I’m in Texas for Christmas, where the state motto seems to be “What recession?”. People here pay for other people to come put up their Christmas lights. You would be amazed at the light displays $5000 or $6000 can get you!

But the granddaddy of all Christmas lights displays is hosted by Chesapeake Energy. According to my mom’s hair dresser, this year Chesapeake spent $600,000 on putting up their lights, and they are spectacular!

My family went to see the lights on Sunday night so I could take some pictures, but I forgot to change my camera lens before leaving the house, so I had trouble capturing the scope of the display. After struggling for half an hour to get a shot, I realized I wouldn’t be able to show you what it looked like, so I decided instead to try to show you what it felt like. I know these pictures are a little weird but I’m really happy with how they turned out.

Whatever you holiday you celebrate, I hope you have a day filled with peace, laughter and wonder.