Readers of this blog may know of Joseph's fondness for tacky Holiday displays (well, actually... mine too.) While walking the fearsome hellhound Bella, I noticed a disconcerting lack of ostentatious Holiday lights bedecking the halls of the local homes. Last year, the same streets were aglow of colors and spectacular arrangements. My question is two fold:
1) Is this a sign of the times? Is it an issue of morale or finances? Has the Recession (capital 'R' please) caused citizens to rethink the financial aspects of decorating - i.e. it takes money to pay the electric bill to light the lights and fill the lawn sculptures with air... or... are people so emotionally detached they are not filled with the Holiday spirit?
2) Is it like this where you are?
I hope that Joseph and I will be able to visit Candy Cane Lane in Woodland Hills before we leave the state... just one last time. It might be our only chance to see some real Holiday displays this year.