1 - United States - Hulkville in the Republic of Boulder, Colorado
Welllll ... it's the day before Halloween and there will be lots of Trick-or-Treaters checking out the crazy halloween decorations tomorrow ... which is also seeable online on the halloween webcam.
But this is just the warmup for
Christmas so I have re-enabled commenting on the Christmas Blog ... and I hope to have the zany christmas webcam online by December 1st and maybe sometime after Thanksgiving ... HO-HO-HO! ;-)
2 - United States - Las Vegas Nevada 36.1750°N 115.1372°W
3 - United Kingdom - Great Dunmow Essex 51.8833°N 0.3667°E
4 - Canada - Edmonton Alberta 53.5500°N 113.5000°W
Countdown begins! 56 days till Christmas! JINGLE BELLS JINGLE BELLS, JINGLE ALL THE WAY!!. OH WHAT FUN IT IS TO WATCH ALEK'S WEBCAM'S EVERY DAY HEY!!
5 - United States - Babson Park Massachusetts 42.2987°N 71.2595°W
I love your santa climbing up the stairs in your office. Where did you get it?
Stepping Santa came from Costco in 2005 - amazing it still works! ;-)
6 - United States - Pocola Oklahoma 35.2458°N 94.4960°W
I heard that, Anonymous!
7 - United Kingdom - Tamworth St. Helens 52.6167°N 1.6833°W
hey Alek This something I've been Meaning to ask, But.... Do You Loose a Lot of Lamps/Bulbs to the Temperture Changes? ie if it REALLY Cold and The are switch on...
With as many lights as I have, there are always some burning out - just the nature of the business.
8 - United States - Pepperell Massachusetts 42.6655°N 71.5952°W
I am not listening to any christmas music until the weekend before thanksgiving!
9 - Canada - Port Coquitlam British Columbia 49.2667°N 122.7833°W
haha i start to decorate on november 5th! :D cant wait!
10 - United States - Hulkville in the Republic of Boulder, Colorado
HULK beats Obama and Romney on the Halloween webcam.
It was very close ... with quite a bit of ballot stuffing. Fortunately, the Perl scripts were able to detect this ... and after manual verification, those votes were invalidated. In 2008, Obama won with 21,966 votes ... followed by McCain with 21,821 and HULK with 21,692. For 2012, it looks like we are sending a Big Green Monster to the White House as the final tally was:
16,161 - HULK
15,373 - Romney
15,345 - Obama
Congradulations to the Green Party Candidate and I'm sure he'll do a SMASHING job! ;-)
11 - United States - Babson Park Massachusetts 42.2987°N 71.2595°W
I looked through previous year blogs and did not find the answer. One of your web cams used to be across the street. Now it is back on your property. What happened if I may ask?
12 - Canada - Edmonton Alberta 53.5500°N 113.5000°W
I'm pretty sure the Webcam is only on his property for Halloween.
13 - United States - Dixon Illinois 41.8157°N 89.4818°W
i cant wait for the christmas lights
14 - United States - Hulkville in the Republic of Boulder, Colorado
Speaking of HULK for President, I forgot to post some pictures of the Halloween Display. Remember this is just the warmup for Christmas ... HO-HO-HO! ;-)
15 - United Kingdom - Great Dunmow Essex 51.8833°N 0.3667°E
Cannot wait until after thanksgiving to be able to watch these webcams!!!!1 Anything new for this year?
16 - United States - Hulkville in the Republic of Boulder, Colorado
Needless to say, the HULK was a bit "deflated" this morning after losing to Obama in the presidential election.
17 - United States - Sioux Falls South Dakota 43.5500°N 96.7003°W
When do you start setting up for Christmas?
18 - Canada - Edmonton Alberta 53.5500°N 113.5000°W
with the amount of snow up here Already, you'd think it was Christmas!! Can't wait for Burrito Reindeer and the fun times ahead!
19 - United Kingdom - Basingstoke Hampshire 51.2667°N 1.0833°W
Alek - Whats new for this Christmas?
Nothing major for decorations/lights, but did get a loaner webcams for the holidays, so webcam #1 (front of the house) and especially webcam #3 (Santa's Workshop) will be looking nicer. Also, the nice folks at SoftLayer provided an upgrade to the servers so things should run smoother.
20 - Canada - Cochrane Alberta 51.2000°N 114.4500°W
Can't wait for Christmas at Komar!
21 - United States - Portage Indiana 41.5933°N 87.1562°W
No Halloween lights this year? Looking forward to Christmas lights..ho ho ho!
Uhhhhhh ... Halloween was almost two weeks ago, so you missed all that action - see post #14.
22 - Canada - Edmonton Alberta 53.5500°N 113.5000°W
wow, where were you Anonymous? living in a Cave? hahaha
23 - United Kingdom - Great Dunmow Essex 51.8833°N 0.3667°E
I'm so excited!!!
24 - China - Chengdu Sichuan 30.6667°N 104.0667°E
wow!I can not wait it any more!!!!!I am so excited.I have prepared for it. If you are preparing for it,you can visit my website(LINK DELETED believe you will be excited too!Come on!
25 - Canada - Port Coquitlam British Columbia 49.2667°N 122.7833°W
Alek i dont really like how u changed to font...... did u?
26 - Canada - Port Coquitlam British Columbia 49.2667°N 122.7833°W
oops sorry i meant i dont like how u changed the font on the chat...
27 - Canada - London Ontario 42.9833°N 81.2500°W
it is thanksgiving where is the lights
28 - Canada - Port Coquitlam British Columbia 49.2667°N 122.7833°W
BE PATIENT JEEZ
29 - Vietnam - Ho Chi Minh City Ho Chi Minh 10.8142°N 106.6438°E
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31 - Canada - Edmonton Alberta 53.5500°N 113.5000°W
39 days till Christmas! :)
32 - Canada - London Ontario 42.9833°N 81.2500°W
what time does the website come online
33 - Canada - Port Coquitlam British Columbia 49.2667°N 122.7833°W
After ThanksGiving for the USA! AS I SAID TO YOU!!! BE PAITIENT!!! Alek works hard on these so GIVE HIM A BREAK!!!
34 - Canada - London Ontario 42.9833°N 81.2500°W
yea and the usa thnksgiving has come and gone
35 - United Kingdom - Great Dunmow Essex 51.8833°N 0.3667°E
USA thanksgiving is on Thursday... So it hasn't come and gone yet!
36 - United States - Ypsilanti Michigan 42.2730°N 83.5994°W
when will you began putting up the decorations?
37 - United Kingdom - Derby 52.9333°N 1.5000°W
Dont forget I'd like to see a picture of that Thanksgiving turkey, it sure looked good last year Alek. Have a nice Thanksgiving, Gill(Luke's mum)
38 - Canada - Port Coquitlam British Columbia 49.2667°N 122.7833°W
Happy ThanksGiving Alek! (FIRST! :D)
39 - Anonymous Proxy - City N/A 0.0000°N 0.0000°E
Happy AFTER Thanksgiving to all! That means Komar lights and sales on Black Friday!! HAPPY HAPPY!
40 - United States - Las Vegas Nevada 36.1750°N 115.1372°W
When will you start decorating?
41 - Canada - Port Coquitlam British Columbia 49.2667°N 122.7833°W
When he is done his job!
42 - Canada - Edmonton Alberta 53.5500°N 113.5000°W
a few low watts in here I see..
43 - United States - Hulkville in the Republic of Boulder, Colorado
Seems we have a number of people anxious to see the display up and running ... but it is not even Thanksgiving yet ... plus that is very early this year. However, with help from my buddy Jeffrey (big Christmas fan who lives a few doors down), we pulled all the figurines and inflatables out of the basement crawl space this afternoon.
44 - United States - Irving Texas 32.8795°N 96.9398°W
Looking forward to the set up this year!
45 - Brazil - City N/A 10.0000°S 55.0000°W
Holy Clark Griswold that's a lot of Christmas Crap!
46 - United States - Los Angeles California 34.0522°N 118.2437°W
Cant wait for christmas controls to go up!!
47 - Germany - Bad Schwartau Schleswig-Holstein 53.9167°N 10.7000°E
hi alek... I'm looking forward to the christmas lights. I can not wait. please....turn the lights on....please nice Greetings from Germany...
48 - United States - Hulkville in the Republic of Boulder, Colorado
Here's what those inflatables look like after removing from the boxes, screwing 'em down to wood bases, and blowing 'em up! That's my buddy Jeffrey and son Kyle in the picture with yours truly. Look carefully and you'll see my other son Dirk holding up the 12' Santa and the tall Homer ... plus even my wife Wendy is in the first picture -
here's a closeup in case you can't spot her.
