tacky LI XMas Love

OY! Sometimes I forget about how tacky we LongIslanders can be. Or at least in my neck of the woods. Of course there is no better reminder of this than lawn decorations at Christmas time. I don’t know why towns bother with street lights this time of year as every other lawn proudly displays a brilliant array of holiday spirit. Perhaps the best one this year is a house just around the corner with a small manger scene flanked on either side by a giant inflatible Frosty and Santa. Next to the manger, guarded by the giant blow up holiday icons is a small sign that reads “Keep Christ in Christmas.” However, this by no means tops the gaudiest house that we’ve found in years past. On holiday break, during my sophmore year of college, a house was found that had 10 santas, 3 nativity scenes (including one on the roof) and, just to play it safe, a menorah.

It’s times like these that I realize I need to get a digital camera.