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Title: Getting to know you question # 9
Post by: ddog27 on November 17, 2006, 08:07:19 am
Since it is the Holiday season I thought I would ask some Holiday themed questions. So here we go.

Do you decorate the outside of your home for the holidays? And if so do you just put up a couple of strands of lights or are you more like Clark Griswold? ;D ;D
 


Title: Re: Getting to know you question # 9
Post by: Mike (AZBarbeque) on November 17, 2006, 08:19:15 am
Typically Clark Griswold, but not this year.  This year, it's Christmas with the Kranks style...  :o
Title: Re: Getting to know you question # 9
Post by: ddog27 on November 17, 2006, 08:23:03 am
Typically Clark Griswold, but not this year.  This year, it's Christmas with the Kranks style...  :o

Put Frosty on top of your house or there will be trouble!! ;D ;D
Title: Re: Getting to know you question # 9
Post by: ddog27 on November 17, 2006, 08:33:32 am
I am a total Clark Griswold when it comes to decorating my house! My wife is always telling me that we don't need more lights on the house. What?? How can you ever have enough Christmas lights?? ;D ;D

This year I am putting up 10,000 imported Italian twinkle lights. ;D ;D ;D 

Title: Re: Getting to know you question # 9
Post by: capt ron on November 20, 2006, 05:42:13 pm
Wife likes simple holiday decorations and I hate fighting with the lights. I seem to always forget to put them out and when I do remember  it's cold out...
Title: Re: Getting to know you question # 9
Post by: smitty250 on September 02, 2009, 10:14:38 am
Usually just a couple strands of lights on the front of the house.
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Post by: Jethro on September 02, 2009, 06:04:44 pm
Used to, not any more. kinda hard to get into the whole Christmas deco thing when it's 95 degrees outside.
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Post by: gooose53 on September 02, 2009, 06:52:45 pm
Not quite the Griswald thing but the wife likes to decorate inside and out
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Post by: RobOConnell on September 02, 2009, 09:21:59 pm
Nope, only the inside so far.
Title: Re: Getting to know you question # 9
Post by: jeremy7506 on September 02, 2009, 09:27:08 pm
I don't do much anymore since it is just me now and i live in an appartment..
Title: Re: Getting to know you question # 9
Post by: ddog27 on September 03, 2009, 06:31:57 am
Nope, only the inside so far.

You have got to start decorating the outside too. It makes you feel very manly to turn the 10,000 strands of lights on every night!  :D :D ;D ;D
Title: Re: Getting to know you question # 9
Post by: SmokinFatboy on September 03, 2009, 12:09:01 pm
We are out in the middle of nowhere so we don't decorate and with 8 cats, 4 dogs, horses, fish and all the local wildlife my guess is all that electricity mixed in would be bad. Probably make a great video, but what a mess.
Title: Re: Getting to know you question # 9
Post by: azkitch on September 09, 2009, 07:50:44 pm
Compared to the rest of the cul de sac, we're the Griswolds, with cut out reindeer and Santa in a sleigh in the yard, along with Angels and trees. Several strings of lights on the house, lit stuff in the windows. But, then again, out of 9 houses, 4 of which do nothing, it's easy to be Clark Griswold. Plus, some of our cut outs have bitten the dust.
Title: Re: Getting to know you question # 9
Post by: RobOConnell on September 09, 2009, 07:59:38 pm
We are out in the middle of nowhere so we don't decorate and with 8 cats, 4 dogs, horses, fish and all the local wildlife my guess is all that electricity mixed in would be bad. Probably make a great video, but what a mess.

and a partridge in a pear tree. Sorry, had to do it.
Title: Re: Getting to know you question # 9
Post by: azkitch on September 09, 2009, 08:15:00 pm
Bad Bug!  >:D

Ahhh. Payback!  :D
Title: Re: Getting to know you question # 9
Post by: RobOConnell on September 09, 2009, 08:22:30 pm
Bad Bug!  >:D

Ahhh. Payback!  :D

 :laugh: :laugh: :laugh: :angel:
Title: Re: Getting to know you question # 9
Post by: cowgirl on September 13, 2009, 12:47:02 pm
I decorate with a couple of strands of lights and a wreath on my door. It's not like anyone is going to see them anyway. lol
Title: Re: Getting to know you question # 9
Post by: Mark on September 13, 2009, 12:56:00 pm
I'm somewhat in between. I put up a lot of lights and relearn how I did it the following year. My wife and I made our wreaths studded with wine corks. You start with a straw wreath and stud it with old wine corks in which you insert a toothpick dipped it gle where the corkscrew went. They look pretty cool. My son once needed stuff to bring to art class. One of the things mentioned was wine corks. We sent him off to school with a sack of about 500 used wine corks. I'm surprised they didn't send child protective services to the house. ::)
Title: Re: Getting to know you question # 9
Post by: skou on September 15, 2009, 05:17:01 pm
Since I spent too much time in Hawaii, I'll be setting up my lit palm tree, for Christmas, this year.  (I'm pretty sure this tree came from an old Corona display, and I usually set it up when I'm BBQing "Cheeseburgers in Paradise," with friends.)  Yes, I've got the plates for the cheeseburgers, just like the ones that Jimmy Buffett sells for $35. 