I couldn't decide which picture I looked better ... mouseover each image to see compared to the other one
49 - Canada - Edmonton Alberta 53.5500°N 113.5000°W
maybe some day they'll have inflatables even bigger than 12 feet!? (how tall is Santa??) can you imagine????
Actually, Home Depot sells a 16' Santa ... but no desire to get that since even the 12' one is pretty unwieldy, especially if the wind picks up. But HEY, size matters when it comes to Santa - here's a picture from 2007 of a 20' Santa at a neighbor's house ... they must deflate it when it gets windy.
50 - Canada - City N/A 60.0000°N 95.0000°W
Happy Thanksgiving to your entire family Alek. Looking forward to a great Christmas holiday season. Thanks for doing this again this year.
51 - United Kingdom - Worcester Worcestershire 52.2000°N 2.2000°W
Hi Alek, Question from Karen... How do You keep the Mosture out of the Blow up Clear Snow Globe? Her's Always ends up full of it and then that Stops the fake snow inside.... Thanks
I have the same problem - no easy solution.
52 - United Kingdom - Great Dunmow Essex 51.8833°N 0.3667°E
Happy thanksgiving from England!
53 - Hungary - Budapest 47.5000°N 19.0833°E
Happy thanksgiving from Hungary!
54 - United States - Hamburg New York 42.7091°N 78.8301°W
Happy Turkey Day from the ISS
55 - United States - Dixon Illinois 41.8157°N 89.4818°W
happy thanksgiving from ILL. and when will the webcams go online
56 - United Kingdom - Worcester Worcestershire 52.2000°N 2.2000°W
Happy Thanks Giving from The Midlands, England
57 - United Kingdom - Trowbridge Wiltshire 51.3189°N 2.2086°W
Happy Thanksgiving from the UK my American friends!
58 - United Kingdom - Derby 52.9333°N 1.5000°W
Happy Thanksgiving to Alek and Family, hope you have a nice day. From Gill and Luke.
59 - United States - Norman Oklahoma 35.2330°N 97.4122°W
Happy Thanksgiving everyone! From the Sooner state.
60 - Canada - Port Coquitlam British Columbia 49.2667°N 122.7833°W
HAPPY THANKSGIVING!!! -From Maple Ridge Canada
61 - United States - Silver Lake Kansas 39.1617°N 95.8068°W
62 - United States - Hulkville in the Republic of Boulder, Colorado
Happy Thanksgiving to everyone ... and since a common request is to see a turkey picture, here it is ((mouseover image to see another view) of yours truly about to carve it up with the neighbor's multi-colored Ginsu knives!
63 - Canada - Richmond Hill Ontario 43.8667°N 79.4333°W
Turkey looks amazing!
64 - United Kingdom - Liverpool 53.4167°N 3.0000°W
a very merry xmas from uk x
65 - Italy - Monte San Giovanni Campano Lazio 41.6333°N 13.5167°E
Action on webcam two - IT BEGINS!!!
Yep ... nice sunny day with temps in the mid-50's ... so figured I'd toss a few things out in the front yard -
here's the time-lapse which has been added to the
Christmas Videos page.
And since we were dog-watching, I even had some assistance from Roxy, the wonder dog!
66 - United States - Morgantown West Virginia 39.6456°N 79.9433°W
Come on lets start controlling these things
67 - Canada - Edmonton Alberta 53.5500°N 113.5000°W
perhaps Alek should shake things up a little this year. maybe put a few inflatables in some different places? a fresh look for 2012? :)
Probably not a lot of changes ... since the current setup is designed for maximum numbers of inflatables and lights within the webcam field of view! ;-)
68 - United States - Morgantown West Virginia 39.6456°N 79.9433°W
Alek when can we start controlling this?
69 - United States - Bristol Pennsylvania 40.1172°N 74.8495°W
What a yummy looking turkey, Alek! Hope your family had a Happy Thanksgiving! So jazzed to see the decorations starting to go up too! Woo Hoo!
70 - United Kingdom - Derby 52.9333°N 1.5000°W
Alek, thank you so much for the Tuekey picture, it looks so delicious. Luke loves this time of year, and cannot wait to get some decorations up. Not heard from a few of you in a while, kina, dave from UK,hope you both ok. Alek, thank you for all you do,
71 - United Kingdom - City N/A 54.0000°N 2.0000°W
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72 - United States - La Porte Texas 29.6883°N 95.0608°W
I thought there would be snow by now. Oh well, it's still looking a lot like Christmas....
73 - United States - Ypsilanti Michigan 42.2730°N 83.5994°W
cant wait to control the lights and stuff
74 - Canada - Port Coquitlam British Columbia 49.2667°N 122.7833°W
oh no...alek the wind messed up the display quite a bit! darn! (no rush!) :)
75 - United States - Morgantown West Virginia 39.6456°N 79.9433°W
Somebody is messing with the lights
76 - United States - Bristol Pennsylvania 40.1172°N 74.8495°W
Walmart has some cool new inflatables this year! Might want to check their after Christmas sales.
77 - United States - Morgantown West Virginia 39.6456°N 79.9433°W
Can we get the lights up tonight?
It's been a bit breezy ... so I'm a little behind in the setup. The lights/controls will NOT be online tonight ... but hoping to fire things up Monday.
78 - United States - Ypsilanti Michigan 42.2730°N 83.5994°W
when will you turn on the other webcams
79 - United States - Morgantown West Virginia 39.6456°N 79.9433°W
Merry Christmas from Morgantown,WV and hopefully everything will be ready for Alek's Christmas Lights tom. night
80 - United States - Morgantown West Virginia 39.6456°N 79.9433°W
How bis is your display alex?
81 - United States - Boonton New Jersey 40.9422°N 74.4196°W
Happy SKODOOSHGADOOSHMEHPOOSHPAYDAYc***ALAYODAY DAY FROM AGENT SALT WHO IS THE SANTA ANE AGENT PEPPER WHO KEEPS FOLLOWING AND SCREAMING DOH! WE JUST CAME BACK FROM APPLEBEES AND ATE POOPY PIE AND ONION DONUT DIP. REMEMBER CHILDREN TO NEVER SAY DOH OR U WILL TURN INTO A POOPY PIE LIKE OUR FRIEND AGENT ASPATAGUS DID! UNLESS YOU WANT TO TURN INTO A POOPY PIE. O AND HAPPY EASTER AND FOURTH OF MAY AND MERRY CHNUKKAH AND HAPPY CHRISTMAS. I HOPE YOUR CHRISTMAS TREE POOPS OUT A RAINBOW WHEN YOU ARE SLEEPING. WELL ANYWAYS, WHATSUP? WE ARE CURRENTLY IN SWEDEN AT LUCNCH BREAK FOR A FACTORY THAT MAKES FAKE DIOHREEA AND SKOODOSHES PEANUT BUTTER AND JELLY. TOODALOO!
82 - United States - Ypsilanti Michigan 42.2730°N 83.5994°W
stop spamming grow up
83 - United States - Bristol Pennsylvania 40.1172°N 74.8495°W
So not bothering to read that.
84 - United States - Lubbock Texas 33.5486°N 101.9224°W
Looking forward to the display as always Alek! Happy holidays!
85 - Canada - Spruce Grove Alberta 53.5333°N 113.9167°W
ALEK, please ban that child.. He will likely do that again.
86 - Canada - Port Coquitlam British Columbia 49.2667°N 122.7833°W
I agree! He did this 3 times already...but alek or someone removed it!
87 - Germany - Krefeld Nordrhein-Westfalen 51.3333°N 6.5667°E
Slowly the christmastime is coming. Looking forward to a big whithe crhistmas this year.
88 - United States - Hulkville in the Republic of Boulder, Colorado
So I knew some weather was coming in today, but was hoping the freezing drizzle would not happen ... but it did. So it is not safe to climb on the roof and I'm therefore not able to finish settings things up. This means the rest of the webcams and X10 controls will NOT go live tonight as hoped ... but should happen Tuesday as the weather improves. Sorry about the delay - full refunds for the big bucks 'ya all paid! ;-)
In the meantime, here's a beautiful sunset from my backyard from November 24th - click here to see the full-res 9000x4000 pixel panomramic.
89 - France - Bolbec Haute-Normandie 49.5732°N 0.4734°E
Hello aleks ! Cool webcam :-)
90 - Canada - Edmonton Alberta 53.5500°N 113.5000°W
you need a harness.. anyway. Can't wait for things to be roaring again!
91 - United States - Morgantown West Virginia 39.6456°N 79.9433°W
Why can we just activate Santa's Workshop cam?
