2008 Christmas Light Wrap-up
Wow! What a year! We had several stupendous displays added to the list as well as many Honorable Mentions. Here are the stats:
As of the end of the 2008 season, there are 41 displays on the Tacky List and 26 Honorable Mentions.
We had 26 displays return from the 2007 Tacky List (#s 2, 5, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 19, 20, 21, 22, 24, 25, 26, 27, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34).
We had 5 Honorable Mentions promoted up to the Tacky List (#s 3, 4, 6, 18, 40).
We had 2 displays return after a year off (#23 and #6(promoted from 2006 Honorable Mention)).
We added 9 new displays (#s 1, 28, 29, 35, 36, 37, 38, 39, 41).
We had 3 displays that are no longer or did not decorate this year:
- Chain Bridge Road, Fairfax (confirmed moved)
- Anderson Lane, Fort Belvoir
- Braymore Circle, Fairfax Station
- Prosperity Ave, Fairfax (partner house across from #2)
There were 2 from last year that substantially cut back their displays this year:
- Ash Drive, Springfield (moved to Honorable Mention)
- Galloping Way, Vienna (removed from list)
Final Words for ‘08
The list really grew this year thanks to all the emails I received from my Christmas Light elves in the community. Thank you for helping to keep this site alive and for helping it to grow. I count on you to find new displays and to keep me informed and could not maintain this site without you. This site is truly a community effort.
And finally, a huge thank you to all of the decorators. You made our Christmas season bright with your tremendous displays. You are very creative and talented individuals and each display has a special quality only you provide. Your efforts are greatly appreciated by the Light-loving public. God bless you.
To all I wish a prosperous 2009.
Thank you for allowing me to be your guide to the lights.
It’s a task I take seriously but also, a most joyous task, as I truly love extravagant Christmas Light displays.
I look forward to our next Light season and hearing from you all again.
Until then, May your days and nights always be Merry and Bright.