Woman's brilliant response to neighbor's elaborate Christmas display: 'Ditto'
Why try to out-do your neighbor when you can be this creative?
December 12th, 2012
11:43 AM ET

Woman's brilliant response to neighbor's elaborate Christmas display: 'Ditto'

The holiday season can be a stressful time of year. All the gift shopping, fighting over whether you really need to go to Aunt Clara's house this year and of course the songs you hear repeatedly in any store while you attempt to shop.

We're not Grinches, though, we swear. We love a good holiday display, even if some of us happen to find it time-consuming. And we may have found our favorite decoration of the year.

Everyone knows it is hard to compete with that neighbor who goes all out every year. Kristina Green found herself in that exact situation with her home in Maricopa, Arizona.

"How am I gonna keep up with that guy?” Green told CNN affiliate KNXV. "I don’t even have a ladder."

But she clearly came up with a brilliant response: "Ditto."

We salute Green for her creativity and for giving us a chuckle this morning. You can go ahead and "like" her decoration on Facebook and then if you have a great display of your own or know of some other ones, please share it with us on iReport.

[Update at 2:20 p.m.] I've spent a bit of time digging around on this since I first posted since I can't stop laughing about it. I've got to say, this is one friendly neighborhood.

I had given most of the credit here to Green for her idea, but it turns out that the neighbor with the elaborate light display made the sign and helped her hang it up. So, congratulations to you both. You've made the internet smile today.

soundoff (139 Responses)
  1. D

    I love that the internet has allowed the world to see people who can sit around all day and argue about something as meaningless as someone's attempt at showing personality. I love that this country has gotten to the point where if you say something different or something another may disagree with, you are attacked at any and all levels. Do something with your time people. Find the person that you resent and blame your problems on and forgive them. That doesn't take religion, athieism (who cares how to spell it), black, white, or whatever other label you've decided to apply to you in this jacked up society.

    December 12, 2012 at 3:57 pm | Report abuse |
    • Tenebre99

      AMEN Brother. Amen

      December 12, 2012 at 4:12 pm | Report abuse |
    • ac130u

      So you are criticizing people who criticize?

      December 12, 2012 at 4:21 pm | Report abuse |
    • Bill Porter

      Amen, D.

      act130u: Typical liberal, ay?

      December 12, 2012 at 4:28 pm | Report abuse |
    • Jones

      Bill, you should order a side of "sense of humor" along with your entree of "conservetard prinicples". Sheesh.

      December 12, 2012 at 4:52 pm | Report abuse |
    • conrad


      December 12, 2012 at 4:55 pm | Report abuse |
    • MsDennis

      Thank you for your voice of sanity in an increasingly insane world!!!

      December 12, 2012 at 5:17 pm | Report abuse |
    • JenniferLayne

      Merry Everything D!!!!!! Can i say- I love you! I loved every word you typed and I am right there with you! Hope you have a great day, holiday & life! You said everything I have been thinking myself!
      Well said!
      Jennifer 🙂

      December 12, 2012 at 6:03 pm | Report abuse |
    • JenniferLayne


      December 12, 2012 at 6:09 pm | Report abuse |
    • Rickapolis


      December 12, 2012 at 6:24 pm | Report abuse |
    • Fish

      Now THAT's the holiday spirit!

      December 12, 2012 at 6:37 pm | Report abuse |
    • Smart

      act130u, typical liberal response: brilliant and concise.

      I hope D can get over her/himself and learn to spell!

      December 12, 2012 at 9:03 pm | Report abuse |
    • Weil

      Well said, D. Just, well...very well said.

      December 12, 2012 at 10:03 pm | Report abuse |
    • TheBob

      So you take a whole paragraph and however long it took you to write that gibberish to attack everyone who has ever done the same. You must have more idle time on your hands than everyone you criticize.

      December 13, 2012 at 1:53 am | Report abuse |
    • mmi16

      At least these days it is only a internet flame war. In days gone by the people who are 'different' would have be flamed at the stake for real.

      December 13, 2012 at 2:48 am | Report abuse |
  2. Laura S.

    I can't believe people are defending this. They made Christmas cards out of Neighbor-Ditto-Arrow meme, for Heaven's sake. Next you'll be telling us about this great new song by a guy name Psy that has a dance too.

    December 12, 2012 at 4:01 pm | Report abuse |
    • child of midian


      December 12, 2012 at 4:25 pm | Report abuse |
    • phearis

      Op! Op! Oppan Ditto Style!!!

      December 12, 2012 at 5:04 pm | Report abuse |
    • Boba

      Haha that's funny!

      December 13, 2012 at 10:31 am | Report abuse |
  3. TheGrimJester

    Saw the same thing here in Boise Idaho years ago. Not really a new joke, but still a funny one.

    December 12, 2012 at 4:06 pm | Report abuse |
  4. just eye

    Bible. Number 1 selling NOVEL.

    December 12, 2012 at 4:07 pm | Report abuse |
    • Alex

      yup, in the fiction category

      December 12, 2012 at 6:48 pm | Report abuse |
    • Major Tom

      Nope. Harry Potter outsold the crap out of the bible. Better luck next time.

      December 13, 2012 at 1:57 am | Report abuse |
  5. child of midian

    This is not actually the first time I've seen this, either they do it every year or someone has done it before, but it's not new news at all.

    December 12, 2012 at 4:24 pm | Report abuse |
  6. YourFace

    I'd hate to pay that electricity bill.

    December 12, 2012 at 4:36 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Peter

    Yes, CNN, please acknowledge that these two people were not the first people to do this. This gives way too much credit to them for this idea. It's just rude to the person who actually did come up with it.

    December 12, 2012 at 5:03 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Joey Isotta-Fraschini ©™

    To me, outside Christmas decorations are about love.
    You really don't have to believe in God to believe in Christmas, and even in Santa's bringing the gifts.
    A lot of people still say that God IS love.
    You won't go too far the wrong way believing that.

    December 12, 2012 at 6:51 pm | Report abuse |
    • s kel


      December 12, 2012 at 7:47 pm | Report abuse |
    • Major Tom

      Which god? If you mean Yahweh you've never actually read the bible. Same goes for Allah and about 1000 others.

      December 13, 2012 at 2:00 am | Report abuse |
  9. Chris

    Wasn't this done years ago?

    December 12, 2012 at 6:57 pm | Report abuse |
  10. Mary

    ^Ditto 😉

    December 12, 2012 at 7:11 pm | Report abuse |
  11. bUCK fUTT

    wHAT A lUZER... Get a life man.. jus cause yers is so lame doesnt mean everyone else should share in your misery. And if your crappy poem is just a display of your immaturity then just grow up.. what are you like 12 ?get a life.. Luzer

    December 12, 2012 at 7:21 pm | Report abuse |
  12. buzz

    Twas the night before Christmas, and all thru the house
    The whole dam family was drunk as a louse
    With mom in the horehouse and dad in jail, I settled down for a nice piece of tail
    When out in the yard arose such a clatter, I sprang from my sister-in-law to see whats the matter..........

    December 12, 2012 at 7:25 pm | Report abuse |
  13. TODAY

    DITTO 2

    December 12, 2012 at 8:21 pm | Report abuse |
  14. Santa

    This has been around for so many years it's ridiculous to now call it "news"! Come on! It's very clever but a version of this went around on the Internet several years ago.

    December 13, 2012 at 12:14 am | Report abuse |
  15. Hedley Lamarr

    Ditto? Ditto, you provincial putz?

    December 13, 2012 at 12:32 am | Report abuse |
    • Taggart

      Sorry, sir.

      December 13, 2012 at 12:36 am | Report abuse |
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