92 - United States - Sioux Falls South Dakota 43.5500°N 96.7003°W
What is the Weather forcast for your City/Town for Tuesday
It's a fast moving cold front - warmer and sunny tomorrow - perfect "climbing on roof" weather.
93 - United States - Morgantown West Virginia 39.6456°N 79.9433°W
So we are sure we will have X10 tom.
94 - United States - Silver Lake Kansas 39.1617°N 95.8068°W
You just be careful. Enjoy the display but no sense in getting hurt. Especially considering the grief that you would catch at home. :)
95 - United States - Overland Park Kansas 38.9822°N 94.6708°W
Merry Christmas Mr. G and Family. Missed the Halloween lights this year but, I'm here for the Christmas lights.
96 - Canada - Montreal Quebec 45.5000°N 73.5833°W
[inappropriate content - would your Mother approve Dude?]
97 - United States - Bristol Pennsylvania 40.1172°N 74.8495°W
What's the matter with you?, Canadian! Hope karma kicks you in the b****
98 - Canada - Edmonton Alberta 53.5500°N 113.5000°W
always one or two in the crowd... sigh
99 - United Kingdom - Hayling Hampshire 50.7833°N 0.9667°W
Guys you can see the webcam live on the front garden by going to watching grass grow, Google it.
100 - Canada - Edmonton Alberta 53.5500°N 113.5000°W
but he's not doing the work there, he's doing work on the house. can't see the house at Watching Grass Grow.
101 - Canada - Edmonton Alberta 53.5500°N 113.5000°W
looks like your tree is getting pretty big there on the left. might need to re-position that cam some day!
Tell me about it ... just hard to ask my neighbor's to move their 2nd floor balcony! ;-)
102 - South Africa - Cape Town Western Cape 33.9258°S 18.4232°E
Hi Alex. Would there be any interest in an Android App version of your website?
The webpage is pretty standard HTML ... so should render fine on a phone's browser ... just a bit smaller.
103 - United States - Morgantown West Virginia 39.6456°N 79.9433°W
When will Santa workshop come on?
104 - Canada - Edmonton Alberta 53.5500°N 113.5000°W
is it just me or does Webcam 2 seem to have a much larger area this time? the inflatables look further away!
105 - United States - Bremerton Washington 47.6322°N 122.6376°W
Hello, I have been using this site for a long time! I have got my friends and family to donate!
106 - United States - Bremerton Washington 47.6322°N 122.6376°W
People!!!! Lets Start HAVING some fun! HO HO HO! This is HoneyDew And Xepho's here
107 - Canada - Spruce Grove Alberta 53.5333°N 113.9167°W
wow, laptop WAY too bright!!
108 - United States - Bremerton Washington 47.6322°N 122.6376°W
Zoom out on the SHOP cam because we can't see the message thing
109 - Canada - Spruce Grove Alberta 53.5333°N 113.9167°W
perfect! can't get more perfect than that!!
110 - United States - City N/A 38.0000°N 97.0000°W
BY GOD..THERE IS A SANTA CLAUS..MERRY XMAS..AND THANK YOU FOR THE THE WONDERFULL SHOW..
111 - United States - Montville New Jersey 40.9117°N 74.3631°W
ALL, MY AGENT PEPPER IS NOW CRYING IN THE CORNER BECAUSE OF YOUR MEAN COMMENTS. YOU SHOULD BE ASHAMED OF YOURSELVES! WE ARE IN SERIOUS BUSINESS AND WE JUST WANTED TO WISH PEOPLE JOY AND GIFT IDEAS TO THE HOLIDAY!!!! HOW EOULD YOU KNOW WHAT DONUT ONION DIP TASTES LIKE IF WE DIDN'T RECOMMEND IT TO YOU. ALEK!!!!!! WE NEED ADVICE ON HOW TO STOP OUR TREE FROM POOPING RAINBOWS PLEASEPLEASEPLEASE.
112 - United States - Norman Oklahoma 35.2330°N 97.4122°W
Merry christmas from Derek
113 - United States - Beaverton Oregon 45.4573°N 122.7992°W
I personaly think that this is very cool and any one that says this is stupid... SHAME ON YOU
114 - United States - Bremerton Washington 47.6322°N 122.6376°W
173.245.064 Is ruining Xmas for everyone and saying SANTA is not real! Shame on him!
115 - United States - Rochester New York 43.1548°N 77.6156°W
Merry Christmas every one!! Hey Alek does all the decorations in October and December do any damage to your lawn? Have you had Any vandals?
The lawn turns a bit yellow where the wood platforms sit, but it bounces right back in the Spring. Biggest vandals are the squirrels eating an occasional wire! ;-)
116 - Canada - Edmonton Alberta 53.5500°N 113.5000°W
Alek. PLEASE ban 024.046.090.007. he's been doing this sort of nonsense for days now and he has no plan to stop as you can see.
The best approach is to just try to ignore people posting stuff you don't agree with and/or are annoying.
117 - United States - Westland Michigan 42.3318°N 83.3710°W
Powerball Jackpot just grew to ___550 million - I'm gonna win, and we are ALL gonna put Celiac Disease in its place!
118 - United Kingdom - Norwich Norfolk 52.6333°N 1.3000°E
Alek, careful up there on the roof!! Merry Christmas 2012 to all!
119 - Canada - Edmonton Alberta 53.5500°N 113.5000°W
It's the Grinch who killed Homer!
120 - Canada - Saint John New Brunswick 45.2667°N 66.0667°W
I enjoy your Christmas and Halloween displays every year, BUT I wonder why Pumpkin Jack is there on the Christmas scene. Is it someone's sentimental favorite?
Yep - Pumpkin Jack is Back! ;-)
121 - United States - Livonia Michigan 42.3684°N 83.3720°W
Alek there is a tree branch in front of ChristmasCam1.
122 - Canada - Edmonton Alberta 53.5500°N 113.5000°W
now for the burrito Reindeer! hehe
The Burrito Reindeer, 15' Santa Balloon, and a numbers of things aren't setup yet - sorry I just ran out of time. I did finish Santa's Workshop and most of the front house ... but there is still a lot of work to do in the Front Yard ... but hope to make some progress tomorrow.
123 - United States - Kansas City Kansas 39.0734°N 94.7177°W
Alek the lights and controls are great as always. I will be enjoying them this year with my granddaughters, 2 and 1. Love this season.
124 - United States - Las Vegas Nevada 36.1750°N 115.1372°W
Enjoying your decorations again this year. Thanks for sharing, and happy holidays to everyone!
125 - United States - Morgantown West Virginia 39.6456°N 79.9433°W
hulk is here
126 - United States - Kansas City Kansas 39.0734°N 94.7177°W
Alek, please explain to me what a Burrito Reindeer is? The name makes me hungry!! :)
Here's the full history/description of the Burrito Reindeer - pretty funny.
127 - United Kingdom - Londonderry Derry 55.0000°N 7.3333°W
It's nice to see the Christmas lights on again Alek. Like I said last year, it's becoming a real Christmas tradition in our house.
128 - United States - Hennessey Oklahoma 36.0707°N 97.9077°W
Do you have a facebook page for your christmas lights? Love to watch the lights, it is so cool. I wish I could set up some lights like that.
129 - Canada - Edmonton Alberta 53.5500°N 113.5000°W
You better not shout because Santa Claus is coming to town!
130 - United States - Babson Park Massachusetts 42.2987°N 71.2595°W
mr. and mrs. K frolicking under the balloon. mistletoe perhaps
131 - Canada - Edmonton Alberta 53.5500°N 113.5000°W
Pretty sure that isn't Mrs. K
Correct - that was actually my Mom helping me out! ;-)
132 - United States - Boise Idaho 43.6135°N 116.2035°W
I've been visiting this website every Christmas for the last few years and have enjoyed it very much. Thanks Alek for all that you do. - Blessings from Idaho!
133 - United States - Norman Oklahoma 35.2330°N 97.4122°W
Hey Alex since all the stuff in your yard is sit up facing the cam and not the street, do you have a sign or something lit up to tell drivers that pass by where to see your lights? Just wondering.
A lot of the display does face the street ... but there is no sign ... but most people know it is online and I can see 'em controlling the Christmas Display via their smart phones.
134 - United States - Norman Oklahoma 35.2330°N 97.4122°W
Let me correct my spelling to Alek not Alex. Sorry about that!
135 - United States - Whittaker Michigan 42.1281°N 83.5997°W
Alek what webcams do you use
It's a hodge-podge of donated webcams ... which makes the setup/integration more work, but with a bit of bailing wire/duct tape, it all works. Webcam #1 is an AXIS 215, Webcam #2 is a Vivotek FD8362, and Webcam #3 is an IQinVision IQeye IQ33N.
