10 Christmas Light Ideas That Will Top Your Neighbor's House!

 Once you get them untangled, holiday lights are key to the postcard-perfect Christmas scene. Wrap them around porches and stair rails, stuff them in trees and bushes ... aaand just about everywhere else for the most cheerful house on the block.

1  White Lights

Edging the roof, windows and doors makes your home's own charming features stand out big time.

2  Bedazzled Porch

Dangle icicle lights along the ceiling of the veranda for your own personal winter wonderland.

3  Falling Snowflakes

No matter what the forecast calls for, a few snowflakes suspended from the tree in your front yard brings to mind a snow day. Thankfully, there's no shoveling required.

4 Blue Bushes

Picking colors strategically can really pay off. These blue, red and green lights separate the landscaping from the facade.

5  Wrapped Railing

It's the one time of year a tall staircase doesn't seem so bad. With a long bannister to work with, garlands and lights can come cascading down.

6  Frosty the Snowman

A "jolly happy soul" is the perfect welcoming committee. Sparkly presents under the tree don't hurt either.

7  Over-the-Top Display

"The more, the merrier" still holds true for Christmas lights. Just be sit down before opening the electricity bill.

8  Time-Tested Classics

Old-fashioned Christmas lights with oversized bulbs — plus twinkling candles in each window — add some serious curb appeal .

9  Candyland

Don't scrimp on a festive theme. This home looks like a life-sized gingerbread house, thanks to giant peppermints and sweets.

10  Repeating Arches

A picket fence has nothing on this glowing border. Coupled with the string light Christmas trees, it's easy to fake the front yard features you wish you had.