There is something magical about the month of December. It's
lovely to drive home from work in the early evenings when people are just starting to turn their outside Christmas lights on.
The Christmas lights give a sense of peace. If there is a layer of snow
on the ground or some falling snowflakes, it gives this magnificent glow that seems like something out of a fairytale.
Some people can't stand the cold weather and are not fans of Christmas,
but many people love the entire month of December.
Sure, Christmas Day is wonderful, but the magic of the season is only intensified
by all of the Christmas lights and décor.
The malls are always decorated with thousands of Christmas lights and there
is always festive music playing in the background.
Even the radio stations rotate some festive music in the hourly play lists.
At HersheyPark, in Pennsylvania, they decorate the amusement park with
millions of Christmas lights. It is open every evening during the holiday season and to walk through it is purely an adventure.
The children can visit Santa and the park brings in real reindeer to add
to the spirit. Children, especially, love all of the décor, as well as the Christmas lights.
Some husbands dread the holiday season because they know that
means they'll be recruited to decorate the outside of the house with the Christmas lights.
What always amazes many is that no matter how carefully they
are put them away at the end of every season, they somehow get terribly tangled over the year!
After finding a mouse nest in the midst of the Christmas lights one year, a
friend of mine now opens the holiday boxes outside.
Another friend decorates their front porch rails and shrubbery with
white Christmas lights and stands back to make sure that they look perfect before she lets her husband walk away
from his decorating chores.
Then there are some people who just seem to just throw the Christmas
lights on their outdoor trees and wherever they fall, they land that way and stay that way!
(Blinking Christmas lights annoy
me, personally. I don't understand the point of them.)
Driving past houses with their Christmas trees lit in the windows makes
me smile. People tend to be happier and more generous in nature during the season. (Unless,
of course, they are fighting over parking spots at the mall!)
There isn't any season quite like Christmas. The decorations can be so
elegant and heavenly. The Christmas lights give houses a warm and healthy glow....