The Christmas Light Tradition
Christmas lights weren’t always everywhere, and they certainly weren’t as ornate as they are today. When Edison first invented the light bulb, he didn’t think that Christmas lights would become the standard, though, believe it or not, he was the first to encourage the use of Christmas lights during December, the darkest month of the year. Initially, Edison decorated for Christmas with light bulbs, but because they were so expensive, he encouraged others to rent them as opposed to buying them. Funny how times have changed. Now you can’t go a block without seeing a house decorated with Christmas lights, and Christmas light shows have become some of the most ornate traditions in America.
As homage to the twelve days of Christmas, check out our list of top twelve Christmas light shows for 2011.
The Best Christmas Pop Song House
The Best Video Game Inspired House
The Best Christmas Carol House
The Best Heavy Metal House
The Best Techno House
The Best Movie Inspired House
The Best Sports Inspired House
The Most American House
The Best Hymn Inspired House
The falling snowflakes have a grace to them that is reminiscent of the song while the white, green, and red colors call attention to the season. The song itself is a new take on an old classic, and the lights fit it well.
The Best Christmas Epic House
The Best Bluegrass House
Best in Show
More Christmas Light Shows
There are a ton more Christmas light shows on Youtube from years previous. Each year, the light shows seem to grow bigger and more impressive. If you have a light show you’d like to share, connect with us on Facebook.