…all is bright

December 30, 2008

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There’s no lack of over-the-top Christmas house decorating in this burg, but Maisie’s Magical Christmas house takes the fruitcake.

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I took my niece and her Australian friend there last night for a little look-see.

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It’s a private house, owned by someone who loves Christmas a lot

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or maybe just really hates their neighbours.

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These people have been decorating their house since at least 2004. You can see from these pictures on their website that it started relatively modestly but has grown to a scale that far surpasses anything done by any local department store.

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Santa in his front door grotto.

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Seasonal tunes are piped over tinny speakers hidden around the property – at least a half dozen different Christmas songs playing all at once.

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A little nightmarish, really (I wish my camera had audio).

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All the windows have animated displays.

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Penguins and polar bears frolic together in geographic inaccuracy.

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We found this basement window the most charming – a toy train makes a circuit of a snow-covered village with a working carousel and people skating on a pond.

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Astounding.

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