We are lucky to have a nice house with a large front yard. The "negative" about it is that we are in a prominent location in our neighborhood , so there are expectations for the holiday decorations from the "un-appointed neighborhood judging committee". My wife is the true spirit of Christmas in our family, and she puts her sweat and muscle into it, braving the freezing cold, to decorate our big tree in the front of our house. She kept wanting my help, but I would reach for the camera instead because there were just so many photographs to get. Needless today, without her , our tree would be quite bare, and we would be the outcasts of the region.