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HOA to Northern Idaho Homeowner: Turn Down That Christmas Display, Or Else


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No sooner do the trick-or-treaters head off to their dental appointments than Christmas-crazy homeowners start putting up their holiday displays.

In 2012, Boise Weekly visited the southeast Boise home of Dan Christensen, who told us he had spent at least $50,000 on their Christmas display. Last year, BW met businessman Aaron Klindt, who said he abandons his family for about a month and a half to string miles of lights on homes throughout the Treasure Valley.

Occasionally, though, some holiday decorations run afoul of the neighbors. Such is the case in the northern Idaho town of Hayden, where a homeowners association is facing off with Jeremy Morris over what he calls his own "Hayden Christmas Light Show." Now in its second year, Morris' display even included a live camel in 2014.

KREM-TV  reports Morris has received a letter from a law firm representing the West Hayden Estates Homeowners Association, "telling him the show is off."

"We have worked hard to keep our area peaceful, quiet and clean," reads the letter. "At 8 p.m., all of the lights turn off."

Morris has already compared some of his neighbors to Grinches, saying, "Those scaly green creatures sometimes show their heads at Christmastime."