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The Bright Bright Lights of Amaroo

By johnboy - 22 December 2008 21

[First Filed: December 20, 2008 @ 10:07]

Last night I tried to crush my girlfriend’s insufferable christmas cheer by getting her to drive us around while I photographed Christmas light displays.

We planned to take in a variety of Canberra suburbs. But having begun in Amaroo there was nothing to be done but to finish it and three hours later we were still there.

So let this be a salute to the industrious denizens of Amaroo and their love of putting garish twinkly lights on their houses.

There’s a short video to give you a feel for the twinkle. Also a slideshow of some of the highlight houses. By no means is it every house in Amaroo to sport Christmas lighting.

On this happy note. I’m off until New Year’s Eve, so have a Merry Christmas and try to be pleasant to one another. Che and Kramer will be viciously moderating any of you who feel the need to carry on.

What’s Your opinion?


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21 Responses to
The Bright Bright Lights of Amaroo
canberra towie 7:58 am 23 Dec 08

if you want to see good lights have a look at the house on the corner of esau place and norlunga st bonython!!

there awesome

Merry Xmas all !

Pesty 8:11 am 21 Dec 08

Monday Chance of an afternoon shower. Min 10 Max 29
Tuesday Afternoon shower or thunderstorm. Min 14 Max 30
Wednesday Fine, partly cloudy. Min 14 Max 30
Thursday Fine, partly cloudy. Min 13 Max 30
Friday Showers developing in the afternoon. Min 13 Max 31
Saturday Mostly fine. Min 15 Max 31

Bring it on!

Happy Christmas everyone.

astrojax 6:20 am 21 Dec 08

have a bonza chrissy, jb… and everyone else, for that matter (not that i’m off anywhere)

farnarkler 4:14 am 21 Dec 08

What year did it snow in Canberra on Xmas Day?? I remember waking up with a massive hangover and my mother said it had snowed. Of course i thought she was bullsh*tting but no it really had snowed.

Granny 12:10 am 21 Dec 08

Yippee!!

: D

Thumper 9:07 pm 20 Dec 08

its forecast to be 29 degrees!

About time, it’s been freezing!

Pesty 7:26 pm 20 Dec 08

good lights or bad, at least they are making an effort.

In coles today, some chick on the musak was singing ‘I’m dreaming of a white christmas” I had to remark to Mrs Pesty, she had better keep dreaming, its forecast to be 29 degrees! Love Australia? Bett ya!

Thumper 6:35 pm 20 Dec 08

Children find it all quite magical. That’s got to be a good thing.

Have a good xmas JB.

BenMac 3:32 pm 20 Dec 08
BenMac 3:31 pm 20 Dec 08

Should have gone to Fraser. There’s a great set up in Bingley Cres.

Granny 1:08 pm 20 Dec 08

*tee hee*

I commit to eating 5% less beans!

terry 12:54 pm 20 Dec 08

I commit to a 5% reduction in my Christmas light usage.

Granny 12:36 pm 20 Dec 08

I kind of like that people do it, but what I find hilarious is how extremely badly we do it.

Like some kind of nouveau riche try-hards, we try and copy what they have been doing since the light bulb was invented in other countries.

I don’t know if it’s just Hollywood, but somehow their efforts seem so manicured and regular; compared with our asymmetric little jobbers, chucked up any old place like you’d string a bit of tinsel in a fish and chip shop.

But it’s kind of Australian that it’s so ugly and bodgy, and that really tickles my fancy. I love going out to look at the garish lights and kitschy Santas and Rudolph with his exploding nose. It’s just really so sweet. I think it’s sort of special.

Love this country. Love the people. Hey, still love Christmas, and Santa is my main man.

Whatsup 10:24 am 20 Dec 08

Merry Christmas JB !

Bonejac 10:16 am 20 Dec 08

Bah Humbug! Light pollution and global warming now = chrismas spirit? Come on people can’t we all be a little bit sensible when it comes celebrating Christmas, instead of inflicting garish eyesores and wasting electricity on blow up Santas and neon reindeer?

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