That being said; ever since Sam has been old enough to enjoy and feel the magic of Christmas lights, I have managed to let my Christmas-light-pet-peeves go. Plus, I didn't want to voice my opinions about the bad light jobs and infect Sam with my scrooginess. Sam really likes the lights and he gets so excited. Even at his jaded age of eight. But last week as we drove home in the dark he said as he gazed out the window, "Mom, I wonder if some people think that the more lights they put on their house, the more presents they will get." HMMMM, DEEP.
Then on Saturday we saw this:
It's a tree, with ice all over it... They did it on purpose, and there are lights inside and outside the ice. I have to say the lights in this tree/ice sculpture have re-awoken my Christmas-light-pet-peeves. I really think the effect would be way better if the light strands had been evenly spaced around the tree with all the strands INSIDE the ice. Maybe they couldn't control where the ice went but come on, tape the lights to the trunk or something. To me, this just looks bad. Clever idea - but poorly executed. Here is another picture to help you see the ice better.
Ok, maybe I'm too picky. And I honestly can't say anything this year. (Or any other year for that matter.) We have two strands of lights and they are doubled up and only framing our door way. Half of one of the strands doesn't light up. And the strands are way too long so there is too much left over on both sides... I'm a Christmas light hypocrite. Here is a picture to prove my hypocrisy: