Whenever I need a dose of holiday cheer to boost my stressed holiday spirits, I take a little drive through the neighborhood on my way back from wherever, to look at the holiday decorations gracing my neighbors’ yards. Although I can appreciate the megawatt displays that some of my neighbors have paid to have installed, those are not the decorations that delight me the most:
I smile every time I drive past this agave, all decked out for the holidays:
Maybe not unique to Texas, but this shotgun-toting camo penguin is pretty amusing: It’s always fun to come across vintage decorations, like this plastic Santa and his evil twin, that were just a few houses apart on the same block:
I dare you not to grin at these Christmas Star Wars characters: I give this house an “E” for effort and exuberance: I do a double take every time I drive by this festive flock of geese with their holly collars: These pretty ornaments seem to float in the air like bubbles: I know what you’re thinking. Just say it — big red balls: A little flamingo whimsy: A reminder of what Christmas is about: Finally, at this house I just wanted to get out of the car and applaud, yelling “Bravo, well done, well done”: If you need a little break from the holiday hustle and bustle, take a quick trip around the neighborhood, and you are bound to come back grinning. Are there any special holiday decorations in your neighborhood that you really enjoy?