We were out tonight and while driving through a neighboring town, I was amazed by how nutso some people go with the Christmas decorations on the outside of their homes. I’m definitely a minimalist. White lights strung along the gutter. Candles in the windows (usually – though not this year because L. would be grabbing them). Our Christmas tree in view through a front window. And that’s about it.
Now, I know everyone has their own decorating tastes, but some people… well, I have to ask myself, What are they thinking??? And I’m not just talking about the inflatable decorations or the ancient light-up Frosty in front of the metal building you live in. There’s one house that has — I kid you not — a full, electric, light-up American flag in the middle-top of the house, a light-up Santa on the bottom right, and a light-up Jesus, Mary, and Joseph on the bottom left. All it needed was a “USA!” sign blinking in the center of it all. How about you pick either Santa or the nativity. It all just seems a bit much to me. Of course, I’m sure people drive by my house and think that it’s pathetic that I don’t go all out, LOL!
What about you — are you all about the expressive lawn art, the projected Christmas messages on your garage, the Clark Griswold experience? Or do you prefer to keep it simple?