Best Christmas Decorations Involve Ridiculous Amount of Lights
We're Christmas light people. You'll find them on the house, in the garage, in the living room, the back deck, the front porch, and wrapped around a few outside trees. Christmas lights belong anywhere you can find an outlet.
I even conspired with my neighbor to "disaster decorate" her front porch with mismatched Christmas lights and a disco ball just to screw with her mildly OCD husband. All in the name of brightly colored fun. (Chaining together white lights with the colored lights is Pro Level 3 for fun, BTW.) Plus, they have a five year old so hopefully he'll get a kick out of it even if our target does not.
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The kicker was the large, super-bright, multi-colored, rotating bulb that lit up most of the block. Gem colored flecks were reflecting off everything on the street. (Thankfully our other neighbors have a sense of humor too.) LED lights have come such a long way since I was a kid. Your options for fun, crazy, SAFE lights are now seemingly endless.
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Don't get me wrong—I'm a huge fan of the folks who decorate their homes "properly" and with some semblance of order. Themes, straight lines, etc. I'm here for it. But my absolute favorite lighted houses are those that look like they were inspired by four pitchers of margaritas.
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My next level of Christmas craziness is going to be those inflatable things. I love them and I have no idea why. They're tacky, look ridiculous when they're not blown up, and are completely unnecessary. I'm getting some. We're not religious people so I'm going to take the cartoon route, or perhaps zoo animals. Unsure. Who knew you could buy an inflatable, light-up manatee?
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So get out there and toss some lights on the porch. See what happens. My guess is that a couple of strings won't be enough once you get in the spirit. And if your neighbor deserves a good prank, I'll let you know where to get the crazy, blinking disco ball lights.