43:36
@Dave UK You know it's Christmas once you see the Coke truck advert and the Co-Op countdown lol

72 - United States - Portland Oregon 45.5184°N 122.6554°W "Aaron Ridling" from 097.120.021.112 (97-120-21-112.ptld.qwest.net) wrote at 2010/11/16 21:16:34
hey Scott, there is a facebook site for Alek's work. It's not his site, but it'll do. Just type in "Alek's Controllable Christmas Light Fan" Page in the search box in Facebook.

73 - Canada - Rothesay New Brunswick 45.3833°N 66.0000°W "Paul C." from 156.034.193.224 (stjhnbsu83w-156034193224.pppoe-dynamic.High-Speed.nb.bellaliant.net) wrote at 2010/11/17 18:53:54
Yes, I asked Alek during last years chat if he would mind if I set up a Facebook page...it was near the end so it wasn't busy but everyone is welcome !

74 - United States - Hulkville in the Republic of Boulder, Colorado Alek says at 2010/11/18 10:25:42
As noted in post #1, I didn't do Halloween this year ... but the kids still had fun setting up a "Haunted House" in the basement - check out the hi-def video of the tour! ;-)
christmas pictures

75 - United States - Allentown Pennsylvania 40.6012°N 75.5215°W "Anonymous" from 072.081.048.238 (pool-72-81-48-238.phlapa.east.verizon.net) wrote at 2010/11/18 14:50:01
Hehehehe! That was Great. It's a shame that you don't have any fun at your house! ;)

76 - Colombia - Bogotá Cundinamarca 4.6000°N 74.0833°W "Anonymous" from 190.024.171.150 (corporat190-024171150.sta.etb.net.co) wrote at 2010/11/18 15:03:12
I see you stringing lights on the garage. The Fun Begins!
Alek replies at 20:52 - Yep - turned on the webcams on a windy afternoon as I was hanging the garage icicles and HULK buckets - watch on the Christmas Videos page ... and yes, I have subsequently "straightened/leveled" the webcam. Lots of stuff ready to deploy and coming soon!
christmas pictures

77 - United Kingdom - Camberley Surrey 51.3500°N 0.7333°W "Anonymous" from 090.198.103.100 (5ac66764.bb.sky.com) wrote at 2010/11/18 15:13:41
just watch video cant u use ustream for live webcast

78 - United States - Hulkville in the Republic of Boulder, Colorado Alek says at 2010/11/19 07:42:45
Bloomberg Business Week has an article titled Christmas Lights, Taken to Extremes that mentions yours truly. While I was sorry to see the Celiac fund-raising aspect get cut from the story (editors can be meaner/tougher than the Grinch) my wife got a chuckle out of "Komarnitsky 'limits' his display to 20,000 lights" ... HO-HO-HO! ;-)
And speaking of news stories, Denver's Westword magazine's annual "Best Of" issue selected my Christmas Display as their top pick in "Best Holiday Lighting - Amateur Division" as seen below.
christmas westword best of


79 - United Kingdom - Camberley Surrey 51.3500°N 0.7333°W "Anonymous" from 090.198.103.138 (5ac6678a.bb.sky.com) wrote at 2010/11/19 11:29:42
when the camera coming on again

80 - United States - Mesa Arizona 33.4253°N 111.7273°W "Tammie" from 068.003.148.185 (ip68-3-148-185.ph.ph.cox.net) wrote at 2010/11/19 14:48:09
OH goody, goody! HULK BUCKETS! Whooooppeeeee!

81 - United States - Dayton Ohio 39.7449°N 84.1786°W "Scott G." from 099.160.221.129 (adsl-99-160-221-129.dsl.dyt2oh.sbcglobal.net) wrote at 2010/11/19 17:49:18
Hi Alek and the rest of the Komarnitsky clan! Hope Wendy is recovering well. Have a wonderful holiday season!!!

82 - Australia - Brisbane Queensland 27.5000°S 153.0167°E "Anonymous" from 060.231.004.027 (CPE-60-231-4-27.lns3.cha.bigpond.net.au) wrote at 2010/11/19 19:02:06
Hi Everyone,the build up to the big day is starting. Hoping everyone has a wonderful Christmas and a very happy new year. We've written a Christmas song this year, hopefully you will agree its in the best spirit and tradition of the genre. Its a real family effort too. Would appreciate if you could make our Christmas dreams come true and take a few minutes to view the video on youtube. LINK DELETED Merry Christmas from The Summats

83 - Italy - Bergamo Lombardia 45.6833°N 9.7167°E "Luca from Bergamo (Italy)" from 087.015.077.202 (host202-77-dynamic.15-87-r.retail.telecomitalia.it) wrote at 2010/11/21 08:18:53
Every year, when it's Christmas time I start to check you website!! Ciao from Italy

84 - United Kingdom - Saltash Cornwall 50.4081°N 4.2153°W "Anonymous" from 089.242.050.162 (unresolvable) wrote at 2010/11/21 08:55:57
Hello Alek, should we be expecting any action today?
Alek replies at 09:43 - Still getting everything organized, but might be deploying some stuff where you can see it on the webcams. Here's what my back deck look like - mouseover image to see wide-angle view ... and click here for a closeup of Kyle and I ... and there's a pretty funny video of the whole setup on the Christmas Videos page.
christmas inflatables

85 - France - Monchecourt Nord-Pas-de-Calais 50.3000°N 3.2167°E "Anonymous" from 090.034.011.096 (ALille-157-1-60-96.w90-34.abo.wanadoo.fr) wrote at 2010/11/21 11:50:11
Alex is on the roof

86 - United Kingdom - Plymouth 50.3964°N 4.1386°W "Anonymous" from 080.235.141.060 (cpc2-newt13-0-0-cust59.newt.cable.virginmedia.com) wrote at 2010/11/21 12:47:43
cams have all just gone offline?

87 - United Kingdom - Plymouth 50.3964°N 4.1386°W "Anonymous" from 080.235.141.060 (cpc2-newt13-0-0-cust59.newt.cable.virginmedia.com) wrote at 2010/11/21 13:59:40
alek - your mouseover link on the backyard pic of kyle and you are the wrong way round. when you mouseover you get a wider view

88 - Thailand - Bangkok Krung Thep 13.7500°N 100.5167°E "Anonymous" from 027.130.026.049 (mx-ll-27.130.26-49.dynamic.3bb.co.th) wrote at 2010/11/21 15:12:12
86 - he turns the webcams on when he is working on the displaay so we can watch.
Alek replies at 19:47 - The webcams don't "officially" go live until after Thanksgiving, but yea, I turn 'em on periodically if I'm doing work where you can see me. Today, I was working on the roof and front lawn - check out the time-lapse video via webcam1 and webcam2 - sorry about the poor lighting as you are looking into the Sun.
christmas webcam1 setup

89 - United Kingdom - Saint Austell Cornwall 50.3383°N 4.7658°W "Anonymous" from 084.013.248.126 (host-84-13-248-126.opaltelecom.net) wrote at 2010/11/21 15:22:20
aLEK - did i not read in a post from last year that there will be a new addition. that stands taller than all the other inflatables this year?
Alek replies at 07:52 - You are probably thinking about the 15' Santa Balloon which showed up last year - compare the "back deck pictures" from last year in post #47 to #84. It's HUGE ... and is quite the challenge to secure it down ... watch this time-lapse video when the winds picked after Midnight last year - D'OH! ;-)

90 - United States - Portland Oregon 45.5184°N 122.6554°W "Josh" from 075.094.059.110 (75-94-59-110.war.clearwire-wmx.net) wrote at 2010/11/21 21:02:16
Hey Alek i was just wondering what software you used to record with the webcams?     [Alek: pls see the Christmas FAQ]]

91 - United States - Fort Smith Arkansas 35.3397°N 94.3831°W "n10cities" from 070.178.110.030 (ip70-178-110-30.ks.ks.cox.net) wrote at 2010/11/21 22:19:43
Well, I was hoping you would be able to get the lights ready before it snowed again, but looks like you are getting a dusting right now.... d'oh!!!!

92 - United States - Allentown Pennsylvania 40.6012°N 75.5215°W "Anonymous" from 072.081.048.238 (pool-72-81-48-238.phlapa.east.verizon.net) wrote at 2010/11/22 06:49:42
I love how you do a "Ta Da!" at the end of your videos. Hee!

93 - United Kingdom - Plymouth 50.3964°N 4.1386°W "Anonymous" from 078.149.036.246 (unresolvable) wrote at 2010/11/22 14:33:42
nothing happening today alek?

94 - Canada - Stony Plain Alberta 53.5333°N 114.0000°W "Russ - canada, Alberta, Edmonton" from 068.150.181.115 (S01060022b0b539d3.ed.shawcable.net) wrote at 2010/11/22 20:12:13
ya that video Rocked.. you gotta do more of those man! start a new tradition!

95 - Germany - Bornheim Nordrhein-Westfalen 50.7667°N 7.0000°E "Fionas" from 089.000.152.029 (xdsl-89-0-152-29.netcologne.de) wrote at 2010/11/23 05:12:46
Hey Alek How is the work going at christmas deko? I've seen that all the Stuff that you bought last year will come this year. Yeah thats cool but will the Hulk come back this Christmas?

96 - United Kingdom - Plymouth 50.3964°N 4.1386°W "Anonymous" from 089.242.060.241 (unresolvable) wrote at 2010/11/23 09:43:01
you going to be doing any work on the house or garden today alek? i find myself sitting and waiting :L its almost obessive!!! haha.
Alek replies at 09:45 - I have a free hour this morning (and maybe some this afternoon) ... so I'll be periodically turning on the webcams as mentioned in post #88.
P.S. Fionas: Rest assured the Santa HULK will be back again.


97 - United Kingdom - Plymouth 50.3964°N 4.1386°W "Anonymous" from 089.242.060.241 (unresolvable) wrote at 2010/11/23 09:58:18
can you move the cam left a bit?

98 - United Kingdom - Camberley Surrey 51.3500°N 0.7333°W "Anonymous" from 090.198.103.138 (5ac6678a.bb.sky.com) wrote at 2010/11/23 11:18:44
are you going to use ustream and could you give out live streaming video and thirdly as metion in LINK DELETED

99 - United Kingdom - Camberley Surrey 51.3500°N 0.7333°W "seb butler" from 090.198.103.138 (5ac6678a.bb.sky.com) wrote at 2010/11/23 11:26:39
1st use could use ustream to related to by 2nd question secondly could you give out live streaming video thirdly as metion in your christmas 2010 placeholder the bells and whistles plus add a extra cam many thanks
Alek replies at 13:26 - Will be sticking with jpeg updates - probably 2 second intervals ... and no 4th cam this year - sorry.

100 - United States - Portland Oregon 45.5184°N 122.6554°W "Josh" from 075.094.059.110 (75-94-59-110.war.clearwire-wmx.net) wrote at 2010/11/23 14:10:27
Guess what i am.... THE 100 COMMENTER!YAY! MERRY CHRISTMAS!!

101 - United States - Las Vegas Nevada 36.1515°N 115.2048°W "Chris Kringle" from 169.241.028.074 (proxy.ccsd.net) wrote at 2010/11/23 16:02:17
"Josh" Darn you! :) Hoping I would be the 100th commentator but maybe ill be the 200th!

102 - United Kingdom - Camberley Surrey 51.3500°N 0.7333°W "Anonymous" from 090.198.103.138 (5ac6678a.bb.sky.com) wrote at 2010/11/23 16:33:32
are you going torelease the x10 progamme yet

103 - United Kingdom - Northampton Northamptonshire 52.2500°N 0.8833°W "Equus in England" from 086.136.041.216 (host86-136-41-216.range86-136.btcentralplus.com) wrote at 2010/11/24 06:52:08
Alek, I'm REALLY Pleased with this New Computer I can Veiw the Webcam, Please Will you post a Short Vid of Them Santa Bubblers going when They are out? Thank You
Alek replies at 21:09 - Good idea - will try to remember that and add to the Santa Bubble Lights page.

104 - United States - Portland Oregon 45.5184°N 122.6554°W "Josh" from 075.094.059.110 (75-94-59-110.war.clearwire-wmx.net) wrote at 2010/11/24 07:26:22
Any decorating today ALek? I hope so :)

105 - United Kingdom - Plymouth 50.3964°N 4.1386°W "Anonymous" from 080.235.141.060 (cpc2-newt13-0-0-cust59.newt.cable.virginmedia.com) wrote at 2010/11/24 11:31:34
are the webcams activated? it says they are not on my computer.

106 - United Kingdom - Plymouth 50.3964°N 4.1386°W "Anonymous" from 080.235.141.060 (cpc2-newt13-0-0-cust59.newt.cable.virginmedia.com) wrote at 2010/11/24 12:18:38
you setting anything up today alek?

107 - United States - Lock Haven Pennsylvania 41.3252°N 77.4584°W "Anonymous" from 174.059.077.074 (c-174-59-77-74.hsd1.pa.comcast.net) wrote at 2010/11/24 14:35:32
alek No live webcams? why not ?

108 - United Kingdom - Paignton Devon 50.4333°N 3.5667°W "Anonymous" from 089.241.100.104 (unresolvable) wrote at 2010/11/24 14:49:57
alek do you think that you will have everything set up for tomorrow night?! surely you still have ALOT of stuff to do, including curcuit layouts etc.?

109 - United Kingdom - Plymouth 50.3964°N 4.1386°W "Luke Giles" from 089.242.060.054 (unresolvable) wrote at 2010/11/24 17:02:36
Happy Thanksgiving Alek, Wendy, Kyle & Dirk... I'm enjoying seeing the few bits and bobs that you are working on with the setup! Keep up the good work :D Happy holidays!!!

110 - Canada - Stony Plain Alberta 53.5333°N 114.0000°W "Anonymous" from 068.150.181.115 (S01060022b0b539d3.ed.shawcable.net) wrote at 2010/11/24 18:36:39
Almost time! :)

111 - United States - Fort Smith Arkansas 35.3397°N 94.3831°W "n10cities" from 070.178.110.030 (ip70-178-110-30.ks.ks.cox.net) wrote at 2010/11/24 18:46:56
Happy Thanksgiving, Alek to you and yours! Gonna be watching from work tomorrow (grumble) as well.... and Happy Thanksgiving to everyone else!

112 - United States - Middletown Ohio 39.4439°N 84.4168°W "Brenda J." from 184.059.081.230 (cpe-184-59-81-230.cinci.res.rr.com) wrote at 2010/11/24 19:24:17
Happy Thanksgiving to your & your family. It seems there are some viewers who catch you doing some setup? I have never been that fortunate yet....I will be tuning in for sure tomorrow!!

113 - United States - Hulkville in the Republic of Boulder, Colorado Alek says at 2010/11/24 21:05:12
Happy Turkey Day to everyone. As some of you have noticed, I'm a bit behind in setting things up, but have had some medical issues in the family, but all looks good now. Unfortunately, it will be single digit temperatures tonight (Fahrenheit! ;-) and windy tomorrow ... so not exactly the nicest weather to be outside setting up the Christmas display, but still hope to get some work done. Warming trend this weekend and I hope to have things operational by then - stay tuned ... HO-HO-HO! ;-)

114 - Spain - Madrid 40.4000°N 3.6833°W "Teodoro" from 217.125.116.120 (120.Red-217-125-116.staticIP.rima-tde.net) wrote at 2010/11/25 04:48:58
Hi everyone! I just found a really original gift for this coming Christmas! Customized letters and certificates at LINK DELETED , wanna see the face of my kids when they receive them! .

115 - United States - Allentown Pennsylvania 40.6012°N 75.5215°W "Anonymous" from 072.081.048.238 (pool-72-81-48-238.phlapa.east.verizon.net) wrote at 2010/11/25 06:48:20
Hope you have a Wonderful Thanksgiving with your family, Alek! They come first!

116 - United States - Lock Haven Pennsylvania 41.3252°N 77.4584°W "Anonymous" from 174.059.077.074 (c-174-59-77-74.hsd1.pa.comcast.net) wrote at 2010/11/25 07:12:13
hopefully the webcams will be up by this weekend so we can enjoy them nothing on yet it all says offline

117 - United States - Elmhurst Illinois 41.8917°N 87.9359°W "Anonymous" from 099.158.168.157 (99-158-168-157.lightspeed.cicril.sbcglobal.net) wrote at 2010/11/25 08:51:38
when will the light be up

118 - United Kingdom - Waterlooville Hampshire 50.8667°N 1.0167°W "Anonymous" from 082.027.150.051 (spc2-hava1-0-0-cust50.cosh.cable.virginmedia.com) wrote at 2010/11/25 09:31:38
Where is webcam 1 located? Neighbours window?

119 - United States - Portland Oregon 45.5184°N 122.6554°W "Anonymous" from 075.094.059.110 (75-94-59-110.war.clearwire-wmx.net) wrote at 2010/11/25 09:54:56
I spy alek

120 - United Kingdom - City N/A 54.0000°N 2.0000°W "Anonymous" from 077.095.034.082 (unresolvable) wrote at 2010/11/25 09:59:19
I wonder how long the set up takes.

121 - United Kingdom - London London, City of 51.5002°N 0.1262°W "Jack Roberts" from 086.151.004.090 (host86-151-4-90.range86-151.btcentralplus.com) wrote at 2010/11/25 10:20:16
Looks like it's all starting to come together now Alek! Looking good. We are expecting/already have some snow in the UK!

122 - United States - Santee California 32.8561°N 116.9968°W "Cookies" from 068.007.131.135 (ip68-7-131-135.sd.sd.cox.net) wrote at 2010/11/25 10:38:25
Happy Thanksgiving Alek. I hope everything goes well and that your Turkey Gets mad because you ate it all! :P I hope Your family will ha ve a good time to and i also appreciate you taking your Time out of your daily life schedule To be able to put Christmas Lights out and have us control them. Without you here we all probably would have a Boring Christmas And we would Absolutely be bored at our House this is really all we do. Its actually Like a family tradition. Happy Thanksgiving and Merry (VERY EARLY) Christmas!

123 - United States - Portland Oregon 45.5184°N 122.6554°W "Josh" from 075.094.059.110 (75-94-59-110.war.clearwire-wmx.net) wrote at 2010/11/25 11:14:01
I have the same Balloon and i put it up again last week and boy it was hard. That same Night the Wind blew like CRAZY and i woke up to a balloon Crash in my front yard. The bad thing is that i got the last balloon on the shelf but it was the display one so i didnt get any instructions on how to tie it down :'( But i put it back up and it working Fine now :)
Alek replies at 17:31 - Wind is the worse enemy of Christmas Lights, especially big inflatables - see blog post #31. Here are some pictures of the 15' Santa Balloon ... basically just find some solid points at the four corners to anchor it down ... and be sure to deflate when the winds picks up and even bungee/strap down the envelope if it's really blowing.

124 - United States - Las Vegas Nevada 36.1100°N 115.2118°W "Chris Jones" from 076.000.206.151 (nv-76-0-206-151.dhcp.embarqhsd.net) wrote at 2010/11/25 11:22:38
Happy Thanksgiving Alek!

125 - United Kingdom - Royal Leamington Spa Warwickshire 52.3000°N 1.5333°W "R.J.D" from 086.020.253.127 (cpc1-warw8-0-0-cust382.3-2.cable.virginmedia.com) wrote at 2010/11/25 11:26:02
Doh - I think I'm addicted to Alek's controllable Christmas lights already!!

