Chevy Chase, Eat Your Heart Out!

National Lampoon’s: Christmas Vacation was probably played about ten times over the past weekend, so now is as good a time as any to post the video below.

There is a certain house, on a certain street in Toronto that is unlike anything you’ve ever seen.

Imagine being this person’s neighbour… 

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Could you imagine living next to this house?

I wonder what they do for Easter…

I was viewing a property for sale on this street last week and I saw the “Christmas House” during the day.  It looked nuts, but I simply had to come back and see what it looked like at night!  I was not disappointed…

I have to wonder what that house does for property values on the street, more specifically, to the adjacent houses.

Nobody wants to live next to a nut-job, and while I’m not passing judgement on the owners of this house, I have some suspicions.

The sheer amount of light bulbs on this property was eye-bursting, and it made the house in National Lampoon’s look meek by comparison:


Maybe that’s the best part about living in a condominium – if you have crazy neighbours, they rarely distract you.

It’s still not quite as nuts as the house I wrote about a few months ago in Little Italy with the dolls and teddy bears hanging from the tree in the front yard.  Maybe I’ll take my new flip-cam down there this week…


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  1. […] remember the video I shot a few years back about the house with the obscene Christmas lights (see HERE), you’ll be pleasantly surprised to know that this house is even more […]

  2. Daniel says:

    It’s a good thing that the prices of oil and natural gas aren’t sky high right now. Oh wait a sec.

  3. David Fleming says:

    Hmmmm….I certainly hope this isn’t the same house….otherwise I would be making fun of a house that is working to help sick children…

    I didn’t see a donation bin out front though.

  4. LC says:

    It looks like a house in the northwest part of the city that used to do that every year for charity. There was a little box out front for donations to Sick Kids, I believe. I think it’s fun for this time of year….but I hope they are prepared for their hydro bill next month.

  5. fred says:

    Can I ask where this house is? I would like to see it for myself! Email me if you can’t publish it here… Thanks!

  6. Meh says:

    Hey, off topic, more of a suggestion for your next post.

    So my question to you is, given the current buyers you have been dealing with the last year, how would this affect them? Do most people have 10% or more to put down? Are most people buying using 35 year ams, saying ‘I couldn’t afford to buy at 25 year ams’. Or do you think this will only affect a small portion of the current buyers? I’m talking about first time buyers here, as they are the ones fueling the current market. I know that 2nd+ time buyers will have equity enough in their first property to make up for a big down payment.

    Would love to hear how you think this would affect things.