Growing up my biggest memory is the endless untangling of the lights. Quite a large amount was required for the 6+ foot tree that graced our living room.
I don't remember if we had outdoor lights or not, they certainly weren't a big thing if we did. Growing up, lights weren't a big thing. Maybe that is why now lights are the biggest thing.
My husband lights up as many corners of the house that he can like Santa's grotto; and then surprises me on a dark evening when I come home from work with them all switched on. You can pretty much turn on the Christmas lights and get around our house in the dark this time of year.
I massively enjoy all the displays in London. When we were children going up to town for shopping/visiting Santa/seeing the lights was a Christmas treat. I'm sure the lights thirty odd years ago had nothing on today's displays - but they impressed us!
|These are some lights, in my house and in and around London.|