Woman's 'Obscene' Santa Display Goes Viral: 'The HOA Lady Just Had a Stroke'

A video of one woman's "obscene" Santa display has left the internet in stitches.

The video was posted to TikTok on November 15 by Amber Ann Zink (ambieannzzz), who wrote: "Just a tiny mistake." So far, the post has received more than 36 million views and over 5.5 million likes.

"My husband forgot to zip-tie Santa's hand to WAVE," read the video's text overlay. "And now it's obscene."

The light-up Santa in Zink's video is not waving gleefully at passersby; however, it is waving. The problem is that the display's arm is positioned a few inches south of where it should be, so it looks rather inappropriate.

The hilarious video is set to Mariah Carey's Santa Claus Is Comin' to Town, a small detail that amused viewers.

"THE PERFECT SONG CHOICE," commented Gabrielle Williams.

Madison Dawn added: "THE SONG CHOICE KILLED ME."

Many commenters begged Zink not to fix the unfortunate error. And in response to TikToker Fleeting Star Eventing yesterday, Zink confirmed that the Santa is still on display, obscenity and all.

Of course, a few people couldn't help but wonder how the neighborhood's homeowners' association (HOA) would react.

"The HOA lady just had a stroke," wrote dawglife74.

It wouldn't be out of character for an HOA to be upset about something like this. In fact, some homeowners have gotten in trouble with their HOAs for much less.

Earlier this month, Tampa Bay man Michael Moffa and his family were contacted by their HOA because they put up their Christmas lights before Thanksgiving, WFLA reported.

According to the outlet, the family faced fines of up to $1,000 for violating the rule.

"This is not like a Griswald family vacation house set up. Nothing egregious," said Moffa according to the outlet. "It's just lights that put a smile on my daughter's face, the kids' faces, they dance and throw music on. And it's a happy time."

The story received such widespread attention that Mariah Carey commented on the matter.

"My personal preference is to wait until after Thanksgiving but there's no regulating festiveness!!!" she tweeted.

Considering Zink's family has left their "obscene" Santa Claus on display, it's fair to assume that their HOA—if their community has one—either isn't bothered by the decor or hasn't seen it.

Regardless of what the local powers-that-be might think, online commenters thought the husband's "mistake" was hilarious.

"Your husband understood the assignment," said Anthony Anderson.

"Forgot?" asked Tiffany Burke. "Your husband just moved himself to the top of the naughty list."

Kellie Martin added: "Now MY husband wants one to do this on purpose."

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A TikToker left the internet laughing after she shared her "obscene" Santa display. A house decorated in Christmas lights and inflatables in the suburb of Mosman on December 08, 2020 in Sydney, Australia. James D. Morgan / Contributor/Getty