I love the run up to Christmas as much as Christmas itself. I love the lights and decorations everywhere and general Christmas cheer :) .
One thing I haven’t seen much of here are houses covered in lights! You know, National Lampoons Christmas style.
Reasons I pose for this lack of illumination are that near me there aren’t any houses – good reason – there are only apartments, but still, they could put some lights up, maybe the flickering/flashing/glare could be annoying for the neighbouring apartments though. mmmm.
Secondly, the electricity costs are sky high here (in comparison to pay), so that might put people off too. I always think of the electricity meter going round on those houses covered in lights.
I miss Christmas lights on houses - both the tastefully done ones and the less tasteful competition-winners with illuminated inflatable Santas and the like.