aww, c'mon middie. it must be a guy thing, but there's no such thing as overkill with christmas lights.
my display grows every year (this year i'm trying to find one of those 8 foot inflatable homer clauses)
i put up 8 strings of white icicle lights on the house; 6 regular strings in white in the bushes; wrap a weeping cherry tree in red strings; there's a lit wireframe tree, and 2 lit wireframe reindeer, a sled, and santa; lit wireframe presents, and lighted plastic candy canes along the walk.
A true lover of nature does not despair now that his mistress has turned a colder cheek.