Time for the Christmas trees, lights, decorations, and hot chocolate. Time to break out those ugly sweaters, hates and mittens. My kids always get so excited with they see the storage tub come out from the attic. They love to decorate the tree with all their ornaments we have collected over the years. Each year we add to out collection, whether it is a family ornament for all of us or an individual one for each kid. My daughters favorite part is her advent calender. We have one from when I was a kid with twenty five different classic mini stories. Each night we read a story and we have to do the advent calendar with the little chocolates as well. My favorite part are all the different lights. I love seeing the new creative ways people light up their homes. I saw a new decoration, which i thought was funny. Someone had a pretend Santa hanging from their chimney, it looked like he was hanging on trying not to fall. There is also this new laser light display you can buy, so your not struggling with the old fashioned lights on a string. The aggravation of untangling them for hours just to find out the middle of strand wont light up. With the laser lights its a projector that covers your whole house. You can operate these lights using your smartphone. My son loves the lights that go with the different Christmas carols. There is a street by my old house, that goes all out during this year. Every neighbor on the street competes with their decorations and the winner gets a gift that everyone pools together for. Its a great way to get everyone together for the holidays, working together and appreciate the meaning of Christmas.