Foreclosure Can’t Kill Christmas Spirit

Every year around the holidays, Orange County residents make sure to stop by Jim Jordan’s home, a modest house in Costa Mesa, California.  For forty years, Jordan has been converting his house into a Christmas wonderland every December, and tens of thousands of people have show their appreciation in admiration of Jordan’s holiday cheer. 

Jordan claims that he’d have 80,000 visitors every December, all wanting to catch a glimpse of his giant Santa and nearly 200 foot stretch of Christmas characters.  But earlier this year, Jordan’s house was lost to foreclosure, and the Costa Mesa tradition seemed to be lost forever.

Costa Mesa city officials, however, offered to host Jordan’s display outside the City Hall.  They have even offered to include Santa’s village and a holly jolly St. Nick himself.  Costa Mesa residents, and Jordan himself, are thrilled the tradition remains alive.  Though foreclosure took his home, it couldn’t take Jordan’s holiday spirit. 


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