I am only now beginning to realise just what the Christmas spirit is all about. This only being my second year at synchronised lights. And up until now I have just put up lights just for the pretty colours... I have always just thrown lights around willy nilly and looked like any other person gooing and gahing over all the flashing lights. After last year, I was determined to make this something special, and eventually my wife came along for the ride. Well this weekend has escalated into something I didn't expect. Friday night started with my farther coming down (he lives 200km away as we live in a small country town) to have a look at our display, after discussing the display in great depth, we decided to go for a drive and check out some of the towns lights. My wife hurt her knee a few months ago and decided to stay at home. It was only when I received a text message from a customer saying how great our display was, that I realised there were a few more people driving via our house. When we got home a couple hours later, my wife was sitting on the front patio and looked exhausted. She informed us that not long after we left, there was a constant stream of people stopping and coming up to the house to look at all of the decorations, lights and virtual santa. We were not home on Saturday night, but the stream of cars did not subside according to neighbours. Tonight, being a Sunday, I assumed it would be quiet. Boy was I wrong. It started with a few cars driving by, then I looked into the security camera to see half a dozen cars parked out the front and music blaring as they had tuned into the radio and were sitting listening and watching. I went out to hand out some candy canes and then as soon as I did, the people started hopping out of their cars and coming up for a closer look. All of the remarks were how wonderful the display was and how they were telling everyone they know and coming back again. I have seen all of the photos and heard all of the stories on here about the masses of traffic everyone has at there displays, but for a small town, I never expected this. I can only imagine what Christmas eve is going to be like.