Let There Be Lights

Given how elaborately ghoulish and over-the-top our Halloween decorations are, one might think I go totally overboard for the holidays as well. But no blow-up Santas on the ivy for me. Instead, I am decidedly low-key in how we deck the halls for Christmas, with this year being literally no different than the last: icicle lights on the eaves, a strand up the bannister, a wreath on the porch over some reindeer. And as of yesterday everything’s out of the basement and up on the house: