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with Christmas Lights

Sparkle Up Your Home and Front Porch

Use these photos of houses decorated with Christmas lights to get ideas for displaying lights on your home and front porch this holiday season. Either duplicate lighting schemes you see or modify them to fit your own decorating style.



Mary and I have selected homes with Christmas light displays that not only reflect the spirit of the holiday but also offer simple lighting ideas you can easily duplicate.

We also offer tips to make your outdoor Christmas lighting easy and fun to do.

We have a collection of houses decorated with Christmas lights. Come see on Front Porch Ideas And More

Gallery of Houses Decorated with Christmas Lights

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Outside Christmas Lights on Display by Christmas

mobile home porch decorated for Christmas
Photo by Kevin Moore Photography
Very festive mobile home porch decorated for Christmas

Brooklyn Christmas light ideas by Becca Dorstek Although we do love extravagant holiday lighting displays, not everyone can or wants to go to the expense and time it takes to create them.

For those that do; however, we encourage you to check out these "mind blowing" holiday lighting displays!

We've selected Christmas house lighting photos for this gallery that depict what we believe are aesthetically beautiful without being "over the top".

We thank and appreciate both professional and amateur photographers who have graciously shared their photos with us.



Shamrock green Christmas lights on home for Christmas
Photographer Dean Forbes
Subtle Shamrock Green Christmas Lighting

Photographer Dean Forbes Professional photographer Dean Forbes, who likes to focus on street and cultural subjects, has also traveled to India to do volunteer documentary photography for NGOs managing potable water projects in rural villages.

See more of Dean's photography.

holiday wreaths displayed in windows of Victorian style home
Photographer Bill T
Beautiful lighted Christmas wreaths

Photographer Bill T Photographer Bill T bought his 1st camera while in the Navy. A Crime Scene Investigator by profession, Bill loves photographing architecture, scenery, autumn, ocean shots, hot rods and classic cars. See more of Bill's photography.

ranch style home decorated with Christmas lights
Photographer Carole Julius
Wonders what a little Christmas lighting can do

Photographer Carole Julius Carole Julius is a freelance photographer and blogger, illustrating lives and sharing stories with photographs throughout Southeastern Massachusetts and wherever else her heart takes her.

See more of Carole's photography.

beautifully lit home with Christmas lights
Photographer Dave Thomas
Like frosting on a cake!

Dave Thomas Photography photo Dave, a biology professor at Lyon College (Batesville, Arkansas), is an amateur photographer. He writes, "Many if not most of my photos were taken simply to document the episodes of many people's lives. Sometimes, I happen to get shots that are also striking or beautiful."

See more Dave Thomas' Photography.

The Williams House Bed And Breakfast, Amelia Island, Florida at Christmas
photographer Dawna Moore
Christmas lights at Amelia Island Williams House Inn,
Amelia Island, Florida

Dawna Moore, Photographer Dawna's interest in photography started early when shooting with a Fischer Price 110 film camera. She is a graduate of the New York Institute of Photography and a member of the North American Nature Photographers Association (NANPA), a board member for Wild Amelia and her local co-op art gallery, Island Art Association.

See more of Dawna's photography.

Christmas Lights at the MacCallum House Inn and Restaurant, Mendocino, California

Christmas lights on MacCallum House Inn & Restaurant; photo by Rita Crane Photography

Christmas lights on MacCallum House Inn & Restaurant gable and handrails; photo by Rita Crane Photography
Photos by Rita Crane Photography

Rita Crane, Photographer As a photographer, Rita Crane has traveled extensively through France, Switzerland, Germany, Tahiti, the American Southwest, and the Rocky Mountain front range. Although Rita's first love is photography, her artistic talents also include stain glass, lapidary, silversmithing, and has helped designed and build an authentic Territorial Style adobe home.

See more of Rita's photographic work.