136 - United States - Orange Park Florida 30.1294°N 81.7775°W
chat with me jordan know
137 - United States - Livonia Michigan 42.3684°N 83.3720°W
I wish alek would have the cams streaming video instead of these images every 2 seconds it would be better because when you limit something it causes a bottleneck and everyone suffers. If there is anything I could do to make that happen I would gladly help out whatever way that is necessary. Let me know alek please. Thank you!
138 - United States - Dunedin Florida 28.0288°N 82.7689°W
some people are never happy allways find some thing wrong
139 - United States - Marrero Louisiana 29.8256°N 90.1211°W
can't wait till Christmas!!!!!! SO EXCITED!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1
140 - United States - Hulkville in the Republic of Boulder, Colorado
The 15' Santa Balloon presents a bit of a challenge, especially when the winds pick up. Unfortunately, one of the four main struts cracked as seen in the pictures below. I backed out the screws slightly, so the piece is staying wedged on ... so far! ;-)
141 - Canada - Spruce Grove Alberta 53.5333°N 113.9167°W
You have been blessed with fantastic December weather! Great timing!
142 - United Kingdom - City N/A 54.0000°N 2.0000°W
Sitting in Cornwall, UK, watching you make the final few "tweaks", only 55 mins till blast off!! I can't wait as I have spent all day setting up my lights today and I am looking forward to having a play with yours after waiting for 11 months! MERRY CHRISTMAS EVERYONE
143 - United States - Westland Michigan 42.3318°N 83.3710°W
LOL, are you letting the neighborhood kids play with the lights before the rest of the world?
They are "testing" it for me ... plus they have a lot of fun.
144 - United Kingdom - City N/A 54.0000°N 2.0000°W
I enjoyed that!!
145 - United States - Louisville Kentucky 38.1300°N 85.5794°W
ho ho ho.. ho ho ho ___3
146 - Canada - Spruce Grove Alberta 53.5333°N 113.9167°W
ALEK, please. Can you do something about these spamming children on the IM? This is a family site, yet they're being ver vulgar and abusive towards your wife. Come on, there has to be limits!
147 - Canada - Vancouver British Columbia 49.2500°N 123.1333°W
HAPPY WALRUS BASH WE HAVE WAFFLES
148 - United States - Athens Georgia 33.9410°N 83.4341°W
you havin' a giggle, m8?
149 - Canada - Verdun Quebec 45.4500°N 73.5667°W
You have a very nice house. It's a shame the spammers had to come and screw with it. Much bless
150 - Canada - Spruce Grove Alberta 53.5333°N 113.9167°W
I've been coming here for 5 years, the spammer group is making me want to stop coming back. They go or I go.
151 - United States - Westland Michigan 42.3318°N 83.3710°W
@ last comment: This is probably a temporary thing, I am sure Alek is going to take care of this garbage. Please be patient
152 - United States - Stony Brook New York 40.9223°N 72.6371°W
Ron Paul 2012
153 - United States - Clearfield Utah 41.1108°N 112.0260°W
What if Zelda was a girl?
154 - United States - Simi Valley California 34.2521°N 118.7843°W
Oh god I'm scared, what is this place?
155 - United States - Clearfield Utah 41.1108°N 112.0260°W
STOP POSTING HERE THIS IS OUR SECRET CLUB
156 - United Kingdom - Great Dunmow Essex 51.8833°N 0.3667°E
Is everything all set up now? :) looks good!
I think just about every square inch is covered! ;-)
157 - United States - Los Angeles California 34.0522°N 118.2437°W
REDDIT WILL RETURN
158 - Canada - Edmonton Alberta 53.5500°N 113.5000°W
Let's see if Reddit shows up again tonight. sigh....
159 - United States - Westland Michigan 42.3318°N 83.3710°W
Alek went through and trashed all of the negative and derogatory comments too - kudos!
160 - United States - Silver Lake Kansas 39.1617°N 95.8068°W
Good deal. It's a shame that some people can't follow the rules.
161 - United States - Montville New Jersey 40.9117°N 74.3631°W
Alek, does it get annoying to see lights and inflatables going in and out and up and down while inside, and especially while eating dinner? Or does your family enjoy it? Merry Christmas.
I've been doing this for over a decade ... so I actually hardly notice it! ;-)
162 - United States - West Rutland Vermont 43.5738°N 73.0496°W
Well i bet his family enjoys it. The more flashing and up and down means the more popular!
163 - United States - Sioux Falls South Dakota 43.5500°N 96.7003°W
I hope you get some snow in CO there calling for snow in the Black Hills of South Dakota
164 - Canada - Edmonton Alberta 53.5500°N 113.5000°W
for some reason, I noticed last night that my Instant messages were not showing up on the Laptop screen but they were being included in the list of messages. And the Blog was not working for me either.
165 - United States - Burbank California 34.1994°N 118.2914°W
Every year, we hear on the news about all those people who are mostly quite sensible the rest of the year, whose Christmas trees caught fire. Don't become one of them!
Never use lighted candles near trees, boughs, curtains/drapes, or with any potentially flammable item. Stand your tree away from fireplaces, radiators and other heat sources. If you use an artificial tree, choose one that is tested and labeled as fire-resistant. Artificial trees with built-in electrical systems should have the Underwriters Laboratory (UL) label. Only use indoor lights indoors. (Look for the UL label.) Check lights for broken or cracked sockets, frayed or bare wires, and loose connections. Use no more than three light sets on any one extension cord. Extension cords should be placed against the wall to avoid tripping hazards, but do not run cords under rugs, around furniture legs or across doorways. If using a natural tree, make sure it is well watered to avoid dry branches from catching fire from the heat of light bulbs. Fire extinguishers may seem like overkill, but the ability to quickly tackle a small fire before it gets out of control is a small investment. And make sure they are working, visible and accessible. In the worst-case scenario, if you do have to call the fire department, and if you're a single woman (or a g** man), here's hoping he's single and cute, and, of course, prevents any fire damage. This goes for all couples straight and g** too (just the last part though)! Wishing you all a Safe and Happy Christmas Party!
166 - United States - Charlotte North Carolina 35.3366°N 80.7958°W
ASUKA WINS, s**** IT REIF__AGS
167 - United States - Rochester New York 43.1548°N 77.6156°W
Has any one seen the 'The Christmas story 2" Yet? Went straight to Dvd. Merry Christmas and peace on Earth!!
168 - Canada - Edmonton Alberta 53.5500°N 113.5000°W
I heard it was horrible.
169 - United Kingdom - Basingstoke Hampshire 51.2667°N 1.0833°W
Loving the site!, just found a similar site called grottotree (Google Grottotree)
170 - United States - Montville New Jersey 40.9117°N 74.3631°W
Do you ever have people who stop and take pictures and videos in front of your display or stop there cars just to admire the work?
Happens all the time with the largest crowds by far on Christmas Eve.
171 - United States - Sioux Falls South Dakota 43.5500°N 96.7003°W
Hope you get some snow on your Display so it will look very very nice
It was almost 70°F today ... but weather is changing and we might have snow this weekend ... HO-HO-HO! ;-)
172 - United States - Cumming Georgia 34.1483°N 84.1404°W
Alek, thanks for spreading the Christmas Cheer another year. Christmas Lights, Etc is proud to make another donation for 2012 to support the Celiac disease research.
Christmas Lights Etc. has been a long time sponsor/donator for the Controllable Christmas Lights for Celiac Disease - their help in raising over $70,000 for charity is greatly appreciated.
173 - United States - Hulkville in the Republic of Boulder, Colorado
Funniest Tweet so far about my Clark Griswold'ish Christmas display - Claire Martin writes: "It's baaa-aa-ck! Alek's controllable Christmas lights in all their garish glory -- and the web page is even more so"
174 - Canada - Calgary Alberta 51.0833°N 114.0833°W
Once again a fantastic job Alek! Best to you and yours throughout the season! Cheers
175 - United States - Sioux Falls South Dakota 43.5500°N 96.7003°W
Hey Alex might want to go outside & fix Balloon Santa
The 15' Santa Balloon is quite the challenge to keep upright ... plus as seen in post #140, it's taken some damage.
176 - United States - Minot North Dakota 48.1387°N 101.3393°W
no streaming cam yet maybe setup through ustream or some thing.
I do generate some time-lapse of the footage which can be seen on the Christmas videos page. The webcams don't have the image quality of my Canon DSLR (check out images below and compare to post #156) ... although the IQinVision IQeye IQ33N does pretty well. In fairness, the others are outside (so they are, of course, domed), but the IQeye is still a step up in terms of image quality and is a pretty kick-a** webcam - I really appreciate them loaning it to me for the holidays.
