You’re probably already familiar with the Star Shower — the contraption that covers large surfaces with colorful points of light — but you may never have realized how an online price war over this sort of gadget tells us much more about the relationship between Amazon and the rest of the retail world. [More]
How’s a person supposed to get into the holiday spirit with Grinches running around putting the kibosh on warm, wonderful and glowing Christmas lights? Well in an Orange County suburb, those so-called meanies are worried not about the strands adorning a particular home, but the strings of lights stretching across neighborhood streets, potentially creating fire hazards and roadway traps for emergency vehicles. [More]
When you’re the former Guinness Book of World Records title holder for the most Christmas lights strung on a home, there is no way you can slack off when it comes time to reclaim your title. That being said, we’re pretty interested in taking a peek at the electric bill for an Australian family that’s made a comeback from last year’s defeat with more than half a million Christmas lights on display for 2013. [More]
Homeowners associations are supposed to represent the interests and desires of, well… homeowners. But the members of one HOA in Pennsylvania apparently have something against people putting up colored Christmas lights outside their home — and are wiling to reinterpret the math of their own survey to keep their neighborhood’s exteriors homogenous.