Alek's Christmas and Halloween Decorations SOLD!
For over a decade,
Alek's Controllable Christmas Lights
have been a festive online holiday tradition for
millions of Internet users world-wide
... but in 2014,
Alek Griswold "retired" and hung up the Santa Hat.
So I then had to decide what to do about all my "Christmas Crap" ... and this being the "modern-era", I put an ad up on Craigslist! After getting the obligatory spammers faking interest (no, I don't want to ship Homer Simpson to Nigeria - D'OH! ;-),
Aaron from Dizzy Fun Center in Longmont
asked if he could stop by to check things out. Here's a few LAST pictures of the holiday decorations ... and for a trip down memory lane, here's how the
displays have evolved from 1999 to present.
Craigslist ad - mouseover image to see with Halloween image
So Aaron drives up with two empty SUV's for my Christmas stuff ... which we easily fill
Just some of the stuff leftover
I told him
"you are gonna need a bigger boat"
... so he brings a trailer over the next day
We fill that plus a number of boxes go in the two SUV's
Santa Elmo says his final goodbye's ...
There's a LOT more room in my basement crawlspace (note I kept the HULK's)
I drove up to Dizzy Fun Center - check out this cool parade float they put together
Alek with Santa Homer - D'OH! ;-)
Nice to see my Christmas Stuff still providing entertainment for the kids
Santa visits in the afternoon - lots of familiar stuff here
Does "little" Santa Homer like Cotton Candy, Fla-Vor-Ice ... or BEER?!? ;-)
Here's the time-lapse videos of the Holiday "stuff" being taken away ... :-(
Some pics of the Halloween stuff
I stopped by to visit Homer, Frank, and Halloween crew at their new home
This year's Halloween display is pretty sparse - mouseover image to see the takedown - quick! ;-)
Christmas Display was pretty bare too
Santa Elmo waves to the horse-drawn sleigh as it passes by