When UK-based electrician (go figure) Alex Goodhind found that he couldn't make a cup of tea when his massive Christmas display was turned on, he decided to shell out £700 ($1385) to install a factory-strength 145-amp power line to his home. The display took five weeks to put together, and it will run him about $1000 in additional electricity costs over the course of three weeks. Additional pic and info after the break.
I suppose it goes without saying that Goodhind is a big fan of Christmas, electricity and tea —but the display also has a charitable component that makes it seem far less insane. Each year the display raises nearly $6000 for a local hospice. [Metro via Peculiarosities]