I Love Driving Around , Looking At Christmas Lights

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    Lights Galore

    when I was a kid this was a tradition. we would hop in the car and drive around to see everybody's decorated houses. We had thid guy and his wife who would decorate their home to the hilt and play mr and mrs claus. they would give each car that came by with a child or children...
    swan2857 swan2857
    51-55, F
    2 Responses Dec 15, 2008

    Tammy'S Manger

    *Tammy's mother POV* "Mommy, mommy!" my four-year-old daughter, Tammy cried. "it's time to go see the christmas lights!" It was a tradition our family had - a week before christmas, our family would get into pjs and drive around in the car looking at all the christmas lights. i...
    NarutoShippudenFanGirl NarutoShippudenFanGirl
    18-21, F
    Apr 16, 2013

    Unusual Lights & Christmas Decorations

    I'm really looking forward to the Holiday Light Show with my children.  These kids grow up so fast and before you know it <blink> they're adults.  Its one of our family tradition, to drive around the park looking at the Christmas lights displays. Oh, they have...
    ichooselife ichooselife
    36-40, F
    7 Responses Dec 24, 2009

    Happy Christmas To all the interesting

    and diverse and lovely people I have virtually met through this amazing technology πŸŽ„πŸ’‹πŸŽ…πŸ»πŸŽ
    ladypenelope62 ladypenelope62
    56-60, F
    2 Responses Dec 24, 2015


    Every year the week before Christmas me and my daughter drive around looking at all the christmas lights and we rate how well each one did. We also go to the zoos and see all the lights they do each year. Its a great bonding time and memories we will have for a lifetime.
    LostSpace LostSpace
    2 Responses Jun 2, 2012

    I Know..i Know

    This may seem..lame..and boring to some..but I really do..I think it's one of my best childhood memories. My family was poor, we never went to places like amusement parks, or even out to eat..but we always..ALWAYS went and looked at Christmas lights. Everybody got along, and then...
    morbidkittie13 morbidkittie13
    22-25, F
    1 Response Sep 26, 2011

    Yay Christmas :) I absolutely love this time of

    year. When all the lights start going up and people start bustling around. Its all so magical and everyone always seems that little bit happier. I saw the first house of the year with their decorations up last year and I'm getting my lights next weekend :) Can't wait to get all...
    HeyLookItsGemma HeyLookItsGemma
    26-30, F
    1 Response Nov 29, 2014

    Christmas Is My Favorite!

     I love Christmas and decorated houses make it so festive.  We've had some pretty wacky houses in my town and it's fun just to see other people's creativity.  This past Christmas season I was with my friends and there was a huge Christmas lights display in a park...
    aTenderHeart aTenderHeart
    22-25, F
    Mar 3, 2008

    It Isn't A Contest

    But love to see who has done a great job with their Christmas lights.  Just idling along the roads to take in the lights and the beauty... Had one year where I picked up my girlfriend from high school and late at night we drove around just looking, a police officer started...
    mtvlm mtvlm
    41-45, M
    2 Responses Dec 11, 2010

    I have a almost tradition

    where my family and I will have compititons counting how many Christmas lights we see wherever we drive on the run up to Christmas. ??
    RealityExplorer101 RealityExplorer101
    18-21, F
    Dec 18, 2015

    Good Christmas Memory

    My family of 7 will all get in the car and drive about an hour looking at Christmas lights, while listening to Christmas music. We don't do it much anymore since everyone's busier, i miss it a lot its just a good feeling and one of the only cheerful thing about winter. the lights...
    enemyinthemirror enemyinthemirror
    22-25, F
    Aug 25, 2011

    We are coming I the end of January

    and I still have a little tree up with Christmas lights. They look so twinkly twinkly :)
    Smilescute2971 Smilescute2971
    46-50, F
    Jan 23, 2014

    Christmas Tree Lane.

