December 24, 2009

Merry Christmas!

Here's hoping everybody's lights can be seen from space! Cheers! And now to set the mood ...

 
... The moon on the breast of the new-fallen snow,
Gave the lustre of mid-day to objects below,

When, what to my wondering eyes should appear,
But a miniature sleigh, and eight tiny reindeer,

With a little old driver, so lively and quick,
I knew in a moment it must be St. Nick.



More rapid than eagles his coursers they came,
And he whistled, and shouted, and called them by name:

Now, Dasher! now, Dancer! now, Prancer and Vixen!
On, Comet! on, Cupid! on, Donder and Blitzen!

To the top of the porch! to the top of the wall!
Now, dash away! dash away! dash away all ...  
You can read The Night Before Christmas in its entirety
over at Project Gutenberg ... and to all a good-night!

December 17, 2009

2507 Fairview Drive - Alexandria, VA

With more than 70 Festive Blow-Ups & untold legions of Vinyl Lighted Figures ( Penguins, Polar Bears, even, to quote Adam Sandler, "All Three Stooges" ), Fred & Pat Farmer's 20+ year old Beltway Behemoth is one stunningly cheerful sight to behold ... About 5 years ago, the Farmers "farmed out" the Labor & a portion of the Props to their 2 Sons, who, naturally enough, used the Electric & Inflatable Heirlooms as foundations for their own Semi-Massive Displays - 1 in Alexandria, VA & 1 in Chevy Chase, MD ... Pat passed away recently, so this year's porch window is a touching Memorial and not the traditional Christmas Village in the '07 snaps below ...




















Photographs ©2007–2008 Holly Zell

 
YARD: 2507 FAIRVIEW DRIVE
DATES: December 1, 2009 - January 4, 2010
TIMES: 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm EST
 All Day & Night from December 28 to December 31, 2009
LOCATION: 2507 Fairview Drive - Alexandria, VA
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AUDIENCE: All Ages
ADMISSION: FREE
DONATIONS: Accepted for Improvements
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WEBSITE: http://www.fairfaxchristmaslights.com/tcl2.php?xid=1010
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