Holy WOW!!! I have a string of lights in my window! I only turn them on during Christmas, it seems to be to much like work to take them down for the rest of the year. Half of them are out. I need some ambition. Or I could just drink rum till they are pretty again.
While I really enjoy the Christmas and the traditions it brings, I don't agree with the commercialization that has been happening. I feel it's turned into a dick measuring contest of who can have the best lights, the best decorations, the best etc. etc. etc.
When I was a kid I wished my parents would set up lights and displays for Christmas. As an adult I now understand the cost. We are perfectly fine with lights on the tree but anything else is just overkill.
Aye... When yer a wee nipper, ye know there’s Santa, right and true. Then, all worldly wise, ye know better than t’ be hornswoggled into believin’ in no Santa. Next, blimey! ye be Santa! With a Yo Ho Ho Ho, and all.
Humbug. Remember man, Scrooge thou art and unto Scrooge thou shalt return.