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:

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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.

    http://www.theglobeandmail.com/report-on-business/flaherty-warns-on-mortgage-rules/article1407223/

    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.

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