126 - United Kingdom - Derby 52.9333°N 1.5000°W "Gill and Luke(UK)" from 082.024.130.168 (cpc1-derb3-0-0-cust679.8-3.cable.virginmedia.com) wrote at 2010/11/25 12:36:38
Happy Thanksgiving to Alek and family. The display of lights are looking good. Picture of the Turkey again please Alek, just like last year :-)

127 - United States - Portland Oregon 45.5184°N 122.6554°W "WebbLights" from 075.094.059.110 (75-94-59-110.war.clearwire-wmx.net) wrote at 2010/11/25 14:24:21
EVERYTHINGS BLOWING AWAY D:

128 - United Kingdom - Paignton Devon 50.4333°N 3.5667°W "Anonymous" from 078.149.038.029 (unresolvable) wrote at 2010/11/25 14:39:36
alek i have missed you seting up today, please may you upload a video?

129 - United Kingdom - Paignton Devon 50.4333°N 3.5667°W "Luke Giles" from 078.149.038.029 (unresolvable) wrote at 2010/11/25 15:13:23
Hello Alek :D Setup is coming along nicely! Hope your not working too hard on Thanksgiving!!! Just thought i would let you know, when you turn the webcams offline, if you click back on your browser, you can still view the cams that are offline. Happy Holidays Alek!

130 - United States - Hardy Arkansas 36.2795°N 91.4435°W "Anonymous" from 173.202.038.229 (173-202-38-229.dyn.centurytel.net) wrote at 2010/11/25 15:14:17
Hello from the Ozarks

131 - United Kingdom - Paignton Devon 50.4333°N 3.5667°W "Anonymous" from 078.149.038.029 (unresolvable) wrote at 2010/11/25 16:42:26
alek can u switch everything on ?

132 - United States - Lock Haven Pennsylvania 41.3252°N 77.4584°W "Anonymous" from 174.059.077.074 (c-174-59-77-74.hsd1.pa.comcast.net) wrote at 2010/11/25 17:25:09
i cant view any web-cams they say offline but don't show anything but the same picture do the views show all the time

133 - United States - Sparks Nevada 39.5727°N 119.6171°W "Anonymous" from 209.078.018.073 (adsl-209-78-18-73.dsl.renocs.pacbell.net) wrote at 2010/11/25 21:15:37
oh my god people there was post saying the cams might be on this weekend relax and let him enjoy his time with his family on thanks giving

134 - United States - Tampa Florida 28.0898°N 82.5760°W "Lana" from 173.065.148.109 (pool-173-65-148-109.tampfl.fios.verizon.net) wrote at 2010/11/25 22:28:12
I've never been on this site and am excited to inflate and deflate Mr. Homer. Thanks so much for entertaining us on christmas Alek. Warm regards to you and your family.

135 - United States - Seabrook Texas 29.5814°N 95.0273°W "Jessica from Texas :)" from 098.195.152.137 (c-98-195-152-137.hsd1.tx.comcast.net) wrote at 2010/11/26 05:07:13
I just found your site and I think it is SO AWESOME! I'm exicited and anxious! MERRY CHRISTMAS TO YOU AND YOUR BOYS!!

136 - United States - Las Vegas Nevada 36.0316°N 115.2118°W "Anonymous" from 068.096.170.206 (ip68-96-170-206.lv.lv.cox.net) wrote at 2010/11/26 05:34:13
______Thanks______ for ______Giving______ us this fun site! Sitting here waiting for it to go live, better than camping out in front of some store waiting for black friday deals!

137 - United States - Hulkville in the Republic of Boulder, Colorado Alek says at 2010/11/26 06:32:40
For all you turkey fans out there, 9-year old Kyle took this picture of me (doing a good "Spock-Eye" imitation - "live long and prosper" Turkey ... NOT! ;-) about to carve it up this year at a neighbor's house - mouseover image to see a closeup - and click here to see last year's bird. Happy Thanksgiving to everyone and after eating wayyyyy too much "good grub" last night, I need to work some of it off ... by putting up some more Christmas Lights laster today! ;-)
christmas inflatables

138 - United Kingdom - Camberley Surrey 51.3500°N 0.7333°W "Anonymous" from 090.198.103.138 (5ac6678a.bb.sky.com) wrote at 2010/11/26 07:10:57
hi could you add a parade balloon outside

139 - United States - Reading Pennsylvania 40.3375°N 75.9445°W "Anonymous" from 070.091.018.186 (70-91-18-186-philadelphia.hfc.comcastbusiness.net) wrote at 2010/11/26 07:48:44
Ooooh Yummy! Looks like Kyle is picking up your mad photography skills!

140 - United States - Lock Haven Pennsylvania 41.3252°N 77.4584°W "Anonymous" from 174.059.077.074 (c-174-59-77-74.hsd1.pa.comcast.net) wrote at 2010/11/26 07:57:34
alek can people control the Halloween decorations from this same website? i am new to your website and just woundered     Yes! ;-)

141 - United States - Harbor Beach Michigan 43.7859°N 82.7328°W "Anonymous" from 068.041.158.255 (c-68-41-158-255.hsd1.mi.comcast.net) wrote at 2010/11/26 08:31:17
@alek laster day?

142 - United Kingdom - Camberley Surrey 51.3500°N 0.7333°W "Anonymous" from 090.198.103.138 (5ac6678a.bb.sky.com) wrote at 2010/11/26 09:30:44
are the decs coming on today

143 - United States - Lithonia Georgia 33.7411°N 84.1093°W "Anonymous" from 098.092.224.227 (adsl-92-224-227.asm.bellsouth.net) wrote at 2010/11/26 12:17:36
Merry Christmas Everyone! This is a great Christmas Novel! Saint Nicholas, the Christmas Story, by Matthew Eldridge!

144 - United States - Camp Hill Pennsylvania 40.2379°N 76.9228°W "Anonymous" from 071.058.120.034 (c-71-58-120-34.hsd1.pa.comcast.net) wrote at 2010/11/26 14:01:25
Hello from Pennsylvania, USA. I see you put a Halloween pumpkin in the yard during Thanksgiving for a Christmas decoration!

145 - United Kingdom - Worcester Worcestershire 52.2000°N 2.2000°W "Jack Roberts" from 086.171.175.175 (host86-171-175-175.range86-171.btcentralplus.com) wrote at 2010/11/26 14:27:37
Hey Alek! Hope you had a good thanks giving! I that a inflatable santa on the roof?!

146 - United States - Barling Arkansas 35.3363°N 94.3101°W "n10cities" from 098.175.204.081 (wsip-98-175-204-81.fv.ks.cox.net) wrote at 2010/11/26 14:48:22
Dang! You gonna had some big stuff! When are you going to show us the office?
Alek replies at 19:47 - Santa's Workshop is ready to go - the sign is a new addition for 2010.
Click to watch a cool 30 second video of me setting it up lickity split fast ... HO-HO-HO! ;-)

santa workshop setup

147 - United Kingdom - Camberley Surrey 51.3500°N 0.7333°W "Anonymous" from 090.198.103.138 (5ac6678a.bb.sky.com) wrote at 2010/11/26 15:27:19
are ur decs coming on today

148 - United States - Portland Oregon 45.5184°N 122.6554°W "Anonymous" from 075.094.059.110 (75-94-59-110.war.clearwire-wmx.net) wrote at 2010/11/26 16:23:01
Can we control the lights/inflatables for a little bit tonight? Please oh pleaseeeeeeeeeeeee :)

149 - United States - Hulkville in the Republic of Boulder, Colorado Alek says at 2010/11/26 16:38:35
Still lots of setup work to do and the X10 back-end control is not hooked up yet ... so we're looking at Sunday when control of my Christmas Lights is turned over to you ... and everyone else on the Internet - D'OH! ;-)

150 - United States - Amherst New Hampshire 42.8706°N 71.6124°W "Doug From Milford, NH" from 075.068.062.215 (c-75-68-62-215.hsd1.nh.comcast.net) wrote at 2010/11/26 18:18:04
Cant wait to show my 3 year old daughter the light show I could use some cheer going through a rough divorce this holiday season.

151 - United States - Bowling Green Ohio 41.3989°N 83.6539°W "Drake" from 184.058.124.131 (cpe-184-58-124-131.woh.res.rr.com) wrote at 2010/11/26 20:07:53
Hey Alek! I'm loving the setup so far! I have a question also, what type of camera do you use on ChristmasCam 2? Thanks!

152 - United States - King Of Prussia Pennsylvania 40.0902°N 75.3937°W "Mandy" from 098.114.034.022 (pool-98-114-34-22.phlapa.fios.verizon.net) wrote at 2010/11/26 20:34:40
this is awesome and it makes me feel so excited and happy for the upcoming holiday season (:

153 - United States - Lima Ohio 40.7885°N 84.0336°W "Anonymous" from 098.030.206.117 (cpe-98-30-206-117.woh.res.rr.com) wrote at 2010/11/26 20:49:49
Hi Alek! Looking forward again this year to enjoying your lights and cams! We love to watch every year.

154 - United States - Harbor Beach Michigan 43.7859°N 82.7328°W "Anonymous" from 068.041.158.255 (c-68-41-158-255.hsd1.mi.comcast.net) wrote at 2010/11/26 21:00:46
Interesting new pair of glasses your sporting there alek

155 - United States - Santee California 32.8561°N 116.9968°W "Anonymous" from 068.007.131.135 (ip68-7-131-135.sd.sd.cox.net) wrote at 2010/11/26 21:45:37
Alex I Can't watch Webcam 3. Please Help !       (Alek: Fixed - Thanks! ;-)

156 - United States - Forest City Iowa 43.2611°N 93.6848°W "Anonymous" from 067.055.220.027 (fc-dyn-dsl-67.55.220.27.wctatel.net) wrote at 2010/11/26 22:15:37
just found your site this year, cant wait till you have it up and going

157 - United States - Allentown Pennsylvania 40.6012°N 75.5215°W "Anonymous" from 072.081.048.238 (pool-72-81-48-238.phlapa.east.verizon.net) wrote at 2010/11/26 22:16:02
I LOVE the lava lamp! Hee!

158 - United States - Santee California 32.8561°N 116.9968°W "Anonymous" from 068.007.131.135 (ip68-7-131-135.sd.sd.cox.net) wrote at 2010/11/27 09:10:18
Cookies Oh sorry Alek on the webcam three i meant Alek Sorry Sorry

159 - United States - Portland Oregon 45.5184°N 122.6554°W "Anonymous" from 075.094.059.110 (75-94-59-110.war.clearwire-wmx.net) wrote at 2010/11/27 09:55:59
WOO! cam 1 is on! ITS ALMOST COMPLETE!w

160 - United States - Portland Oregon 45.5184°N 122.6554°W "Josh" from 075.094.059.110 (75-94-59-110.war.clearwire-wmx.net) wrote at 2010/11/27 10:11:48
I hope the Hulk Comes out today!
Alek replies at 14:09 - HULK is setup near the end - I still need to do stuff above the garage and on the balcony ... so 50-50 chance you'll see him Sunday.

161 - United States - Elmhurst New York 40.7354°N 73.8783°W "Anonymous" from 108.014.191.179 (pool-108-14-191-179.nycmny.east.verizon.net) wrote at 2010/11/27 12:10:42
ALEK i see new Inflatables this yaer nice. and by the way whats that next to the chimney
Alek replies at 14:11 - That would be Santa "Skiing" down the roof - he's a new addition this year - see 'em in the front left on blog post #84.

162 - United Kingdom - Plymouth 50.3964°N 4.1386°W "Luke Giles" from 080.235.141.060 (cpc2-newt13-0-0-cust59.newt.cable.virginmedia.com) wrote at 2010/11/27 12:28:24
Hey alek, setup is looking good. Hope you had a good thanksgiving. Who currently is controling the X10? i thought maybe dirk & kyle, as it is not availalbe to us lot! Snow on the way? Happy Holidays :D

163 - United States - Staten Island New York 40.5865°N 74.1497°W "Anonymous" from 038.098.088.022 (bluesocketvirt.brooklaw.edu) wrote at 2010/11/27 13:04:07
I'm excited to enjoy your lights again this year. I sure wish it was just Christmas lights as the Halloween decorations take away from the Christmas spirit and are really out of place! Put away the pumpkin, vampire sponge bob, and x-ray Homer. As long as Elmo stays red and the Hulk wears the santa hat, they can stay! :) Merry CHRISTMAS!!!!! :):):)

164 - United Kingdom - Camberley Surrey 51.3500°N 0.7333°W "Anonymous" from 090.198.103.138 (5ac6678a.bb.sky.com) wrote at 2010/11/27 13:24:26
can you put the office cam on

165 - United Kingdom - Sheffield 53.3667°N 1.5000°W "Dave UK" from 078.148.079.242 (unresolvable) wrote at 2010/11/27 13:52:32
WOW!! Looking good alek. I was gonna put my outside lights up today but we have had about 10 inch of snow, so thats put pay to that for now....

166 - United Kingdom - Burnham Windsor and Maidenhead 51.5167°N 0.6500°W "Equus" from 086.162.048.064 (host86-162-48-64.range86-162.btcentralplus.com) wrote at 2010/11/27 15:16:00
Looking GOOD Alek, Can't Wait to See Them Lit Up... Where are You Dave? I only got a Dusting?

167 - United States - Allentown Pennsylvania 40.6012°N 75.5215°W "Anonymous" from 072.081.048.238 (pool-72-81-48-238.phlapa.east.verizon.net) wrote at 2010/11/27 15:48:27
Looks like some of the neighborhood kids are getting in on the act. Hee! I think I even see Plunger Girl! Yay!

168 - Germany - Bonn Nordrhein-Westfalen 50.7333°N 7.1000°E "Fionas" from 093.232.217.097 (p5DE8D961.dip.t-dialin.net) wrote at 2010/11/27 15:50:30
That must be Alek. I have seen him with his sons in front of his house. Cheking Lights i think.

169 - United States - Portland Oregon 45.5184°N 122.6554°W "Josh" from 075.094.059.110 (75-94-59-110.war.clearwire-wmx.net) wrote at 2010/11/27 16:05:38
He's Probably hooking up all the X10 Module thingys.

170 - United Kingdom - Plymouth 50.3964°N 4.1386°W "Anonymous" from 089.242.060.182 (unresolvable) wrote at 2010/11/27 16:28:43
post 163 - if you have been following alek for long enough, then you would realise that they are part of the decorations... with or without peoples blessing! Jeeeees.

171 - United Kingdom - City N/A 54.0000°N 2.0000°W "Luc" from 002.121.179.087 (0279b357.bb.sky.com) wrote at 2010/11/27 17:11:48
Alek sata balloon not infleating properly

172 - United States - Post Falls Idaho 47.7892°N 117.0266°W "brandon" from 069.076.004.249 (unresolvable) wrote at 2010/11/27 18:14:55
Hi all, time for christmas

173 - United Kingdom - Camberley Surrey 51.3500°N 0.7333°W "Anonymous" from 090.198.103.138 (5ac6678a.bb.sky.com) wrote at 2010/11/27 18:45:48
can u put office cam on

174 - United States - Elk Grove Village Illinois 42.0152°N 87.9901°W "Weez" from 067.162.060.171 (c-67-162-60-171.hsd1.il.comcast.net) wrote at 2010/11/27 18:56:16
Can't wait for the party to begin! Alek, you have put so much effort in the annual lights and it is so appreciated!

175 - United States - Cary Illinois 42.2203°N 88.2338°W "Greg pum" from 069.171.163.054 (ord-69-171-163-54.evdo.leapwireless.net) wrote at 2010/11/28 07:25:53
Great your going live tonight!! Hope you raise a lot of money this year!!

176 - United States - Santee California 32.8561°N 116.9968°W "Cookies" from 068.007.131.135 (ip68-7-131-135.sd.sd.cox.net) wrote at 2010/11/28 09:15:52
Um Alek Why are the X10 Controls working?
Alek replies at 09:16 - Just testing some stuff ...

177 - United States - Santee California 32.8561°N 116.9968°W "Matt" from 068.007.131.135 (ip68-7-131-135.sd.sd.cox.net) wrote at 2010/11/28 12:01:48
Hey I didn't know you had a twitter profile!
Alek replies at 14:17 - Neither did I!!! ;-)

178 - United States - Oceanside California 33.2004°N 117.2907°W "matt B" from 072.197.011.086 (ip72-197-11-86.sd.sd.cox.net) wrote at 2010/11/28 14:51:05
keep up the good work been watching halloween a x-mas for years

179 - United States - Greensboro North Carolina 35.9899°N 79.6984°W "Wade" from 098.026.245.083 (cpe-098-026-245-083.triad.res.rr.com) wrote at 2010/11/28 15:17:50
Nice christmas lights.

180 - United States - Greensboro North Carolina 35.9899°N 79.6984°W "Blair" from 098.026.245.083 (cpe-098-026-245-083.triad.res.rr.com) wrote at 2010/11/28 15:26:30
Bright Christmas lights!

181 - United Kingdom - Camberley Surrey 51.3500°N 0.7333°W "Anonymous" from 090.198.103.138 (5ac6678a.bb.sky.com) wrote at 2010/11/28 15:45:33
can lights go on now

182 - United States - Gainesville Florida 29.7641°N 82.3851°W "Anonymous" from 024.250.203.161 (ip24-250-203-161.ga.at.cox.net) wrote at 2010/11/28 15:48:25
say i is you can not wait for the lights to go on

183 - United States - Portland Oregon 45.5184°N 122.6554°W "Anonymous" from 075.094.059.110 (75-94-59-110.war.clearwire-wmx.net) wrote at 2010/11/28 16:07:03
WOO im so excited! and i just cant hide it

184 - United States - Terre Haute Indiana 39.5010°N 87.3919°W "jake" from 071.114.198.016 (pool-71-114-198-16.trrhin.dsl-w.verizon.net) wrote at 2010/11/28 16:18:28
merry chtimatmas

185 - United States - Loveland Ohio 39.2549°N 84.2391°W "Anonymous" from 069.133.034.050 (cpe-69-133-34-50.cinci.res.rr.com) wrote at 2010/11/28 16:25:13
can u please start now????

186 - United States - Mesa Arizona 33.4253°N 111.7273°W "Tammie" from 068.003.148.185 (ip68-3-148-185.ph.ph.cox.net) wrote at 2010/11/28 16:28:25
Merry Christmas! The madness is about to begin! Hi Leah, Mommie loves you! XXXOOO

187 - United States - Hulkville in the Republic of Boulder, Colorado Alek says at 2010/11/28 16:32:38
With 28 minutes before the start of 2010 Christmas Craziness, there's a weather front moving in and it just started to snow ... but also some gusty winds ... so might have to shut down the big inflatables as they really starting to move around. Also, the X10 control system isn't fully debugged yet, so some of the zones may act erratic.

188 - Iceland - Reykjavík Gullbringusysla 64.1500°N 21.9500°W "Leah" from 130.208.165.005 (selfjall.rhi.hi.is) wrote at 2010/11/28 16:33:28
Hi mom! Love you too!! What a great way to raise awareness for Celiac Disease Research! I'd like to be able to eat pizza again myself!

189 - United States - Portland Oregon 45.5184°N 122.6554°W "Josh" from 075.094.059.110 (75-94-59-110.war.clearwire-wmx.net) wrote at 2010/11/28 16:36:52
Thats alright alek. i had to turn my balloon off for the night cause the wind is up to 31 MPH!

