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Christmas lights on private houses

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Joined 19-05-2004
Posted on Wednesday, 07 December, 2005 - 01:06 pm:   

Love them or loathe them? Some have been out for two weeks already. No doubt Maplins, Argos and Macro have been doing great business already. A couple of relatively modest offerings around our posh estate eg on Langton Rise. But on Lennard Road (Penge, but no doubt they think they are in New Beckenham) close to the HSBC sports field, there are two houses decked up top to bottom, front to back and now taking over the garden, with lights, santas etc. Worth making the visit.

Do these make a difference. Are they good or raving bonkers. The best ones and worst ones in SE23? Anything to do with a Christian festival??

Makes a change from threads on Sainsburys, closed pubs and Linda Barker (no doubt she does a line)
Joined 18-03-2005
Posted on Wednesday, 07 December, 2005 - 01:50 pm:   

An upstairs flat in Boveney Road has its usual two big windows full of santas and stuff. It's been lit up for at least two weeks.
Joined 28-01-2004
Posted on Thursday, 08 December, 2005 - 03:09 am:   

Is it me, or does Santa look like he is hanging on Langton Rise?
Joined 08-12-2005
Posted on Thursday, 08 December, 2005 - 03:14 pm:   

Well, my son is absolutely terrified of the Santa hanging from The Railway Telegraph and also outside Maplins on Stanstead Road! As for him coming down the chimney anytime soon, no wonder he can't sleep properly at night!
Joined 30-03-2005
Posted on Thursday, 08 December, 2005 - 11:10 pm:   

A house in Vancouver Road next to St George's Church usually has a good display and gives the money donated to the local primary school.
Joined 27-05-2004
Posted on Friday, 09 December, 2005 - 01:04 pm:   

The Lennard Road lights have been going for years to raise money for charity but I don't know how much or which ones... I think some lights can be pleasing on the eye but too many and it begins to look a bit tacky. Having looked at roads and roads of houses with Christmas lights in America I would say that houses with lights look better with snow as well.

Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow...
Joined 18-07-2005
Posted on Friday, 09 December, 2005 - 01:39 pm:   

There's an absolute beauty on Houston Road. Never seen anything like it, this side of the Atlantic at least. Less spectacular one by Honor Oak Park station.
Joined 19-05-2004
Posted on Friday, 09 December, 2005 - 05:39 pm:   

To anser Dommy, the Lennard Road ones are impressive and worth a view - although only noted one set this year (it is even bigger than last year). Most others look tacky in comparison but hoped that someone who actually did this would post. Obviously we are all posh to do this.
Joined 08-12-2005
Posted on Saturday, 10 December, 2005 - 11:24 am:   

Im New to this site but i would just like to say i love the way some people put themselves out to make dull looking street pretty even if its just for a few days in a year but i have noticed that over the years there are less and less i am afraid soon christmas maybe forgotten i hope it does not in my life time there was a time when by now you would see trees up in most houses but now they are few and far between this is a shame well there you go i said my bit.
Joined 22-11-2005
Posted on Tuesday, 13 December, 2005 - 12:18 pm:   

I'll be (unusually) lighting up my (flat and) part of FH this Christmas with some (modest) window lighting. Not "the norm" for me but feel like doing it this year.
I do love to see the pretty lights, decorations, trees and even (some) garden/roof etc. Christmas "stuff" in, on and outside peoples homes. It gets me in the mood for, what, can be, a very stressful and sometimes sad time of the year, for me personally but most of all, other people.

I will even make sure we have our tree up and home decorated too, this year.
Last year I did not (through circumstance and personal choice)

Merry Christmas and a safe and happy one, I wish to you all (in advance) and an even better Forest Hill New Year.

~Scorpy Sue~
Joined 18-03-2005
Posted on Wednesday, 21 December, 2005 - 02:52 pm:   

The worst/best yet haven't been in SE23 but in Brockley Grove on the route of the P4. I think they'll take some beating! What does anyone else think?

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