Apparently, my neighbors are! What I spied on the short walk home:
Did you see the floating ghosts? The skeleton pirates walking the plank? At first I thought the pirate ship was some kind of Burning Man relic someone hauled home from the desert (a common sight around this town) ...that's how early this craziness went up. But, no. It's just that our new neighborhood takes holiday decor SERIOUSLY. These two houses are just a small sampling.
Dang, duly noted, people. We'll try harder next year.