Thursday, December 18, 2014

Christmas Lights by Raine English

One of my favorite things to do during the holiday season is to drive around looking at Christmas lights. I love white lights, so I always head for the center of town, where the tree-lined streets have been turned into a winter wonderland, then I head across town to the park with the dazzling light show of more than three hundred lighted characters.

After that, I wind through a number of neighborhoods to satisfy my daughter’s love of multicolored lights. Some of the houses are so decked out that I hate to think of what the home owners’ electric bills must be like.

But the trip wouldn’t be complete without a drive by the brown Cape Cod with the lifelike Santa and his sleigh and the huge hot air balloon with Rudolph inside. It’s been a favorite of ours for years.

Where do you go to look at Christmas lights?


USA Today bestselling author Raine English writes sweet small-town romances. She lives in New England with her family and her French bulldog, Bailey. Her latest release, Some Christmas Magic, is available at Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and Kobo.

For information on all of her books, visit her website at


  1. I love Christmas lights, too. There's an entire neighborhood in town that goes all out, every house for several blocks is decked out with lights for a couple of weeks at Christmas time. The streets are blocked off to through traffic, so thousands of people walk through admiring the lights and displays. It's wonderful, but I always wonder about those electric bills.

  2. Like many towns, we have a "Christmas Tree Lane" - a neighborhood that bands together to light up the night (with a train that travels ten feet off the ground around the streets). I'm practical, like Patti, and wonder about their electrical bill.

  3. These days, we like to seek out the houses who have their lights coordinated to music.