I got a kick out of this story.
Around the net, this story has been talked about a lot. Many of the comments about the tree focus on the mess (the needles!) and the cost. Perhaps it was an excessive thing to do. After all, it cost about $400 (US) for the tree and to get it in the house. That doesn’t count the decorations.
On another note, I think it’s hilarious. It made me smile, as it probably has made many others smile. I wonder if he thought his tree would get as much attention as it has. I’m sure he thought the neighbors would comment – but what about people in other countries?
I briefly thought about trying to have a huge display one year just for kicks. We’ve never been in a position financially to do it. Even if we were, I doubt we would go through with it. With downsizing our life, even our Christmas tree shrunk and it’s only about 2.5 feet wide. I do enjoy what others have done, like this giant tree or even a computerized light show (YouTube video link).
Of course, one thing we do every year is go out driving to look at all of the lights. Boy, I’m getting excited for Christmas!