Christmas lights are the best
I know we’re not even through Halloween, yet, but I still get excited for what follows. As you may be aware, I’m talking about the holidays. This whole time of year is awesome. I suppose it starts with Halloween, though. The last day of October. Kids and Candy everywhere. It’s the perfect entry point into the best times of the year.
Then we get Thanksgiving. Sitting with friends and family and eating yourself into a coma is awesome in its own right. And best of all, it’s just the mid point of the season.
Right after Thanksgiving, the holiday season really starts. Aside from Black Friday (ugh), most people really start to get into the holiday spirit. And that’s when you start to see one of my favorite parts of the holidays – Christmas lighting.
The lighting displays range from almost non-existent to unbelievably clever. But at the end of the day (when you can see the lights best), the colors light up the night in a time when the sun sets way too early.
Back when I lived in Massachusetts, I used to love driving around every town just to see the displays. The bright lights set against the white powdery snow is a brilliant contrast. Words just don’t do the sights justice. It may just be one of those things you’d have to see to understand.
Since I’ve moved to Houston, I’ve noticed that there is no longer any chance of seeing snow for the holidays. That, however, has not stopped me from seeing the sights of the displays that great lighting can provide. On the few real cold nights, I almost get a sense of nostalgia.
After driving around for a bit, I decided to find out who is actually creating these stunning displays. Often, I came across the same name: Outdoor Comforts. Come to find out, they do all sorts of outdoor home lighting. But they also provide mosquito control, which, if you’ve ever lived in Texas, you know it’s not just a summer problem. But that’s another story for another day.
Either way, if you’re looking for Christmas light installation Houston-style, check out Outdoor Comforts.