    When I was young, my dad and I used to go and drive around and look at the christmas tree lights, and I always felt that they where so beautiful and vibrant. it was a me and dad thing, every year. these lights almost bring back the memorys of when we where together. and how...
    laurenlokz laurenlokz
    18-21, F
    Jun 14, 2011

    Very Cool

    We found the coolest house this season.  When you get to the house you put your radio on a certain station and the lights on the house dance to the music.  When I saw it, Ukranian Bell Carol was playing, the electric guitar version, and it was awesome.
    eromreven eromreven
    1 Response Dec 12, 2007

    What I Hate Most About Christmas!

    Except for the meaning...it's pretty much over!
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    Dec 25, 2012

    Peanut's House And Candy Cane Lane

    There aren't many 'good memories' from my childhood, but this is certainly one of them. When I was little, it seemed as if nearly everyone in the neighborhood decorated their homes for the holidays. We would marvel at the lights, excited to see the houses lit up and to see our...
    rollingwithhusky rollingwithhusky
    46-50, F
    3 Responses Jun 28, 2010

    A Tradition.

    Every Christmas eve, my boyfriend and I go out to checkout some Christmas lights while drinking a warm cup of coffee or hot chocolate. It has been one of our traditions since we first started dating. It's only him and I, no one else. I feel special when we go out because he would...
    eastsidechick eastsidechick
    26-30, F
    Nov 26, 2007

    I absolutely love doing

    that every year! :) i know a few streets i visit every year because i know they decorate it beautifully! My dad has been taking my family every year just driving around looking at lights X) I think i will do the same when i have my own family :)
    Batsandstars Batsandstars
    22-25, F
    Jan 27, 2014

    The Lights Of The Big Homes

    Christmas is always better when you're little. Probably because you don't have to worry about buying presents but receiving them. You're reminded of baby Jesus, who was a kid before he was a grown up. And there's Santa Clause, invading your chimney to spoil you with gifts. I...
    deleted deleted
    Jul 27, 2012

    Christmas Lights

    Before my dad died, Christmas was a bright, enchanted time in the long, dark winters of Bathurst, New Brunswick. The cold, blizzardy days would sometimes start as early as late September. Finally, the lights of Christmas would start to go up, and the anticipation would build...
    NarutoShippudenFanGirl NarutoShippudenFanGirl
    18-21, F
    Apr 16, 2013

    I don't like Christmas tbh,

    but I do love the lighting decorations. Specially city trees wrapped in white lights.
    blackberries blackberries
    31-35, F
    1 Response Dec 16, 2015

    Christmas Lights

    I absolutely love to drive around and look at christmas lights after dark when they are all lit up. It amazes me how beautiful they are.
    1woody 1woody
    41-45, M
    2 Responses Jul 15, 2012

    Candy-cane Lane..

    There are very few thing's that I like about Christmas, but Christmas Light's is definitely one thing that makes me excited about this holiday.   I love driving through complexes that do a really good job decorating, and seeing all of the pretty light's, and decoration...
    annalea annalea
    26-30, F
    2 Responses Dec 14, 2008

    White Lights On A Snow Covered Tree.

    I enjoy all the lights but my absolute favorite are the small white lights used on trees or as an outline for homes. When fresh snow falls and adorns the scenery it is even more beautiful.
    justjessy justjessy
    51-55, F
    Dec 23, 2012
    Alylovespuppies Alylovespuppies
    18-21, F
    Oct 6, 2014


    I just got back from Christmas shopping as a Secret Santa. I've always really enjoyed shopping. As a matter of fact, I was dirt poor all through undergrad and window was what gave me hope to pull through. When money came in, I really enjoyed buy for people. I've always loved...
    deleted deleted
    1 Response Dec 9, 2012

    First Christmas Without Him

    I left my husband this past November. a week before my birthday and obviously during the holiday season. i plugged along trying to hold myself together and not cry all the time in front of the kids. I know I wasn't fooling anyone but you know I don't like to bring everyone down...
    ijustneed2talk ijustneed2talk
    46-50, F
    2 Responses Apr 12, 2012

