SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — An Idaho homeowners association has backed down from threats to sue a man whose extreme Christmas light display last year bothered neighbors.

KREM-TV in Spokane, Washington, reports that the West Hayden Estates Homeowners Association Board in October had threatened the lawsuit if Jeremy Morris went ahead with the sequel to last year's extravaganza, which included hundreds of lights, a live camel, carolers and Santa Claus.

The HOA board's vice president says the organization is opposed to the extra traffic and noise Morris' decorations bring to the neighborhood, not the decorations themselves.

Morris says his first Christmas display in the Hayden neighborhood raised hundreds of dollars for local children's charities. This year's event is expected to be held in the five days before Christmas.