Video: Tips for Hanging Exterior Christmas Lights

When decorating your house for Christmas, you might want to use some of these tips for how to hang exterior Christmas lights - to make it easier, without so much hassle and hopefully with no surprises when you turn them on.

Small front porch and home decorated with Christmas lights
Small front porch Christmas lighting
photo by Barb Lawrence

Barb Lawrence, Photographer Barb, a pet sitter and animal lover, is owner of a fun blog called Woof Nanny. A collector of vintage sea gulls, Barb enjoys coffee and conversation with friends, retro / mid-century / tiki stuff, and the beach.

See more of Barb's photographic work.

Here's an interesting mirror image Christmas lighting photo of a duplex by Rob Bishop.

stunning Christmas lights on duplex home
photo by Rob Bishop
Light up the season!

Rob Bishop, Photographer Rob, a graphic designer, is a photographer and illustrator by choice and collects Volkswagens for fun.

See more of Rob Bishop's photographic work.

black and white photo of Christmas lights on home
photo by Jeff Burton
Christmas lights in black and white

jeff burton photographer Jeff writes: "A great image invokes emotion in the viewer. I am working towards the day when I can consistently capture that 'WOW' image." We think he's got it!

multi-light strings on two story home for Christmas
Dan Huntley Photography
Use multi-colored light strings

dan huntley photographer Dan Huntley is a Dallas, TX based photographer and enjoys shooting travel and landscape photography. He has been published in guide books, magazines and on numerous websites.

See more of Dan Huntley's photographic work.

older house decorated with Christmas lights
photo by hpaich
A real holiday charmer

Victorian home outlined in Christmas lights
photographer Cragin Spring
Outline your entire home for extra sparkle

Christmas lights on ranch home in Torrance, California
Photo by Painted Bench Photography
Gorgeous Christmas lights on a California bungalow

Christmas Lighting Options

  • For outdoor Christmas try to use either singularly or a mix of C7s or C9s
  • If using miniatures the light string will stay lit if a bulb filament fails. Try to replace the burned-out bulb quickly as the shunt allows the remaining lights to remain lit; however, it will increase the voltage for the other bulbs which may reduce their longevity.
  • Net lighting (which is a mesh of interconnected mini LED lights) easily drapes over your landscaping.
  • Shimmer spheres come in various designs like snowballs or stars and stripes. They consist of different sized lights and some twinkle.
  • Icicle lights are ideal for gables and to outline your eaves.

Houses Decorated with Christmas Lights: Learn from the Experts

amazing christmas lights on home in Brooklyn NY Mary and I are glad to share our interview with Bob Lyons of Outdoor Lighting Perspectives who offers lots of useful tips for hanging outdoor Christmas lights.

Bob lets us in on "how the experts do it" and ideas you can use this holiday season to create magical outdoor lighting.



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House decorated with Christmas lights by Christmas

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Gift Ideas for Porch Lovers

Advent cabin from Plow and Hearth Beautiful pine cone berry wreath from Plow and Hearth

Sweet advent cabin and pine cone berry wreath from Plow and Hearth.

Lighted holiday sled decoration from Plow and Hearth Christmas cottage bird feeder from Plow and Hearth

This lighted holiday sled decoration would be an adorable decoration on the front porch. And if you feed birds like Dave and I do, we bet you will enjoy this cute cottage bird feeder from Plow and Hearth.

Cat hand-pulled pillows from Plow and Hearth

Dog lover? Cat lover? These lovable hand-hooked dog pillows and cat pillows make an absolutely wonderful gift from Plow and Hearth.

Musical Christmas lantern from Plow and Hearth Waterhog door mat with Merry Christmas greeting from Plow and Hearth

Nothing as nostalgic as this musical Christmas lantern and snow globe. Plays eight Christmas carols and changes light colors. So enchanting! And as pretty and cheerful as this Christmas doormat is, did you know it will hold up to 1 gallon of water? Great for snowy boots. Both are from Plow and Hearth.

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