I’m merely posing for a picture with your Christmas lights, and I’ll vanish into the darkness just as soon as I snap a selfie that isn’t totally blurry…
Ever since I was a wee lad growing up on the mean streets of Brooklyn, I’ve been drawn to Christmas lights.
Something about the bright colors soothes my soul and fills me with the Christmas Spirit. I’m drawn like a moth to the holiday flame.
Even as a kid, I’d wander the neighborhood to check out the lights. My Dad always did a good job of decorating our house, but I wanted to see what else was out there. I really loved the huge houses down on Shore Road because rich people had money to burn.
So many lights. All those colors.
It was Christmas Heaven for a nerdy introvert.
Going out to admire the Christmas lights has never stopped being a favorite holiday activity. Even in Southern California, where there was never snow on Christmas, there was always a multitude of beautiful lights.
Maine is no different. Even though it isn’t even December yet, my neighbors have already been decking the halls with boughs of holly and tons of lights.
And now I’ve added to my tradition.
This year, I’ve started sneaking up to the lights and posing for selfies. I thought I’d share some of my favorites with you…
Those were both taken at the same business a few blocks from The House on the Hill. I’m not normally a fan of just white lights, but this display had a definite Winter Wonderland vibe to it, so it was cool.
The one on the right, is of a jolly Santa Claus, who was so bright, he came out blurry.
Those old plastic lights remind me of Brooklyn.
I know that businesses want to light up the night to attract more customers, but I love that each evening when I go out for my walk, more houses have been decorated.
I can’t wait until entire streets are lit up as if to guide me safely on my meanderings, while also filling me with even more Christmas joy.
The one on the left is the home of my across the street neighbors.
Janine always does a great job of providing me with a lovely view from my front porch.
The photo on the right is of my next door neighbors’ house. I’m hoping they put up some inflatable decorations, too, as they do on Halloween.
That would make for some awesome selfies!
In fact, I really wanted the tree, but I couldn’t figure out how to get it home. I was sweaty and a bit tired after running three miles.
And I never run with my axe. That’s too dangerous seeing as I’m a total klutz.
I can only imagine that their electric bill must be, but their donation to the electric company is totally appreciated because it makes the neighborhood look magical!
I like what they’ve done, but it totally leaves me wanting more. Light it up!
The photo on the right isn’t the best because I had to sneak into a driveway between two well lit houses, and snap it quickly without disturbing any of the residents. There is a huge plastic snowman behind me, but I couldn’t get close enough to make him clear enough to see.
Maybe next time. I’ve still got a few weeks!
I mean, the tree is impossible to miss. All those colors. I love it!
I know there are more houses in the neighborhood that put out huge light displays, and I’m going to check them out this weekend. If they are lit up and colorfully blazing, I promise more selfies. I can’t wait!
Do you like to search out the Christmas lights in your neighborhood? Which photo in this post is your favorite? Do you want me to show up on your porch and pose with your lights?