December 11, 2014

The Winner and Still Champion After 10 Years Even Though It Has Ceased to Exist

The Amazing Grace Christmas House was located in Pleasant Grove, Utah and designed and programmed by Richard Holdman. A small little charity box placed in front of the display has raised more than $40,000 for the Utah Make-a-Wish Foundation. The display started in 2006 but traffic became too much of an issue and is no longer running.

You doubt me? Here's the complete show from 2010 in all its 15 glorious minutes of relentless inevitability. You can see why it had traffic backed up on the interstate all the way to Salt Lake City:

Posted by gerardvanderleun at December 11, 2014 2:36 PM
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There's a house in our neighborhood here in Maryland which is similar: a gazillion electronically controlled LED lights, some in the shape of Christmas trees, some stars, some candy canes, etc. The guy has a low-power FM transmitter playing songs (you can tune into it with your car radio), and the lights are choreographed to match the music. It's pretty neat. You see cars parked across the street watching them, but I've never seen cars lined up out to the highway. Perhaps there are not as many sights to see in Utah as there are out here.

Posted by: Grizzly at December 12, 2014 7:17 PM