I don’t think it’s any surprise at all that Canada has topped the list of the most “Christmassy” countries in the world this year. They base it on several factors including Christmas music favorability and chance of snow. I believe “Christmas Decorating Enthusiasm” should be including because we’re a nation who takes great pride in Christmas light displays.
As a kid, my parents and I used to do “sparkle tours” or as others call them, “twinkle tours.” My hometown of Windthorst was always a gem on the prairies of southeast Saskatchewan this time of year. A light up contest was usually held every year and the village would not disappoint. House after house would be lit up with Christmas lights and decorations which really made you get into the Christmas spirit. Down the highway in Kipling, their residents also didn’t disappoint with the decorations. I haven’t spent a Christmas in my hometown in a while, so I’m not sure if the light up tradition has continued but at one time it set the bar high when it came to Christmas light illumination!
Now I’m an adult (well, I try to be but it’s not going well) and admittedly my house and my street are a bit dark this year. As most of you are aware now, I’m a new home owner and I haven’t had a chance to buy Christmas lights yet which makes me appear to be a bit of a Christmas Grinch! Overall, my neighbourhood in Regina is actually well lit up with Christmas lights and Christmas decorations galore, however it’s not quite like it used to be and I suspect it may have to do with the cost of electricity nowadays. Rising costs mean we’re watching our nickels and dimes just a little bit closer.
It doesn’t matter what age you are, seeing Christmas lights and winter wonderlands always amaze us don’t they? We like to cruise around and “ohhhh and awwww” over the set ups that people have worked on. In your opinion which neighbourhood in Regina or which community outside of Regina is worth checking out this year for Christmas light displays? Feel free to email me at email@example.com or text at 306-936-6262!