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Santa Needs A 'warming Hut'

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Well, I need something that could keep me warm while I am out 'guarding' our display.

I live in the suburbs of Denver and yes, it certainly can get quite cold here in the evenings around Christmas time. Typically in the evenings I sit out on a lawn chair in the driveway while cars are watching the display and generally try to greet each car with a smile and a candy cane.

But after 20-30 minutes or so, I need to go back in the house to warm up. It's just too cold to stay out there all the time

It would be great if there was a portable 'warming hut' that I could quickly step into to warm up my body so that I could stay outside for longer durations of time. I don't know what exists, but it would have to be very portable, perhaps operate on propane or electricity (preferred) and be see-thru so that I could peek out and exit quickly if I needed to stop vanadalism or go meet a car.

Anybody have any ideas what I could use to stay warm instead of just freezing sitting on a lawn chair?? --Greg--

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I think just pointing one of those propane heaters at you would be a big help. I watch traffic from the inside of the house, but then you cant meet people I guess.

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Sorry. Double post.

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Search the internet for ice fishing huts.

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Get one of those patio heaters. Propane fired, easy to move and quite toasty under it.

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Toasty Toes and Hand Warmerswould help.

Also if you make a little "Santa Shack", colorfully decorated, with a light inside and seat and small heater, have a window so you can wave hello to the cars outside. Add a microphone and outdoor speaker to say Hello to the little girl or boy in the blue car. Wow, wouldn't that be exciting.

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The Lowes stores in my area all build little shacks useing 2x4s to frame and plastic sheets with a little electic space heater. Another option is build a "gaurd house" that is suppose to house a toy Soldier in it. One side could have wheels mounted on it so you could move it like a wheelbarrow. When you are not in it, you could put a toy Soldier in it.

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i built a santa house for my daughter and son in law to stand in to get out of the rain.

 

i decorated it with lights and other decorations.

They would use a little propane heater when it really got cold.

It was about 3ft deep and 4ft wide.

There is a picture on missoui state. I gave it to somepeople to use in their display

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This was our Santa house in Sturgis, MI

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i built a santa house for my daughter and son in law to stand in to get out of the rain.

 

i decorated it with lights and other decorations.

They would use a little propane heater when it really got cold.

It was about 3ft deep and 4ft wide.

There is a picture on missoui state. I gave it to somepeople to use in their display

 

Wow!  I love your Santa House you built.  The snow on the roof is great.  It has that nostalgic feel to it that I remember as a child in the 1970's.

 

Thank you for sharing those pictures. :)

 

Allen

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