177 - Ukraine - City N/A 49.0000°N 32.0000°E
What is the person and light by Elmo next to the garage?
Good spot ... that is actually me with a laptop to confirm things look good on the webcam - I moved the picture up from blog post #176 so you can see below.
178 - United Kingdom - City N/A 54.0000°N 2.0000°W
179 - Canada - Edmonton Alberta 53.5500°N 113.5000°W
no spam mr Zxcgnmxr!
180 - Canada - Saskatoon Saskatchewan 52.1333°N 106.6667°W
An excellent Christmas light display. Congrats from Saskatoon, SK, Canada.
181 - United Kingdom - Nuneaton Warwickshire 52.5167°N 1.4667°W
Alek - get yourself some ShoeGoo to repair the damaged balloon strut. Brilliant stuff for mending most things. For a stronger repair embed some fiberglass tape into the ShoeGoo. I've even used it to mend a cracked plastic bath tub! Merry Christmas.
That's a serious stress point, so I doubt that would hold ... but I appreciate the suggestion. However, I did contact Home Depot a few days ago when the strut broke and they hooked me up with Gemmy who makes the Santa Balloon. And they are sending a replacement strut ... which may arrive as early as later today - YEA!
182 - Canada - Edmonton Alberta 53.5500°N 113.5000°W
hey Alek, where did you get that Snoopy Inflatable?
I got it years ago - probably one of my many 50-75% off post-holiday sales ... now I just need to find a Red Baron! ;-)
183 - United States - Sioux Falls South Dakota 43.5500°N 96.7003°W
try lookin for the Red Baron inflatable on Gemmy.com
184 - Canada - Spruce Grove Alberta 53.5333°N 113.9167°W
Where's the snow?
185 - Anonymous Proxy - City N/A 0.0000°N 0.0000°E
JB Weld fixes everything!
186 - United States - Hulkville in the Republic of Boulder, Colorado
The broken strut (see blog post #140 and 181 for background/pictures) has been replaced! As mentioned, Gemmy sent a replacement strut (two actually ... so I have a backup) and it popped right in - here's the new part versus the old part. Looks like they are using Brass Screws now, although slightly smaller head - it popped right in. Gemmy and Home Depot ROCKS!!!!
Remember this balloon has been used a LOT for 4 years ... and gets inflated/deflated a bazillions times by people around the world. So it's pretty amazing it has held up as well as it has. Here's some pictures of some of the other "damage" - tears have developed in the fabric which reduces the inflation power, but so far the packing tape seems to be holding. And a couple of plastic tabs have broken off on the top. Incidentally, check out the sky behind that last picture - weather is moving in tonight!
187 - United States - Westland Michigan 42.3318°N 83.3710°W
Duck Tape! The way to repair ANYTHING! LOL jk :-D
188 - Canada - Spruce Grove Alberta 53.5333°N 113.9167°W
17 days till Christmas... Let's make the most of this place!! Turn on and off like you never have before!!
189 - United States - San Diego California 32.7153°N 117.1573°W
Happy Holidays to you and yours Mr Grassmas. You've outdone yourself (again) this year.
190 - United Kingdom - Guildford Surrey 51.2167°N 0.5667°W
Cool site bro, guys check grottotree out as well. (Google GrottoTree)
191 - United Kingdom - Great Dunmow Essex 51.8833°N 0.3667°E
I was looking forward to seeing some snow :(
Yea, so much for the weatherman - did get cold, but zippo snow - with warming trend the next couple of days - darn!!!
192 - United Kingdom - City N/A 54.0000°N 2.0000°W
hi enjoy watching your lights from here in the uk great keep it up
193 - United States - Rochester New York 43.1548°N 77.6156°W
Sadly No snow here ;(! Normal snow fall for us in Rochester NY is 10" YTD but we only seen .08" so far BUT it beats last years .03" of snow...lol! I Googled the odds for a white Christmas for here is 60% for a inch 23% for 5 inches, and 3% 10+". As for the next 7 days ,looks like maybe a stray flurry Tuesday..woo! BUT the weather man said there is a Hemispheric pattern change has begun, witness blizzard in upper midwest. Should lead to 3 decent snow chances in Rochester from 17th thru Christmas!!
194 - Canada - Edmonton Alberta 53.5500°N 113.5000°W
it would be very odd to see This place without Snow on Christmas Day. Alek when did the last Brown Christmas happen there?
195 - United States - Minot North Dakota 48.1387°N 101.3393°W
greeting from minot air force base north dakota and all personal of 91st security forces group 742 missile sq.
As someone who enjoys hearing the Sound of Freedom, here's a big salute to our men and women in the Air Forces ... as seen here at the Rocky Mountain Airshow.
196 - United States - Hulkville in the Republic of Boulder, Colorado
One of the X10 Super Socket blew out last night - specifically, zone #4 on the outside panel at 21:52:53 when it went ON,
but never went OFF - check out the footage in
- I had to unplug after show close at 10:00 as even the auto-shutdown
sequence didn't turn it off.
Per the Circuit layout/electrical analysis diagram at the bottom of the webcam page, this provides power and
control to the Upper Roof Icicles, Purple Orbs, Column/Bubble Lights,
SnowGlobe, LED Tree, Penguin, Bells, and Santa Heli - a total of 11.0 Amps and 3,300 lights.
I used up the last of my extension cords and Appliance Modules to
jury-rig a fix ... but had to unplug half of the icicle lights and the Bells
since they can't carry as much Amperage.
I hope to replace the Super Socket tomorrow.
197 - United States - Westland Michigan 42.3318°N 83.3710°W
Thats a bummer! (reply to comment 196)
198 - United States - Sioux Falls South Dakota 43.5500°N 96.7003°W
will Balloon Santa be lifting up or grounded by high winds tonight
It is a bit breezy tonight ... so it is right on the cusp of "no fly" for Santa Balloon ... but I just pulled the bungee cords and plugged him in for 'ya.
199 - United States - Westland Michigan 42.3318°N 83.3710°W
Looks like its snowing a little bit @ 23:30! Ho Ho Ho!! ___-)
200 - United Kingdom - Great Dunmow Essex 51.8833°N 0.3667°E
There's some snow!! Yay. Hoping for more
201 - Canada - Edmonton Alberta 53.5500°N 113.5000°W
looks like you got some dusting!! only 12 inches to go to catch up!!
202 - United States - Hulkville in the Republic of Boulder, Colorado
Yea, we got a surprise dusting of about a 1/2" of very light fluffy snow. The HULK doesn't look too happy about the cold temperatures, but there were at least some critters walking around as seen by their footsteps in the driveway.
Here's a time lapse video showing it fell
during a relatively short period just before midnight - good spot in blog post #199!
203 - Canada - Edmonton Alberta 53.5500°N 113.5000°W
You had a Rabbit!! one of those sets is of a Rabbit walking (or hopping) through the yard.
204 - United States - Bristol Rhode Island 41.6783°N 71.2708°W
Only 5minutes till controls turn on!
205 - United States - Philadelphia Pennsylvania 39.9609°N 75.2310°W
206 - United States - Hulkville in the Republic of Boulder, Colorado
The Traffic on the Christmas Webcam can be quiet one night ... and then just crazy the following. Last Sunday there were quite a few people online turning my 20,000 Christmas Lights ON & OFF ... so I setup one of my old webcams to take footage of the
XTBM X10 Signal Meter.
This incredibly nifty and useful tool from JV Digital Engineering
plugs into an outlets and monitors the powerline for any X10 signals. It shows you the
X10 signal strength, noise levels, commands sent, and other misc. A fantastic must-have
debugging tool for ensuring that X10 works properly ... plus Jeff Volp (the dude that makes 'em)
is awesome to work with.
Here's the time-lapse speeded up 200x Real-time ... and if your eyes/brain can't process all those X10 commands that fast,
here's it is speeded up 10x.
207 - United Kingdom - Croydon 51.3833°N 0.1000°W
Hi Alek, thankyou for including my site "GrottoTree" under "Other sites that have done...." (Last Updated 3rd December 2008?) Everyone feel free to check GrottoTree out!
Updated the update date ... and while I appreciate your enthusiasm, lets not have too many Blog posts about the Grotta tree please ... but it is pretty cool ... and reminds me of another website! ;-)
208 - United Kingdom - Grays Thurrock 51.4833°N 0.3333°E
Best christmas lights on the web!
209 - Germany - City N/A 51.0000°N 9.0000°E
You have replaced Super Socket 4 - Does that mean the others are likely to go soon to?
