Santa Claus

Like I wrote in my last entry, I spent Christmas Eve in the Inner Harbor area of Baltimore. On my way back I decided to stop by in my old hometown of Glen Burnie, Maryland because someone had posted a gif in one of the Facebook groups I belong to about a home that, based on the words in that gif, sounds like something that’s incredibly over the top. So I took the light rail from Baltimore back to North Linthicum (where my car was parked) then I drove towards Glen Burnie until I found Delmar Avenue. I kept on driving until I found this.

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This house really stood out from all of the other well-lit homes in the area. In fact, this house stood out so much that it even made the local newspaper. There’s also a Facebook page dedicated to this home.

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There was a special mailbox where children could deposit their letters to Santa Claus.

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There was a box where donations were accepted. Given the amount of electricity needed to pull something like this off, I’d hate to see their January electric bill.

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Mickey Mouse rides on a toy train around a lit Christmas tree display.

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They had a snow-making machine that would periodically blow snowflakes into the air. Sometimes the snow would land on the ground but most of the flakes just melted (especially since, at the time I visited, the weather was an unusually balmy 70 degrees Fahrenheit).

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There was an animated laser light show that was displayed on the garage door.

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There was even a sign telling visitors that they can tune their car radios to 107.1 FM in order to hear a simulcast of the music that was playing.

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I’ve seen plenty of overdecorated homes in my time but I have to say that this one really takes the cake.

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