190 - United States - Aurora Colorado 39.6919°N 104.7725°W "Matt Ellison" from 067.164.185.081 (c-67-164-185-81.hsd1.co.comcast.net) wrote at 2010/11/28 16:42:39
Thats OK Alek!

191 - Canada - Saint John New Brunswick 45.2667°N 66.0667°W "Taylor Farris" from 099.246.233.073 (CPE00179a9de5f9-CM001bd71e6b64.cpe.net.cable.rogers.com) wrote at 2010/11/28 16:47:54
this is Very good idea. I sent the URL to everybody I know, and told them to send it to everyone they know!Also How Many Lights Did You Use?

192 - United States - Elmhurst Illinois 41.8917°N 87.9359°W "Anonymous" from 099.158.168.157 (99-158-168-157.lightspeed.cicril.sbcglobal.net) wrote at 2010/11/28 16:55:01
when r u going to put up more lights on the top

193 - United Kingdom - Camberley Surrey 51.3500°N 0.7333°W "Anonymous" from 090.198.103.138 (5ac6678a.bb.sky.com) wrote at 2010/11/28 16:59:51
going live now

194 - United States - City N/A 38.0000°N 97.0000°W "Anonymous" from 075.203.128.132 (132.sub-75-203-128.myvzw.com) wrote at 2010/11/28 17:00:01
merry christmas 2010 from cape coral fl

195 - United States - Dunedin Florida 28.0288°N 82.7689°W "Anonymous" from 068.200.235.101 (101-235.200-68.tampabay.res.rr.com) wrote at 2010/11/28 17:41:28
Merry Christmas 2010 from Dunedin Florida

196 - United States - Mesa Arizona 33.4253°N 111.7273°W "Tammie" from 068.003.148.185 (ip68-3-148-185.ph.ph.cox.net) wrote at 2010/11/28 18:10:03
Merry christmas.

197 - Ukraine - Kiev Kyyivs'ka Oblast' 50.4333°N 30.5167°E "Jean" from 094.154.220.072 (unresolvable) wrote at 2010/11/28 20:43:02
I am blown away by this!

198 - United Kingdom - Gainsborough Lincolnshire 53.3833°N 0.7667°W "Anonymous" from 078.149.057.180 (unresolvable) wrote at 2010/11/29 02:53:06
great to see thw lights up snow is finally here in uk how sthe weather were u are

199 - United States - Granby Connecticut 41.9597°N 72.7961°W "Anonymous" from 072.010.104.005 (access.granby.k12.ct.us) wrote at 2010/11/29 10:29:43
ho, ho, ho

200 - United Kingdom - City N/A 54.0000°N 2.0000°W "Luc" from 002.121.179.087 (0279b357.bb.sky.com) wrote at 2010/11/29 12:28:02
200th comment yes Ho Ho Ho :-)

201 - United States - Shirley New York 40.7948°N 72.8797°W "Larry Kayser" from 065.051.021.082 (41331552.cst.lightpath.net) wrote at 2010/11/29 14:09:02
Great site, for a great cause! If you could add one of those "Post to my Facebook page" buttons, you might get more viewers. Have a great Christmas.

202 - United States - Bryn Mawr Pennsylvania 40.0266°N 75.3333°W "John" from 071.175.012.230 (pool-71-175-12-230.phlapa.fios.verizon.net) wrote at 2010/11/29 14:12:41
I agree with Larry. I have been watching for the past 3 years and think that the Facebook button would be a great addition! Merry Christmas!

203 - United States - Burbank California 34.1767°N 118.3105°W "Kasio Kristmas" from 066.214.249.058 (66-214-249-58.dhcp.gldl.ca.charter.com) wrote at 2010/11/29 15:02:07
We have a Christmas album for all you Christmas song enthusiasts. LINK DELETED My Favorite Christmas song done entirely with Battery Operated CASIO keyboards and Games. 8-Bit Chiptune 5.1 Surround Sound.

204 - United Kingdom - Paignton Devon 50.4333°N 3.5667°W "Luke Giles" from 078.149.039.092 (unresolvable) wrote at 2010/11/29 16:10:41
christmas cam 1 is really moving around isnt it alek! fancy switching everything on for a few moments, so we can all see what the setup is looking like? Without x10 controls on the webpage i mean.

205 - United States - City N/A 38.0000°N 97.0000°W "Shadow" from 067.142.130.044 (host671420044130.direcway.com) wrote at 2010/11/29 16:14:25
Hello from Galena, Alaska. It's 23 below zero !
Alek replies at 17:22 - Hello Shadow and other fine folks from Galena Alaska - stay warm! The Burrito Reindeer is still working and on the front lawn another year. I'm going to try adjusting it (especially when we get snow) to see if I can duplicate the "flamethrower" effect.

206 - United Kingdom - Worcester Worcestershire 52.2000°N 2.2000°W "Jack Roberts" from 086.171.175.175 (host86-171-175-175.range86-171.btcentralplus.com) wrote at 2010/11/29 16:30:14
I like the Tweet and Facebook buttons you have added! Merry Christmas everyone, expecting snow tonight here in the UK! :)

207 - United States - Portland Oregon 45.5184°N 122.6554°W "Josh" from 075.094.059.110 (75-94-59-110.war.clearwire-wmx.net) wrote at 2010/11/29 16:37:02
Still no hulk? :'(

208 - United States - Lubbock Texas 33.5663°N 101.8829°W "Jack" from 066.209.250.183 (dsl-66-209-250-183.sptc.net) wrote at 2010/11/29 16:41:09
awesome man.

209 - United States - Santee California 32.8561°N 116.9968°W "Cookies" from 068.007.131.135 (ip68-7-131-135.sd.sd.cox.net) wrote at 2010/11/29 16:46:18
Thanks for adding the tweet button. It is a really NICE TOUCH! ;-)

210 - United States - Plainfield Illinois 41.6113°N 88.2484°W "Anonymous" from 076.016.179.037 (c-76-16-179-37.hsd1.il.comcast.net) wrote at 2010/11/29 17:05:16
found you first time last year. THANK YOU for this year. Every day is a new day.stay the course, it will work out. wall-e Romeoville Il :)

211 - United States - Hulkville in the Republic of Boulder, Colorado Alek says at 2010/11/29 17:14:44
Wind is starting to die down ... but yea, webcam1 bounces around quite a bit when it is blustery. And the HULK is coming soon!
While I'm not a Tweet'er or Facebook'er, glad you guys like the Tweet and Facebook Like buttons ... and for those interested in spreading the word, click here for some HTML link code to the Controllable Christmas Lights for Celiac Disease.


212 - United States - Sweetwater Tennessee 35.5847°N 84.4384°W "Anonymous" from 075.204.251.058 (58.sub-75-204-251.myvzw.com) wrote at 2010/11/29 17:30:51
its nice you do this every year, Merry Christmas:)

213 - United States - Elmhurst New York 40.7354°N 73.8783°W "Anonymous" from 108.014.191.179 (pool-108-14-191-179.nycmny.east.verizon.net) wrote at 2010/11/29 17:35:51
alek u have a facebook like page what is the link so i can put it on my facebook ?

214 - Canada - Rothesay New Brunswick 45.3833°N 66.0000°W "Paul C." from 156.034.193.224 (stjhnbsu83w-156034193224.pppoe-dynamic.High-Speed.nb.bellaliant.net) wrote at 2010/11/29 18:46:20
I have an unofficial FB page for fans of Alek's lights, search for Alek's Controllable Christmas Lights fan page, hope to see other fans there as well when you're not busy controlling lights.

215 - Russian Federation - City N/A 60.0000°N 100.0000°E "Dmitriy" from 062.122.178.070 (unresolvable) wrote at 2010/11/30 05:03:20
My own animated Christmas Tree for Desktop Merry christmas!! LINK DELETED

216 - United Kingdom - Farnborough Hampshire 51.2667°N 0.7333°W "Anonymous" from 194.080.076.200 (bloxxtest.farn-ct.ac.uk) wrote at 2010/11/30 08:32:49
can you unblock me 090.198.103.138 please alek
Alek replies at 08:37 - People that use profanity, continually ask the same question, and/or repeat themselves to the annoyance of others should looks elsewhere than this family friendly Christmas site for charity ...

217 - United States - City N/A 38.0000°N 97.0000°W "Shadow" from 069.019.014.042 (dpc691914042.direcpc.com) wrote at 2010/11/30 11:30:38
Thanks Alek for blocking these people!

218 - United Kingdom - Camberley Surrey 51.3500°N 0.7333°W "Anonymous" from 090.198.103.175 (5ac667af.bb.sky.com) wrote at 2010/11/30 11:49:11
iam sorry i was just having a laugh i wont do it again
Alek replies at 12:07 - When posting/IM'ing, quality over quantity is preferred ...

219 - United Kingdom - Camberley Surrey 51.3500°N 0.7333°W "Anonymous" from 090.198.103.175 (5ac667af.bb.sky.com) wrote at 2010/11/30 11:56:37
is that alke over there at 18:56 webcam 2

220 - United Kingdom - Camberley Surrey 51.3500°N 0.7333°W "Anonymous" from 090.198.103.175 (5ac667af.bb.sky.com) wrote at 2010/11/30 12:03:08
18:56 uk and 11:56 mst time

221 - Finland - Valkeakoski Western Finland 61.2667°N 24.0333°E "Minna" from 080.222.119.117 (cable-vlk-fe77de00-117.dhcp.inet.fi) wrote at 2010/11/30 13:09:23
Dear Alek, I wish you and your family the most wonderful Xmas season ever in 2010! Thanks again for making the Xmas time really fun.

222 - United States - Westminster Maryland 39.5512°N 76.9947°W "Anonymous" from 076.100.105.205 (c-76-100-105-205.hsd1.md.comcast.net) wrote at 2010/11/30 15:05:10
All are beautiful. Have a very MERRY CHRISTMAS.

223 - United Kingdom - Walsall 52.6000°N 2.0000°W "Anonymous" from 094.005.142.027 (5e058e1b.bb.sky.com) wrote at 2010/11/30 15:26:14
HI ALEK Hope your well,we have heavy sow again tonight been really hard to get the lights up this year.hopeing to tur them on,o sunday.good luck to you Derek UK

224 - United Kingdom - Torquay Torbay 50.4500°N 3.5000°W "Anonymous" from 092.028.212.020 (unresolvable) wrote at 2010/11/30 16:39:45
alek - spongebobs fallen     (Alek: Fixed - Thanks! ;-)

225 - United Kingdom - Torquay Torbay 50.4500°N 3.5000°W "Luke Giles" from 092.028.212.020 (unresolvable) wrote at 2010/11/30 16:47:16
Noo problem :D

226 - United Kingdom - Torquay Torbay 50.4500°N 3.5000°W "Luke Giles" from 092.028.212.020 (unresolvable) wrote at 2010/11/30 16:52:35
is ski'ing santa secure?! he looks like he is about to fly off into your evergreeen!!!
Alek replies at 17:02 - I've got some heavy concrete pavers (hopefully) holding him down ... but yea, he's totally catching some serious air on the roof!

227 - United Kingdom - Torquay Torbay 50.4500°N 3.5000°W "Luke Giles" from 092.028.212.020 (unresolvable) wrote at 2010/11/30 17:07:58
Promise this will be the last pick of tonight haha! snowglow isnt working alek?

228 - United Kingdom - Camberley Surrey 51.3500°N 0.7333°W "seb butler" from 090.198.103.175 (5ac667af.bb.sky.com) wrote at 2010/11/30 17:34:21
if i was to do this in uk what x10 stuff would i need many thanks

229 - United States - Bryn Mawr Pennsylvania 40.0266°N 75.3333°W "Anonymous" from 071.175.012.230 (pool-71-175-12-230.phlapa.fios.verizon.net) wrote at 2010/11/30 19:22:37
Hey Alek, Just curious, how do u automatically filter the links and the curses?

230 - United States - Mobile Alabama 30.6809°N 88.1268°W "Anonymous" from 098.090.135.076 (adsl-90-135-76.mob.bellsouth.net) wrote at 2010/11/30 21:11:56
Somehow, when I visit here, I get the Christmas spirit. After all you and your family have been through this year I appreciate it!

231 - United Kingdom - City N/A 54.0000°N 2.0000°W "Luc" from 002.121.179.087 (0279b357.bb.sky.com) wrote at 2010/12/01 08:15:51
web cam 1 looks good but wear do you put it for halloween as it looks like a diffrent place

232 - United Kingdom - City N/A 54.0000°N 2.0000°W "Anonymous" from 002.097.179.164 (unresolvable) wrote at 2010/12/01 10:01:33
hi alex usually u have snow this time of year but us in england have it and we cant get out of our doors happy 1st dec

233 - United States - Portland Oregon 45.5184°N 122.6554°W "Josh" from 075.094.059.110 (75-94-59-110.war.clearwire-wmx.net) wrote at 2010/12/01 10:25:09
Here in Idaho we got 9 inches of snow!!!

234 - Canada - Toronto Ontario 43.6667°N 79.4167°W "Anonymous" from 199.043.148.227 (unresolvable) wrote at 2010/12/01 11:28:57
We had a dusting of snow on the weekend butnothing now, in Toronto, Canada.

235 - United States - Portland Oregon 45.5184°N 122.6554°W "Josh" from 075.094.059.110 (75-94-59-110.war.clearwire-wmx.net) wrote at 2010/12/01 13:23:00
when are you gonna take Pictures?
Alek replies at 16:01 - Probably this weekend - still have more Christmas Stuff to put out!

236 - United States - Bowling Green Ohio 41.3989°N 83.6539°W "Anonymous" from 184.058.124.131 (cpe-184-58-124-131.woh.res.rr.com) wrote at 2010/12/01 16:33:35
Hey Alek! I'm loving the setup! I have a question also, what type of camera do you use on ChristmasCam 2? Thanks!
Alek replies at 16:40 - Most questions like these are answered in the Christmas FAQ ... please see D-6.

237 - United States - Bowling Green Ohio 41.3989°N 83.6539°W "Anonymous" from 184.058.124.131 (cpe-184-58-124-131.woh.res.rr.com) wrote at 2010/12/01 16:39:41
OK Thanks!)

238 - United Kingdom - Camberley Surrey 51.3500°N 0.7333°W "seb" from 090.198.103.175 (5ac667af.bb.sky.com) wrote at 2010/12/01 17:08:24
where did you get the hulk and santa workshop sign plus box from alek many thanks     (Alek: B-1 in the Christmas FAQ)

239 - United States - Flint Michigan 43.0137°N 83.7965°W "Anonymous" from 068.061.046.113 (c-68-61-46-113.hsd1.mi.comcast.net) wrote at 2010/12/01 19:36:24
hello this is fun

240 - United States - Chesapeake Virginia 36.6463°N 76.2576°W "Anonymous" from 072.218.060.118 (ip72-218-60-118.hr.hr.cox.net) wrote at 2010/12/02 05:05:58
WOW santa you have to be tierd from doing everything i bet your going to sleep when you get back home freom dilevery everything to everybody but i bet you cant sleep to long because you have to get back towork right!!!!!!! reply back if you have time

241 - United Kingdom - London London, City of 51.5002°N 0.1262°W "Darren" from 077.099.183.195 (cpc4-hari8-0-0-cust450.hari.cable.virginmedia.com) wrote at 2010/12/02 13:01:41
Ho Ho Ho and Merry Ole Sole. Hahaha. Have a good one. LINK DELETED

242 - United States - Bryn Mawr Pennsylvania 40.0266°N 75.3333°W "Anonymous" from 071.175.012.230 (pool-71-175-12-230.phlapa.fios.verizon.net) wrote at 2010/12/02 15:06:58
Alek, How does the link deleter and the curse filter work?

243 - United Kingdom - Worcester Worcestershire 52.2000°N 2.2000°W "Jack Roberts" from 086.171.175.175 (host86-171-175-175.range86-171.btcentralplus.com) wrote at 2010/12/02 16:26:31
Hey Alek, Does everything come on automatically at 5pm? Or do you have to switch it on? I have always wondered what happens!
Alek replies at 16:42 - It's on full auto ... except when I turn it on manually as I just did.

244 - United States - Mesa Arizona 33.4253°N 111.7273°W "Tammie" from 068.003.148.185 (ip68-3-148-185.ph.ph.cox.net) wrote at 2010/12/02 16:51:11
Am I seein things or does it seem like there is alot more stuff?

245 - United States - Allentown Pennsylvania 40.6012°N 75.5215°W "Anonymous" from 072.081.048.238 (pool-72-81-48-238.phlapa.east.verizon.net) wrote at 2010/12/02 16:55:05
I see a HULK!!!

246 - United States - Mesa Arizona 33.4253°N 111.7273°W "Tammie" from 068.003.148.185 (ip68-3-148-185.ph.ph.cox.net) wrote at 2010/12/02 16:57:36
He's doin that without a net!

247 - United States - Hulkville in the Republic of Boulder, Colorado Alek says at 2010/12/02 17:04:28
I saw a few dark spots on the house/lawn, so yes, I added a few things - gotta make sure every square inch is covered with Christmas Stuff! And yes, the HULK is back ... don't make him angry! ;-)

248 - Germany - Bornheim Nordrhein-Westfalen 50.7667°N 7.0000°E "Fionas" from 093.232.211.119 (p5DE8D377.dip.t-dialin.net) wrote at 2010/12/02 17:08:07
Thats sooo cool. Waited so long for the Hulk :)

249 - United States - North Wales Pennsylvania 40.2216°N 75.2380°W "Anonymous" from 071.225.025.089 (c-71-225-25-89.hsd1.pa.comcast.net) wrote at 2010/12/02 17:16:25
Keep the special Christmas lights and cheer going forever!

250 - United States - Sutton Massachusetts 42.1365°N 71.7559°W "Anonymous" from 024.241.019.215 (24-241-19-215.dhcp.oxfr.ma.charter.com) wrote at 2010/12/02 17:40:41
May it always be Christmas for you.

251 - Canada - Halifax Nova Scotia 44.6500°N 63.6000°W "Anonymous" from 142.068.223.097 (hlfxns0169w-142068223097.pppoe-dynamic.High-Speed.ns.bellaliant.net) wrote at 2010/12/02 19:16:36
Alek, were you going to install the helicopter? I remember it in a video last year?
Alek replies at 20:31 - Yep - it's visible in both webcam1 and webcam2 ... also see post #84 for another picture and video.

252 - United Kingdom - Camberley Surrey 51.3500°N 0.7333°W "Anonymous" from 090.198.103.175 (5ac667af.bb.sky.com) wrote at 2010/12/02 20:18:35
can you add a parade balloon this year

253 - United Kingdom - Camberley Surrey 51.3500°N 0.7333°W "Anonymous" from 090.198.103.175 (5ac667af.bb.sky.com) wrote at 2010/12/02 21:10:15
can you leave lights on overnight and office cam on if not lights
Alek replies at 21:20 - I don't want the Christmas Lights/Inflatables on too late as I have some great neighbors. Also, lets give some other people a chance to chime in please.

254 - United States - Reno Nevada 39.5545°N 119.8062°W "Anonymous" from 075.015.215.009 (unresolvable) wrote at 2010/12/02 22:03:30
could you leave the light on hour longer on friday and saturday night?