I typically have a couple of Super Sockets blow out every year ... so yea, another one will probably blow out here before the end of the holiday season.
210 - United States - Livonia Michigan 42.3684°N 83.3720°W
The balloon boy balloon is not standing up all of the way alek. Do you think it's the because of the wind or is something else broken? Thank you!
The 15' balloon is a ... challenge - there are just a host of issues with something that size. So yes, when the wind is blowing, it will certainly lean in that direction. Sometimes the ropes get stuck in the nearby bushes and prevent it from going all the way up. And the fabric (after 4 years of heavy use) has a bit of packing tape applied to it on tears. But in this case, one of those ropes had just come loose ... so it wasn't pulling as well as it should - seems to be working a lot better now.
211 - Canada - Edmonton Alberta 53.5500°N 113.5000°W
you should invest in another moving Inflatable some day. like a cool looking one that is unique.. or maybe get some sponsors? they could donate a few...
212 - United States - Hulkville in the Republic of Boulder, Colorado
While people around the world (146 countries last year) enjoy seeing the lights ON, environmentalists will be happy to know that they can turn the lights OFF with a click of the mouse. Better yet, this is the 8th year I'm using Wind Power and even though that is "clean" energy, I do a Carbon Offset contribution for the half Ton of CO2 generated by the about one MegaWatt-Hour of power consumed - that's about the same as a single cross-country airline trip. Finally, by providing online viewing via webcam, you don't need to burn fossil fuels by driving around to see Christmas lights ... Al Gore would be proud! ;-)
213 - United States - Miami Florida 25.8124°N 80.2401°W
That X10 video was amazing
214 - Italy - Chiaramonte Gulfi Sicilia 37.0333°N 14.7000°E
10 days before Santa shows up.
215 - United States - Hulkville in the Republic of Boulder, Colorado
I took a few pictures of how I fixed and repaired the X10 Super Socket - check out the URL for the whole blow-by-blow ... a few pics below. Bottom line is you can now saw "Give me FULL Power Scotty! ;-)"
216 - United States - Westland Michigan 42.3318°N 83.3710°W
Neat demonstration on your setup - I don't know if I wanna see how you ran your wiring back to your lighting panel (assuming its right next to the main power panel) !! LOL ;-)
The wiring actually does go directly into the main panel - 4 dedicated circuits (60 Amps GFCI protected) for Christmas Lights - WOOT! ;-)
217 - United Kingdom - Milton Keynes 52.0333°N 0.7000°W
wow superb job
218 - United Kingdom - City N/A 54.0000°N 2.0000°W
Alek, do you think you could take some pictures with everything turned on in zone 1, everything turned on in zone 2, etc... to give us visual reference to what is on what zone. (Rather than guessing what a item is called and looking it up on the circuit layout.)
That would be an interesting idea ... but would require shooting from two different angles and with 8 zones, would be 16 pictures - not sure how to present in a useful/informative way. Optionally, you can just turn a zone ON/OFF and see what it does in real-time.
219 - Taiwan - Taipei T'ai-pei 25.0392°N 121.5250°E
Where is the snow?
220 - Canada - Edmonton Alberta 53.5500°N 113.5000°W
I'm dreaming of an Indian Summer....
221 - United Kingdom - Woking Surrey 51.3167°N 0.5333°W
Re Post 218: you could just create a page with the 16 images and label it like Zone 1 Cam 1, Zone 2 Cam 1, etc... (When a item is turned On/Off, how do you know it was you and not another surfer at the very same time?)
222 - United States - Westland Michigan 42.3318°N 83.3710°W
Alek, how much snow are they forecasting?
223 - United States - Lansing Michigan 42.6973°N 84.5303°W
merry christmas ethan childs
224 - United States - Hulkville in the Republic of Boulder, Colorado
I tossed a toy HULK into Santa's workshop ... which (update: more than) one Internet Surfer thought was pretty cool!
225 - United Kingdom - Grays Thurrock 51.4833°N 0.3333°E
226 - United States - Norman Oklahoma 35.2330°N 97.4122°W
Yard looks great with snow! Really gives it a Christmas feel
227 - Canada - Edmonton Alberta 53.5500°N 113.5000°W
now.. the real question is, will it still be here by Dec 25th?
228 - United States - Hulkville in the Republic of Boulder, Colorado
Total snow accumulation isn't supposed to be more than 6" ... and then it is supposed to start to warm up ... so yea, we'll probably need another wave of snow for a White Christmas. Fortunately, the Colorado Ski areas got pounded (they needed it) and it was a treat to shovel some snow this morning as seen in the before/after pics below ... plus check out the time-lapse video! ;-)
229 - Canada - Edmonton Alberta 53.5500°N 113.5000°W
oops! missed a spot.. oh well, it was covered up anyway.
230 - United States - Topeka Kansas 39.0595°N 95.6740°W
Snow! Yeah! Send some moisture east!
231 - Belgium - City N/A 50.8333°N 4.0000°E
What's with the broom sweeping?
The Broom is used to clear the snow from the rope lights in the front yard so they are visible on the webcam - here's a time-lapse video of the HO-HO and other stuff becoming visible. Needless to say, it is a LOT more work when a foot or more of snow falls! ;-)
232 - Canada - North Saanich British Columbia 48.7000°N 123.4500°W
233 - United States - Hulkville in the Republic of Boulder, Colorado
Here's a few pictures of the christmas display with the recently fallen snow.
234 - United States - Pinehurst North Carolina 35.1936°N 79.4613°W
Happy Merry Christmas!
235 - United States - Canton Georgia 34.2577°N 84.4921°W
Merry Christmas Alek...found this site by chance a few years ago and come back every year since! I have to ask...maybe I missed something...why is the Corona Light in Santa's workshop? Trying to get on his good list?LOL!
236 - India - Delhi 28.6667°N 77.2167°E
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237 - United States - Naperville Illinois 41.8032°N 88.1341°W
Bah humbug f***ers!
238 - United States - Hulkville in the Republic of Boulder, Colorado
Santa is bringing coal to the previous two posters! ;-)
239 - United States - City N/A 38.0000°N 97.0000°W
Merry Christmas to you :)
240 - United States - Hutchinson Kansas 37.9520°N 97.9771°W
Love you Jesus!
241 - United Kingdom - Grays Thurrock 51.4833°N 0.3333°E
Snow forecast for christmas day????
Forecast is for dry sunny weather the next couple of days ... BUT ... a winter storm is coming in on the 24th ... so we actually might have a White Christmas! ;-)
242 - United States - Arlington Texas 32.6902°N 97.1908°W
243 - Canada - Calgary Alberta 51.0833°N 114.0833°W
how do you send stuff to ehowa
244 - United States - Westland Michigan 42.3318°N 83.3710°W
Bummer, the snow is already starting to melt away! :(
245 - United States - Mount Holly New Jersey 39.9943°N 74.7918°W
I think you may be getting Christmas Slashdotted... Happy Slashdot!
246 - United States - Hulkville in the Republic of Boulder, Colorado
Two Internet Surfers were quite the comedians on the Instant Messages on Webcam tonight! ;-)
2012_12_21_16:45:11.933 068.150.161.xxx Jingle bells jingle bells, it's Christmas time in the cut
2012_12_21_16:53:56.779 074.215.029.xxx Omg theres a guy
2012_12_21_16:54:15.794 074.215.029.xxx Wave at the camera if you see this, guy. Also sweet lights
2012_12_21_16:55:00.515 074.215.029.xxx He doesn't know we're here... Wait YAY!!!
2012_12_21_16:55:02.877 068.150.161.xxx The Lord of the lights!
2012_12_21_16:55:31.588 074.215.029.xxx Master of magic (lights)!
2012_12_21_16:56:07.213 068.150.161.xxx The Chancelor of Christmas
2012_12_21_16:56:14.892 074.215.029.xxx Wait, is this his normal computer that he always uses?
2012_12_21_16:56:36.331 068.150.161.xxx The Duke of Decorating!
2012_12_21_16:57:03.379 074.215.029.xxx Emperor of Empires... yeah ok I'm bad at this
2012_12_21_16:58:03.951 068.150.161.xxx The Father of Frosty
2012_12_21_16:58:36.314 068.150.161.xxx The Guru of gifts!
2012_12_21_16:58:41.911 074.215.029.xxx Grandfather of the Grinch
2012_12_21_16:59:28.444 068.150.161.xxx The jack of all jello
2012_12_21_17:00:02.778 068.150.161.xxx The sire of sockets
2012_12_21_17:00:05.125 074.215.029.xxx The Keiser of Kristmas
2012_12_21_17:00:28.882 068.150.161.xxx The toast of Tinsel
2012_12_21_17:01:41.910 068.150.161.xxx The Admiral of anticipation
2012_12_21_17:03:14.122 068.150.161.xxx The boss of boxes
2012_12_21_17:03:57.760 068.150.161.xxx The heir of holidays
[Alek] Those are some pretty darn funny comments 068 and 074 - you guys should write for Letterman!
