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Old 12-22-2009, 08:54 PM
 
Location: Orem UT
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Hi Everyone,

I was born in Corpus but left in May of 1967. I remember a place that I think was called Santa's Toy Land....and it looked like a Winter Wonderland at the North Pole. The one thing that stands out in my mind are the teddy bears on the teeter totter....or some kind of animals on the teeter totter.

I asked a friend who was also in Corpus and he called it the Eldrige house on Weber and Santa Fee off Ocean Drive. He said there are traffic jams for miles. Does anyone have a website for this place or have directions on how to get there? Would love to see pictures if there are any out there. I have looked but can't seem to find any.

Thanks Laura
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Old 12-23-2009, 07:00 AM
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Location: Corpus Christi, TX
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I believe it was the Aldridge house. It is no longer lit up, I think the original owners passed away.

The best lights in CC that I'm aware of are on Donegal off of Everhart, down near Saratoga. The whole street is decked out, and the surrounding blocks aren't too shabby either!

The most amazing single house is on Carmel parkway right off of Alameda, near the water tower. Amazing.

Ocean Drive is very disappointing this year.
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Old 03-08-2013, 11:23 PM
 
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Default Aldridge

You are right it was the Aldridge Home.I was born and raised in Corpus Christy.Billy and Faye Aldrdge are my great Aunt and Uncle.I grew up with them and my cousins Linda. And Brenda.My cousin Linda Aldridge and her family live in the house after they remodeled it.I know longer live in Corpus But I have very fond memories.
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Old 03-09-2013, 09:41 AM
 
Location: San Antonio Texas
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You are right it was the Aldridge Home.I was born and raised in Corpus Christy.Billy and Faye Aldrdge are my great Aunt and Uncle.I grew up with them and my cousins Linda. And Brenda.My cousin Linda Aldridge and her family live in the house after they remodeled it.I know longer live in Corpus But I have very fond memories.
Do you know which Xmas was the last one that was decorated? I'd guess 1984 or 1985. Are your great aunt and uncle still alive?
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Old 04-06-2013, 10:31 PM
 
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Yes I'm thinking the last time was 1981.My Aunt and uncle died a while back.Uncle Billy died of Alzheimer's and Aunt Faye died of just old age.they were great people although a little on the crazy side.lol.Some times I wish I still lived in Corpus,I had a wonderful time growing up there.
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Old 12-06-2013, 03:22 PM
 
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Yes I'm thinking the last time was 1981.My Aunt and uncle died a while back.Uncle Billy died of Alzheimer's and Aunt Faye died of just old age.they were great people although a little on the crazy side.lol.Some times I wish I still lived in Corpus,I had a wonderful time growing up there.
Wow i remember your Uncle and Brenda from Aldridge tv..i bought my first home theater projector from them. They are the reason i got into my home theater hobby. Whats funny is that i also put on a Christmas display at 1316 Buford st. every year (about three blocks away from where the store used to be) complete with snow machines a video wall and lasers. I always wondered who bought your uncles collection of animatronics?
Those pieces are VERY rare and very hard to maintain in the weather. Btw, my display is up every night from 6-to 10pm complete with snow!
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Old 12-07-2013, 12:04 AM
 
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Drive down Everhart, from Holly toward Saratoga. You'll see all the well-lit neighborhoods, on the right. All the streets around Congressional St., if memory serves.
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Old 11-16-2015, 10:10 PM
 
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Mr.Bill's house at the corner of Kennsington Ct. and Hampton (Brighton Village) is a great place to stop. News crews and christmas tours stop by every year. He builds just about everything from scratch. He starts setting up in October because there are so many pieces/details. There is a sleigh for the kids to sit in and a talking Santa. When Santa asks the kids by name, what they want for Christmas..their reaction is priceless!!!

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Old 11-17-2015, 10:08 AM
 
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The best one by far is out by Congressional where the guy has the whole lawn and house coated with lights and his year round hobby is syncing them to music which he pipes to your car with a low power fm transmitter. The Carmel house was the best for a long time but that guy takes the cake. It's just over the top awesome.
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