255 - United States - Reno Nevada 39.5545°N 119.8062°W "Anonymous" from 075.015.215.009 (unresolvable) wrote at 2010/12/02 22:12:55
someyone was playing with ur hot air balloon after everything was turned off
Alek replies at 22:13 - That would be me bungy'ing it down ... "hurricane force winds" are predicted for tomorrow ... and wind is the greatest enemy of Christmas Display - as I mentioned in post #31. Here's a quick snapshot (handheld 1/2 second at ISO 6400 - should have grabbed the tripod) of the garage inflatables after everything is turned off - they are looking kinda sad except for SpongeBob! ;-)
christmas night picture

256 - United States - Rockford Michigan 43.1188°N 85.4943°W "Katy" from 024.236.241.001 (24-236-241-1.dhcp.trcy.mi.charter.com) wrote at 2010/12/03 10:26:56
In what state do you live? Looks like much nicer weather than Michigan! Brrr!

257 - United States - Fort Smith Arkansas 35.3397°N 94.3831°W "n10cities" from 012.039.123.109 (unresolvable) wrote at 2010/12/03 13:42:37
Hurricane force winds! 75 MPH????? Yikes! Might want to put the stuff in the storm cellar. Not sure if you have those in that part of the country... LOL
Alek replies at 14:21 - Pretty constant 20-30 MPH winds since this morning with gusts over 50 MPH ... and a funnel cloud was spotted nearby - D'OH! Some stuff has gotten knocked over, but nothing has gotten blown to Kansas ... yet! ;-) Several feet of snow is easy in comparison but may have to cancel the show for tonight if the wind continues to howl ... but weather forecast is for this to blow through and be calm tomorrow - I'll have some repairing to do.
UPDATE: For the first time ever, I'm going to have to cancel the Christmas show tonight - sorry.
Heck, I even had the power go out for a while. Surf back Saturday when we'll be back online.


258 - Russian Federation - Moscow Moscow City 55.7522°N 37.6156°E "Anonymous" from 085.140.080.115 (ppp85-140-80-115.pppoe.mtu-net.ru) wrote at 2010/12/03 17:13:05
Sad no show tonight, but make sense. Will return tomorrow.

259 - United States - Chicago Illinois 41.8675°N 87.6744°W "greg p." from 069.171.163.147 (ord-69-171-163-147.evdo.leapwireless.net) wrote at 2010/12/03 17:15:01
well every one tonight check out THE POLAR EXPRESS ON ABC FAMILY 8/7C TIME. Alec hope weather gets better, no storm shelters in rochester ny .. LINK DELETED

260 - United Kingdom - Worcester Worcestershire 52.2000°N 2.2000°W "Anonymous" from 086.171.175.175 (host86-171-175-175.range86-171.btcentralplus.com) wrote at 2010/12/03 17:22:24
Have you got another power cut?! Looks very dark there on cam 2.
Alek replies at 17:36 - I forgot to turn on the "low-lux" settings of the webcam. This isn't needed when the lights are ON ... so normally doesn't switch over until 10:00 when things shut down.

261 - United Kingdom - Derby 52.9333°N 1.5000°W "Gill and Luke(UK)" from 082.024.130.168 (cpc1-derb3-0-0-cust679.8-3.cable.virginmedia.com) wrote at 2010/12/03 17:37:49
Thanks for the Turkey picture Alek, it looked very very nice, I could almost taste it. Hope the winds pass quickly, I didn't like the sound of the funnel nearby. We have lots of the white stuff here in Derby, very festive for once. Hope everyone is ok,Kina Dave, Is Mr H still out there??.

262 - United States - Allentown Pennsylvania 40.6012°N 75.5215°W "Anonymous" from 072.081.048.238 (pool-72-81-48-238.phlapa.east.verizon.net) wrote at 2010/12/03 17:53:34
Wow! I hope the winds aren't as fierce as predicted! Hunker down and watch a good movie with your family and the Hulk, Alek! :)

263 - United States - Chicago Illinois 41.8675°N 87.6744°W "Buckmans" from 069.171.163.147 (ord-69-171-163-147.evdo.leapwireless.net) wrote at 2010/12/03 18:30:10
dont mean to be rude..
Alek replies at 19:11 - Don't mean to be rude either, but you posted multiple times ... so in the spirit of Christmas, lets move on.

264 - United States - Flint Texas 32.2259°N 95.3883°W "Jme V" from 069.059.082.201 (host-69-59-82-201.nctv.com) wrote at 2010/12/03 22:21:30
Merry Christmas! I always love the time of year that I can hear Hulk roar! I've put out a notice on Facebook about this most awesome website. God bless and Merry Christmas!!

265 - United States - Hulkville in the Republic of Boulder, Colorado Alek says at 2010/12/03 22:30:40
The Christmas Videos page now has a time-lapse video from webcam1 which is bounced around quite a bit by the wind. You can see me running around bringing stuff inside (that's Elmo in the picture below) and using bunge cords on the various inflatables. There was a power outage shortly after Noon, so the webcam reset.
christmas windy pictures

266 - United States - Reno Nevada 39.5545°N 119.8062°W "Anonymous" from 075.015.215.009 (unresolvable) wrote at 2010/12/04 10:03:54
will the blow ups be out tonight?

267 - United States - Hulkville in the Republic of Boulder, Colorado Alek says at 2010/12/04 10:15:38
Here's a picture of the "morning after" .... could have been much worse, but I had shut down the display, brought what I could inside the garage, and bunge'd everything else - for example look at the Santa Balloon. Still had multiple candy canes knocked down along with most of the figurines (they are staked too) along with the burrito reindeer. As you might expect, the HULK stood up to the wind, but his Santa Hat did come off. Everything should be back in tip-top shape in about an hour ... and yes, the inflatable blow ups will be back in action tonight - cool temps, but no wind - yea!
christmas wind damage
Wind Speed Chart - mouseover image to see Wind Direction
christmas inflatables

268 - United Kingdom - Leicester 52.6333°N 1.1333°W "Luc" from 094.010.005.012 (5e0a050c.bb.sky.com) wrote at 2010/12/04 16:07:01
santa planes out tonight alek when are christmas pics being put on web site????
Alek replies at 16:50 - Added a few new things, plus replaced broken bulbs inflatables - hopefully looks good - pics probably tomorrow.

269 - United States - Fresno California 36.7695°N 119.7951°W "Twigster" from 071.142.014.092 (ppp-71-142-14-92.dsl.frs2ca.pacbell.net) wrote at 2010/12/04 17:52:49
You scared me when you put the Hulk mask in front of the Santa's Workshop Cam!

270 - United States - Mesa Arizona 33.4253°N 111.7273°W "Tammie" from 068.003.148.185 (ip68-3-148-185.ph.ph.cox.net) wrote at 2010/12/05 06:23:23
camera is looking a little ascew there.
Alek replies at 08:10 - Yea, webcam2 has been acting up a bit - the D-Link webcams are a bit finicky.

271 - Canada - Richmond Hill Ontario 43.8667°N 79.4333°W "Anonymous" from 099.238.038.018 (CPE001839ce78e1-CM000f9f500bfc.cpe.net.cable.rogers.com) wrote at 2010/12/05 09:15:32
Alek your Christmas display is awesome:)

272 - United Kingdom - Alloa Clackmannanshire 56.1167°N 3.8000°W "Anonymous" from 086.151.244.139 (host86-151-244-139.range86-151.btcentralplus.com) wrote at 2010/12/05 16:33:41
hello from england,11-30 pm here great site. Happy Christmas

273 - Canada - Thornhill Ontario 43.8000°N 79.4167°W "Anonymous" from 099.238.060.056 (CPE00188b7623d3-CM00195edbf9c0.cpe.net.cable.rogers.com) wrote at 2010/12/05 16:49:53
IT SAYS X10 CONTROLS DISABLED UNTIL 5ISH ?
Alek replies at 17:11 - Yep - was taking some pictures (will be posted here in a day or so) ... but X10 Control of my Christmas Display is returned back to the Internet! ;-)

274 - United States - Sarasota Florida 27.3375°N 82.5140°W "The Dollman Family" from 108.009.008.022 (pool-108-9-8-22.tampfl.fios.verizon.net) wrote at 2010/12/05 17:55:20
Alek, thank you for once again making the Christmas Season one to remember. We waited all year to visit and view again.

275 - Canada - Ottawa Ontario 45.4167°N 75.7000°W "Anonymous" from 099.241.014.155 (CPE00248c6cf0a8-CM0019474d4e2a.cpe.net.cable.rogers.com) wrote at 2010/12/05 19:01:30
Hi Alek, Thanks to you and your family for this treat. It's lovely to watch and fun to play with. Merry Christmas to you and yours. Gene from Ottawa, Canada

276 - United States - New Concord Ohio 40.0201°N 81.7397°W "tori" from 143.246.219.035 (dhcp35.res4dhcp.muskingum.edu) wrote at 2010/12/05 19:02:59
i love christmas time! i believe it is the best time of the year. i am very glad christmas is coming up soon! enjoy your christmas everyone! :)

277 - Canada - Richmond Hill Ontario 43.8667°N 79.4333°W "Anonymous" from 099.238.038.018 (CPE001839ce78e1-CM000f9f500bfc.cpe.net.cable.rogers.com) wrote at 2010/12/05 19:18:42
Do you have a facebook page?       (Alek: No Facebook or Twitter - sorry)

278 - United States - Hulkville in the Republic of Boulder, Colorado Alek says at 2010/12/05 19:28:40
Our neighborhood does an annual "Christmas lighting party" which includes a visit from Santa and a horse-drawn sleigh. For some reason (!), my house tends to be a place where all the kids want to stop ... so I went out and took a picture of it. That's me by the Santa Balloon holding a remote flash.
christmas sleigh ride
Webcam view of the Horse Drawn sleigh - watch time-lapse video with multiple passes
christmas sleigh ride

279 - Canada - Stony Plain Alberta 53.5333°N 114.0000°W "Russ" from 068.150.181.115 (S01060022b0b539d3.ed.shawcable.net) wrote at 2010/12/05 20:25:42
Just so that person who asked about the Facebook page.. there isn't an official page but there actually is one that was created by a fan of this site!

280 - Canada - Richmond Hill Ontario 43.8667°N 79.4333°W "Alex" from 099.238.038.018 (CPE001839ce78e1-CM000f9f500bfc.cpe.net.cable.rogers.com) wrote at 2010/12/05 20:39:15
I knew that but was just a taught thanks !

281 - United Kingdom - Royal Leamington Spa Warwickshire 52.3000°N 1.5333°W "Equus" from 086.182.089.094 (host86-182-89-94.range86-182.btcentralplus.com) wrote at 2010/12/06 01:10:21
BILLIANT Photo Alek, Now all you Need is some of That White Stuff...

282 - United States - Mesa Arizona 33.4253°N 111.7273°W "Tammie" from 068.003.148.185 (ip68-3-148-185.ph.ph.cox.net) wrote at 2010/12/06 04:17:31
hey Santa, I mean Alek... That snow globe looks like it's made of glass in the picture below. Very nice.

283 - Canada - Richmond Hill Ontario 43.8667°N 79.4333°W "Alex" from 099.238.038.018 (CPE001839ce78e1-CM000f9f500bfc.cpe.net.cable.rogers.com) wrote at 2010/12/06 06:26:31
Snowing here in Richmond hill. Canada

284 - United Kingdom - Camberley Surrey 51.3500°N 0.7333°W "Anonymous" from 090.198.103.173 (5ac667ad.bb.sky.com) wrote at 2010/12/06 11:43:05
yay got me x10 throw tonight

285 - United Kingdom - Cannock Staffordshire 52.6833°N 2.0167°W "Luc" from 094.011.169.014 (5e0ba90e.bb.sky.com) wrote at 2010/12/06 12:45:38
40,000 x10 comands on the 4th what happened there???
Alek replies at 12:57 - Had a couple of people go bonkers with the X10 controls ... all night long - D'OH! ;-)
Perhaps there was a "battle" between the people who like Christmas Lights and the Al Gore crowd - the environmentalists may not realize the display is Carbon Neutral - Double D'OH! ;-)

carbon certificate

286 - United States - Irving Texas 32.8569°N 96.9629°W "Jason Franco" from 173.172.003.130 (cpe-173-172-3-130.tx.res.rr.com) wrote at 2010/12/06 12:54:18
It's getting cold in TEXAS!!!! Also thought you Christmas lovers would be interested in knowing about a little app I made for the iPhone! Check out my new iPhone app, "Santa Talk" on the App Store today!!!! Great holiday cheer!!!

287 - Canada - Richmond Hill Ontario 43.8667°N 79.4333°W "Alex" from 099.238.038.018 (CPE001839ce78e1-CM000f9f500bfc.cpe.net.cable.rogers.com) wrote at 2010/12/06 13:24:37
Santa talk is 0.99 on the app store just checked it out

288 - United States - Hulkville in the Republic of Boulder, Colorado Alek says at 2010/12/06 14:36:01
The first school bus in the neighborhood drives by right about 7:00 every morning heading Eastbound toward the rising sun - pretty nice view this morning.
christmas sunrise picture webcam2

christmas sunrise picture

289 - United Kingdom - Cannock Staffordshire 52.6833°N 2.0167°W "Luc" from 094.011.169.014 (5e0ba90e.bb.sky.com) wrote at 2010/12/06 16:43:58
turn some lights on alek we cant see you :-)

290 - United Kingdom - Nuneaton Warwickshire 52.5167°N 1.4667°W "Jack" from 081.132.149.013 (host81-132-149-13.range81-132.btcentralplus.com) wrote at 2010/12/06 16:44:58
Love the Picture Alek, the sky looks amazing with the christmas display there! :)

291 - United Kingdom - Cannock Staffordshire 52.6833°N 2.0167°W "Luc" from 094.011.169.014 (5e0ba90e.bb.sky.com) wrote at 2010/12/06 16:49:14
postmans hear 2010/12/06 16:46:30

292 - United Kingdom - Plymouth 50.3964°N 4.1386°W "Anonymous" from 089.242.060.206 (unresolvable) wrote at 2010/12/06 17:10:09
alek, looks like Homer's bulbs have gone!

293 - United Kingdom - Plymouth 50.3964°N 4.1386°W "Luke Giles" from 089.242.060.206 (unresolvable) wrote at 2010/12/06 17:15:34
is it a break in homers wiring alek? it looks that way to me!

294 - United Kingdom - Plymouth 50.3964°N 4.1386°W "Luke Giles" from 089.242.060.206 (unresolvable) wrote at 2010/12/06 17:20:55
alek.... laptops frozen :D

295 - United States - Hulkville in the Republic of Boulder, Colorado Alek says at 2010/12/06 17:24:29
Yes Luke, Homer's problem is the wire from the fan assembly to the internal bulbs broke. This happened recently on Pumpkin Jack also and requires "Open Fan Surgery" to fix - will do tomorrow. In the meantime, Homer will inflate - just won't light up. I restarted the laptop - sometimes it freezes up. I also had to replace an X10 Super Socket today - you guys broke it - here's the audio of what it sounds like.

296 - United Kingdom - Plymouth 50.3964°N 4.1386°W "Luke Giles" from 089.242.060.206 (unresolvable) wrote at 2010/12/06 17:26:18
Sounds like you have everything under control alek! Its not easy being Clark Griswald is it haha!

297 - United Kingdom - Cannock Staffordshire 52.6833°N 2.0167°W "Luc" from 094.011.169.014 (5e0ba90e.bb.sky.com) wrote at 2010/12/06 17:28:37
why wont elmo deflate     (Alek: He's working fine - please use IM for status questions)

298 - United States - Sun City Arizona 33.6420°N 112.2960°W "Anonymous" from 024.255.001.086 (ip24-255-1-86.tc.ph.cox.net) wrote at 2010/12/07 07:33:00
Sir Alek, did you have a link for a how to on___ open fan surgery? I thought I saw something on your repairs before. I may need this for my own inflatables someday! Two of my neighbors smaller inflatables are underpowered this year for some reason. In Az. here, we don't have much weather to mess with our decorations. Thx. for your work!! -Mike
Alek replies at 08:14 - Here's a picture from 2007 where I did a "Fan Transplant" ... basically open up the fan and replace the defective components. You can optionally install a larger fan if you need more blowing power, but it is sometimes hard to wedge it in there.
christmas pictures
UPDATE: Here's the problem with Homer - had to fix the wire to the lights - mouseover image to see closeup
christmas home wiring
And here's the broken X10 Super Socket ... along with my collection of broken stuff - mouseover to see closeup
christmas home wiring

299 - United States - Punta Gorda Florida 26.9055°N 82.0340°W "Alltek Bee Removal LLC" from 068.056.033.058 (c-68-56-33-58.hsd1.fl.comcast.net) wrote at 2010/12/07 10:14:14
Merry Christmas! I love your decorations, you definitely have the Christmas spirit.

300 - United Kingdom - Cannock Staffordshire 52.6833°N 2.0167°W "Luc" from 094.011.169.014 (5e0ba90e.bb.sky.com) wrote at 2010/12/07 12:23:14
Yes blog post 300, Alek whats the most number of blog post you had at christmas and when as it???

301 - United States - Portland Oregon 45.5184°N 122.6554°W "Josh" from 075.094.059.110 (75-94-59-110.war.clearwire-wmx.net) wrote at 2010/12/07 15:31:27
It says in the top right corner luc

302 - United States - La Crescent Minnesota 43.8339°N 91.3659°W "vanjan14" from 205.185.131.244 (unresolvable) wrote at 2010/12/07 15:49:02
I ♥ Christmas Lights

303 - United Kingdom - Cannock Staffordshire 52.6833°N 2.0167°W "Luc" from 094.011.169.014 (5e0ba90e.bb.sky.com) wrote at 2010/12/07 16:56:21
@josh and?? thats my name

304 - United States - Boise Idaho 43.5952°N 116.1954°W "Harold Homeier" from 012.180.000.178 (unresolvable) wrote at 2010/12/07 17:00:34
Happy Holidays from Boise, Idaho. :) I'm thankful for this website and the way that it provides a greet array of different lights. :) Thanks Alek! :)

305 - United States - Portland Oregon 45.5184°N 122.6554°W "Anonymous" from 075.094.059.110 (75-94-59-110.war.clearwire-wmx.net) wrote at 2010/12/07 17:35:52
Im from Boise!

306 - United States - Elmhurst New York 40.7354°N 73.8783°W "Anonymous" from 108.014.191.179 (pool-108-14-191-179.nycmny.east.verizon.net) wrote at 2010/12/07 18:45:17
alek in the middle of cam 2 the light there is from the neighbors inflatable
Alek replies at 17:08 - HEY ... you are right ... never noticed that - thanks!

