Every year I try to take time out to look at the videos of home Christmas decorations. I don’t just immediately slap it in there, and by now you have to do better than the singing LED Christmas tree on your garage door blinking along with the same songs every time. Trans-Siberian Orchestra’s rendition of “Carol Of The Bells” is great but it’s time to step up your decorating, and no it doesn’t count if you’re playing the Imperial March from Star Wars instead.
I also found videos for the inside of the home being decorated and I thought I’d throw a few of those in there. Sure these are all people with the money to do this but they also have the creativity or help from stuff created by people with the creativity. And of course those large gatherings with an animated story projected on the side of the building is unlikely to pop up given the current state of 2020 but I hope to find one by post time. Here’s what I did find that hopefully is set apart from what I’ve posted in previous years. So grab some hot chocolate, break out the Christmas cookies a day or two early, and enjoy the magic!
You know how I said they need to improve the same blinking trees game? Making them the hosts of the display, probably needing the car radio to hear the audio, was nicely played, Tom BetGeorge. I’ll even give you a break for not just using Christmas music because it’s done so well, even taking the streetlight into account.
Here’s a montage of decorations around New York City. I didn’t even know you were allowed out at night these days.
Here’s another montage of Swathwood’s Spectacle of Lights in Winter Garden, Florida.
Here’s a look around decorations in London, England, courtesy of Walk With Me Tim.
I’m not expecting to find the large projection event I usually find but here’s a more localized adaptation of How The Grinch Stole Christmas from Fitz Studios that doesn’t need a feature-length production to tell the story.
Here’s a unique presentation from Longwood Gardens as they fly a drone through their Christmas display at the conservatory.
I decided to try to find some big-time projection mapping shows since I love ending on those and that’s what started me doing this every year. Well, Blog Mickey shows what Walt Disney World did…and it’s just a series of random transformations on Cinderella Castle and Hollywood Studio Tower Of Terror. No story attached.
I did manage to find something to end on though. From the Geewong City Hall somewhere in Australia here’s an elf taking up time travel. Surprisingly it doesn’t end with time going haywire.
This will be my last post until 2021, not counting the Christmas specials that will be going up Christmas Eve and Christmas Day without comment. I hope you all have a Merry Christmas (or just really enjoy yourself on December 25th if you want to get antsy) and let’s hope 2021 is a better year.