It is time to set up Christmas lights if you have not already done that. You can set up traditional lights or go to high tech direction with Internet of Things twist (leading finally to Internet of Christmas Lights).
If you are interested on the high-tech approach is a good idea to read the tips from Wired article The Best Gear for Hacking the Hell Out of Your Christmas Lights. If you’re the Lightmaster for your household, The Best Gear for Hacking the Hell Out of Your Christmas Lights article gives tips for gear to improve your display as well as some high-tech tricks to level up your light show. The article points out that nowadays there are lights that you can control with app, there are light switches what allow you to control traditional lights with app or you can even consider replacing traditional light strings with light projector. The article also mentions that you can use IFTTT to modernize this holiday tradition as IFTTT has a variety of Christmas light-specific options: You can set up your lights so the display shuts off when it’s raining, or you can use it indoors by setting a system that turns your tree lights off when you leave.
Here are some more links to useful ideas: