The tradition at the Wisner's is Thanksgiving Day holiday decorating (at least for Jenna - the head decorator; me - the physical labor; and Ellen - dutifully following sister orders while helping Susan cook).
So today (the day after Thanksgiving) the house is transformed - inside and out with the sights of Christmas.
The lights are the distinguishing feature that makes the viewing so beautiful. Hundreds of small lights surrounding garland, trees, and outdoor bushes softly enter the quiet dark crevasses of the night.
Here is where being nearsighted has a great advantage when I remove my glasses. You can experience this too by just filming the sights with an out of focus camera.
The lights expand into small circles of various strengths in luminosity. They meld together into a mosaic of magic creating a small corridor of peace. Nothing around them is sharp - the extra softness of the blurred background gives the light its preference in priority. Not one but many together creating the beauty.
Maybe the lights are the eyes of Christmas - looking at us with hope.