15 December 2010

a simple and tasteful los angeles christmas tradition...

new york may have the bergdorf's windows and the tree at rockefeller center, but here in los angeles, we have a christmas tradition of our very own...

ladies and gentlemen, i give you the tasteful simplicity of youngwood court:
ok, so it's neither simple nor tasteful, but it is something of a christmas tradition.
the cardboard cut out is a portrait of youngwood court's owner, norwood young, a singer/songwriter whom no one but janet charleton seems to know about.
the home is often called "the house of davids" because of the kajillion copies of michelangelo's david which line the front.
the davids are up year round, but really shine in their bottomless xmas best.
black power santa and mrs tranny claus, rising from a cupcake, are a nice touch.
versace/cowardly lion santa is pretty brilliant too.
we are happy that youngwood court exists, yet equally happy we don't live across the street, having to stare at its blazing glory every night...
somewhere, liberace is smiling, and wishing everyone, everywhere, a fantabulously over-the-top christmas...

6 comments:

Teresa at Splendid Sass said...

LOVE IT!!
I am posting one that is a tradition in Montgomery. It is a little, ok a lot, less tasteful, but the children go crazy over it.
Thank you for sharing. I love seeing others having fun during the season!
hHve a great day, Christian.
Teresa

Margaret said...

Makes you look, that's for sure!

in the night sky said...

I'm truly lost for words.

TDGM said...

This is the reason Northern California wants to secede from Southern California.

Concrete Jungle said...

Thank you for making my facial muscles ache!
Gawd only in America. Merry Merry!

eclecticrevisited said...

...thanks for the little bit of humor, Christian, glad that I too, don't live across the street from all this merriment and joy...maureen