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A Bronx Christmas, Pelham Parkway style.

Posted by keithosaunders on January 6, 2012

 Back in July I posted about a house in the Bronx on the service road of Pelham Parkway that goes crazy during the Christmas season utilizing every square inch of its lawn with Christmas decorations.  Hence its nickname:  The crazy house.   
 
I was in New York last week and I decided to revisit the crazy house and take some photos to put alongside the summer edition. 

These photos were taken a couple of days after New Years which is why the plastic was already on the figurines, but you’ll still see a good example of the lunacy that goes on for six weeks at the end each year.  Note the addition of Liberace at the piano.  He goes into hibernation during the summer months, but his piano remains on display.

July, 2011

January, 2012

July, 2011

    

January, 2012

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
And with this display of pageantry we bid a fond adieu to Christmas, 2012.
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Christmas in July

Posted by keithosaunders on July 10, 2011

There exists a house on Pelham Parkway North, in the northeast Bronx, that is known alternately as The Christmas House, and the Crazy House.   Every year, right after Thanksgiving its denizens mount a display that utilizes every free inch of available lawn space with Christmas decorations.  They come complete with lights, sleds, a nativity scene, and for some reason, Liberace’s piano and candelabra. 

The house is located on the service road of Pelham Parkway, and it has such notoriety that for the six or seven weeks that the decorations are up, the street remains in a perpetual state of gridlock.  The traffic is backed up for blocks and it takes a good ten or fifteen minutes to traverse an eighth of a mile.

One wonders how and why the neighbors put up with this.  There is Christmas music playing at a fairly loud level, and I’m sure that the glare from the lights must be intrusive.  I’ve often wondered what the electricity bill must be for those two months.

My friend informed me that not all of the Christmas decorations get taken in for the winter.  I suppose that the house is unable to store them all.  The other day I took my camera along on a morning jog and shot a few photos. 

Without further ado I give you…Christmas in July.

 

 

 

 

Liberace himself actually goes into storage for the summer

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