Yesterday, I mentioned that I had a theme I would be using for some of my Blogmas posts. There’s a website I really love that maintains a list of all kinds of “holidays”, including the well known, the official but not well publicized, and the ones people just made up but have caught on. It’s how I know to celebrate things like Aunt’s and Uncles Day and Talk Like a Pirate Day. Anyway, I’ll be periodically (or possibly regularly) highlighting a few lesser known holidays during the holiday season (you can find the full December list here).
Yesterday was National Christmas Lights Day. A few friends and I had planned to celebrate by visiting Santa’s Magical Kingdom, an amazing display of Christmas lights about 40 minutes from where we live. Unfortunately, my friends had a conflict arise and we had to postpone the trip. Undaunted, I hopped in my car to drive around the neighborhood and have a smaller light display experience. In the process, I learned three things:
- Very few people in my neighborhood have their houses decorated this early.
- While pulling over to take pictures out of the car window with my phone sounds good in theory, it’s actually difficult to get good pictures that way (the photo above was the best I managed).
- Yes, I can in fact get lost just a few blocks from home. In my defense, my neighborhood has a lot of connected streets and subdivisions, and it was dark. And yes, I know that’s not much of a defense.
I had fun, enjoyed the lights I got to see, and eventually found my way home. I’m calling it a success.
Seen any good holiday lights displays lately?