December 5, 2010

Griswold House?

Sparky Griswold, are you in there???  'Christmas Vacation' is one of my holiday favorites along with 'A Christmas Carol' and 'It's a Wonderful Life'.  I love the scene when Sparky Griswold, who is desperately trying to have the ultimate Norman Rockwell Christmas with his family, lights up the exterior lights on his house.  Aah, the fun, frivolity and laughs ensue!  With that in mind, I look forward to seeing this house in Sarasota every year.  There's so much to take in:  gingerbread men, reindeer, toy soldiers, candy canes --- and, of course, Santa.  I live about a half-mile away and I think I can almost see the glow lighting up the evening sky.  I love their enthusiasm and over the top Christmas spirit.

7 comments:

Randy said...

Oh to have that kind of energy. What a fun looking house.

cieldequimper said...

So much work, so much electricity, so much light in the dark. Environmentally correct, me???!!!

Birdman said...

I LOVE that movie. It's a must see each season.

Abraham Lincoln said...

What an electric bill.

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to all my blogging buddies...

Patty, and Abe Lincoln
Brookville, Ohio

Lois said...

That is one of my favorite movies too, except for what happens to the cat!

Bloggin in PA said...

haha! Great photo!

T. Becque said...

Wow, that's a lot of lights! It does remind me of the Griswald house! I love that movie too.

By the way, the shoes were photographed as I found them, in that position.