Saturday, January 9, 2010

An odd Holiday Tradition!

Anyone who knows me knows that I LOVE Christmas! Not necessarily actual Christmas day but the weeks (perhaps months) leading up to it. For me the Christmas season starts in October. I know as I am carving pumpkins, hauting the house and prepping Trick-or-Treat goodie bags that Christmas is just around the corner. My wonderful hubby knows that he soon will be dragging out the 2 dozen or so rubbermaid containers full of Christmas decorations; setting up the 2 inside trees as well as decking the halls outside.

One of my favorite, non-traditional activities is driving around looking at all the lights. BUT not just the classy all white displays or even the over-the-top color explosions. I get most excited when I see the homes that are all decked out in their Christmas best along with the their left-over Halloween displays. I mean seriously, I get all giddy and tingly when we drive past a lovely Nativity scene set up right next to a plastic glowing jack-o-lantern or seeing Jolly O' Saint Nicholas swaying in the breeze next to an inflatable Dracula. You have to appreciate those souls who think it is quite ok to walk right past their Halloween decor and set up their Christmas displays. My favorite is this one house who puts up a plastic pumpkin around their street light - very festive for All Hallows Eve and then for Christmas they place a bright red Santa hat on top of said pumpkin.

Now that we are in the second week of January I am sad to see most people have turned off their Christmas lights... not necessarily taken them down, but turned them off. :-(


  1. For some reason seeing Christmas lights at night when we're driving home from somewhere always brings a few happy tears to my eyes. I kind of wish we could leave the lights up for a few months. I miss our tree already!

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