There was one house… there’s always that one house, right?  The house across from the post office had the most impressive Christmas lights.  My mom drove us by it and told us that they had the same lights when she was a kid, too.  They had a massive star on the roof and I think Santa and some reindeer were involved, too.   It wasn’t quite like the scene from the Christmas Vacation or this “extremely festive” house, shall we say, but it was big excitement for kids to drive by!

Bluebus, "Christmas Decorations", December 24, 2008 via Flickr, Creative Commons Attribution.


I have to be honest.  This uber festive gala of lights is not my style.  I like simple.  I am a candles in the windows and wreath on the door kind of person.  I scoured the internet to find what I thought was an ideal outdoor decoration setup and this is what I found…

RAWRZ!, "Christmas Decorations", December 25, 2009 via Flickr, Creative Commons Attribution.

This, to me, is the epitome of how a New England house should look when it’s all decked out for Christmas.

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