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In my little ‘hood in outer Monrovia it started as a joke at one of our block parties. The “Clark Griswold” award is for the most over the top in the spirit of Christmas yard decorations. Shane is currently in the lead. Prior winners Bill and Mike haven’t started so it’s still a toss up as to who will win this year. They may have competition as a few others who have never put up a light are already at it.
Judging comes down to informal votes and in the event of a tie we check to see who has the fastest spinning power meter to determine who wins.
The competition has gotten so intense that in years past harmless little pranks have taken place. Those wire reindeer and inflatable Santa’s make for great impromptu arrangement that would add new chapters to the Karma Sutra . The best prank is chalked up to “Dad’s Gone Bad” and if the culprit cops to it they at least get toasted by the rest of us.
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