Friday, December 22, 2006

Santa and his 4 hugegantic reindeer

The families in the part of San Jose that I live in do Christmas lights.This particular display required 5 families to work together. Four homes had enormous reindeer in front, and the 5th home (waay in the back, you can barely see) is Santa's sleigh. Enlarge the photo to see the details. You can see how big the reindeer are by comparing it to the car behind the 1st one. The cars drive under the reigns to get into their garages.

I'm sure the family of this house intended the reindeer to appear flying, but Jimmy and I laughed because it actually appears as if they're being lynched.

Another street lined their sidewalk with lumieres. And notice that all the homes have a single tree with colored lights and a single white light atop. Another neighborhood semi-secret tradition.

6 comments:

paris parfait said...

Love the lumieres - they do this in Santa Fe and it's magical. The reindeer lights are fun - thanks for sharing! Wishing you and yours the happiest of holidays and a good new year! xo

phinner said...

poor reindeer. I wonder what they did?! I always thot they were so mild mannered. great pixs. doncha just love WG at the holidays? : .)

Ragged Around the Edges said...

I love Christmas lights! So cool. And I so admire people who tackle all of that work and engineering.

Jodi said...

I love lumieres.

Ginnie said...

This reminds me of when we lived in Pasadena, Mad. There is a neighborhood there (or was back in the late 70's) that has block themes, similar to these pics, and people from all over come to see it. In fact, if you move into the neighborhood, you sign a contract that you will be part of the Christmas displays each year!

Man! I hadn't thought of that in years! Thanks for the memory. :)

Nan said...

I was telling my gdaughter about the photos you took of the lights and the funny reindeer, and she insisted on visiting your site to see. She loved the pics!