Christmas at Halloween? Oh, and Thriller Legos!

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas…        ♪♫ ♫♪ ♫♪♪♫ ♫♪♪♫

Oops! Wrong holiday. My bad. But can you understand why I might get confused? The lights! The lights! They’re everywhere! I remember a time when they were primarily  brought out at Christmas, and that made them special. But like a spoiled child that wasn’t enough for them. The BIGGEST holiday wasn’t enough! Them little lights jumped up and down, screaming at their holiday teamster representative until they got what they wanted – more holiday presence.

Oh, I’m 100% guilty of supporting this movement myself. What can I say? I have kids. They like the pretty. They cave to the overpowering temptation that lingers in the aisles of all the big superstores at this time of year – rows packed with every kind of light you can thinks of.

We have light-up ghosts, skeletons and bones. We deal with the traditional mini lights in orange and purple that must be painfully untangled every year and we unwrap large bulbs of flickering flames that always require multiple checks and replacement bulbs. As if getting all caught up in your lights once a year wasn’t enough, now we do it to ourselves twice a year.

But then the night comes and excitement fills the air. Kids rush up and down the streets, costumes adorned, bags in hand, and you realize – it was all worth it. You would do it again. And you will, next year!

Would you go this far? Something like this easily becomes an attention magnet and a quick add on everyone’s must see list. Imagine the traffic it creates for the neighbors. 🙂

Tell me, do you use lights to decorate for Halloween? It appears to be the new trend. Are you the type to follow trends or do you march to your own beat?


If you are ten and completely into Legos, like my son, you would be doing something like this for Halloween instead of bothering with yard decorations:


Go ahead and skip all the way to 8:00 for the Thriller dance! Otherwise, it’s probably too long for you to want to watch the whole thing.


Wishing you all a fabulous Halloween weekend. I am leaving you with an early family portrait.  My son wasn’t even 30 days old yet. Can you guess which one I am?  Don’t we make an attractive family? Ha ha ha…

What do you do for the kids in your neighborhood? Are the trick or treat type?

Happy Halloween!


12 thoughts on “Christmas at Halloween? Oh, and Thriller Legos!”

  1. Tameri EthertonTameri Etherton

    Crazy! I put up a few decorations outside, nothing like what I do for Christmas, but then that’s my favorite holiday so I go all out. I have way more Halloween decorations inside the house. I know some people who love, love, love, Halloween and go nuts decorating their house – not like the video, but close.

    You’ve got to admire the work put into the house, though. To match up all the lights and music, that’s pretty cool. I wonder if the neighbors get tired of hearing it.

    Okay, that Lego video? Wow. That took some mad skillz to make! All those minute movements, geez. My son will make stop motion flicks, but they’re like, 30 seconds long. That was amazing!

    • Debra KristiDebra Kristi

      Wow, so much mud on my face this morning when I finally woke up after posting this. Error after error! LOL I was dying! But the videos and picture were good.

      This year I was away so daddy was in charge. Far less got put up. Maybe I should go away every year right before Halloween. 🙂 Less to take down.

      I would not have the patience for a stop motion flick the length of that Lego vid. Crazy stuff. Thanks for hanging with me during my live and learn lesson. Ha ha.

  2. Anthony V. ToscanoAnthony V. Toscano

    I love looking at your little son’s face! The other two weirdos in the photograph are in definite need of a makeover. Happy Halloween, Debra!

    • Debra KristiDebra Kristi

      He was a cutie! I’ll admit it. 🙂 The weirdos, well, poor kiddo got stuck with them. Happy Halloween Anthony! Thank you for kindly overlooking all the horrid errors my sleepy brain made. Lesson learned. Never let the pressure to get a post out override one’s need for proper sleep.

  3. Krystal WadeKrystal Wade

    So you followed this up with an apology for errors, so I decided to look for the errors…not TOO bad! 😉 I love lights too!

    • Debra KristiDebra Kristi

      Thank you Krystal. You are too kind. Lights are so pretty!
      We just got back from seeing Puss in Boots. Have you taken the kids yet? It was a big hit with ours. They give it a thumbs up.

  4. Jennette Marie PowellJennette Marie Powell

    LOL I didn’t even notice any errors! Either I’m not too observant or you fixed them!

    I don’t do much of anything for Halloween, although my neighbors have some lights and I think they’re OK. Nothing major, just a few on the bushes and such. I’m not too fond of Halloween, myself. Too many years of being put upon to come up with a costume at the last minute. I’m not just talking about kids, I mean my husband. He used to own a bar, so he had to dress up for their Halloween party night. I do enjoy giving candy out to the kids though. The little ones are so cute!

    • Debra KristiDebra Kristi

      Oh I fixed them! LOL What I couldn’t fix are all the copies that went out to individual inboxes. :-/ Sorry to hear how you feel about the holiday Jennette. It’s no fun feeling put upon. I used to work in a bar, they would come up with some pretty interesting costumes.
      Where we live now, we don’t get as many kids as we used to and I’d just assume turn the lights out, but that would upset my kids. I’m just scared someone will get hurt walking to our door. It’s a scary path of multiple steps up and down. In the dark, not so fun.

  5. Angela Orlowski-PeartAngela Orlowski-Peart

    On my little street people decorate mostly with pumpkins, lights and only a few other small items. There is usually nothing bloody or scary. But the other parts of our neighborhood are much more creative. We love to go trick-or-treating because there are surprises all over the area, including a miniature hunted house! 🙂

    • Debra KristiDebra Kristi

      I imagine that looks simply lovely; like something out of a movie. We get a wide range in our neighborhood as well. This year our street is looking rather tame. But we get fewer trick-or-treaters with each passing year. Thank you so much for stopping in Angela!

  6. Angie Z.Angie Z.

    I love the Thriller legos! That is so great! My friend growing up had a beta tape of The Making of Thriller and we watched it so many times I still know it by heart.

    Yes, I recall a time long, long ago when holiday decorating boiled down to 1.) a Christmas tree and door wreath, 2.) a Halloween jack-o-lantern, 3.) a Thanksgiving cornucopia, an Easter egg basket, and 4.) a bazillion cardboard and/or “tissue fan” decorations for Valentine’s Day, St. Patrick’s Day or President’s Day that your 2nd grade teacher would staple to the monthly class bulletin board. That was pretty much it in a nutshell 🙂

    November 10, 2011
    • Debra KristiDebra Kristi

      Ha ha! My dad went out and bought the beta-max. Said it was the better machine. Well, we all know what happened there don’t we. LOL I also remember the entire routine. Guess that is just another sign of our generation.

      And decorations used to be so much simpiler. Why does it get so complicated when I’m in charge? 😀

      November 10, 2011

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