@indigomoth - Oh, I don't know, it can be nice when you have a house in the neighborhood that has a large outdoor Christmas lights display. It isn't so great for the person who lives directly next to them, but it's handy for everyone else, since it gives you something to do with the kids in the evening.
I'm a bit of a sucker for creative displays though. I love it when someone goes that little bit of extra mile and creates something unique rather than just going to the store and buying the same old flashing Santa that everyone else on the block has.
When I was growing up, there was someone near us who would make light sculptures with chicken wire every year and that was really exciting.