Meanwhile pagan prattle links to the ugliest Christmas lights web site (a bit too dark I thought). Massive inflatable figures lit from within seem to be the In Thing this year.
I was driving my nan home through the rough part of Birmingham last night and I noticed the plethora of huge glowing inflatables, and spray-gunned lighting displays. It's common (actually it's chav), it's exuberant, and it's harmless. I get the impression that people are sharing their pleasure with their neighbours, rather than trying to out-do them. So, although I'd never do it myself, I think it's good clean Christmas fun. We laugh because we love.