Christmas is nearly upon us and I was taking in all the Christmas lights around town the other evening and wondered are bright lights or white lights better. I like both for different reasons. It depends on how they may be arranged. I've seen white on the fronts of roofs, but they blend well with the bright lights too around the rest of a house.

Aaron Hawkins
Aaron Hawkins

So I asked the question and here are a few responses around Montrose:

Hayley W.- Bright Lights

Oakley P.- Bright Colorful Lights, I love to see my kid's reactions

Ryan- I like both, it makes decorating the yard fun

A small-town Christmas display centered around the village gazebo

In the movie National Lampoons Christmas Vacation, Clark G. wanted the perfect house with lights everywhere for all to see. That may have been extreme, but they were sure beautiful. I try and watch that every year to get into the holiday spirit. Another TV show that came out a few years back, the Great Christmas Light Fight, shows different lights, and decorated houses around the globe. Just the effort alone makes it all the more exciting. The winner gets a big cash prize.

Christmas decoration at Christmas and holiday season

I can remember back in the day when you had so many neighborhoods with lights up at every house. I always admired those who spent the time to brighten up the Holidays for us all. With so much to do this holiday season, I hope you take a little time to enjoy all those beautiful White and Colored lights. Don't forget all the colorful decorations too.

Grand Junction Christmas Light Displays of the 1940s

These decorations don't compare to the magnificent blue light display you'll see in the neighborhood in the northwest part of town. It was a different time. Even at that, there's something heartwarming about these 1948 decorations.

These are the best of the best of 1948. I regret I don't know which house placed first, second, etc. In the end, it doesn't matter. They're all great. Take a look at the gallery. Who knows? You might see a house you recognize. For that matter, you might see someone you recognize.

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