Family spark row with festive display featuring Home Alone quote – ‘Merry Christmas ya filthy animals’

A dad has caused a stir after decorating the outside of his home with a quote from Home Alone – ‘Merry Christmas ya filthy animals’.

Father-of-three Kai Bowman, 43, painted the large words on the front wall of his family home in big white letters.

He said it was a cheaper alternative to covering the house in colourful lighting – costing just £30.

The unusual decoration has seen people flock to their home to take a picture.

Mr Bowman, a builder, said: “As a family we always have fun driving around touring houses that put tremendous effort into their exterior decorations.

“I soon found out it was very expensive and extremely time-consuming in a world where both time and money are in limited supply.

“This year while decorating our tree I had a moment of inspiration; – I wanted to create a look that was relatively easy, fast and inexpensive that would look good during the day without having a huge electric bill at the end and would make families smile.

“This was when I decided to paint the house bright red with a phrase from one of our favourite Christmas movies, Home Alone.

“The next morning I went to our local hardware store and bought a cheap roll of damaged wallpaper for the letters and a £30 pot of bright red exterior masonry paint, the rest is history.”

Kai, of Maynard Close in Bristol, added: “Every night people visit from all over Bristol to see it as a family and smile, some even take photos of their children stood in front of our house.

“Seeing people smile at something you have personally created is a great feeling, and for me it was worth all the effort.”

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