307 - Canada - Edmonton Alberta 53.5500°N 113.5000°W "Russ" from 162.106.006.003 (unresolvable) wrote at 2010/12/08 13:35:16
numbers seem to be down a bit from last year so far.. well hopefully they pick up! :)

308 - United States - Hulkville in the Republic of Boulder, Colorado Alek says at 2010/12/08 17:15:09
Since this website is titled "Controllable Christmas Lights for Celiac Disease", a brief discussion about the later as it affects my two kids. In summary, the body's auto-immune system reacts against gluten, which is wheat, barley, rye, and (usually) oats ... causing damage to your intestinal system. There is no cure, but if you remove gluten from your diet, you won't be afflicted. But that's not easy as those ingredients are not just in stuff like bread, but trace amounts are in many foods ... plus you have to worry about cross-contamination ... so it's a whole new ball game when it comes to cooking. Fortunately, there are people who can help and one example is Jules Shepards who does gluten-free cooking. She happened to be in Colorado this Fall, and here's a picture of her running a cooking class. That's her gluten-free flour on the counter ... and the results are delicious - I had to fight my kids for the cookies! ;-)
jules gluten free

309 - Canada - Aylmer Ontario 42.7833°N 80.9833°W "kevin bradt" from 067.213.111.084 (67-213-111-84.amtelecom.net) wrote at 2010/12/08 17:39:15
this website is cool and i was wondering where you bought the plug'n power usb adapter that is pluged into your laptop that controlls the christmas light
Alek replies at 17:48 - I picked up the X10 CM19A Firecracker receiver on eBay.

310 - United States - Hulkville in the Republic of Boulder, Colorado Alek says at 2010/12/08 17:41:16
There's a "lights-out" picture in blog post #255 that was just a quick hand-held shot. I took the tripod out recently, and snapped a wide-angle 15 second exposure of the display with better image quality. Yes, everything is OFF except for the red mini-lights in the two bells on the garage. The neighbor still has their Christmas Lights on, so even though it's a moonless night, it casts a decent glow on mine.
christmas night picture

311 - Canada - Montreal Quebec 45.5000°N 73.5833°W "grace" from 174.093.133.250 (bas1-montreal23-2925364730.dsl.bell.ca) wrote at 2010/12/08 21:15:58
hohohoo merry christmas

312 - Canada - Toronto Ontario 43.6667°N 79.4167°W "David From Brampton" from 199.043.148.227 (unresolvable) wrote at 2010/12/09 06:57:18
There are alot of "kids" using the IM as their own personal chat room to carry on conversations that are most inappropriate for the audience. I like to bring my kids to the sire so they can play with the lights, especially my daughter who has type 1 (insulin dependent) Diabetes, also an autoimmune problem. It is very hard for anyone to enjoy the hard work Alek has out into the site when you have "children" or adults behaving like "children" talking about their sex lives and who they had babies with. Please lets stay on topic so others may enjoy the site and maybe the number of viewers will increase.
Alek replies at 07:05 - I agree (and clean up the comments that get past the profanity filter) ... darn shame there are people that do this to a family-friendly, charity Christmas website - sigh.

313 - United Kingdom - Camberley Surrey 51.3500°N 0.7333°W "Anonymous" from 090.198.103.173 (5ac667ad.bb.sky.com) wrote at 2010/12/09 13:41:52
merry xmas

314 - United States - Miami Florida 25.7566°N 80.4076°W "isabella" from 065.010.001.101 (adsl-10-1-101.mia.bellsouth.net) wrote at 2010/12/09 15:40:39
sant could you sant me the evely book dy mail

315 - Canada - Edmonton Alberta 53.5500°N 113.5000°W "Anonymous" from 162.106.006.003 (unresolvable) wrote at 2010/12/09 16:23:36
yea I'm not impressed. he comes in and then he acts innocent like he doesnt' understand why we're upset.

316 - Canada - Halifax Nova Scotia 44.6500°N 63.6000°W "RL - Nova Scotia" from 142.068.088.124 (hlfxns0169w-142068088124.pppoe-dynamic.High-Speed.ns.bellaliant.net) wrote at 2010/12/09 17:29:09
Alek, really enjoy the website and the great high resolution digital photos. Thanks for making people a little happier each year.
Alek replies at 17:52 - Glad you enjoy the Christmas Display and the pics ... here's one from a few days ago of me with my two boys - mouseover image to see a closeup of Santa's helpers.
christmas lights boys
Here's a few outtakes from the shot above. The camera is tripod-mounted on the sidewalk across the street with remote flash lighting us up with an intervalometer to auto-shoot pictures every second. So in top-left, I'm dashing across the street after starting the auto-firing. In the top-right, we are all smiling at the camera ... except Dirk who is looking to his left ... and one second later, a car goes zipping and almost looks like we are flattened - D'OH!
christmas lights boys setup pictures

317 - United States - Irvine California 33.6922°N 117.7867°W "Anonymous" from 068.109.198.178 (ip68-109-198-178.oc.oc.cox.net) wrote at 2010/12/10 02:31:06
Hi Alek and Family, so glad to see you up and running. Thank you again for your inspiring website - the new additions look wonderful. I hope your family is doing well, including your beautiful wife. Take care and Merry Christmas. Paula

318 - United States - Harrisburg Pennsylvania 40.2843°N 76.8446°W "Mr H" from 131.075.050.003 (san1sd01001.ddc.dla.mil) wrote at 2010/12/10 10:18:59
Wow!! I can't believe how big your boys are getting!

319 - United States - Montville New Jersey 40.9117°N 74.3631°W "Brittany" from 068.193.138.160 (ool-44c18aa0.dyn.optonline.net) wrote at 2010/12/10 13:52:41
MeRrY cHrIsTmAs!!!!

320 - United Kingdom - Belfast 54.5833°N 5.9333°W "loyalist ardoyne" from 086.012.015.109 (cpc2-belc5-0-0-cust876.2-1.cable.virginmedia.com) wrote at 2010/12/10 14:13:41
i wish u all the best 4 xmas and the new year . from belfast northern ireland

321 - United States - Auburn New York 42.9129°N 76.5659°W "Anonymous" from 066.066.190.148 (cpe-66-66-190-148.rochester.res.rr.com) wrote at 2010/12/10 15:33:40
IS THERE A ELF NAMED PHOEBE?

322 - United States - Denver Colorado 39.7850°N 104.9415°W "Anonymous" from 208.042.244.202 (h208042244202.static.tde.com) wrote at 2010/12/11 10:05:48
Long time fan of your Christmas Lights Alek. Awesome work again for 2010. You ROCK.

323 - United States - Montville New Jersey 40.9117°N 74.3631°W "Brittany" from 068.193.138.160 (ool-44c18aa0.dyn.optonline.net) wrote at 2010/12/11 14:07:19
I love this website! Happy holidays!

324 - United States - Bellingham Washington 48.7395°N 122.4809°W "Lexi" from 076.104.142.197 (c-76-104-142-197.hsd1.wa.comcast.net) wrote at 2010/12/11 15:38:29
I just found this site from LINK DELETED and think its a great idea! Thank you for doing this!

325 - United States - Hulkville in the Republic of Boulder, Colorado Alek says at 2010/12/11 15:52:14
For those that don't watch the lights alllll night long, I've created some time-lapse videos that show the Christmas Craziness. Folks on the IM chat mentioned that Homer Simpson had "fallen over" ... so as seen below in the webcam1 image, I had to go outside to put him back up - D'OH! ;-)
christmas fix homer

christmas webcam2

christmas santa's workshop

326 - Greece - Kos Dhodhekanisos 36.8933°N 27.2889°E "Anonymous" from 079.130.067.128 (athedsl-4379536.home.otenet.gr) wrote at 2010/12/11 21:06:15
Crazy good pictures and videos. Merry Christmas to the nutty American.

327 - Canada - Stony Plain Alberta 53.5333°N 114.0000°W "Russ" from 068.150.181.115 (S01060022b0b539d3.ed.shawcable.net) wrote at 2010/12/12 12:44:43
he doesn't even have snow yet!! here there's snow!

328 - United States - Santee California 32.8561°N 116.9968°W "Matt M." from 068.007.131.135 (ip68-7-131-135.sd.sd.cox.net) wrote at 2010/12/12 16:21:41
Alek could u help me. The site isn't working for me!

329 - Cayman Islands - George Town 19.3000°N 81.3833°W "Anonymous" from 208.168.252.124 (208-168-252-124-dynamic.dsl.candw.ky) wrote at 2010/12/12 16:26:03
Websight isn't on yet Matt - All three webcams are online from Thanksgiving to Jan 1st between 1700 to 2200 MST (GMT-7) which is when you can turn stuff on & off 36 minutes until X10 CONTROLS ON at 5:00 PM MST

330 - United States - Santee California 32.8561°N 116.9968°W "Matt M." from 068.007.131.135 (ip68-7-131-135.sd.sd.cox.net) wrote at 2010/12/12 16:27:41
I meant two days ago,i couldnt post IM's, blog posts, or even turn anything on or off.
Alek replies at 16:36 - Matt: Your IP appears to have posted some questionable stuff ... the "ban" has been taken off, but everyone would appreciate you keeping it family friendly and no personal information please ... after all, it's a Christmas charity site - thanks.

331 - United States - Hulkville in the Republic of Boulder, Colorado Alek says at 2010/12/12 17:24:53
I happened to look outside just before 5:00 today and saw a golden glow on the front yard. This picture doesn't do the glorious sunset justice plus it was already fading by time I got the shot.
christmas sunset

christmas sunset

332 - United States - Montville New Jersey 40.9117°N 74.3631°W "Brittany" from 068.193.138.160 (ool-44c18aa0.dyn.optonline.net) wrote at 2010/12/12 18:29:48
Hi Merry Xmas from NJ

333 - United States - Albuquerque New Mexico 35.1404°N 106.4877°W "Anonymous" from 076.113.072.073 (c-76-113-72-73.hsd1.nm.comcast.net) wrote at 2010/12/12 18:36:24
hey santa is real he gives me everything!!!!!!!! -victoria

334 - United States - Hulkville in the Republic of Boulder, Colorado Alek says at 2010/12/12 20:22:50
Here's a picture of me in Santa's Workshop - a bit crowded/busy! ;-). Picture taken with a Canon 7D DLSR and 17-55 lens ... bummer that webcam3 doesn't have this type of image quality as also seen in the Hi-Def videf of Santa's Workshop. A new addition this year is a "Multi-Color animated LED Light Cube" (above the laptop) from the fine folks at ThinkGeek. While I've made this controllable (of course - zone #2 ;-) by people on the Internet, I'm tempted to just leave it on as it has a 30+ minute display that doesn't repeat and is mesmerizing. My kids loved it and very, very cool!
christmas santa workshop

335 - United States - Houston Texas 29.7755°N 95.4152°W "Anonymous" from 074.095.231.234 (74-95-231-234-Houston.hfc.comcastbusiness.net) wrote at 2010/12/13 13:36:42
Merry Christmas from Pearland, Texas everyone!!

336 - United States - Manistique Michigan 46.0442°N 86.3025°W "ColJy" from 173.202.202.203 (173-202-202-203.dyn.centurytel.net) wrote at 2010/12/13 16:13:35
Can you give us some pictures of your cameras and how they are mounted???

337 - Germany - Neunkirchen Nordrhein-Westfalen 50.8000°N 8.0000°E "Fionas" from 089.000.131.013 (xdsl-89-0-131-13.netcologne.de) wrote at 2010/12/14 02:02:44
Hi Alek. The new LED Cube is very nice but the new Santas Workshop LED looks better for me. Where did you get it from?     (Alek: I think it was Big Lots)

338 - India - Calcutta West Bengal 22.5697°N 88.3697°E "Paromita Sinha" from 122.163.007.148 (ABTS-North-Dynamic-148.7.163.122.airtelbroadband.in) wrote at 2010/12/14 05:00:47
'Christmas'finally again ready to bang on and none the less time to ready the socks for santa's gifts, Yumm turky recipies, carols, cakes, celebrations and of course the up-to-the-minute fashion trends.wanna check out whts new this season lets Gab @LINK DELETED

339 - Russian Federation - City N/A 60.0000°N 100.0000°E "Dmitriy" from 062.122.178.070 (unresolvable) wrote at 2010/12/14 05:25:54
A collection of 19 animated desktop Christmas trees to suit every taste. LINK DELETED Merry Christmas :)

340 - United States - Seattle Washington 47.5951°N 122.3326°W "Piobaireachd" from 075.172.094.105 (75-172-94-105.tukw.qwest.net) wrote at 2010/12/14 06:22:38
Happy Birthday Miss Kina!

341 - United Kingdom - Aylesbury Buckinghamshire 51.8167°N 0.8000°W "Anonymous" from 095.148.199.130 (unresolvable) wrote at 2010/12/14 08:28:06
The lights are seriously fantastic, and so is the technology behind them.. however the web page is a horrific insult to the eyes, I don't know where to look there's so much covering every square centimeter of the page!
Alek replies at 09:37 - The concept of allowing people on the Internet to not only view, but also control my Christmas Display is a bit over-the-top ... so the website design is too. Plus since there is so much covering every square centimeter of my lawn/house/office, why not the web page too! Please note it does W3C validate - how 'bout that?!? ;-)

342 - Canada - Edmonton Alberta 53.5500°N 113.5000°W "Russ" from 162.106.006.003 (unresolvable) wrote at 2010/12/14 16:14:26
How's the laptop today? I notice it's off!
Alek replies at 16:23 - I just forgot to turn it back on when the webcams come back online. Have done some fiddling, so post lots of IM's tonight to test it out for me - thanks!

343 - United States - Rock Falls Illinois 41.7364°N 89.7043°W "Kyle" from 076.029.221.236 (c-76-29-221-236.hsd1.in.comcast.net) wrote at 2010/12/14 17:04:51
Ohai there! I was wondering if you could email me as I was wondering a few things, Thanks!

344 - United States - Apple Valley California 34.5776°N 117.1592°W "Bob" from 098.112.050.179 (pool-98-112-50-179.lsanca.fios.verizon.net) wrote at 2010/12/14 18:50:26
Hi this is super awesome

345 - United States - Las Vegas Nevada 36.0316°N 115.2118°W "Anonymous" from 068.096.170.206 (ip68-96-170-206.lv.lv.cox.net) wrote at 2010/12/14 19:16:49
"however the web page is a horrific insult to the eyes" - meaning his brain hurts when he uses it. What do you want, one camera per page?

346 - United States - Montville New Jersey 40.9117°N 74.3631°W "Brittany" from 068.193.138.160 (ool-44c18aa0.dyn.optonline.net) wrote at 2010/12/14 19:19:20
mErRy ChRiStMaS!!! JINGLE BELLS...

347 - Canada - Brampton Ontario 43.6833°N 79.7667°W "David in Brampton Ontario, Canada" from 099.228.117.144 (CPE0014bf8dd55f-CM001a668446c4.cpe.net.cable.rogers.com) wrote at 2010/12/14 19:37:36
Gonna be cold and white tonight. Tonight: Flurries at times heavy. Local amount 5 to 10 cm. Local blowing snow. Wind northwest 30 km/h becoming light early this evening. Low minus 12. Wednesday: Flurries at times heavy ending near noon then a mix of sun and cloud with 60 percent chance of flurries. Amount 2 cm. Wind becoming northwest 30 km/h early in the afternoon. High minus 6.

348 - United States - Indianapolis Indiana 39.6490°N 85.9919°W "Austin D" from 068.054.211.158 (c-68-54-211-158.hsd1.in.comcast.net) wrote at 2010/12/14 19:38:51
hey so exactly what is Celiac disease? like what does it do to you? im very intrested as of ive never heard of it before Thanks-Austin

349 - Australia - Queanbeyan New South Wales 35.3500°S 149.2333°E "ajbennett" from 115.064.227.131 (115-64-227-131.static.tpgi.com.au) wrote at 2010/12/14 20:26:20
merry xmas have a good one

350 - United States - Pineville West Virginia 37.5672°N 81.5286°W "Anonymous" from 024.049.018.253 (h253.18.49.24.cable.unassigned.jetbroadband.com) wrote at 2010/12/14 20:47:34
TY & Bless you & I hope everyone veiwing this has a safe Happy Holiday Season & a very Merry Christmas.

351 - United Kingdom - Ruthin Denbighshire 53.1167°N 3.3000°W "jack" from 193.063.087.227 (unresolvable) wrote at 2010/12/15 05:56:34
i wish you a merry christmas i wish you a merry christmas and a happy new year from the northpole thank you santa

352 - Canada - Charlottetown Prince Edward Island 46.2333°N 63.1333°W "Michael MacISAAC" from 024.222.040.004 (blk-222-40-4.eastlink.ca) wrote at 2010/12/15 07:45:02
Thanks for bringing awareness to Celiacs Disease! My daughter (now 20) was diagnosed when she was 13 years old. Because of my daughters condition we were able to help 4 other friends who were eventually diagnosed with Celiacs. Keep up the great work and Merry Christmas. ps: it's warmer here in Prince Edward Island, Canada than in your neck of the woods. No snow on the ground....yet.

353 - United States - Hulkville in the Republic of Boulder, Colorado Alek says at 2010/12/15 09:04:45
What seems to be the most popular new addition this year is the Santa Skier on the top roof of the house ... although the Santa Heli is a close second which is in the first picture below. Here's a few pictures of the Big Red Guy shredding ... and I've uploaded some Hi-Def videos on the Christmas Videos page.
christmas santa skier with heli

christmas santa skier front

christmas santa skier back

354 - United States - El Paso Texas 31.7969°N 106.3874°W "T" from 075.026.019.008 (adsl-75-26-19-8.dsl.elpstx.sbcglobal.net) wrote at 2010/12/15 10:29:16
YEA Snow! I hope you get at least a couple buckets' worth, it'll look better on your yard than mine and I'm east-ish of you, so try to keep it over there, ok? I love the way your house looks when there's snow with the lights!

355 - United States - Rockford Illinois 42.2529°N 89.0807°W "Anonymous" from 069.128.052.015 (h69-128-52-15.mdsnwi.dedicated.static.tds.net) wrote at 2010/12/15 11:40:54
Merry Christmas from Geise

356 - United States - Reading Pennsylvania 40.3375°N 75.9445°W "Anonymous" from 070.091.018.186 (70-91-18-186-philadelphia.hfc.comcastbusiness.net) wrote at 2010/12/15 13:00:47
Hey Alek, the delivery van is bringing your extra supply of lights! ;D
Alek replies at 14:14 - Was actually a deliver from Amazon Santa for Christmas - shhhhh! ;-)

357 - Denmark - Greve Sjelland 55.6000°N 12.2500°E "Convoy" from 217.157.200.181 (port238.ds1-hdi.adsl.cybercity.dk) wrote at 2010/12/15 13:48:33
Merry Christmas from Hundige, Denmark to everyone.

