That's going to be quite some electricity bill: Britney Spears lights up the neighbourhood all in the name of Christmas
By Daily Mail Reporter
Last updated at 10:49 PM on 16th December 2010
Britney Spears' electricity meter is going to clocking up some serious numbers this holiday season.
The singer, who recently returned from a romantic Mexican getaway with her boyfriend Jason Trawick, is clearly full of the Christmas spirit this year - lighting-up her multi-million dollar home like Santa's Grotto.
Britney has decorated the Calabasas mansion and it's surrounding grounds with thousands of fairy lights and assorted Christmas related decorations.
Festive spirit: Britney Spears' house is looking very festive this year as she lights up her Calabasas mansion with thousands of fairy lights
Along with the miles of fairy lights are giant inflatable, illuminated Santas, little drummer boys, reindeer, arc angels, baubles and stars.
The single mother of two has even hung a huge, colourful, decorative helicopter with Santa at the wheel from the roof.
Every tree on the property is strung with fairy lights and the steps leading up to the Britney's sweeping driveway is festooned with lights.
In addition, many features of the huge home are illuminated in bright colourful light, making for an over-all effect of a little Las Vegas.
Santa's grotto: The house is lit up all the way round and she has also placed several large illuminated Santas as well as little drummer boys, arc angels, baubles and stars
It makes for a truly festive sight, but not all Britney's neighbours in the mega-exclusive private gated community are pleased with the spectacle.
'It looks pretty trashy all in all,' one displeased neighbour sniffed. 'I mean, it's one thing to hang some lights up and to mark the season but the giant inflatable Father Christmas statues and the huge trumpet playing angels on the roof are taking it all to a whole new level.'
Another wasn't quite so overtly critical, commenting: ' Britney was the first to put her lights up this year. By the look of things she's certainly feeling extremely festive this year.'
It seems that many don't see the 29-year-old as the perfect next door neighbour. When Britney sold her old house in Beverly Hills two years ago it was reported that the locals sighed a huge sigh of relief.
Little Las Vegas: Britney's house certainly stands out from the others on the street in her exclusive gated community
Veteran TV personality, Ed Mc McMahon, for one, publicly cited Spears as one of the reasons why in two years he had not received a single offer on his 7,000-square-foot home that eventually sold for more than $3 million less than its original asking price.
Even millionaire's love a bargain: Britney was spotted checking out the boy's shirts at discount chain Walmart in Los Angeles on December 7
Katherine, along with her late son Michael Jackson's three children are renting a 12,670 square-foot mansion for a cool $26,000 a month.
It's just a temporary measure, whilst her Encino home is being extensively remodelled but it sounds like the family certainly won't be slumming it.
TMZ report that the home has 7 bedrooms and features a game room, movie theatre, guest house, wine cellar and much more.
Adding to the festivities: Spears was also spotted checking out the mini Christmas trees along with other decorations
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Well, now, that's what I call Christmas TACKY. I've got some new tacky neighbors with blinking LED lights and another set of neighbors with those darn blow up travesties...I hate them. Thankfully our houses aren't nearly the size of Ms. Britney's. BTW, that's one ugly house made even uglier with all that Santa vomit. On another note, why does she think it's appropriate to walk around WalMart with her animal print bra hanging out the front of her shirt? Tacky, tacky, tacky....
- MamaB, USA, 17/12/2010 1:07
So your a Christmas person then MamaB?
- Emma, Manchester, 17/12/2010 13:44
Christmas comes but once a year. It's not like she put the decorations up in September. It'll only last for a few weeks and she has young children which is the most exciting time of year for them. Looks lovely in my opinion.
- Stephen, Bangor, 17/12/2010 13:44
Yes, brilliant, she can afford it and no doubt her children will enjoy the spectacle, but in the meantime we have daily reminders about global warming and the increasing costs of electricity. And, no, it is not being mean spirited just reminding our cousins that they are responsible for some 27% of global greenhouse gas emissions.
- Ken, England, 17/12/2010 13:40
just leave this woman alone, so waht she likes to shop at a discount walmart and has decorated het whole house?! She earned her money, so let het be happy. Who cares she decorates her whole house, i do the same! And if people got problems with, look the other side or don't read these articles.
Why would you try to ruin other people's christmas moods.
And i also think Britney looks very lovely in these pictures
- anouk, holland, 17/12/2010 13:38
Cant help but wonder what her little boys will get from Santa, Is there anything they dont all ready have, Its hard to please most kids these days they are so spolied, Can you imaging the children of superstars,
- EDD, IRELAND, 17/12/2010 11:1
Why can't people just chill out and accept the way things are without letting jealousy get in the way. So she lit up her house at christmas time. So we all should, it might bring a little light into veery miserable life. Pathetic.
- Apryl, London, 17/12/2010 13:31
and why not! its only once a year!
- Alisson, London, UK, 17/12/2010 13:23
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