Frosty’s House Has Become a Landmark

Frosty’s House Has Become a Landmark

Growing up, there was always that one house or neighborhood that went overboard with the Christmas lights and it was an expectation to see it just once before Santa came to visit.

When the Barba family moved to Corinth, they didn’t realize they were destined to become THAT house.

It all started about seven years ago when Leigh Ann Barba and her husband Bryan began decorating for Christmas. It started out simple enough, but as the years progressed, they added more lights, music and, of course, a 20-foot inflatable Frosty
the Snowman.

“My husband is the mastermind behind it,” said Leigh Ann Barba. “He times everything and puts the music and lights together. He even designed a pole to get the lights around the trees just perfectly.”

Located in the Taylor’s Ridge subdivision in Corinth, Frosty’s House (or the Barba house as it is known the rest of the year) has become a destination for holiday decoration enthusiasts. Lights surround the front and side yard as well as the trees. The trees actually disappear from view when the lights are off which is a wonderful illusion in and of itself. “Joy to the World” plays as lights flicker to the beat and all the while, there is Frosty smiling over the production.

They even have the same Santa and reindeer set that is used in National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation.

On average, Leigh Ann says 10-20 people come by a day to take pictures with Frosty. One time a tour bus actually pulled up as onlookers gawked at the sight.

“We live on a dead-end street so we were pretty surprised to see a bus that size pull up,” laughed Leigh Ann.

The school bus in the neighborhood also slows down once Frosty is up as the kids stick their heads out the window to see him.

Though the outside is husband Bryan’s brainchild, Leigh Ann and the kids are always there to help, even though it is a lot of work.

“Every year we say that maybe we’ll stop but then one of the kids in the neighborhood will ask when Frosty’s going up,” said Leigh Ann. “It’s become an expectation.”

The Barbas don’t mind at all if you come by to take pictures. It would be even better if you tag it with social media like #corinthchristmashouse or #frostyscorinthhouse.

“It’s funny that my daughter’s friends are tweeting pictures with Frosty in front of our house,” said Leigh Ann. “I love that we’ve become the Frosty house.”

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