Bakersfield man spares no expense in holiday decorations


One Bakersfield man spares no expense when it comes to decorating his home for Christmas.

Don Crabtree has decorated his home for 30 years for almost every holiday, including Halloween, Thanksgiving and Valentine's Day.

His purpose is to bring magic to his eight grandchildren.

"It's almost a prerequisite as a grandfather to do stuff like this," said Crabtree.

Decorations take about nine hours to put up and 12 hours to take down. They do it every year to spread Christmas cheer, but it hasn't always been easy.

"Unfortunately, two or three times we've had a theft problem where all of our stuff was stolen or destroyed," said Crabtree.

Crabtree said he nails down each inflatable with a couple of stakes to make sure they're secure.

But the good will always outweigh the bad, as nothing can damper this home's holiday spirit.

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