    New Ones

    i like to see who has the best and see new places that id not do lights last year.
    deleted deleted
    1 Response Dec 19, 2010

    I'd Like to

    There is a Christmas light display in a town near us that offers a horse drawn buggy ride through it.  I would just love to make a thermos of hot coco....bundle up with JD under a really warm blanket and take that ride.
    Lexus Lexus
    36-40, F
    11 Responses Nov 26, 2007

    Me To

    it is all most time cant wight
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    Oct 1, 2013

    I Love It!

    I live in great neighborhoods that go all out with their Christmas displays. While I'm not overly religious, I do appreciate the aesthetic value of all the beautiful twinkling lights and well-thought-out displays that people take so long to make. My houses are never very...
    deleted deleted
    1 Response Jul 11, 2009

    Christmas Tree Lane.

    When I was young, my dad and I used to go and drive around and look at the christmas tree lights, and I always felt that they where so beautiful and vibrant. it was a me and dad thing, every year. these lights almost bring back the memorys of when we where together. and how...
    laurenlokz laurenlokz
    18-21, F
    Jun 14, 2011

    I did this last night,

    but there weren't many decorated/lit up yet. Maybe next week everyone will have their decorating done!
    putyourrecordson putyourrecordson
    31-35, F
    1 Response Dec 3, 2013

    Candy cane Lane!

     if you live in the san diego area like me you probably know what this place is, anyways its amazing myself and my family made it a tradition every year during christmas time after my grandmothers christmas party (which is the 23rd of december every year) we would go to...
    Lacilove Lacilove
    18-21, F
    1 Response Nov 7, 2008

    "your Left, Now Your Right."

    When i was about 5Β  can remember driving in the ar with my late mamawl, christmas time at night to go to mamawls house for the weekend, "Your RIght"Pretty lights, diffrent colors and diffrent christmas decorations beautiful with the white snow on the cold ground, most beautiful...
    Meggiebear77 Meggiebear77
    22-25, F
    Feb 2, 2012


    I can't believe other people actually do this, too! Except, I don't drive as I don't have a car. I actually go for a walk all around town and look at them. I do it every year....the cold and quiet winter night. It's really relaxing.
    whitetaildeer7 whitetaildeer7
    26-30, M
    3 Responses Jul 15, 2012

    I enjoy seeing all of the decorations!

    I don't under stand why people get so upset seeing them early. Yet I'm one of few who celebrate the original Christmas known as Yule
    ValhallaAwaits ValhallaAwaits
    22-25, M
    Nov 16, 2014

    Tudor Drive & Lower Morden Lane

    We have two streets that have been consistently decorated with all types of "Themes" relating to Christmas celebrations. From a tiny rain deer to the the biggest sleigh that you could imagine. From the tiniest light to the largest full blown decorative Snowman. From a little...
    HardingP119 HardingP119
    36-40, M
    Dec 18, 2012

    It's my favorite thing ever :) I'll miss my

    papaw this year but we always have a ton of fun. Since all the guys are going this year it will be a blast ;)
    DeterminedToMakeLifeWorthIt DeterminedToMakeLifeWorthIt
    18-21, F
    Nov 16, 2014

    Me Too.

    It's like going back to childhood days when Christmas season is jsut around the block, andΒ I go from one bookstore to another and find the best Christmas card in town for my bestfriends. I would find myself standing infront of a store's big Christmas tree. . . and wishing for a...
    zephyr2005 zephyr2005
    41-45, F
    Aug 20, 2011

    Christmas in Downtown L.

    A. Is beautiful and mysterious. The streets are dark, with lights like ice on trees. A mix of the ancient and new. The feelings of uncertainty and danger blend well with happiness and love.
    Gr8nsaw8S Gr8nsaw8S
    26-30, M
    Oct 6, 2014
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