Once the Allen home was decked out with decor, their neighbors wanted to join in on the fun. “Our neighbors… they put up their decorations right next door to us, and it just keeps growing,” Allen said. She said the decorations started with people in their cul-de-sac and spread to people in other neighborhoods, and even other states.
“He absolutely loves it,” Allen said of her younger brother. “His speech is impaired, so he has trouble talking now, but he has the cutest little froggy voice. So the first night we put out lights — which compared to now is nothing — we rolled him out in his little wagon and he just let out the biggest ‘wow!'”
“Every day he wakes up and he has the Christmas lights outside and the tree inside and he is so happy … He’s ecstatic,” she said.
Allen said Brody loved seeing Christmas lights during his first holiday season last year. The family would drive around the neighborhood so he could stare in awe at the decorations. His attitude this year hasn’t changed — and the decorations have gotten the whole neighborhood in the Christmas spirit.
“I think [Christmas] is more than just lights, it’s a feeling. And for everybody, the Christmas spirit kinda came early this year… and it’s spreading to everybody, even our neighbors,” Allen said.