Well folks, we might have come across the most dedicated Christmas lights display in all of Canada. In Stony Plain, Alberta, one man has channelled the energy of Clark Griswold from National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation in a big way. Cousin Eddie has even stopped by!
According to a CTV interview, Jon Harringa has spent thousands of dollars and hundreds of hours putting up over 30,000 Christmas lights. He went and found a life-size ‘Cousin Eddie’ statue to put beside his (also decorated) RV. Seriously, this is some dedication to having the best house on the block. We’re big fans, if you couldn’t tell.
But, we’re saving our biggest props for his commitment to decorating the roof as well. Those who watched the film remember the iconic scene where old Clark Griswold finally gets his lights working, much to the dismay of his neighbours. From the article, we think Harringa’s neighbours are a little more supportive of that.
Have you seen an even more impressive light display in your community? Let us know! We’re always on the hunt for crazy Christmas decorations. Next stop: someone recreating the Grinch’s cave in the Rockies.