It has a lot to do with the weather, but decorating for the holidays in Los Angeles has always struck me as a little freaky – 1929

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  1. November 29, 2012

    Aaagghh! It’s like the serial killer from Charles B Pierce’s (1976) The Town that Dreaded Sundown…in a top hat!

  2. November 29, 2012

    It reminded me of Lee Marvin in “Cat Ballou” – which is a movie I remember most vividly because I was LITTLE and my parents had taken me to a friend’s house for a screening and I fell asleep under a glass coffee table on a white fur rug – and I have very little memory of the movie but I woke up and looked up through the table and was fixated on a blonde woman smoking a cigarette wearing the brightest red lipstick I’d ever seen in my life. Which, granted, up to that point was very short.

  3. November 29, 2012

    Decorative snowmen in hot weather are just wrong aren’t they! Just like here in Australia, snowmen and poor suffering shopping centre santas ho, ho, ho-ing for the kids in thick beards and fur-trimmed outfits are appropriate for the occasion, yet just not right…. 🙂

    • November 29, 2012

      Indeed! And, it’s summer in your hemisphere… 🙂

      • November 29, 2012

        Summer indeed. Horribly humid today, some places in the state got up to 45c yesterday (113F). Awful for anyone, immediate death for a snowman!

  4. December 1, 2012

    Nothing more frightening to me as a child than our aluminum Christmas tree. I was so thrilled when we got rid of it. There was a family down the street used to capture tumble weeds at Christmas time…spray paint them white and make a snowman out of them…that was scary too!

    • December 2, 2012

      Last year I was so sick of Christmas trees I took a huge eucalyptus branch that had blown down in a storm and wired it up in the living room window and hung vintage ornaments all over it. It did not go over well – but I loved it.

      • December 2, 2012

        I think that is FABULOUS!

    • December 2, 2012

      I think it is in the great Disney tradition of frightening children… I have to dig up the Getty Oil Santa from ’29… Creepy!!!

  5. November 29, 2014

    Just…. no.

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