steve
Title: Re: Getting to know you question # 9
Post by: PaPa's Pulled Pork on September 21, 2009, 08:44:15 pm
Just some lights and a few yard decorations
Title: Re: Getting to know you question # 9
Post by: TiaraFaith on October 20, 2009, 04:57:32 pm
Yes my family does thatb and I don't know who that is! sorry
Title: Re: Getting to know you question # 9
Post by: azkitch on October 22, 2009, 12:15:16 pm
Yes my family does thatb and I don't know who that is! sorry
Oh crap. Now I have to get NL Christmas Vacation so she knows who Clark Griswold is...Oh well, I've never seen it. We'll get the original too, cuz I've never sat thru either of em...Yes, really!
Title: Re: Getting to know you question # 9
Post by: HarleyE on November 17, 2009, 07:21:29 pm
No, my grandfather does this and I have severe trauma from that experience.... dont ask.
Title: Re: Getting to know you question # 9
Post by: Henry Silvestre on December 04, 2009, 04:13:00 pm
 I dont decorate
Title: Re: Getting to know you question # 9
Post by: Mrs. Weaponeer on December 04, 2009, 07:32:49 pm
Nope, we keep it simple
Title: Re: Getting to know you question # 9
Post by: Gizzy's Smokin Crew on December 05, 2009, 05:56:21 am
Yes, Pretty much just lights
Title: Re: Getting to know you question # 9
Post by: O-Bear on December 29, 2009, 05:03:50 pm
That's a bute Clarke!  No lights on the outside...but lots "homey" stuff around the door. The inside however is all decked out Baltic European style.
Title: Re: Getting to know you question # 9
Post by: Buzzards Circle N on January 09, 2010, 12:25:55 pm
Just a few on the house we like to build a float for the electric light parade in CG our comany employees have a great time as do we.
Title: Re: Getting to know you question # 9
Post by: ron b on January 09, 2010, 01:10:53 pm
if i have to put up one more snowman i will go postal!!!!!  :'( i love the time of year but like thanksgiving 10 hrs cooking for 5 mins of eating. still fun tho for her ...



rjb
Title: Re: Getting to know you question # 9
Post by: Mark on January 09, 2010, 01:15:34 pm
Ron, just do what I do. Roll yourself in flour and sit nekkid on the front lawn. Instant snowman. ;D Just don't let anyone mess with your carrot. :o
Title: Re: Getting to know you question # 9
Post by: Buddha77 on January 16, 2010, 02:02:36 am
First post. Looking forward to hear about the classnext weekend. Who is going to be there?
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Post by: HOPHEAD on January 22, 2010, 10:01:38 am
Somewhere in-betwwen
Title: Re: Getting to know you question # 9
Post by: Uncle Biffer on January 28, 2010, 10:56:36 pm
Clark W. Grizwald BABY!!!!!!
Title: Re: Getting to know you question # 9
Post by: pierre51 on February 11, 2010, 10:07:39 pm
No I'm not into the whole commercial glitz
Title: Re: Getting to know you question # 9
Post by: Old_Sarge on March 08, 2010, 11:22:49 am
We decorated the heck out of our house in Hawaii, but not here. Too windy.
Title: Re: Getting to know you question # 9
Post by: kckid5az on March 16, 2010, 08:28:12 am
Not quite Clark, but we have (18) 30' to 40' palms that I wrap with lights.
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Post by: Grey Beard on March 22, 2010, 07:26:30 pm
Just the basics...
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Post by: SoEzzy on March 26, 2010, 12:14:45 pm
Nothing on the outside... we are very Grinch like on the outside, green and furry. But very festive on the inside of the house and the people!
Title: Re: Getting to know you question # 9
Post by: BBQ steve on April 11, 2010, 08:03:17 pm
I am Clark Griswold,
Holloween is even better than Xmas
Title: Re: Getting to know you question # 9
Post by: kklahn on April 12, 2010, 07:26:13 am
Yes I put up light. Last year about 100 strings of lights on the house and yard
Title: Re: Getting to know you question # 9
Post by: TallPaul on April 12, 2010, 05:25:10 pm
Inside some times....
Title: Re: Getting to know you question # 9
Post by: scotty on April 25, 2010, 03:55:39 pm
Since it is the Holiday season I thought I would ask some Holiday themed questions. So here we go.

