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House is lit up for Christmas

Posted: December 20, 2011 - 8:24pm  |  Updated: December 20, 2011 - 9:08pm
 The Landrum home uses 34 extension cords to run the 5,000 lights.    SARA CALDWELL/STAFF
SARA CALDWELL/STAFF
The Landrum home uses 34 extension cords to run the 5,000 lights.

 

The Landrums are showing North Augusta their holiday spirit this season by decking out their home gingerbread-house style.

West Pine Grove Avenue is a little bit brighter this year thanks to the efforts of Glenn Landrum and his co-workers, Chuck Washington and Darryl Butler, from Georgia Carolina Heating & Air.

He also had help from his wife, Carrol, and stepdaughter Brittney Harden, 15. While he did the majority of the lights, Carrol decorated the indoor and outdoor Christmas trees and inside the house, he said.

Decorating began the first week of November. Glenn said he had help reaching the peak of the house with a ladder.

“We lit it up the first of December,” he said, after working on it several weekends.

Glenn became interested in decorating for Christmas after growing up in Martinez and visiting a home that created a computerized light show each year. He said he would line up with the rest of the cars to watch the show. Creating a light show is a future goal.

When he moved into the home on West Pine Grove Avenue, after years of renting, he was excited to finally be able to decorate his own home. It also is the best one to offer road visibility.

“I always decorate my house,” he said, noting that he adds more each year.

The yard is decorated in red and white lights in a tasteful manner; people won’t find many excessive decorations, such as blow molds and inflatables, in his yard.

“The older lights are what I’ve always gone with,” he said.

The yard has about 34 extension cords operating the display of about 5,000 lights.

He looks forward to the after-Christmas sales to stock up on new items for the following year. Santa and his reindeer are on his grab list this year.

Glenn said he also enjoys riding around looking at others’ lights.

“I live for this all year long,” he said. “This is my favorite time of the year.”

The lights come on at 6 p.m. at the Landrums’ home, at 316 W. Pine Grove Ave., and go off at 10 p.m. daily.

 

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