Comments (56)
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo

There are environmental issues with Xmas lights, but they can have benefits too, particularly fo mental health. Xmas is a time of joy, hope, family connectedness to a lot of people and Xmas lights, often on other people’s houses can bring some of this, particularly to the young.

Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo

Yes Christmas Day is a time of celebration. Mental health comes also from experiencing the natural world. Given the amount of country that has burned in Qld & NSW (more than 100 fires burning in NSW) and the unprecedented devastation to wildlife, festive lighting is best indoors and on decking, verandahs etc. We all depend on nature 365 days of the year.

Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo

I love the movie Christmas Vacation if I could afford to put that many lights up I would!

1 Like    

Related Stories

Outdoor Areas Picture Perfect: 21 Stylish Outdoor Seating Set-Ups
Our coffee-break escape offers you five minutes' worth of images to inspire and delight. Jump right in...
Full Story
Gardens 18 Painted Fences and Walls That Transform Their Gardens
Be inspired by these lovely alfresco spaces that stand out from the crowd thanks to some clever paintwork
Full Story
Gardens 2018 Melbourne International Flower & Garden Show Winners
Indulge in the award-winning gardens from Australia's best and biggest gardening show
Full Story
Garden Design Garden of the Week: A Low-Maintenance Garden for Philosophers
See how a garden designer brought low-maintenance nature to a city plot, complete with philosophical twists and turns
Full Story
Outdoors Top 10 Things to Do in the Garden in June
Plenty of planting can be done this month but watch out for frost and snails
Full Story
Lifestyle The Psychology of Ageing Well... or How to Be Happy Into Old Age
In this weekend read, we take you through a beautifully approachable philosophy for ageing in happiness and good health
Full Story
Outdoors 12 Easy Ways You Can Have a Front Garden to Be Proud Of
Add clarity, unity and excitement to your front yard without the need of a major makeover
Full Story
Outdoor Areas 10 Terrific Trees for Your Courtyard
The right tree can make an inner-courtyard ever so inviting, whether you're inside or out
Full Story
Outdoors 12 Outdoor Screen Ideas That Are Pretty and Private
Translucent panels, slatted wood, laser-cut metal and plantings offer just the right mix of seclusion and views
Full Story