358 - United Kingdom - Wheathampstead Buckinghamshire 51.8000°N 0.2833°W "Jack" from 086.151.086.082 (host86-151-86-82.range86-151.btcentralplus.com) wrote at 2010/12/15 14:06:34
Hey Alek, Have you ever considered programming your christmas lights to music? and were you fixing something up on the roof a minute ago? Merry Christmas!
Alek replies at 14:17 - I was cleaning the window so webcam2 has a crystal clear view. It looks like this winter storm is going South, but I still wanted to get this done before the roof gets slippery with snow. I'm about to spray the window in the picture below - mouseover image to see me wipe it clean!
christmas lights boys

359 - United States - Centreville Virginia 38.8358°N 77.4652°W "YESnack" from 012.188.033.013 (conops.orcc.com) wrote at 2010/12/15 14:34:42
In the spirit of the holiday season I would like to share a cute song that describes the meaning of Xmas. You can download for free at the following link: LINK DELETED Lyrics: What is Christmas? Christmas is Love. What is Christmas? Christmas is Love. Angels flying up above. Merry Christmas, I Love You! Merry Christmas, I Love You! MERRY CHRISTMAS and HAPPY NEW YEAR!! Also enjoy more free songs for children at: LINK DELETED

360 - United States - Lubbock Texas 33.5663°N 101.8829°W "Mike" from 069.149.120.082 (adsl-69-149-120-82.dsl.lbcktx.swbell.net) wrote at 2010/12/15 22:07:55
Alek I've been pushing on and off buttons on your site for five years now. It's become a Christmas cyber-tradition! ;) All the best to you, your family, and your cause this holiday season!
Alek replies at 22:38 - I appreciate the kind words Mike and glad you enjoy the display. Here's a neighborhood boy with his dog who also enjoy looking at it - picture taken from neighbor's balcony across the street where webcam1 is located ... and yes, I wish that Aspen tree had a few less branches.
christmas boy dog
Here's a wide-angle picture from the same spot across the street
Mouseover image to see zoomed-in view similar to what webcam1 shows
christmas lights boys

361 - United States - Honolulu Hawaii 21.3430°N 157.9349°W "Anonymous" from 024.165.053.027 (cpe-24-165-53-27.hawaii.res.rr.com) wrote at 2010/12/16 12:39:59
f***ing funny Rocketboom espisode about your Christmas Lights       (Alek: yea, RB is hilarious)

362 - United Kingdom - Greenock Inverclyde 55.9333°N 4.7500°W "Anonymous" from 081.104.140.106 (cpc3-grnk2-0-0-cust105.14-2.cable.virginmedia.com) wrote at 2010/12/16 13:02:49
Hi, was wondering if you can help i have an inflatable santa on train and have lost the transformer plug. I have a set of lights that have a transformer plug on them think it would be ok to use this ??
Alek replies at 14:32 - You want to be sure to match voltage (AC/DC), have enough Amps, and match Hz frequency.

363 - United States - Oak Lawn Illinois 41.7091°N 87.7596°W "Anonymous" from 069.171.163.249 (ord-69-171-163-249.evdo.leapwireless.net) wrote at 2010/12/16 16:05:45
I just found this by accident- this is awesome-Hope you all have a Merry Christmas from Chattanooga, Tennessee

364 - United States - Charlotte Tennessee 36.2496°N 87.2730°W "Hannah" from 068.053.155.148 (c-68-53-155-148.hsd1.tn.comcast.net) wrote at 2010/12/16 17:45:23
Hppy Holidays from Nashville,Tennessee

365 - Canada - Edmonton Alberta 53.5500°N 113.5000°W "mike" from 142.059.164.116 (d142-59-164-116.abhsia.telus.net) wrote at 2010/12/16 18:38:38
nice site, hope you get snow soon.. if not we can send you some from up here in canada.. we've got lots!!! with plenty to spare...merry christmas!!

366 - United Kingdom - Strabane 54.8000°N 7.4667°W "Anonymous" from 092.015.115.086 (host-92-15-115-86.as43234.net) wrote at 2010/12/17 04:47:07
Can't believe that you have no snow yet. In N.Ireland and the rest of the UK, we've had the coldest start to a winter in decades and more snow than I have ever seen. Hope you get yours soon just to finish off your christmas display :-)

367 - Germany - Bonn Nordrhein-Westfalen 50.7333°N 7.1000°E "Fionas" from 093.232.196.201 (p5DE8C4C9.dip.t-dialin.net) wrote at 2010/12/17 06:46:50
366: Also in Germany the winter start is the heaviest since 100 years. But that Alek did not get any snow is crazy :) But the winter has 7 days to go until christmas.
Alek replies at 07:56 - Welllll ... we got a whopping 1/10" of snow this morning - pretty pathetic looking compared to the several feet we got in 2006.
christmas snow

christmas snow

368 - United States - Mobile Alabama 30.6809°N 88.1268°W "Lynn M." from 098.090.135.076 (adsl-90-135-76.mob.bellsouth.net) wrote at 2010/12/17 16:54:58
The picture of the boy and his dog looking at your display is wonderful! I wish you and your family good health for 2011. My sympathy to you on the loss of your Dad. I can tell by your site that he meant the world to you and your family.
Alek replies at 17:02 - Thanks for the nice words ... and yea, Dad was a good man who led a fine life and had many more years left to live - darn shame it was cut short. I could not have asked for a finer father.

369 - United Kingdom - Washington Durham 54.9000°N 1.5167°W "Claire xxx" from 095.145.239.173 (unresolvable) wrote at 2010/12/17 17:18:15
So so sorry to hear about your Dad Alek xxxx God belss you all xxx Cant believe the snow we are getting here in Scotland and you in the USA xxx

370 - United Kingdom - Greenock Inverclyde 55.9333°N 4.7500°W "Anonymous" from 081.104.140.106 (cpc3-grnk2-0-0-cust105.14-2.cable.virginmedia.com) wrote at 2010/12/17 17:35:54
Hi, On one of my inflatables i cut through the wire when trying to cut cable ties off it. Inflatables have really thin wires was just wondering if these can be repared like a normal wire ?? Thanks!       (Alek: YEP!)

371 - Canada - London Ontario 42.9833°N 81.2500°W "Anonymous" from 070.024.117.166 (bas7-london14-1176008102.dsl.bell.ca) wrote at 2010/12/17 19:43:29
We got 5ft of snow in southwestern ontario Canada.

372 - United States - Hulkville in the Republic of Boulder, Colorado Alek says at 2010/12/18 09:39:37
Here's a cute picture of Kyle being "SnowGlobe Boy" - mouseover image to see closeup
christmas lights boys

373 - United Kingdom - Ipswich Suffolk 52.0833°N 1.1667°E "Anonymous" from 086.184.079.062 (host86-184-79-62.range86-184.btcentralplus.com) wrote at 2010/12/18 12:34:00
where is the snow alek with got it all in the uk been checking ever day see you had it yet

374 - United States - Jeffersonville Indiana 38.3283°N 85.6957°W "bryceee" from 074.128.242.125 (74-128-242-125.dhcp.insightbb.com) wrote at 2010/12/18 16:30:06
i love this site! keep it up guys!

375 - United States - Saint Petersburg Florida 27.7788°N 82.6823°W "Anonymous" from 097.097.157.131 (131-157.97-97.tampabay.res.rr.com) wrote at 2010/12/18 19:00:26
Merry Christmas and to all a good night words of wisdom

376 - United States - North Hollywood California 34.1783°N 118.3812°W "Anonymous" from 076.167.136.136 (cpe-76-167-136-136.socal.res.rr.com) wrote at 2010/12/19 01:08:05
Super awesome christmas video I thought I would share! LINK DELETED

377 - United States - Montville New Jersey 40.9117°N 74.3631°W "BRITTANY" from 068.193.138.160 (ool-44c18aa0.dyn.optonline.net) wrote at 2010/12/19 11:07:40
5 DAYS TIL YOU NO WHO COMES!!!

378 - United Kingdom - Manchester 53.5000°N 2.2167°W "Anonymous" from 078.145.038.177 (unresolvable) wrote at 2010/12/19 11:10:00
Love the lights Alek! Shame to not see the train this year though :'( Have a good christmas!

379 - United States - Red Lion Pennsylvania 39.8939°N 76.5580°W "StevenMcFlyJr" from 174.055.218.017 (c-174-55-218-17.hsd1.pa.comcast.net) wrote at 2010/12/19 11:34:54
Heard about the wife surgery. Mine had the same area, not cancer though. Ma** removal. Merry Christmas to you both & your kids. Hope to cure it soon!

380 - United Kingdom - Milton Keynes 52.0333°N 0.7000°W "Jack" from 086.146.230.145 (host86-146-230-145.range86-146.btcentralplus.com) wrote at 2010/12/19 12:21:05
It's about time you got some snow isn't it!? We have had a good few inches in the UK with more on it's way this week! Looks like we will have a white christmas. Merry christmas to you and your family!

381 - United States - Montville New Jersey 40.9117°N 74.3631°W "MEESE MOOSE POOP" from 173.003.075.020 (ool-ad034b14.dyn.optonline.net) wrote at 2010/12/19 14:34:06
ME AND SARAH HANGIN OUT WE SAY WE R ANGELS BUT I HAVE WINGS AND SHE DOESNT!!! SARAH SAYS SHE DOESNT CELEBRATE CHRISTMAS AND THE SANTA DUDE IS REALLY REALLY REALLY REALLY FAT PEACE OUT HOMES

382 - United States - Montville New Jersey 40.9117°N 74.3631°W "MEESE MOOSE POOP" from 173.003.075.020 (ool-ad034b14.dyn.optonline.net) wrote at 2010/12/19 15:29:34
OMG BRITTBRITT OUIR COMMENT IS STILL UP!!!! 6:55 OOVOO!!!!!!!!!!!!

383 - United Kingdom - Worthing West Sussex 50.8000°N 0.3667°W "Raykay" from 086.013.104.240 (cpc2-lanc7-2-0-cust239.3-3.cable.virginmedia.com) wrote at 2010/12/19 16:53:13
Hi Alek, greetings from Suss**in the UK..... Lights and inflatables looking good as usual! Have a great Christmas & a Happy New Year

384 - United States - Cary Illinois 42.2203°N 88.2338°W "Anonymous" from 069.171.163.060 (ord-69-171-163-60.evdo.leapwireless.net) wrote at 2010/12/19 20:57:18
Hey Alek! Merry Christmas! any way here is question for you, how many time in a single day is the record of toggles and overloads you ever had? God bless you and you family this holiday season!!
Alek replies at 21:15 - There's actually complete data on that available at the bottom of this page.

385 - N-A - City N/A N-A N-A "LINK DELETED" from 049.245.204.228 (unresolvable) wrote at 2010/12/19 22:20:35
Now there is a fun and easy way of sending Christmas Cards to your family and friends!

386 - United States - Cary Illinois 42.2203°N 88.2338°W "Blessings" from 069.171.163.060 (ord-69-171-163-60.evdo.leapwireless.net) wrote at 2010/12/19 22:29:59
Almost 40,000 toggles is the record this year! thats alot of button pushing! Whats the all time record? Blessing to you and yours!!

387 - United States - Hulkville in the Republic of Boulder, Colorado Alek says at 2010/12/20 06:11:38
Here's a picture of the upper level of the house - the HULK is looking mighty "strong" with his Santa Hat and the inflatable Santa Plane & Skier are new this year. Note the lack of snow - while the Colorado mountains/ski areas are getting pounded, it's been zippo in town so far.
christmas pictures

388 - United States - Montville New Jersey 40.9117°N 74.3631°W "KARL WITH A Z" from 173.003.075.020 (ool-ad034b14.dyn.optonline.net) wrote at 2010/12/20 17:08:10
JACKIE IS THE BEST BREATHER IN THE WHOLE ENTIRE UNIVERSE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

389 - Germany - Bonn Nordrhein-Westfalen 50.7333°N 7.1000°E "Fionas" from 093.232.239.205 (p5DE8EFCD.dip.t-dialin.net) wrote at 2010/12/20 17:52:42
Well, well 4 days remaining... Now comes the hot time. Alek: This year youre deco looks even better than the last Years - like that. But the great snow is missing :( Germanys winter is still hard and its getting crazier from day to day. Think it will be a white christmas this year :)

390 - United States - Mobile Alabama 30.6809°N 88.1268°W "Lynn M" from 098.090.135.076 (adsl-90-135-76.mob.bellsouth.net) wrote at 2010/12/20 18:55:52
Alex, I ordered the light cube from Think Geek and it arrived today. I gave it to my husband "an engineer" early, because we are traveling for Christmas, and he LOVES it! OMG it is the coolest gift ever! Thanks for the great idea!
Alek replies at 19:03 - That's awesome ... the "engineer" in me loves it too ... and my kids can't wait until Christmas is over so they can put it in their room.

391 - United States - Surprise Arizona 33.6475°N 112.3884°W "Anonymous" from 098.177.133.095 (ip98-177-133-95.ph.ph.cox.net) wrote at 2010/12/20 18:58:34
hi guys greetings from Surprise AZ

392 - United States - Portland Oregon 45.5184°N 122.6554°W "Josh" from 075.094.059.110 (75-94-59-110.war.clearwire-wmx.net) wrote at 2010/12/20 20:23:10
I had to put my hot air balloon away cause it got a 13 in rip in it from falling over while it was on and it just burst :( THANK GOD FOR FABRIC GLUE!
Alek replies at 20:39 - I would be curious how exactly how you did the Fabric Glue and how well it has worked out for 'ya as I probably need to do this too - thanks!

393 - United States - Portland Oregon 45.5184°N 122.6554°W "Josh" from 075.094.059.110 (75-94-59-110.war.clearwire-wmx.net) wrote at 2010/12/20 22:10:45
I just went to Home Depot or Lowe's and asked up front if they had anything to fix rips in inflatables and he showed me this little bottle of glue that works for almost any fabric! all i did was i unzipped the balloon and put a piece of cardboard under the rip and over lapped the pieces just a TINY bit and waited a day and It was sealed! its only been a couple of days on the big rip so i will see how it holds. But i would REALLY recommend it if you have any small holes. because about 2 years ago my dog got into my Santa inflatable and she bit about 6 little holes in it and the holes are still Closed today!
Alek replies at 13:51 - Thanks for the info. However, with the Santa Balloon currently out on the front lawn, it's very difficult to get a flat surface for good adhesion on the fabric ... plus the slightest breeze moves it around, so I'm worried about a solid seal. So I decided to just continue using clear packing tape and I'll try fabric glue after the holiday season as the (hopefully) permanent solution - thanks again Josh!
Here's what the tears looks like - mouseover image to see the "tape job"
christmas santa balloon
The threading at the top of the balloon is starting to come out - this has me pretty worried
christmas santa balloon
A wide-angle view of the balloon with packing tape in various spots
christmas santa balloon

394 - United States - Belmont Massachusetts 42.3954°N 71.1816°W "Ed" from 074.094.182.157 (74-94-182-157-NewEngland.hfc.comcastbusiness.net) wrote at 2010/12/21 11:45:12
Who is excited for Christmas? I can hardly wait! I'm typing from work and have one day left before I'm off from the 23rd to the 3rd of january! I'm 29 and I'm still like a kid patiently waiting for the night of the 24th!! Alek, are you leaving your lights on till midnight that night? HAPPY HOLIDAYS!!!!

395 - United States - Saint Petersburg Florida 27.7788°N 82.6823°W "Anonymous" from 097.097.157.131 (131-157.97-97.tampabay.res.rr.com) wrote at 2010/12/21 17:56:44
Merry Christmas to All From Jerm In St.Pete. Fl

396 - United States - Charlotte Tennessee 36.2496°N 87.2730°W "Hannah" from 068.053.155.148 (c-68-53-155-148.hsd1.tn.comcast.net) wrote at 2010/12/21 18:13:29
MERRY CHRISTMAS FROM TENNESSEE!!!!!

397 - United States - Saint Petersburg Florida 27.7788°N 82.6823°W "Anonymous" from 097.097.157.131 (131-157.97-97.tampabay.res.rr.com) wrote at 2010/12/21 18:20:15
B. Gates is saying hello to all from Walt Disney World in Orelando, Fl. Dont forget to check out some new technology for the little ones this year

398 - Australia - Brisbane Queensland 27.5000°S 153.0167°E "Brooke" from 123.002.241.003 (123-2-241-3.static.dsl.dodo.com.au) wrote at 2010/12/21 23:08:40
Merry christmas

399 - United States - Las Vegas Nevada 36.1113°N 115.2791°W "Anonymous" from 068.224.004.168 (ip68-224-4-168.lv.lv.cox.net) wrote at 2010/12/22 00:05:41
Alek, on the roof are you just laying 12" sq. stepping stones / pavers up there? Don't they tend to want to slide off? Have any fallen? Like the "ON" one looks ready to go! And are you just sticking thin boards under what looks like wooden shake shingles? That holds OK?
Alek replies at 14:04 - Yes, those are 12" Pavers, but the roof is concrete tiles. The pavers don't move much - only time a few came tumbling down was back in 2008 when we had 70 MPH winds!

400 - United States - Orlando Florida 28.5037°N 81.3306°W "Anonymous" from 075.202.113.236 (236.sub-75-202-113.myvzw.com) wrote at 2010/12/22 06:46:55
im number 400 merry christmas to all have a safe happy and healthly holiday god bless

401 - United Kingdom - Derby 52.9333°N 1.5000°W "Gill and Luke(UK)" from 082.024.130.168 (cpc1-derb3-0-0-cust679.8-3.cable.virginmedia.com) wrote at 2010/12/22 17:37:21
Hi there Alek,we can see you in your workshop. Not long now until Santa brings those presents. The lights are fantastic again, thank you for for a wonderful display.Luke is looking forward to getting lots of games for his xbox, he's a big fan of xbox. What do your son's want this year?

402 - United Kingdom - Spalding Lincolnshire 52.7833°N 0.1667°W "Anonymous" from 078.149.063.058 (unresolvable) wrote at 2010/12/22 18:29:37
sorry to here e about your dad andgrandad to the kids and sorry about ur wife hope she makes a full recovery xxxx

403 - United States - Bellingham Washington 48.7395°N 122.4809°W "Lexi" from 076.104.142.197 (c-76-104-142-197.hsd1.wa.comcast.net) wrote at 2010/12/22 20:27:00
Hi Alek! I just have a few questions for you.... 1. Will you be leaving your lights on all night Christmas Eve. this year? 2.Will you also be looking for video of santa again that is caught on your webcam? Thank you! -Lexi
Alek replies at 21:18 - 1. Probably ... Christmas Eve has a LOT of visitors.
2. Always looking for the Big Red Guy on webcam! ;-)


404 - Germany - Flensburg Schleswig-Holstein 54.7833°N 9.4333°E "Tina and Stefan N." from 087.122.126.076 (i577A7E4C.versanet.de) wrote at 2010/12/23 06:22:30
Hi Alek! Wish you and your family a very happy Christmas! Big snowy Greetings from the north of Germany (We had today 12inch new snow with very much wind, and so we have very very white christmas ___o) )

405 - United Kingdom - Newcastle Upon Tyne 54.9881°N 1.6194°W "AV" from 217.206.228.109 (unresolvable) wrote at 2010/12/23 07:19:15
Ho Ho Ho, Merry Christmas all. Thanks for the display Alek. Yet again, another excellent christmas lights display.

406 - Italy - Bergamo Lombardia 45.6833°N 9.7167°E "Anonymous" from 087.008.084.022 (host22-84-dynamic.8-87-r.retail.telecomitalia.it) wrote at 2010/12/23 12:48:17
hy Alek. Tomorrow I leave from Italy to Germany and I wake up very early (3.30 am...)...I wope I could finally "turn some lights on!!!. Buon Natale. Luca

407 - United States - Charlotte Tennessee 36.2496°N 87.2730°W "Hannah Swanger" from 068.053.155.148 (c-68-53-155-148.hsd1.tn.comcast.net) wrote at 2010/12/23 12:59:04
Im number 407 HAHAHA that is so cool and HAPPY HOLIDAYS FROM TENNESSEE!!!!

408 - United States - Hulkville in the Republic of Boulder, Colorado Alek says at 2010/12/23 13:00:17
Here's a long duration picture from last night (everything is OFF) under the full moon
Mouseover image to compare to no moon image from blog post #310 that had similar exposure

christmas full moon picture

409 - United States - Montville New Jersey 40.9117°N 74.3631°W "Karl With a Z" from 173.003.075.020 (ool-ad034b14.dyn.optonline.net) wrote at 2010/12/23 13:58:41
Winter Break is here? Happy Holidays!

