PANTStacular xmas extravaganza

By kaydo at 11:12 am on Wednesday, December 20, 2006

The mission was pretty simple, find outstanding Christmas lights in the northern suburbs of Canberra and leave them an anonymous card wishing them the best for the season.  Just to prove it wasn’t impersonal, we also tried to complement them on a specific feature of their display (e.g. “Hey, nice reindeer”).  The problem of course is that the incredible features which impressed us on the first few houses quickly became fairly commonplace.  We did only see one animated skiing Santa though, and I find it hard to believe that that could ever get old. 

I think we may need to ramp it up next year and leave scorecards.

If you’re interested in some good xmas light action, Amaroo (nearish to the school) was probably the best territory for us.  Other than that, surprisingly few people were festive (this is directed at the dude at Palmerston who wouldn’t wave to us). Meh.

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Comment by Gavin

December 21, 2006 @ 8:05 am

Pictures? The christmas cheer up here is somewhat lacklustre. You would think in a town of over 1.5 million there would be some spectacular displays…

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Comment by Riss

December 21, 2006 @ 10:34 am

Well there are those who just don’t get excited about it. There may even be one or two within our midst! I know… it’s shocking.

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Comment by kaydo

December 21, 2006 @ 1:15 pm

Yeah I took some photos which I’ll upload, but you should know that my night photo skills suck. I was going for the most ironic photo on the corner of “YULE” st, but the stupid flashing lights were making my camera uneasy

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