Weston Village lights up the darkness.

It’s the Winter Solstice today – the darkest day of the year (in the Northern Hemisphere). Last night, WestonWeb did some drive-by shooting through Weston Village in the annual hunt for Christmas / Hanukkah / Kwanza / New Year / Festivus / Shopping Festival lights. Several of the more charming displays are included for your viewing pleasure along with comments from our expert team of know-it-all adjudicators (my wife and I). If your house is not included, its image has probably been rejected, not on the bounds of good taste but thanks to the abject skills of the photographer.

Nominate your neighbour

It’s time for the second annual Griswold award for Christmas lighting.  To spare my children another miserable night of driving around in the cold and dark, I’m throwing this year’s nominations open.

Does the glow of your neighbour’s lights bring traffic to your block? Does it bring air traffic? Does the heat from your neighbour’s lights melt the snow on your roof?

If so, nominate them for the prize, a box of my old family movies and my mother-in-law’s Christmas cake from last year. (Rum not included; I wrung that out through cheesecloth).

Nominate someone (including yourself) in the comments below. Winners will be judged by some senseless criterion, probably how close they are to my house, and thus how likely I am to get there myself in the cold and dark.