410 - United States - Montville New Jersey 40.9117°N 74.3631°W "BRITTBRITT" from 068.193.138.160 (ool-44c18aa0.dyn.optonline.net) wrote at 2010/12/23 17:53:00
MERRY CHRISTMAS EVE EVE!!! HAPPY NEW YEAR!! WINTERRRR BREAKK!!

411 - United Kingdom - Southampton 50.9000°N 1.4000°W "Nath Evans" from 089.243.202.078 (unresolvable) wrote at 2010/12/23 18:06:05
Merry Christmas Everyone (Nath, Portsmouth, England)

412 - United States - Saint Joseph Michigan 42.0569°N 86.4563°W "Teah" from 098.206.064.171 (c-98-206-64-171.hsd1.in.comcast.net) wrote at 2010/12/23 18:29:11
merry christmas every one! im so exited for Christmas! kids,i have lots of fun santa websites for you if you dont sleep that much on Christmas eva.one is wel this,another LINK DELETED, and noradsanta.org all of them are amazing!! check em' out!!!

413 - China - Nanjing Jiangsu 32.0617°N 118.7778°E "yujiayao" from 117.088.105.173 (173.105.88.117.broad.nj.js.dynamic.163data.com.cn) wrote at 2010/12/23 18:53:29
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414 - Germany - Bonn Nordrhein-Westfalen 50.7333°N 7.1000°E "Fionas" from 093.232.208.235 (p5DE8D0EB.dip.t-dialin.net) wrote at 2010/12/23 19:44:29
Hi there Alek. I wish you and youre familly all the best. Merry Christmas. Finaly we have made it - Christmas Day! Luckily we have the 24 Dec. Snowy greetings from Germany.

415 - United States - Cary Illinois 42.2203°N 88.2338°W "Anonymous" from 069.171.163.049 (ord-69-171-163-49.evdo.leapwireless.net) wrote at 2010/12/24 02:21:59
Merry Christmas to all and to all a Good night! Dont forget to wish a Happy Birthday Jesus in your prayers before bed while your dream of good cheer while Santa will soon be there!

416 - United States - Las Vegas Nevada 36.1113°N 115.2791°W "Anonymous" from 068.224.004.168 (ip68-224-4-168.lv.lv.cox.net) wrote at 2010/12/24 03:22:09
It looks like there's only one street light on your whole street, is that a privately owned and paid for light?
Alek replies at 07:15 - Nope - public street.

417 - United States - Chicago Illinois 41.8675°N 87.6744°W "Merry Christmas from Rochester ny" from 069.171.163.087 (ord-69-171-163-87.evdo.leapwireless.net) wrote at 2010/12/24 09:53:10
Have you ever woke up on Christmas morning to find your toilet clogged? Just think of all the cookies Santa has to eat..yikes! And don't be surprised its Green or red, the food dye in the frosting will do it to you! Merry Christmas!!

418 - United States - Clifton Park New York 42.8571°N 73.7993°W "Anonymous" from 072.231.184.195 (cpe-72-231-184-195.nycap.res.rr.com) wrote at 2010/12/24 12:56:46
The webcam isent working, its says 500 internal server error. Whats up?
Alek replies at 13:19 - Seems to be working fine here - maybe something got clogged/stopped-up in the Inter-tubes! ;-)

419 - United States - Ararat North Carolina 36.3922°N 80.5847°W "Anonymous" from 173.212.033.015 (unresolvable) wrote at 2010/12/24 13:26:18
I CANT WAIT TO CONTROLL THEM!!!! only 1 hour and 35 minutes:D

420 - United States - Montville New Jersey 40.9117°N 74.3631°W "Brittany" from 068.193.138.160 (ool-44c18aa0.dyn.optonline.net) wrote at 2010/12/24 13:37:46
I woke up at 6 this morning. So excited for Christmas. Merry Christmas Eve!

421 - United Kingdom - City N/A 54.0000°N 2.0000°W "Luc" from 094.013.113.122 (5e0d717a.bb.sky.com) wrote at 2010/12/24 14:47:22
hey alek im geting the 500 internal server error as well
Alek replies at 15:14 - Web Server may occasionally get overloaded - lots of web traffic on Christmas Eve ... HO-HO-HO! ;-)

422 - France - Bernay Haute-Normandie 49.1000°N 0.6000°E "vincent" from 090.022.176.229 (ARouen-552-1-17-229.w90-22.abo.wanadoo.fr) wrote at 2010/12/24 15:17:22
bonjour je suis fran___er ses super votre site web.

423 - United Kingdom - Stockton-on-tees 54.5833°N 1.4167°W "urosiehere" from 090.198.197.075 (5ac6c54b.bb.sky.com) wrote at 2010/12/24 15:21:30
do u know when santa be in england

424 - United Kingdom - City N/A 54.0000°N 2.0000°W "Luc" from 094.013.113.122 (5e0d717a.bb.sky.com) wrote at 2010/12/24 15:27:56
hey alek as i cant view the web cams and other people cant due to the 500 error so i have put up a mirror site for the webcams it is komar . org . mathlin . co . uk just remove the spaces and its not a spam link any body who is haveing trouble viewing we site use this link alek if you want you can put a link to it on the main page so every boady can use the webcams HO HO HO
Alek replies at 15:33 - There was a minor coding error - missing a "#" - fixed!

425 - Germany - Miesau Rheinland-Pfalz 49.4000°N 7.4333°E "Anonymous" from 087.177.001.169 (p57B101A9.dip0.t-ipconnect.de) wrote at 2010/12/24 15:30:07
Hope every one has a very Merry Christmas

426 - Germany - Miesau Rheinland-Pfalz 49.4000°N 7.4333°E "Anonymous" from 087.177.001.169 (p57B101A9.dip0.t-ipconnect.de) wrote at 2010/12/24 15:36:34
Awesome guy up here ___ l

427 - Germany - Miesau Rheinland-Pfalz 49.4000°N 7.4333°E "Anonymous" from 087.177.001.169 (p57B101A9.dip0.t-ipconnect.de) wrote at 2010/12/24 15:42:10
Merry Christmas :)

428 - Czech Republic - City N/A 49.7500°N 15.5000°E "Susan" from 078.080.087.009 (9-87-80-78.tmcz.cz) wrote at 2010/12/24 16:00:43
Merry Christmas everyone

429 - United States - Woodinville Washington 47.7570°N 122.0928°W "Ren" from 173.064.131.123 (pool-173-64-131-123.sttlwa.fios.verizon.net) wrote at 2010/12/24 16:13:40
Shh santas in my house!!!

430 - United Kingdom - Bristol Bristol, City of 51.4500°N 2.5833°W "L Newens" from 095.149.121.112 (unresolvable) wrote at 2010/12/24 16:57:14
Wishing all a very happy christmas!

431 - United States - Amherst New Hampshire 42.8706°N 71.6124°W "Doug Turchi" from 075.068.062.215 (c-75-68-62-215.hsd1.nh.comcast.net) wrote at 2010/12/24 16:59:44
Merry Christmas Alek and the world

432 - United Kingdom - City N/A 54.0000°N 2.0000°W "Luc" from 094.013.113.122 (5e0d717a.bb.sky.com) wrote at 2010/12/24 17:22:32
merry christmas everyboady alek this must be the first christmas for youwith out snow every where
Alek replies at 17:38 - Yea, strange year weather-wise ... mountains and ski areas have TONS of snow ... but zippo so far in town ... bummer! :-(

433 - United States - Charlotte Tennessee 36.2496°N 87.2730°W "Hannah Swanger" from 068.053.155.148 (c-68-53-155-148.hsd1.tn.comcast.net) wrote at 2010/12/24 17:54:38
Hi alek if you could please reply to this. And i am so sorry for your kids well i know that they will grow out of it.

434 - United States - Franklin Massachusetts 42.0876°N 71.4073°W "Ed" from 024.063.017.032 (c-24-63-17-32.hsd1.ma.comcast.net) wrote at 2010/12/24 18:18:07
MERRY CHRISTMAS!!!!!!!

435 - United States - Denver Colorado 39.7437°N 104.9793°W "RogerB" from 068.164.109.116 (h-68-164-109-116.dnvtco56.dynamic.covad.net) wrote at 2010/12/24 20:09:04
Great idea! Keep up the good work and Merry Christmas!!

436 - United States - Lake City Michigan 44.3819°N 85.1367°W "Caitlyn" from 174.124.234.199 (174-124-234-199.dyn.centurytel.net) wrote at 2010/12/24 20:37:25
This is so cool! My new favorite Christmas site... keep it up! Merry Christmas! (:

437 - United States - Norcross Georgia 33.9394°N 84.2077°W "CallMeGomer" from 184.036.050.130 (adsl-36-50-130.asm.bellsouth.net) wrote at 2010/12/24 21:07:41
Merry Christmas from Buford, Ga. 32 and hoping for snow on Christmas Day!

438 - United States - Ashland Pennsylvania 40.7386°N 76.3579°W "Anonymous" from 075.097.032.021 (75.97.32.21.res-cmts.sebh.ptd.net) wrote at 2010/12/24 22:40:35
this is pretty awesome man keep up the goo work and merry christmas from joe new boston pa

439 - United States - Beverly Hills California 34.0749°N 118.3997°W "Anonymous" from 069.234.107.128 (adsl-69-234-107-128.dsl.irvnca.pacbell.net) wrote at 2010/12/24 23:56:46
Been watching this for years. Merry Christmas and God Bless!

440 - United Kingdom - Royal Leamington Spa Warwickshire 52.3000°N 1.5333°W "Richard & Wendy" from 086.020.253.127 (cpc1-warw8-0-0-cust382.3-2.cable.virginmedia.com) wrote at 2010/12/25 01:47:20
For years we've been jealous of your Christmas snow. Amazingly this year we've got the snow when you haven't. It looks beautiful - very festive. I'm lovin it! Merry Christmas Komars!

441 - Canada - Rothesay New Brunswick 45.3833°N 66.0000°W "Paul C." from 156.034.193.127 (stjhnbsu83w-156034193127.pppoe-dynamic.High-Speed.nb.bellaliant.net) wrote at 2010/12/25 03:43:35
Merry Christmas to Alek and his family and all the visitors to the site!!! Also remember to drop by the unofficial Facebook page if you'd like to meet up with other fans of the lights!

442 - United States - Hulkville in the Republic of Boulder, Colorado Alek says at 2010/12/25 09:10:35
Merry Christmas to everyone - hope everyone had a nice visit from the Santa last night - and Happy News Years in advance. Christmas Eve is usually the busiest day on the Controllable Christmas Lights and it was pretty crazy yesterday - you can see some time-lapse footage of the lights going on/off, inflatables going up/down, and cars driving by on the Christmas Videos page.
christmas eve webcam 3

443 - United States - Cumberland Maryland 39.6351°N 78.7665°W "Anonymous" from 071.176.162.192 (pool-71-176-162-192.hgrtmd.east.verizon.net) wrote at 2010/12/25 10:12:39
I want to wish everyone in the world a blessed Christmas and peace on this day. Love and blessings to our neighbors throughout the world. A.Maples___ MD/USA Type in your Christmas Cheer here ...

444 - United States - Highland Lakes New Jersey 41.1793°N 74.4517°W "chuck" from 070.044.243.083 (70.44.243.83.res-cmts.segc.ptd.net) wrote at 2010/12/25 10:28:12
in bosnia, they say "Sretan Bozic", for merry christmas.

445 - United Kingdom - Strabane 54.8000°N 7.4667°W "Tim" from 092.015.123.138 (host-92-15-123-138.as43234.net) wrote at 2010/12/25 13:45:14
How many hits did you manage yesterday Alec? How many online at any one time? It seemed out of control when I dropped by last night. There were over 4000 on the site. Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. Looks like your site is becoming a Christmas tradition :-)
Alek replies at 13:55 - Here's a screenshot of the 2010 webcam and we max'ed out at 4,881 ... a little more than the 4,132 in 2008 and 4,291 in 2009. But fairly consistent ... even the fact that the time of those peaks was 7:17, 7:35, and 7:39 in 2008, 2009, and 2010. So yea, it has become a bit of a world-wide Internet Christmas tradition ... HO-HO-HO! ;-)

446 - United States - Montville New Jersey 40.9117°N 74.3631°W "KArl with a Z" from 173.003.075.020 (ool-ad034b14.dyn.optonline.net) wrote at 2010/12/25 13:58:12
Merry Christmas!!!! And Happy Chinese Food DAy for the Jews!

447 - United Kingdom - Peterborough 52.5833°N 0.2500°W "Jack" from 086.130.155.058 (host86-130-155-58.range86-130.btcentralplus.com) wrote at 2010/12/25 15:22:57
Hey Alek Merry Christmas to you and your family. Hope you have had a wonderful day so far. Is there some sort of reflection on cam 1?
Alek replies at 15:30 - Webcam1 looks almost directly South ... so yea, especially with the low sun, there are some reflections in the image.

448 - United States - Ortonville Michigan 42.8514°N 83.4376°W "Anonymous" from 075.106.128.225 (75-106-128-225.cust.wildblue.net) wrote at 2010/12/25 17:13:37
It's the most wonderful time of the year!!! Congrats on another great year!

449 - United States - Erie Pennsylvania 42.1102°N 80.0682°W "Anonymous" from 096.239.165.074 (pool-96-239-165-74.eriepa.dsl-w.verizon.net) wrote at 2010/12/25 17:52:09
Another Great Job! Hope you win the KFC award, again! I think this year was better then last. Great Work Alek. Merry Christmas

450 - United States - Allentown Pennsylvania 40.6012°N 75.5215°W "Anonymous" from 072.081.048.238 (pool-72-81-48-238.phlapa.east.verizon.net) wrote at 2010/12/25 20:30:27
Merrrrrry Christmas to you and your family, Alek! Thank You for providing such great joy during this holiday season!

451 - United States - Maple Valley Washington 47.4061°N 121.9953°W "Anonymous" from 076.121.255.088 (c-76-121-255-88.hsd1.wa.comcast.net) wrote at 2010/12/25 21:04:11
Hey Alek! Did you catch Santa on cam this year? If so, is it up? Thanks and Merry Christmas!
Alek replies at 21:35 - Nope ... haven't anything near as good as when I caught the Big Red Guy on the Santa Tracker here.

452 - United States - Lubbock Texas 33.5461°N 101.8951°W "Mike" from 066.140.107.071 (adsl-66-140-107-71.dsl.lbcktx.swbell.net) wrote at 2010/12/25 22:18:35
Once again, since today is the day(for one more hour my time ___) ) Merry Christmas to Alek and everyone! Hope everyone had a fantastic day. :) Seems like a lot of people got Call of Duty Black Ops for Christmas. Played with a lot of level 1's today. haha

453 - United States - Las Vegas Nevada 36.1515°N 115.2048°W "Chris Jones" from 076.000.207.125 (nv-76-0-207-125.dhcp.embarqhsd.net) wrote at 2010/12/26 01:05:04
Merry Christmas to you Alek and your whole family!

454 - United States - North Ridgeville Ohio 41.3854°N 82.0195°W "Terry K." from 071.072.039.003 (cpe-71-72-39-3.neo.res.rr.com) wrote at 2010/12/26 11:38:34
Peace Out and Happy Christmas to those of Orthodox faith on Jan 7th.!

455 - United States - Chicago Illinois 41.8675°N 87.6744°W "Buckmans" from 069.171.163.217 (ord-69-171-163-217.evdo.leapwireless.net) wrote at 2010/12/26 23:23:29
Well hope every one had a Wonderful Christmas! Wishing every one on the East coast a safe couple of days with Blizzard warning a Head..Its Been the coldest snowiest December In Rochester NY history,but looking like spring by Next weekend with highs near 50. Very odd since we had snow since Dec 1st with temps in the 20s and 30s. New England patriots staying here with no Hotels in Buffalo NY while they wait for the storm to pass to go home! Happy New years all! Alek Another GREAT YEAR! THANK YOU!! :)

456 - India - City N/A 20.0000°N 77.0000°E "Anonymous" from 183.082.238.222 (unresolvable) wrote at 2010/12/27 00:15:09
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457 - United States - Hulkville in the Republic of Boulder, Colorado Alek says at 2010/12/27 08:37:22
2010 has been a bit strange weather-wise. While the Colorado mountains and ski areas have been pounded with snow, there has been zippo in town and it will be 50°F and sunny the next couple of days before a major drops in temperatures and possible snow. So I'm going to shut down the display a bit early and tonight will be the last night. For those interested in watching the "take down", the webcams will be on tomorrow. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to everyone!!!

458 - United States - Kissimmee Florida 28.3120°N 81.5890°W "ED" from 216.053.234.190 (216-53-234-190.noc.mpinet.com) wrote at 2010/12/27 08:47:09
Well another year with the wonderful light display. So many thanks Alek for doing this every year! It is such a special treat to be able to see the lights and be able to control them. Thanks for making the Christmas Season special once again. Happy 2011 and look forward to next years display! Peace on Earth......

459 - Canada - Halifax Nova Scotia 44.6500°N 63.6000°W "RL - Nova Scotia" from 142.177.061.133 (hlfxns0169w-142177061133.pppoe-dynamic.High-Speed.ns.bellaliant.net) wrote at 2010/12/27 09:56:45
Another great season of lights Alek. Smart move to take the lights down during a little warm spell. Thanks and hope you're able to do it again next year. Happy New Year to you and your family. RL

460 - Canada - Brampton Ontario 43.6833°N 79.7667°W "Paul664" from 065.095.238.061 (bas6-toronto63-1096805949.dsl.bell.ca) wrote at 2010/12/27 15:50:31
And in the same region there were shepherds out in the field, keeping watch over their flock by night. And an angel of the Lord appeared to them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they were filled with fear. And the angel said to them, "Fear not, for behold, I bring you good news of great joy that will be for all the people. For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Savior, who is Christ the Lord. And this will be a sign for you: you will find a baby wrapped in swaddling cloths and lying in a manger." And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God and saying, "Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace among those with whom he is pleased!" Linus Van Pelt from a Charlie Brown Christmas

461 - United States - Franklin Massachusetts 42.0876°N 71.4073°W "Ed" from 024.063.017.032 (c-24-63-17-32.hsd1.ma.comcast.net) wrote at 2010/12/27 16:43:13
Alek, good idea to take down lights when it's warm and snow free. Here in the northeast we got blanketed with snow. Happy new year everyone! See you in September 2011!

462 - United States - Allentown Pennsylvania 40.6012°N 75.5215°W "Anonymous" from 072.081.048.238 (pool-72-81-48-238.phlapa.east.verizon.net) wrote at 2010/12/27 16:47:19
So glad we were able to watch another season of your webcams! Thanks for all of the Christmas fun you've provided! I hope that you were able to enjoy it as much as your viewers have! Will miss your lights, but understand that it's best to get your decorations down before the bad weather barrels though. Gotta keep that Hulk safe! Happy New Year, Alek! May 2011 find new breakthroughs in Celiac Research!