247 - United States - Washingtonville New York 41.4267°N 74.1599°W
I have a grin from ear to ear because of you and this site!!!!!!
248 - Canada - Port Moody British Columbia 49.2833°N 122.8500°W
Keep it up
249 - United States - Providence Rhode Island 41.8240°N 71.4128°W
hi peaple we survived yesturday take that doomes day predictrs
250 - United States - Hulkville in the Republic of Boulder, Colorado
People often ask how do we get in and out of our garage with all the inflatables blocking it. The solution is pretty easy - I just take 'em down, we drive in/out, and then put 'em back up as seen in this time-lapse video.
251 - United States - Rochester New York 43.1548°N 77.6156°W
Hey Alek, Just wondering how do you time lapse you videos? Is there a software? Just Wondering because i running a Small Christmas web site. I dont to spam but people can search Buckmans Ice cream and bakery fan site. Thank You and Merry Christmas!!!
252 - United States - New Britain Connecticut 41.6612°N 72.7795°W
253 - United States - Hulkville in the Republic of Boulder, Colorado
Forecast for today is 50°F and sunny - Jeffrey and Roxy think it is a nice day to walk the dog! ;-)
254 - United States - Ashaway Rhode Island 41.4314°N 71.7633°W
santa clause is coming to town.
255 - United States - Hulkville in the Republic of Boulder, Colorado
While it is sunny this Christmas Eve morning, the weather is supposed to show up late afternoon ... so Santa will be showing up in a snowstorm and we should have a White Christmas. Here's a few wide-angle picture of the house and closeups of the HULK - he looks like he has a black eye due to the shadow from his hat.
256 - Germany - Kiel Schleswig-Holstein 54.3333°N 10.1333°E
Merry Christmas and greetings from Germany.
257 - United States - Warren Michigan 42.5153°N 82.9842°W
Merry Christmas from Michigan!
258 - United Kingdom - Great Dunmow Essex 51.8833°N 0.3667°E
Merry christmas from England :)
259 - Hungary - Sopron Gyor-Moson-Sopron 47.6833°N 16.6000°E
merry christmas from hungary!
260 - Canada - Brandon Manitoba 49.8333°N 99.9500°W
Merry Christmas from Canada
261 - United States - Westland Michigan 42.3318°N 83.3710°W
OK, what was being carried down the street at 14:57, a pool table?? LOL!
That was actually a foosball game which one of our neighbors had "stored" at our house since it was a surprise for their kids ... so we were bringing it over while they were out of the house. Those same good friends also gave me a "Bailey's Christmas Pack" ... so this was quite nice to have with the morning coffee on the 25th while opening presents.
262 - Macedonia - Skopje Karpos 42.0000°N 21.4333°E
Where is the snow?
I can see the weather coming in from the West ... all the forecasts are saying a couple of inches of snow by the morning ... just don't know when it will start.
263 - United States - Rancho Santa Margarita California 33.6199°N 117.6119°W
merry christmas from Megan&Ryan in sunny califorina.
264 - Canada - Richmond Hill Ontario 43.8667°N 79.4333°W
Merry Christmas Alex and family! From Alex
265 - United States - Phoenix Arizona 33.6238°N 112.0511°W
my whole family has celiac. it's nice to see someone raising more awareness. nice lights too!
266 - United States - Rochester New York 43.1548°N 77.6156°W
My Thoughts And Prayers to The Fire Fighters and family's In Webster Ny Shooting. May God Bless Them all!! And Merry Christmas TO ALL!!
267 - United States - Hilliard Ohio 40.0231°N 83.1810°W
268 - Australia - Charlestown New South Wales 32.9500°S 151.6667°E
some maroons kept on turning the decorations off so I was never able to see the full decoration. stupid little immature pretend gangstas should go and play with their pencils somewhere else.
269 - Canada - Spruce Grove Alberta 53.5333°N 113.9167°W
There's no rule against turning off the lights Aussie boy
270 - Germany - Bochum Nordrhein-Westfalen 51.4833°N 7.2167°E
271 - United Kingdom - Hanley Stoke-on-Trent 53.0333°N 2.1833°W
MERRY Xmas to you all from the mcallister family barnet. England
272 - Czech Republic - Ceske Budejovice Jihocesky kraj 48.9833°N 14.4667°E
Merry Christmas from Strakonice, Czech Republic
273 - United States - Hulkville in the Republic of Boulder, Colorado
A very Merry Christmas to everyone ... and as you can see, it is a White Christmas as 3-4" of snow fell overnight ... HO-HO-HO! ;-)
Here's a time-lapse of the shovel-out ... note that not only do I have to do the driveway, but also brush the snow off the rope light in the lawn.
274 - United States - Hulkville in the Republic of Boulder, Colorado
And here's the time-lapse videos of the Christmas Eve Craziness as captured by webcam
Check out the image quality in webcam3 - that's a
IQinVision IQeye IQ33N graciously loaned
by them for the holidays - AWESOME!
275 - United States - Blandon Pennsylvania 40.4563°N 75.8794°W
Merry Christmas, Alek! I hope that you and your loved ones are having a most awesome day! Thanks for everything you do to put on such a great light show and raise awareness for Celiac Disease.
276 - United States - Hulkville in the Republic of Boulder, Colorado
You gotta love a White Christmas ... HO-HO-HO! ;-)
277 - United Kingdom - Newcastle Upon Tyne 54.9881°N 1.6194°W
Hope you had a great christmas, i love coming back each year to this site and you got snow, wish we had snow in scotland this christmas but no luck, fingers crossed!!!
278 - United States - Westland Michigan 42.3318°N 83.3710°W
Snowing cats and dogs here in the Detroit area!
279 - United States - Rochester New York 43.1548°N 77.6156°W
Crazy Night we had last night , Windy Heavy snow with a little under a foot of snow and some places saw over a foot of snow..now its calm..but could see a a little freezing drizzle tonight! See Are Web cam till New Years at BUCKMANS-DAIRY-BAKERY.CO.NR AND CLICK ON '2ND annual Christmas special'!
280 - United States - Enid Oklahoma 36.4486°N 97.7697°W
Only a smudge of snow on Christmas morn here in Enid, OK. It's already gone but we're hoping for more, much more. We love snow! I hope each and every one of you find peace and something to feel good about this coming new year. I'm tired of being grumpy, I'm going to be happy for a change!
281 - United Kingdom - Derby 52.9333°N 1.5000°W
Hi Alek and Family, we just wanted to say, what a great show again this year. No matter what the weather, your lights are still great. Do we have a light show to music yet?? Did you have Turkey or Ham for Christmas dinner,we had Turkey. We are a bit late posting a message,as we have been unwell over Christmas. Hope your all well. From gill, Luke's mum
282 - United States - Hulkville in the Republic of Boulder, Colorado
Just an FYI that this weekend will be a bit warmer and sunnier ... so a good time to take the display down before another wave of cold, snowy weather buries it. So Friday, December 28th will be the last night for the controllable Christmas display ... HO-HO-HO! ;-)
283 - Poland - Poznan Wielkopolskie 52.4167°N 16.9667°E
Sad to see it go - will be back next year.
284 - United States - Hulkville in the Republic of Boulder, Colorado
I did my annual post-holiday run to check out discounted Christmas merchandise at the stores ... but the pickings were slim ... plus I already have a lot of stuff. I did pick up an inflatable Red Baron Snoopy, small SpongeBob, and nifty Colorado Rockies Santa hat.
285 - Greece - Athens Attiki 37.9833°N 23.7333°E
What you doing in the front yard??????
Just getting ready for the takedown tomorrow by pulling the lawn stakes from the rope lights and misc. figurines that can stand on their own.
286 - United States - Lake Mary Florida 28.7589°N 81.3178°W
i want your snowman&penguin inflatable
287 - United States - Westland Michigan 42.3318°N 83.3710°W
Have you had anyone ask if you could do a 360° view of Santa's Workshop?
288 - United Kingdom - City N/A 54.0000°N 2.0000°W
hi its been a great display will be sorry to see it taken down just to wish you and your family a very happy new year
289 - United Kingdom - Derby 52.9333°N 1.5000°W
Hi Alek, hope the fundraising is going well again this year,the display was amazing. It's sad to see it taken down,but you do keep us entertained all year watching that grass grow. Hope the boys enjoyed their presents from Santa. Take care, and a Happy New Year! From Gill( Luke's mum)
290 - United States - Westland Michigan 42.3318°N 83.3710°W
Alek, thanks for the opportunity of showing us taking down Santa's Workshop, very neat! God Bless!
