Homeowner Has The Perfect Response To Neighbours' Impressive Festive Display
There are levels of pettiness that, sometimes, just have to be applauded. Rather than join in the race to have the best Christmas decorations on their street, one household decided to sit this one out and hilariously prank their neighbours in the process.
While most people might simply forego the tradition, leave their house bare and let their neighbours win, one unnamed homeowner in in Morphett Vale, near Adelaide, south Australia, still wanted to have the last word.
And fortunately for us all, someone captured it on camera, and it is magnificent.
The camera pans across the first house, sparkling and shining with illuminated figures of Santa and his elves, the trees glowing in the dark - a truly impressive example of Christmas cheer.
Then, passing over this angelic scene, it moves slowly onto the next house, not quite as bright as the one before, no Santas, no elves to speak of, but there, glinting in their shrubs is one solitary light.
It's an arrow pointing to next door with the word, just one, mind: "DITTO".
No matter what your thoughts are on Christmas or decorations, this is a work of art, a kind of passive-aggressive one-upmanship that most never have the joy of witnessing. Remarkable.
Quite who it belongs to, we're not sure, but they have certainly won Christmas.
Now, away from this petty rivalry, one man is using his Christmas decorations to spread an important message this year.
Christian Roach recently beat testicular cancer and has decorated his house with Christmas lights that spell out 'Check Yr Nuts' to raise awareness for the cause.
The 41-year-old dad first started feeling pain in his testicles in October 2018. He was diagnosed with testicular cancer in January and, after having treatment, he now has the all clear.
To celebrate, Christian from Trealaw, Rhondda, Wales, decided to put up a festive light display to encourage other men to check their bits.
He has spelled out 'Check Yr Nuts' using 750 fairy lights hung up on the railings outside the front of his home.
The dad-of-three said: "I had cancer at Christmas last year but I had no idea.
"I knew something was wrong and couldn't properly enjoy Christmas. I am normally very bubbly but my mates and the family said I seemed off.
"I tried to put on a brave face but people did say I didn't seem like myself. The message with the lights is massive and really important to me.
"We trim up with lights every year and I just said this as a joke at first. But Nicola loved the idea and we ran with it. The street is glowing up now it is."
Christian said since he put up the lights, pals have been in touch asking for advice or gone to the doctors.
Brilliant stuff, Christian.
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