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Outdoor Christmas Decorations

Outdoor Christmas Decorations - Make The Holidays More Festive

Even during the giving and joy of Christmas, the most special holiday of our year, we still want to compete with our neighbors' displays. It can be very hard to deal with all the time and money that people throw at outdoor Christmas lighting and decorations. I am always shocked to discover that many of my neighbors have started developing their lighted outdoor Christmas decorations many months before the season begins. Long past are the times when you could just simply put up a single string of lights on your roof and erect a snowman out in your front lawn. If you don't spend days upon days decorating, it now will often look like you've put in no effort in at all.

There are some fantastic shortcuts to great Christmas decorating available to those of us with time constraints. The number one method, I think, is using animated Christmas decorations to spice up your outdoors. I found out about them for the first time many years ago from a friend of mine who was putting together his own Christmas display. I was shocked to see him outfitting his lawn with designs made with stiff wire. He told me to wait patiently when I asked him what he was doing. He wanted to show me what the finished display looked like instead of simply describing it to me, as he was very proud of all the labor and energy he had put into his outdoor Christmas decorations.

Wow, seriously, it was worth all the work and waiting! The end result was completely incredible. It was actually a moving animation of Santa Claus driving his reindeer along, quite the impressive outdoor Christmas decoration. Santa would raise his whip to push the reindeer into moving across the lawn with dramatic leaps. There it was, all class and classic, with a bit of high-technology thrown in. In short, it was exactly what I wanted for my Christmas decorations.

There are, of course, many different styles of animated outdoor Christmas decorations. I can really appreciate the look of animated wire but there are some people that prefer to go even further than that. One of my neighbors owns a rather incredible powered reindeer carousel. Well, it's not an amusement park ride but it is a very impressive display. The entire setup glows with flashing red and green lights and it can even be made to play Christmas carols. There simply is no limit to what you can do with an animated outdoor Christmas decoration.

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