Hello Christmas touring friend. It’s nice to meet you. If you are stopping by from Two Twenty One, I am so happy that you are here. Today I’m taking you on a tour of the house at night with the lights turned low and the twinkling Christmas lights turned up.


There’s nothing better than Christmas when the lights go down.

You know.

The twinkles.

The sparkles.

The glow of Christmas lights that fill the room and warm the darkness and make you want to go all Christmas caroler with O Holy Night.

Are you ready?

Oh, good.

The twinkles are too.

‘Twas the week before Christmas and all through the house

All the trees were bright and merry without any sign of a mouse

The kitchen was messy covered in ribbons and trim

I’d just finished wrapping—the countertops full of scraps to the brim

“I’ll put the mess away later,” I said to myself

And snuggled on the couch to watch the best movie, Elf.

My golden, Buddy, and I pulled a throw over our lap

And settled our brains for a long winter’s nap

When out on the front porch there arose such a clatter

I sprung from my cozy couch to see what was the matter

Away to the window, I flew like a flash

Raised up the shades and threw up the sash

When what to my wondering eyes should appear

But my friends from Bunco with their dice and good cheer

More rapid than eagles those friends of mine came

As they rang the doorbell and shouted and called me by name

“Now KariAnne—are you home friend? We’re here at the door”

“We’re ready to play a little Bunco—that’s what we’re here for”

As leaves that before the wild hurricane fly

My feet quickly dashed across the floor—oh my

What? It was my turn to host and my house was a mess?

How could I clean my kitchen in two minutes or less?

I pulled open the drawers and with all my might

Pushed everything from the counter in and closed the drawers tight

As I drew in my head and was turning around

Through the front door, my friends came with a bound

They were jolly and merry—each one a Christmas elf

And I laughed when I saw them in spite of myself

I straightened my messy bun and grinned from ear to ear

This was going to be fun—-I had nothing to fear

You see friends, they loved me—messy house and messy bun

We laughed, talked and played until the night was done

Then they packed up their bags and quick as a whistle

Away they all flew like the down of a thistle

But I heard them exclaim, ere they drove out of sight

“Happy Christmas to all and to all a good night”

I hoped you enjoyed the Christmas lights tour and the poem.

For more Christmas inspiration be sure and check out the next house on the tour, The Woodgrain Cottage.

And to see more holiday homes all lit up at night…

christmas home tours at night with twinkle lights

Maison de Pax | French Country Cottage | House by Hoff | So Much Better With Age | Zevy Joy

christmas home tours at night with twinkle lights

Shades of Blue Interiors | Bless’er House | Shabbyfufu | Cherished Bliss | Maison de Cinq

christmas home tours at night with twinkle lights

At Home with The Barkers | Nina Hendrick | Two Twenty One | Thistlewood Farms | The Wood Grain Cottage

christmas home tours at night with twinkle lights

Kelly Elko | Happy Happy Nester | Ella Claire & Co. | