Hunter Bottoms and his father Buck have decided to make their house something extraordinary. They attempt their best to keep their house out of clutter and ordinary ones. Each year on Christmas event, they decorate their house in an unconventional superb way. They take help of lights and make their house glorified. And it has become a “Bottoms Family Tradition” to make a Holiday House a tourist spot once a year.
The family has the most impressive Christmas display one has ever seen. Hunter bottoms and his father Buck started the tradition of decorating their Midlothian house, the USA for Christmas in 1995. They have been getting a prize for Holiday House Competition since 1997. Their 2014 display features more than 178,000 lights, 34 inflatables, 42 blow molds, 50 strobe lights, three snow machines and a fog machine. The yard was synchronized with holiday music via a radio station. And as a result, it won the prize of USA Today Christmas Light Competition as well.
In 2015, The Bottoms Family started assisting in judging instead of lighting up their display as mentioned in Brandermill December Magazine. It was the first time in 20 years that Midlothian house is not lit at Christmas time. Hunter and Buck have shown some concerns regarding this. First, the preparations and management take a lot of time and dedication. Another huge cost is for Electricity bills. They added that it also creates disturbance in neighborhood somehow as their house becomes a tourist spot in peak time. It creates a traffic jam and noise nearby. Furthermore, the competition is getting tougher as the years pass by.
Brandermill family said that they will be back in 2016 with ever innovative decorating idea. But nothing came out in 2016 also. Have they really quitted this family tradition? Or is it something big to reveal this year? Let’s cross your fingers and stay in touch to see what Bottoms family comes up for Christmas this year. See the drone footage of Bottoms House Tradition here.
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