Do you decorate the outside of your home for the holidays? And if so do you just put up a couple of strands of lights or are you more like Clark Griswold? ;D ;D
 



Somewhere inbetween
Title: Re: Getting to know you question # 9
Post by: smokin bill on May 01, 2010, 04:37:37 pm
I do decorate for the holidays have more than e couple of strands but not the griswalds either
Title: Re: Getting to know you question # 9
Post by: Corvidae on May 08, 2010, 08:12:36 am
I don't decorate for the holidays but if I were to do so it would just be a few strands of lights.
Title: Re: Getting to know you question # 9
Post by: Desert Dweller on July 07, 2010, 12:20:38 pm
Nope
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Post by: graves83 on August 11, 2010, 08:43:41 am
No lights...but will do the Jack-O-Latern every once and a while....
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Post by: AZEZPawn on September 09, 2010, 04:37:44 pm
A couple of strands.
Title: Re: Getting to know you question # 9
Post by: occs on September 19, 2010, 01:40:05 pm
outside pretty much stopped when the kids were grown and moved out
Title: Re: Getting to know you question # 9
Post by: Slow Fu on October 27, 2010, 06:20:57 pm
A tree from the forest and a wreath from the extra boughs, thinking of an outdoor Nativity this year, but just found a 20 inch by 5 foot airtank along with two stainless steel 40 gallon watter tanks.  Wonder how the Holy family would look building smokers and grills!!
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Post by: bucaguy on December 02, 2010, 12:38:38 am
We put a tree up that is about it
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Post by: Elwood on December 02, 2010, 04:24:50 am
I used to go Griswald but the last few years its just been some strands
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Post by: ddt357 on December 07, 2010, 11:44:49 am
No, I don't decorate the out side of the house.  I just do the inside.
Title: Re: Getting to know you question # 9
Post by: Atlas on January 07, 2011, 05:32:44 pm
Yes, I decorate outside for Halloween and Christmas.  Enough lights to be seen from the end of the road.
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Post by: smokeacholic on February 01, 2011, 06:59:30 pm
Not one for decorating the house.
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Post by: smoque shack on February 02, 2011, 12:20:38 pm
in between
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Post by: Harpo on February 02, 2011, 01:32:36 pm
I can't see the outside from the inside so we only decorate the inside. Oops, did I miss Christmas this year.
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Post by: richoso12 on February 20, 2011, 03:43:28 pm
Just a few strands around the front of the house.
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Post by: BigKen on April 27, 2011, 06:14:15 pm
Definitely not Clark Griswald, but I do try to make my house one of the best in the neighborhood.  Simple goes farther than people realize.
Title: Re: Getting to know you question # 9
Post by: BOWNELK on June 24, 2011, 06:03:20 am
I am Clark Griswold, just a bit more.
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Post by: Tom72 on July 06, 2011, 06:24:30 am
I'm not real big on the holidays, so I don't do any decorating.
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Post by: millie on July 06, 2011, 12:43:13 pm
Clark Griswold
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Post by: IRONHORSE BBQ on August 18, 2011, 09:35:23 am
We do decorate and that is Mr Griswold to you.
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Post by: G Cue on September 22, 2011, 08:59:45 pm
We decorate for Christmas.  We also say "Merry Christmas."  Not too heavy on the lights though.
Title: Re: Getting to know you question # 9
Post by: GOODolBOY on October 29, 2011, 07:40:57 pm
No. Scrooge here. I do fly Ol Glory though.
Title: Re: Getting to know you question # 9
Post by: gregac on November 08, 2011, 04:18:02 pm
Most Definitely: We have Halloween setups, Thanksgiving, Nightmare before Christmas, Christmas, and new years sets... (A whole 8X8 Shed dedicated to decorations)... We actually have 3 sheds: a 6X6 (General, Mostly Weed Killer), 8X8 Decorations, and a 12X12 (Construction shed).
Title: Re: Getting to know you question # 9
Post by: Kevin on November 08, 2011, 06:26:23 pm
Not too much anymore. A couple of years ago I got into a "merge" point and took down about 4000 lights with the snowblower before I realized what was happening and could get the damn thing shut down. I still have bits of green wire, plastic and wire everywhere.  8)
Title: Re: Getting to know you question # 9
Post by: frisco on September 27, 2012, 08:13:56 pm
Usually not at all, our family is out of town, so we travel. This year Florida
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Post by: bbqmanaz on February 06, 2013, 11:21:13 pm
We decorate for the holidays, but because I still live in the house, we don't go all the way to Griswold.
Title: Re: Getting to know you question # 9
Post by: dirt dog on May 06, 2014, 05:25:04 pm
Wife decorates I just send boys into attic and storage to get decorations out
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Post by: MarkSaunders on July 08, 2014, 08:15:50 pm
I trim all the angles on the outside with white light.
Title: Re: Getting to know you question # 9
Post by: Maverickjct on August 06, 2014, 10:05:17 am
Wife's job. Less is more for me.
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Post by: Stuck-O on January 25, 2018, 10:09:11 am
Im a very traditionalist. I got the multicolor boarder around the whole place. Then I got the icicles along the front (LED). I also have a couple of those spiral trees in the yard. This year, added one of those inflatable things.....Mickey Mouse.
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Post by: bradboynton on September 29, 2018, 04:33:28 pm
No
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Post by: Big Knucks on March 17, 2019, 10:22:06 pm
Always decorate mildly.