Every year, the various vendors put out new products, but something
unusual for Christmas 2009 was the 15' Santa Balloon from Home Depot.
Plastic tubes (might have been wiser to use metal) form a basket
that Santa stands in. Above that is a blower motor that inflates a
pretty darn big red & white balloon plus provides air to pump up Santa.
The balloon has multiple tie-downs ... good thing, because it can really
move - check out this wild video when the winds picked up after Midnight.
Watching it as people on the Internet inflate/deflate it is crazy -
here's some time-lapse footage
... also at