Ideas for Outdoor Christmas Decorating

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Outdoor Christmas decorating can range from simple but sparkling to bold and over the top. With a little creativity, you can make your yard the talk of the town. Your festive decorations will put friends and neighbors in the Christmas mood and provide beautiful backdrops for your holiday parties.

Christmas Tree

Put a Christmas tree in your yard, or decorate an existing tree with giant ornaments and large outdoor Christmas lights. Top it with a shiny star.

House Lighting

Choose icicle-style or string lighting for your house. Line the roofline and any bushes you may have with twinkling outdoor Christmas lights.

Sidewalk Stakes

Use light-up character sidewalk stakes to greet guests entering your home. Santa's reindeer are a popular choice for sidewalk stakes.

Candy-Cane Garden

During the winter, you will not have a flowering garden. Instead, "plant" some large plastic candy canes to create a candy-cane garden.

Moving Displays

No outdoor Christmas decorating project would be complete without the inclusion of moving displays. Choose a Santa who rises out of the chimney or a giant snow globe that revolves.


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Based on the Gulf Coast, Monica Patrick has been writing social and cultural articles since 1999. Her work has appeared in the Gulf Coast newspaper "Beachin," and in various online publications. As a former senior sales director with Mary Kay, Patrick specializes in cosmetology and makeup artistry. She is pursuing her Bachelor of Science in linguistic archaeology from the University of Alabama.

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