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Decorate How?

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dsc01620No offense, but this local job of exterior holiday decor reminded me of those science experiments of spiders on caffeine.

But at least they did make the effort. Most all the houses in this cul de sac (nudge nudge, Carol) didn’t bother this year. Even Green Tee, usually so well-known around here for lavish yard and house decorations, was mostly dark, with the brightest lights coming from the line of cars still performing the traditional drive-through tour through the mostly meager display of those who did display at least something.

We ourselves didn’t bother with the lights along our house roof. Heck, let’s just call that blue tarp our rooftop decoration for the year, let it be a landing pad for Santa perhaps. And our yard snow people finally bit the dust this year, yielding to real snowmen.

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24 December 2008 at 10:22 pm

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Colored lights on tree/house or white?

christmas meme from susan


I prefer small white lights, both inside and out.

I do also like colors, but generally in monochromatic designs, such as small blue lights on an indoor tree with blue and silver ornaments.

The tree we had when I was growing up had large multi-colored light bulbs. No bad memories or anything. That just doesn’t happen to be what I prefer.

Anyway, I’m not convinced it matters anymore. These days the companies that make Christmas lights send them back to be fixed if they stand any chance of surviving an entire single holiday season without failing. And a burned out string of white lights doesn’t really look all that different from a burned out string of colored lights.

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24 December 2008 at 1:01 am

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