Monday, December 20, 2010

Merry Christmas Pelham! (and more Helena)

Time for another Christmas tradition or two...

On Friday night (12/17) the Morrises loaded up in the Expedition for a Christmas expedition of sorts: to see Santa on a rooftop.  Uncle Jason, Aunt Kristy and cousin Josh joined the kiddos and us for a drive.  This is a long-standing tradition in a cozy Pelham, AL neighborhood.  This family truly has love in their hearts for the magical season.  On one advertised night, they manage to have Santa on their rooftop.  Over the years this tradition has grown so popular that now the Pelham Police are present to direct traffic.  The entire neighborhood features light displays and each neighbor has luminaria in his/her yard at the curbside.  It is something not to be missed.  I took the following photos and videos using my iPhone, so you will have to use your imagination to compensate for the grainy quality.  However, with no further Ado, please enjoy!

Now, how did Santa get to this house?  He was pulled by his reindeer!  Duh!  Donner, Blitzen, Comet, Cupid, and pals were still at the North Pole resting up for the big night coming up.  So the other reindeer were here. I can't remember their names, but their barn says one's name is Henry.

I know there is a lot of talk about Santa, but this family did include elements to remind us of the real reason for the season.  Even better gifts include the gift of freedom Americans enjoy -- there was an inflatable Santa dressed in camoflauge with a sign reminding us to pray for our troops.  Speaking of prayer, the ultimate gift was God's gift of his Son and there were a couple of different Nativity scenes present.

Moving on from here, we went all over Pelham and Helena, AL looking at light displays.  There were many noteworthy yards, but only one other yard made the cut to be featured here on this blog.  Look, let it be noted I bleed Crimson.  Roll Tide Roll, people!  (Click on that linked phrase to see just how I like to live!)  But this yard is just as passionate about their team.  Rightly so, because the Auburn Tigers have a shot at the National Championship and I will be cheering for them! 
This house is in Long Leaf Lakes, a new neighborhood on South Shades Crest Road.  If you want directions, email me or leave a message at the end of this post.

Merry Christmas, y'all!  Remember to remember to celebrate CHRISTmas!

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