Ridiculous things to do at Christmas light displays
December 22, 2009 2:23 PM   Subscribe

I'm organizing a Christmas light convoy tomorrow night. Basically a bunch of cars driving around town visiting the best lit up houses. I want to assign a ridiculous task to be performed at each house? Any ideas?

We are all going to meet in a large parking lot, leave the excess cars behind, and everyone is going to follow my car to each house. I want to "assign" the task in the parking lot before we leave.

The tasks don't necessarily have to be Christmas related.
posted by 913 to Grab Bag (9 answers total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
Maybe you could ask each of your friends to belt out a holiday carol on the lawn? Perhaps this would reduce the risk of freaking out the occupants of the homes at which you will (unexpectedly?) be performing ridiculous tasks.
posted by alight at 2:26 PM on December 22, 2009

you could get yourselves into different christmas poses and take pictures at every house.
posted by Glibpaxman at 2:37 PM on December 22, 2009

Have them chug egg nog.
posted by elder18 at 2:51 PM on December 22, 2009

Prepare an award or certificate for elegant/outstanding achievement in Christmas decoration and have your friends deliver them. Appropriate elfin attire required for delivery.
posted by AuntieRuth at 3:10 PM on December 22, 2009 [1 favorite]

Each car must get out and lead a carol at each spot. I have a great set of lyrics I'll mefimail if you like.
posted by theora55 at 3:18 PM on December 22, 2009

One car has to count the lights at each house, another has to make a painting (in watercolors!) of each house's lights display, another has to take photos of themselves as judges holding up a "score" for the house's lighting display. And each has one minute per house to do it.
posted by anildash at 3:23 PM on December 22, 2009

As a neighbor of one of "those houses", I implore you, whatever it is, make it quick and quiet.
posted by madajb at 4:01 PM on December 22, 2009 [5 favorites]

I say for the houses with decorations, make everyone incorporate themselves into the scenery and have someone take a photo of the entire scene. So one person could stand with the line of plastic toy soldiers; another person could pretend like he's riding the sleigh with Santa.
posted by pinksoftsoap at 8:08 PM on December 22, 2009

Response by poster: madajb, duly noted.

I appreciate the suggestions so far, feel free to throw more in.
posted by 913 at 10:24 PM on December 22, 2009

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