Monday, December 3, 2007

Where are the Squidmas Lights?

This Saturday, my husband and I did the F.Q. Story historic home tour. It’s the only historic home tour, in Phoenix, that offers a night tour to showcase holiday lights and luminaries along the sidewalks. We fill plastic containers with wine and enjoy lookie-looing into other people homes. The wine and festive evening walk led me to a discussion with my husband about holiday displays and the horrible lack of anything other than Christmas.

I think someone is missing out on a fantastic business opportunity here. That someone is me, because any idea that would take me more than 4 hours to execute from beginning to end is not likely to happen. I’m willing to pass on this idea with the Atheosphere in hopes that some enterprising person out there will run with it and then I can be a lazy consumer.

I’ve been googling holiday light, custom light displays, light sculptures, etc. There are tons of Christian lighting displays, a good assortment of secular, and maybe just a smidge of Hanukah. Where are the Winter Solstice displays for the Wiccans? Where are the Kwanza lights? I can find Festivus polls, but really, how decorative is a plain aluminum poll in your front yard. You can’t even see it at night.

A local church has an enormous drive through light tour that ends with a three stage light display showing Jeebus rising into the clouds. We could do so much better than that. Instead of a rope light manger or Christmas train, wouldn’t it be great to have a display featuring the “Airing of the Grievances”? An “animated” light display showing the “Feats of Strength”, as the head of the household is getting wrestled to the ground?

And most importantly, where is the giant holiday squid for Squidmas?

9 comments:

the chaplain said...

That's a nice Squidmas card. But why use the traditional Christmas colors?

EnoNomi said...

Basically because the squidmas card I used to make the "light" display from used those same colors. What are traditional Squidmas colors anyway?

the chaplain said...

Well, AFAIK, there are no traditional Squidmas colors. That means you get to start a tradition. Choose carefully, because the decision you make now will affect Squid worshipers for Squid-only-knows-how-many generations.

tina said...

Funny! I'm trying to come up with ideas for secular cards as I type.

John Evo said...

The squid kinda looks like a phallus.

Christmas colors are Winter Solstice colors anyway. Steal them back!

PhillyChief said...

Brilliant idea! How awesome to have a secular holiday lights extravaganza! How pissed would the christians be to be outdone during what they think is ONLY their season?

EnoNomi said...

John-Evo: All good gods are phallus based!

the chaplain said...

The gods, phallic or not, are totally hopeless without a pantheon of goddesses to really get the action going.

Hail to the Goddesses! Long may they reign! And party on! 'Tis the season and all that...

RivalArrival said...

I'd pay to see some hot goddess-on-goddess action... :)