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About The Griswold Home

Inspired by National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation, The Griswold Home website is here to educate and entertain. Just like Clark Griswold in the movie, I am one of those guys who goes over the top every year with outdoor Christmas lighting. And every year it gets worse. I am to the point now where if I purchase any more yard creatures I will have to rent a storage unit to house all of them.

Each year I get started early November, laying out miles of extension cords and planning what is going to go where in hopes to make the best use of the power outlets around my home. This year (2004) I got smart and had an electrician add two new 20A outlets to satisfy the power my light show now requires. While searching online for more information about "extreme lighting" I found nothing but commercial sites peddling their holiday products. One night I decided to build this site in hopes that "if you build it they will come." So, thank you for coming -- I hope you find the site useful.

My goal is to provide a place for enthusiasts of holiday lighting to share ideas, information, tips & tricks, and share photos of their achievements. If you are just here to look around, that's awesome, but please feel free to post to the forums or share photos of your own holiday displays! BTW, if you are interested in my displays, take a look at the gallery for my yearly photo albums.

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