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The Best of Christmas Sitcoms
Here are my top 10: (in no particular order)
All 3 M*A*S*H Christmas episodes they made:
Death Takes a Holiday
The Bob Newhart Show:
His Busiest Time
I'm Dreaming of a...
Tips for Buying a Fresh Tree
I will do that fresh cut of the trunk.....that was my problem last Christmas.....the tree lost so many needles....even tho it was fresh....the problem was....since I didnīt cut the trunk....the tree...
Jeff -- I didn't want to be the one to suggest having someone on the roof -- but our sons' group did that. It was incredibly effective and scary. I can't remember what he had - but a bazooka squirt gun sounds great. (Could you have water bottles up there for refills - so he wouldn't have to come down to refill it?)
Yes we want to enclose it. The porch is set back a way and the eaves of the house extend out about 15 feet, making a kind of shady area of the walk. I can easily build something to make it feel more closed it. She mentioned dry ice, warm dripping blood, screams, etc. But I wonder what else we should do? The strobe light sounds like a good idea. My son, who is 14, wants to be up on the roof with a bazooka squirt gun but that might be a bit over the top. We do have to worry about the little ones. But this is Utah -- where even teenagers trick or treat -- which means I may be out there with a squirt gun too.
Beware of the strobe light it effects people who get seizures.
We did a haunted house for our youthgroup one year. One of the scariest things was extremely easy. We hung a section of the walk with black yarn drenched in water. We tied knots in the end to make it feel like you are walking into spiders. If you keep this section dark it creates the same feel as walking into a spider web unexpectedly.
Do you have a spirit store there. It is a halloween specialty store. I love that store for ideas. Lowes has some really neat ground breakers when you make a loud noise it talks to you and tells you to leave his grave area. I like it. Here is a picture of my ground breakers.
This guy is made out of a tomato cage with two rebars for legs and they are the stakes in the ground. I bought a latex mask and hands. We took a tomato cage and welded two halfs of a small tomato cage to the second ring in the large cage. Then welded the two rebars coming down for the legs. We dressed him in a thrift store jump suit and put his mask on and hands on. I put a light in the face mask and he is scary.
I wish I lived next to you that would be fun.
The simplest things are the scariest. Have some one dress up in a scary werewolfe costume (it works best with a couple of them) and have them just follow the people making scary noises but never touching anyone. That scares the heck out of the teens. I would also say get a fogger at a discount store and have that putting out the fog at the beginning of the walk.
Check out xmaslilly's decorations in the halloween section at my site. I will tell her you need help and see if she will come over and post some neat ideas for you.