You would think the Grinch was behind this Christmas display but perhaps it’s his neighbours that are the grinches. A Pennsylvania man, Bill Ansell, put up an angry Christmas display after neighbours complained about the bright, traditional display he used to have. This below is the display from years ago…
Pretty, right? Well maybe it was too much for his neighbours who complained so Bill took revenge by putting up a display complete with a urinating Santa, Mickey Mouse hanging from the roof, a Virgin Mary with a knife through her head, a model snowman being run over by a monster truck, and a group of decapitated choristers. Ouch.
Like many homes with elaborate displays Bill would raise money for charities including the Salvation Army and a children’s hospital. The collection box has now been repurposed as a stand for a Santa Claus, who is attached to a hosepipe in a position to make him appear to be peeing
According to ABC, neighbours now complain that he adds to the disruption by shining floodlights around the street at 3am, and making midnight trips to the yard with a sledgehammer to keep people awake with the noise. He also had signs pointing to his neighbours that had accusations of lying and stealing, although he was forced to take those down.
Perhaps everyone involved needs a reminder…
“Every Who down in Who-ville, the tall and the small, was singing! Without any presents at all! He HADN’T stopped Christmas from coming! It came! Somehow or other, it came just the same! And the Grinch, with his grinch-feet ice-cold in the snow, stood puzzling and puzzling how could it be so? It came without ribbons! It came without tags! It came without packages, boxes or bags! And he puzzled three hours, till his puzzler was sore. Then the Grinch thought of something he hadn’t before! Maybe Christmas he thought doesn’t come from a store. Maybe Christmas…perhaps…means a little bit more!
And what happened then…? Well…in Who-ville they say that the Grinch’s small heart Grew three sizes that day!”