Everything's bigger in Texas, even Christmas
POSTED: Friday, December 11, 2009 - 1:45pm
UPDATED: Thursday, April 8, 2010 - 4:06am
CARROLTON - A lot of people love to look at Christmas lights and decorations.
But there is a woman in Texas who loves to put them up.
81-year old Sissy Moore is serious about Christmas.
"I love Christmas. I love what it represents. To me it's all about our lord and savior Jesus Christ. I love every decoration. I love what it's about. I love the music. I start early...to get it all done," said Moore.
It takes a lot of work to create this much Christmas spirit.
"I started this year in July. By the end of august, I�m really in to this," Moore said.
Every single room, even the bathrooms and laundry room, is covered floor to ceiling with holiday happiness.
There's a festive pink living room and a beautiful gold dining room.
And the kitchen and den are decked out in peppermint splendor.
Sissy's bedroom is a sparkling winter slumber land.
And the patio is constantly humming with animated joy.
And while it's impressive in the daytime, at night, it's a show stopper.
People stop by every evening for tours.
"So many of our friends know about it and they give us a call, "can we bring so and so over tonight?" and that kind of thing, so there are people here every day and night," said Moore.
Sissy says she'll do this every year for as long as she can. And her family can't imagine it any other way.
"Something happens to people. They really catch the spirit of Christmas. They catch the reason for the season. And that's what's in my mother's heart," said daughter Neecie Moore.