It never really feels like the start of the Christmas season until the lights have gone up on the house. At my parents’ place, we put them up on Black Friday, so the lights have been shining there for a few weeks now. Sadly, I didn’t get around to the LA house until today. But not my single strand of lights are up, my dinky little tree is in the window, and the place feels just a little bit nicer. The decorations may be understated, but I think it fits the house.