SmokeEater (aka Kurt) at En Fuego has a post on about Christmas lights in Chicago versus in the South. I'm not sure how to weigh in on his post, but I was inspired to share a photo from our old Brooklyn neighborhood.
We lived in Dyker Heights, which was known throughout the city--and beyond--for its Christmas decorations. The well-to-do residents there would hire contractors to decorate their mansions with thousands upon thousands of lights, life-sized Christmas figurines, moving parts, etc. Some folks would take donations that allegedly would go to a charity. As a result, the power company didn't charge for the light show.Posted by JRC at December 20, 2004 05:46 PM | TrackBack