It comes down a lot quicker than it goes up - will put the time-lapse movie up soon ...
Here is the time-lapse ... and a before/after image below. Note the Blog will stay open through New Years.
291 - United States - Lubbock Texas 33.5486°N 101.9224°W
Alek, it's been a fun year once again. Sad to see it go but before we know it, it'll be time to come back! Best wishes for your 2013, happy new year, see ya then!
292 - United States - Westland Michigan 42.3318°N 83.3710°W
Alek replies at 22:23 - "It comes down a lot quicker than it goes up - will put the time-lapse movie up soon ..." Alek, it always comes down faster than it goes up! LOL :)
293 - Canada - Spruce Grove Alberta 53.5333°N 113.9167°W
Wonder why numbers were lower this year? A little surprised. We as viewers need to advertise to people out there to come see and donate!
294 - United States - Hulkville in the Republic of Boulder, Colorado
Here's a picture (150 second exposure at F/5 and ISO 100) of the Christmas Display after it was shut down for the last time. If you look closely, you can see star trails in the sky despite the brightness of the full moon. Mouseover the image to see two cars drive by during earlier long exposure.
295 - United States - Cary North Carolina 35.7915°N 78.7811°W
THANKS AGAIN ALEK FOR A GREAT CHRISTMAS DISPLAY, AND A TRADITION I HAVE WITH MY SON TO WATCH YOUR LIGHT DISPLAY EVERY HALLOWEEN AND CHRISTMAS
296 - United Kingdom - Peterborough 52.5833°N 0.2500°W
sorry to see the lights coming down but xmas will soon come round again can i ask where do you store them all
I put 'em in my basement crawlspace I semi-finished a while back.
297 - United Kingdom - Northampton Northamptonshire 52.2500°N 0.8833°W
awwwwwwwww noooooooooooooooo it's over already :(
298 - United Kingdom - Northampton Northamptonshire 52.2500°N 0.8833°W
wondering why you take them down so early, they normally come down on the 12th night
As mentioned earlier, another wave of cold, snowy weather is forecast ... and this makes it a LOT more work to take everything down ... so I wanted to get ahead of it.
299 - United Kingdom - Newcastle Upon Tyne 54.9881°N 1.6194°W
its sad seeing you taking the lights down, hope you get a cup of tea after you have taken them down, see u next year and have a great new year :)
300 - Hungary - Sopron Gyor-Moson-Sopron 47.6833°N 16.6000°E
thank you again alek, meet next halloween in 2013 :) Roland
301 - United States - Fresno California 36.7477°N 119.7724°W
Christmas this year seemed so blah. People seemed not to care. Christmas is loosing it's meaning year after year. With everything that is going I don't blame them. Happy New Year.
302 - United Kingdom - Londonderry Derry 55.0000°N 7.3333°W
Sad to see you took the display down so early. Another night or two's entertainment for the kids and family would have been nice. Thanks for another year. Will stop by next Halloween and Christmas as usual !!! The years seem to pass by so fast.
303 - United States - Blandon Pennsylvania 40.4563°N 75.8794°W
Tony O - Christmas was hard this year for many folk who lost jobs, homes and children. I don't think it's a lack of caring, it was just a little painful to celebrate.
304 - United States - Blandon Pennsylvania 40.4563°N 75.8794°W
I'm sad to see the lights down, but you were smart to do so! Darnit, just as I had more time to check them out too. Oh Well! I hope you and yours have had a very Merry Christmas and wish you health and happiness in the year ahead! Thanks Alek!
305 - United States - Mcdonough Georgia 33.4777°N 84.0388°W
I really enjoyed the Christmas lights this year and showed them to friends and family. Sorry to see them come to and end. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to all!
306 - United States - Hulkville in the Republic of Boulder, Colorado
For those that missed the takedown today, here's a quick replay as seen by webcam 1 and and 2 - goes down fast! ;-)
And here is the complete 2012 Christmas Season as seen by webcam
307 - United Kingdom - Londonderry Derry 55.0000°N 7.3333°W
and if you really want more excitement from Alek's house, and can't wait until Halloween, you can always watch his grass grow, on what has been called the most boring (or is that exciting) website in the world. lol!! LINK DELETED
308 - United Kingdom - Chipping Norton Oxfordshire 51.8667°N 1.5333°W
awwww noooo they are gone boo hoo. How many hours did it take you to pack them all away
309 - United States - Westland Michigan 42.3318°N 83.3710°W
Alek, how many unique visitors did you have this year (and on average each year)? It seems each year, your display is getting more and more popular. :)
310 - United States - Winter Park Colorado 39.8916°N 105.7631°W
Less than 360 days until Christmas!
311 - United Kingdom - Guildford Surrey 51.2167°N 0.5667°W
Thanks for the display this year! Also how comes you disabled webcam 2, when it is just from your watching grass grow website?
312 - United States - Fort Worth Texas 32.7254°N 97.3208°W
Alek, Please let us know how you are doing throughout the year (maybe a blog once in a while?) We really appreciate all the work you have put into this and your family's understanding... Best to you this coming New Year!
313 - United Kingdom - Portsmouth 50.7967°N 1.0833°W
I see you had plenty of help in takingdown the decorations from your offspring!
314 - United Kingdom - Leven Fife 56.2000°N 3.0000°W
hi alek just to say great lights this year and to wish you & family a very happy peacfull and above alla healthy new year see you in october alan
315 - United States - Hulkville in the Republic of Boulder, Colorado
Thanks for all the nice comments and hope everyone has a great New Year.
316 - United States - Waterbury Connecticut 41.5581°N 73.0515°W
Just wanted to say Merry Christmas and Happy New Year from The Boulangers in Waterbury CT.
317 - United Kingdom - Derby 52.9333°N 1.5000°W
Happy New Year Alek and Family. From a very tired Gill (Lukes mum)
318 - Canada - Richmond Hill Ontario 43.8667°N 79.4333°W
Happy New Year To you and yours Alek!!
319 - Canada - Spruce Grove Alberta 53.5333°N 113.9167°W
Alek, I hope 2013 is good for you and your family. No wild fires in the summer, no droughts, no illnesses, lots of great pictures!
320 - United States - Coplay Pennsylvania 40.6841°N 75.5471°W
Cant believe Christmas is over. See Ya in 2013!
321 - United Kingdom - Northallerton North Yorkshire 54.3333°N 1.4333°W
hya a happy new year great display and look forward to next switch on in 2013 great job in raising money for the celiac disease research
322 - France - City N/A 46.0000°N 2.0000°E
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323 - United States - Silver Lake Kansas 39.1617°N 95.8068°W
Great... the spammers... Well have a wonderful year, Alek!
324 - United States - Pocola Oklahoma 35.2458°N 94.4960°W
Happy New Year to you and yours, Alek! Enjoyed the Christmas lights as usual! It all ended too quick! LOL
325 - United States - Babson Park Massachusetts 42.2987°N 71.2595°W
Thanks Alek for another great year. I look forward to Halloween 2013. Happy new years to your family
326 - United States - Hulkville in the Republic of Boulder, Colorado
I just realized that I never posted some pictures taken (exactly) a month ago from across the street - D'OH! ;-)
The first image is from the vantage point of webcam1 - darn trees get bigger every year.
327 - Japan - Yashio Tokyo 35.6133°N 139.7583°E
Cut those trees down!
328 - Canada - Spruce Grove Alberta 53.5333°N 113.9167°W
Those are good pics. I think they could be trimmed a little..
329 - United States - Overland Park Kansas 38.9822°N 94.6708°W
Happy New Year Alek to you and the family. Loved the lights again this year and will be back in 10 months for Halloween 2013. God Bless You.
330 - United Kingdom - Norwich Norfolk 52.6333°N 1.3000°E
hi alek hope you and your family have a great spring and summer when it arrives be back in october take care
331 - Canada - Spruce Grove Alberta 53.5333°N 113.9167°W
I see your snow is disappearing again. I sure hope this doesn't lead to droughts or fires.
332 - United States - Hulkville in the Republic of Boulder, Colorado
It's Orthodox Christmas ... so time to close down the blog for this year. Web Surfers from 149 countries visited in 2012 as seen on the Christmas Maps and the total raised for Celiac Disease is now over $76,000 - THANKS! Here's a couple of pictures of the Christmas display. Surf on back at Christmas 2013 for more Christmas Craziness - D'OH! ;-)