Have you seen lights yet?

@AmbiePam (83549)
United States
November 28, 2023 2:51pm CST
I have not gone to see Christmas lights, but already my dad and his wife have with friends, as well as my sister and her family (they’ve gone 4 places). There is a place about 20 minutes from my place that was in that TV show, “The Great Christmas Light Fight”. They live out in the middle of nowhere, and people drive an hour or two to see their display (not many people pay to have their own radio station for you to listen to as you watch the 20 minute display). It is free, but they take food or money donations to their local food bank if you are kind enough to bring them. So, have you gone to see any lights? What about you non Christmas people? Do you ever go look even if you don’t celebrate? *The picture is of the Christmas ducks in my dad’s home. The front two are mine, but I gave them to Diana to add to her own ducks on the table, which look just like my two.
22 people like this
22 responses
@allknowing (130114)
• India
28 Nov
Never known of Christmas ducks. No. Here where I live there is not something that is worth going out to watch for
3 people like this
@AmbiePam (83549)
• United States
28 Nov
Usually, there are some very large homes in housing additions decked out with lights and Christmas tableaus that prompt people to do drive by viewings here. I like the Nativity scenes best.
2 people like this
@allknowing (130114)
• India
28 Nov
@AmbiePam Talking of nativity scenes the churches have them here We had them too but I have stopped doing all that and intend donating the stuff to the convent.
3 people like this
@snowy22315 (166535)
• United States
28 Nov
Oh I love those Christmas ducks. I like the Christmas Light Fight. I watch that every year. I think it is should be the Christmas delight though..as most of those places are awesome, if a bit over the top. Talk about Christmas spirit! They put most of us to shame. Anyway, I looked on the way back from Tgiving..some are decorated, some not in Culpeper when I was there they said they turned the lights on the 18th. I was a couple of days early. One of my neighbors has a pretty nice display. They have Christmas trees out front that have some kind of optical design. I have battery operated lights on my trees, bushes and around a lightpost.
3 people like this
@AmbiePam (83549)
• United States
28 Nov
I bet your place looks great. And the ducks say thank you for the compliment!
2 people like this
@snowy22315 (166535)
• United States
28 Nov
@AmbiePam Thanks, it looks nice with the tree especially since darkness has fallen.
2 people like this
@Juliaacv (47855)
• Canada
28 Nov
I just love your Christmas ducks, they are adorable, like a little family. We used to go for drives to see the Christmas lights when our son was little, but the decorations are not as cared for as they used to be. They are all strung up plain, no homemade choo-choo trains in the yard with gift filled cars being towed. We have seen some really great homemade scenes.
2 people like this
@wolfgirl569 (91536)
• Marion, Ohio
28 Nov
The ducks are cute. We haven't went but seen a few just driving to get pizza
2 people like this
@Kandae11 (53503)
29 Nov
Those Christmas ducks are dressed just right. When driving out at night l admire the homes and businesses that decorate. However, l have noticed some dimming of flambouyant displays over the years. Except for the rich most other folk are thinking of extra high electricity bills come January monthend.
2 people like this
@AmbiePam (83549)
• United States
29 Nov
Yes, it is pretty much the same here.
2 people like this
@jnrdutton (2401)
• United States
29 Nov
I am sure we will at some point, but haven't yet. Those ducks are cute.
2 people like this
@AmbiePam (83549)
• United States
29 Nov
Thanks. I bet Eli likes looking at lights.
1 person likes this
@much2say (53240)
• Los Angeles, California
28 Nov
Before Tday, we drove through a neighborhood they call Candy Cane Lane (well, there are many of them, this one is particularly grand). It's a residential area with huge homes - and each year many folks go all out with the lights - though we have not visited it since before the pandemic (not sure if people were still doing it). But I should tell you we drove through it during the DAY . . . we wanted to see if people were starting to put the lights up or not .
1 person likes this
@AmbiePam (83549)
• United States
28 Nov
You were just rehearsal driving for the lights!
2 people like this
@much2say (53240)
• Los Angeles, California
29 Nov
@AmbiePam That's right - we got a glimpse of "backstage" .
2 people like this
@jstory07 (132785)
• Roseburg, Oregon
29 Nov
I have only seen the lights on in the houses around me.
1 person likes this
@AmbiePam (83549)
• United States
29 Nov
Were they pretty?
1 person likes this
@jstory07 (132785)
• Roseburg, Oregon
29 Nov
@AmbiePam Yes very pretty.
1 person likes this
@LadyDuck (450958)
• Switzerland
29 Nov
The Christmas markets will start on December 8th here, but from the 1st of December we will see the Christmas lights on. Those Christmas ducks are lovely.
1 person likes this
@AmbiePam (83549)
• United States
29 Nov
Thank you, Anna. I am kind of attached to them because I found them at a store with my mother about 22 years ago.
1 person likes this
@LadyDuck (450958)
• Switzerland
29 Nov
@AmbiePam They are cute and I have always loved ducks.
1 person likes this
• United States
29 Nov
I haven't been out to see any lights yet. Some people have theirs up but it will probably be another week or two before it's worth driving around and looking. Nothing here as over the top as what you described from the people on tv. I love watching that show The Great Christmas Light Fight. I bet I saw that episode they were on.
1 person likes this
@AmbiePam (83549)
• United States
29 Nov
Probably so!
1 person likes this
@just4him (299978)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
29 Nov
I haven't seen a lot of displays yet. I know there will be more in the next week. Then I will try to go out and see them. I always enjoyed a good Christmas light display. Some streets really do it up well. I love the Christmas ducks display.
1 person likes this
@AmbiePam (83549)
• United States
29 Nov
Thank you, Valerie.
1 person likes this
@just4him (299978)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
30 Nov
@AmbiePam You're welcome.
1 person likes this
@JudyEv (321365)
• Rockingham, Australia
29 Nov
Some houses here start in January planning their lighting displays for the following Christmas. We don't often make a special trip to see them.
1 person likes this
@AmbiePam (83549)
• United States
29 Nov
I think kids must love it the most, but occasionally something will be so incredible even I want to see it.
1 person likes this
@Deepizzaguy (92428)
• Lake Charles, Louisiana
28 Nov
I have not seen any Christmas lights in my neighborhood yet.
2 people like this
@LindaOHio (148857)
• United States
29 Nov
Love the Christmas ducks. No, we don't go look at Christmas lights. We used to take a ride around the neighborhood; but today it would take a bomb to get me out of the house when it's cold! Have a great day.
1 person likes this
@AmbiePam (83549)
• United States
29 Nov
I understand that!
1 person likes this
@LeaPea2417 (36081)
• Toccoa, Georgia
29 Nov
My neighbor across the road has some Christmas lights up on her front bushes. It is pretty.
1 person likes this
@Tampa_girl7 (48489)
• United States
1 Dec
Those are nice Christmas ducks.
1 person likes this
@Courtlynn (67003)
• United States
2 Dec
I have not gone to see any yet.
1 person likes this
29 Nov
My daughter and family display Christmas lights and the Tree each year. .. and little presents underneath the Tree. My 3 sons used to hang Christmas lights outside front of our house. Magnificent time of the year!
1 person likes this
@AmbiePam (83549)
• United States
29 Nov
It sure is!
1 person likes this
@dgobucks226 (33918)
30 Nov
Well, I haven't driven around yet, but do every year. My neighbor just put up a lighted wreath on his house. I usually wait a little after Thanksgiving to put up decorations. After all, I need to recover from all that fattening food and dessert.
1 person likes this
@dya80dya (32343)
29 Nov
This is the first time I have seen them. I wish I could go, but I am stuck.
1 person likes this