This tardy LBC post covers A Winter's Tale - topic courtesy of Maria.
Winter has always been a favorite time of the year for me because Christmas and assorted other holidays suddenly make the world seem to be a better place. Well - maybe at least the part I inhabit.
I love driving around looking at homes decked out in their Christmas lights -
Now I agree that none of the lights in the example provided aren't over-the-top insane like some I've seen but these can be viewed riding on a Suzuki 550 while wearing shorts, an aloha shirt and flip flops - just like I did when I lived in Hawaii. The weather outside was not frightful - it was in fact delightful. In fact if memory serves, my last tour of the lights - 12/23/1986 to be exact - was a warm 75° or so and the street I was viewing was packed with folks - the homeowners and all of us lookie-loos. It was great fun and a memorable conclusion to my time in Hawaii. Christmas made an already friendly neighborhood even friendlier. I'm sure there's a lesson in that for all of us somewhere.