463 - United States - Solon Ohio 41.3865°N 81.4401°W "EH10D" from 184.056.246.198 (cpe-184-56-246-198.neo.res.rr.com) wrote at 2010/12/27 19:11:25
thanks for the lights alek, i guess ill be back for halloween 2011

464 - United States - Charlotte Tennessee 36.2496°N 87.2730°W "Hannah Swanger" from 068.053.155.148 (c-68-53-155-148.hsd1.tn.comcast.net) wrote at 2010/12/27 19:52:35
i will pray for your family especially your kids. may god do a miracoulious breakthrough with them

465 - United States - Fort Worth Texas 32.7821°N 97.2980°W "Anonymous" from 071.081.178.092 (71-81-178-92.dhcp.ftwo.tx.charter.com) wrote at 2010/12/27 21:43:52
Thank you or the time you've put into this Alek. By looking at the text and blog messages it's quite clear you've put a lot joy in people's hearts, isn't that what Christmas is all about? Best wishes to you and family in the coming New Year.
Alek replies at 23:54 - You nailed it - love to see/make people smile!

466 - United States - Lubbock Texas 33.5461°N 101.8951°W "Mike" from 066.140.107.071 (adsl-66-140-107-71.dsl.lbcktx.swbell.net) wrote at 2010/12/27 22:14:25
Well, looks like we're done for 2010. Great job as always Alek. See ya in 2011. Happy new year and God bless.

467 - Germany - Sankt Augustin Nordrhein-Westfalen 50.7667°N 7.1833°E "Fionas" from 089.000.176.052 (xdsl-89-0-176-52.netcologne.de) wrote at 2010/12/28 02:39:23
Too bad that Christmas is already over. Sadly I missed the last day to controll the lights. I wish you and your family all the best and a happy new year. See you all in 2011 for Christmas.It was again a great time here and as Mike has already said: Good work Alek

468 - United States - Hulkville in the Republic of Boulder, Colorado Alek says at 2010/12/28 08:13:18
Webcams 1 & 2 are on for those that want to watch the display get taken down as I'll be heading outside shortly ... also will post time-lapse videos of it.

469 - Italy - Sinalunga Toscana 43.2000°N 11.7333°E "Anonymous" from 082.057.125.149 (host149-125-dynamic.57-82-r.retail.telecomitalia.it) wrote at 2010/12/28 09:37:39
It goes away so fast. Very Sad.

470 - United States - Amelia Ohio 39.0131°N 84.2049°W "Anonymous" from 184.057.214.196 (cpe-184-57-214-196.cinci.res.rr.com) wrote at 2010/12/28 10:07:29
Alec will be done before Noon at the rate he is going.

471 - United States - Blythe California 33.7567°N 114.5124°W "Anonymous" from 012.070.020.247 (user12-70-20-247.wireless.blythe-ca.airwavebroadband.net) wrote at 2010/12/28 10:24:18
The Hulk still has his Santa hat on, but is looking mighty saggy.

472 - United States - Barling Arkansas 35.3363°N 94.3101°W "n10cities" from 098.175.204.081 (wsip-98-175-204-81.fv.ks.cox.net) wrote at 2010/12/28 10:40:21
Alek, thanks for another great year of Christmas lights. Hopefully you will get another nest of finches this spring to show us! LOL

473 - United States - Blythe California 33.7567°N 114.5124°W "Anonymous" from 012.070.020.247 (user12-70-20-247.wireless.blythe-ca.airwavebroadband.net) wrote at 2010/12/28 11:08:11
Nice closeup of Hulk. He looks hungover. Will the hat fall off?

474 - United Kingdom - City N/A 54.0000°N 2.0000°W "Luc" from 094.013.113.122 (5e0d717a.bb.sky.com) wrote at 2010/12/28 11:24:18
alek is it posible for you to leave christmas cam 3 as it is includeing x10 untill the new year as new years eve is allways fun

475 - United States - Reading Pennsylvania 40.3375°N 75.9445°W "Anonymous" from 070.091.018.186 (70-91-18-186-philadelphia.hfc.comcastbusiness.net) wrote at 2010/12/28 11:29:30
LOL! The poor Hulk looks hung over! Oh My!

476 - United States - Montville New Jersey 40.9117°N 74.3631°W "KOOK KOOK" from 173.003.075.020 (ool-ad034b14.dyn.optonline.net) wrote at 2010/12/28 11:50:01
HAPPY NEW HONKERS FROM BRITTBRIIT AND KARL I HVE A GOOD WEIGHT LOSS PROGRAM 4 SANTA KALLED JENNY CRAP

477 - United States - Blythe California 33.7567°N 114.5124°W "Anonymous" from 012.070.020.247 (user12-70-20-247.wireless.blythe-ca.airwavebroadband.net) wrote at 2010/12/28 12:58:45
Hulk's Hat fell off and he's now blowing green chunks.

478 - Serbia - Nis 43.3247°N 21.9033°E "Anonymous" from 109.093.200.095 (109-93-200-95.dynamic.isp.telekom.rs) wrote at 2010/12/28 13:31:48
Is Alex not doing the front yard today?

479 - United States - Barling Arkansas 35.3363°N 94.3101°W "n10cities" from 098.175.204.081 (wsip-98-175-204-81.fv.ks.cox.net) wrote at 2010/12/28 14:39:00
Hulk is all upended today!

480 - United Kingdom - Peterborough 52.5833°N 0.2500°W "Jack" from 086.130.155.058 (host86-130-155-58.range86-130.btcentralplus.com) wrote at 2010/12/28 16:26:23
Is santa's workshop coming down today Alek?

481 - United States - Las Vegas Nevada 36.1515°N 115.2048°W "Chris" from 076.000.207.125 (nv-76-0-207-125.dhcp.embarqhsd.net) wrote at 2010/12/28 17:37:16
This was a very fun year Alek! Thanks!

482 - United States - Reseda California 34.2005°N 118.5404°W "Anonymous" from 067.049.046.179 (cpe-67-49-46-179.socal.res.rr.com) wrote at 2010/12/28 17:38:46
Thanks again for a wonderful season of lights. It seemed to go so quickly. We loved them and look forward to 2011.

483 - United States - Harbor Beach Michigan 43.7859°N 82.7328°W "Anonymous" from 068.041.158.255 (c-68-41-158-255.hsd1.mi.comcast.net) wrote at 2010/12/28 17:56:23
Hay Alec. Webcam one and two are still up and I can't see anything on the webcam

484 - United Kingdom - Londonderry Derry 55.0000°N 7.3333°W "Anonymous" from 078.146.088.041 (unresolvable) wrote at 2010/12/28 18:37:17
Hi Alec, Thanks for Christmas 2010. I was very disappointed to see them offline so early this year, though, but I understand. I suppose you wouldn't think of doing anything for Easter or 4th july?

485 - United Kingdom - Londonderry Derry 55.0000°N 7.3333°W "Anonymous" from 078.146.088.041 (unresolvable) wrote at 2010/12/28 18:42:47
What about cam 3 until New Year?

486 - United States - Lynchburg Virginia 37.3440°N 79.2064°W "Anonymous" from 076.104.065.083 (c-76-104-65-83.hsd1.va.comcast.net) wrote at 2010/12/28 18:52:56
Look I'm on facebook . to see me its Paul Carrington with the candlelight. seeay around

487 - Canada - Rothesay New Brunswick 45.3833°N 66.0000°W "Paul C." from 156.034.193.127 (stjhnbsu83w-156034193127.pppoe-dynamic.High-Speed.nb.bellaliant.net) wrote at 2010/12/28 19:49:41
Search on Alek's Controllable Christmas Lights fan page on Facebook to meet other fans of the lights !

488 - United States - Hulkville in the Republic of Boulder, Colorado Alek says at 2010/12/28 23:59:05
First, thanks for all the kind words and I've got a few more pictures/videos to post in the next couple of days after which the blog will be shut down shortly after New Years. Yep, all the Christmas Decorations were taken down today and you'll have to wait until around until Thanksgiving/2011 to see and control 'em again ... although Halloween is a warmup. I even had some "helpers" (my sons Dirk and Kyle, plus their friend Brendan) assisting in the front yard as seen in the second picture - we cleared that out in less than an hour - sure wish we could set it up that fast! It was MUCH easier having no snow (although sad) as in years past, some stuff is buried/frozen until March! Check out the time-lapse footage on the Christmas Videos page ... which includes one of the Hulk deflating - D'OH! ;-)
christmas takedown webcam1

christmas takedown webcam2

christmas hulk takedown

489 - United States - Hulkville in the Republic of Boulder, Colorado Alek says at 2010/12/29 09:02:37
It's another warm and sunny day ... but snow is (finally!) forecast for tomorrow. Unfortunately, the most snow I saw during the 2010 holiday season was the "snow pellets" that had leaked out around the Snow Globe as we were doing the take-down yesterday.
christmas snow

490 - United States - Mesa Arizona 33.4253°N 111.7273°W "Tammie" from 068.003.148.185 (ip68-3-148-185.ph.ph.cox.net) wrote at 2010/12/29 17:48:01
wow, it got quiet around here real quick.
Alek replies at 18:37 - It typically does get very quiet after Christmas ... especially once I take down this Christmas display ... not much to see! Here's what my backyard looked like this afternoon (once again, note absolutely ZERO snow - so sad) before moving everything down to my basement crawl space - mouseover image to see from another angle.
christmas takedown back yard

491 - United States - Chicago Illinois 41.8675°N 87.6744°W "Anonymous" from 069.171.163.124 (ord-69-171-163-124.evdo.leapwireless.net) wrote at 2010/12/29 21:08:22
hope you and ur family had greet chrismas and have a greet and happy new year

492 - United Kingdom - Conwy 53.2833°N 3.8333°W "Anonymous" from 086.145.136.027 (host86-145-136-27.range86-145.btcentralplus.com) wrote at 2010/12/30 05:27:17
have a happy new year everyone

493 - United Kingdom - City N/A 54.0000°N 2.0000°W "Luc" from 094.013.113.122 (5e0d717a.bb.sky.com) wrote at 2010/12/30 08:20:04
Its a shame christmas is over all redy alek are you going to try to get some birds to nest on your house again this year so we can see them?
Alek replies at 07:16 - Wildlife is unpredictable ... but yea, would nifty if some house finches or baby hummingbirds stopped by in 2011. But doubtful we'll see any Polar Bears!

494 - United States - North Ridgeville Ohio 41.3854°N 82.0195°W "Terry K." from 071.072.039.003 (cpe-71-72-39-3.neo.res.rr.com) wrote at 2010/12/30 11:28:51
HAPPY CHRISTMAS JAN 7TH TO THOSE OF ORTHODOX FAITH.. peace out

495 - United States - Montville New Jersey 40.9117°N 74.3631°W "BRITBRITT" from 068.193.138.160 (ool-44c18aa0.dyn.optonline.net) wrote at 2010/12/30 12:56:58
HAPPY EASTER!

496 - Canada - Stony Plain Alberta 53.5333°N 114.0000°W "Russ - Edmonton, AB, Ca" from 068.150.181.115 (S01060022b0b539d3.ed.shawcable.net) wrote at 2010/12/30 13:28:06
Hey Alek! I hope that 2011 for you is a great year! no sad news just happy news! I also predict that 2011 will be a huge rebound year for your Halloween and christmas displays! Everyone wants good news and May you receive enough to fill your house up to the Ceiling! :)

497 - United States - Irvine California 33.6922°N 117.7867°W "Paula" from 068.231.215.134 (ip68-231-215-134.oc.oc.cox.net) wrote at 2010/12/30 23:07:52
Alek, great job again. Wishing you and your family a healthy and Happy New Year. Your friend from Irvine. Take care. Paula

498 - United States - Bowling Green Ohio 41.3989°N 83.6539°W "Drake" from 184.058.124.131 (cpe-184-58-124-131.woh.res.rr.com) wrote at 2010/12/30 23:32:23
Hi Alek, I was wondering if you could e-mail me about ideas for 2011? Thanks!
Alek replies at 07:21 - You are welcome to contact me directly with any ideas - thanks!

499 - United States - Las Vegas Nevada 36.1515°N 115.2048°W "Anonymous" from 076.000.207.125 (nv-76-0-207-125.dhcp.embarqhsd.net) wrote at 2010/12/30 23:35:34
Thanks for a great year!

500 - United States - Las Vegas Nevada 36.1515°N 115.2048°W "Chris Jones" from 076.000.207.125 (nv-76-0-207-125.dhcp.embarqhsd.net) wrote at 2010/12/30 23:40:44
Hope your New Year is eventful! #500

501 - United States - Hulkville in the Republic of Boulder, Colorado Alek says at 2010/12/31 07:14:06
Thanks for all the Happy New Year comments. Today is the last day of 2010 and there's finally (!) some snow on the ground temperatures in the single digits - Santa wants to know where was it weeks ago?!? ;-)
christmas pictures

502 - United Kingdom - City N/A 54.0000°N 2.0000°W "Luc" from 094.013.113.122 (5e0d717a.bb.sky.com) wrote at 2010/12/31 09:48:18
Happy New Year To All!!!!

503 - United States - Palatine Illinois 42.1159°N 88.0517°W "Buckmans stop by" from 069.171.163.149 (ord-69-171-163-149.evdo.leapwireless.net) wrote at 2010/12/31 12:56:19
Happy New years to every one out there!! God Bless! lets it be the year for a cure For celiac!!

504 - United States - Allentown Pennsylvania 40.6012°N 75.5215°W "Anonymous" from 072.081.048.238 (pool-72-81-48-238.phlapa.east.verizon.net) wrote at 2010/12/31 15:53:28
I couldn't agree with Russ's comment more! Happy New Year, Alek & Family! Hope 2011 is a Great One for us all!

505 - United Kingdom - Peterborough 52.5833°N 0.2500°W "Jack" from 086.130.155.058 (host86-130-155-58.range86-130.btcentralplus.com) wrote at 2010/12/31 18:25:52
Happy New Year to everyone!

506 - Canada - Bedford Nova Scotia 44.7289°N 63.6644°W "RL - Nova Scotia" from 142.177.062.072 (hlfxns0169w-142177062072.pppoe-dynamic.High-Speed.ns.bellaliant.net) wrote at 2011/01/01 02:34:00
Best wishes to everyone for 2011

507 - United Kingdom - Sheffield 53.3667°N 1.5000°W "Dave UK" from 078.146.138.150 (unresolvable) wrote at 2011/01/01 06:39:02
HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!

508 - United Kingdom - Preston Lancashire 53.7667°N 2.7167°W "Anonymous" from 094.195.158.129 (94-195-158-129.zone9.bethere.co.uk) wrote at 2011/01/01 08:11:11
Happy New Year Alex. I'm already looking forward to this years light up lol.....

509 - United States - Hulkville in the Republic of Boulder, Colorado Alek says at 2011/01/01 17:25:12
Happy New Year back to everyone else. While I usually only make it to Midnight East Coast time, I actually was able to stay up until Midnight Colorado time this year so got to see 2011 arrive as I kissed my wife. Here's a few misc. pictures I haven't posted yet of the Santa Skier and the Santa Plane which were new additions for 2010.
christmas pictures
christmas pictures
christmas pictures

510 - United Kingdom - Londonderry Derry 55.0000°N 7.3333°W "Tim" from 078.146.080.212 (unresolvable) wrote at 2011/01/01 18:46:55
Happy New Year to you and your family

511 - Canada - Richmond Hill Ontario 43.8667°N 79.4333°W "Alex" from 099.238.038.018 (CPE001839ce78e1-CM000f9f500bfc.cpe.net.cable.rogers.com) wrote at 2011/01/02 10:25:30
Where did you get your Santa skier ?
Alek replies at 13:30 - I think it was Home Depot at the 2009 post-holiday sales ... 50% off! ;-)

512 - United Kingdom - City N/A 54.0000°N 2.0000°W "Luc" from 094.013.113.122 (5e0d717a.bb.sky.com) wrote at 2011/01/03 11:25:30
So sad how fast christmas comes and go's :-(

513 - Ireland - City N/A 53.0000°N 8.0000°W "chris" from 089.204.201.075 (unresolvable) wrote at 2011/01/03 12:25:41
alexs have you hit the christmas sales yet??
Alek replies at 17:47 - I did ... but the pickings were slim and only got a few things - nothing worth mentioning/showing until next Holiday season ... HO-HO-HO! ;-)

514 - Ireland - City N/A 53.0000°N 8.0000°W "chris" from 089.204.201.075 (unresolvable) wrote at 2011/01/03 18:40:06
one of 2 fans failed in my airblown the other day..anyone no what wud be a suitable replacement

515 - United States - Statham Georgia 33.9570°N 83.5715°W "James" from 076.097.077.152 (c-76-97-77-152.hsd1.ga.comcast.net) wrote at 2011/01/03 21:11:48
One minute Christmas is weeks away and the next it's Jan 3rd! I know my suggestion costs you money... byt how about a cam that folks can pan and zoom? See you in November.

516 - Canada - Stony Plain Alberta 53.5333°N 114.0000°W "Russ" from 068.150.181.115 (S01060022b0b539d3.ed.shawcable.net) wrote at 2011/01/04 18:52:17
Hey Alek, I noticed this season you made some minor changes in where you positioned the lawn decorations. do you plan on doing that again next season? I think it was a good idea.

517 - United Kingdom - Newcastle Upon Tyne 54.9881°N 1.6194°W "AV" from 217.206.228.109 (unresolvable) wrote at 2011/01/05 06:03:19
Hi Alek, thanks once again for the excellent display, your new additions to the inflatables this year were good too! Do you usually pick up new inflatables in the sale?

518 - United States - Hulkville in the Republic of Boulder, Colorado Alek says at 2011/01/05 09:22:35
Chris: If not something obvious (like broken wires), then I just cannibalize from other inflatables
James: Probably be too crazy to allow people to pan/zoom the webcam
Russ: there's always a few changes from year to year
AV: I actually did NOT pick up any new inflatables this year


519 - Canada - Rothesay New Brunswick 45.3833°N 66.0000°W "Paul C." from 156.034.195.240 (stjhnbsu83w-156034195240.pppoe-dynamic.High-Speed.nb.bellaliant.net) wrote at 2011/01/05 15:44:07
Miss your lights already Alek. I hope your family has a good year & look forward to next year. To everyone else remember there is an unofficial Facebook fan page if you'd like to socialize year round with other users. Just search on Alek's controllable Christmas lights Fan page !

520 - United Kingdom - Stroud Gloucestershire 51.7500°N 2.2000°W "Equus" from 086.177.081.074 (host86-177-81-74.range86-177.btcentralplus.com) wrote at 2011/01/07 08:09:07
Alek did You mange to take any Video of The Santa Bubblers in the end?
Alek replies at 13:30 - We never got any snow and the Santa Bubble Lights look much better covered in white - remind me in 2011.

521 - United States - Hulkville in the Republic of Boulder, Colorado Alek says at 2011/01/07 14:28:56
Wellll ... the blog made it again to Orthodox Christmas ... but it's time to close it down for this year. Web Surfers from 146 countries visited in 2010 as seen on the Christmas Maps and the total raised for Celiac Disease is now over $50,000 - THANKS! Here's a couple of pictures of the Christmas display ... but no snow since for the first time ever, we didn't see any white fluffy stuff until New Years - sad. Surf on back for Christmas 2011 for more Christmas Craziness - D'OH! ;-)
christmas 2010 lights

christmas 2010 front yard

christmas 2010 santa workshop



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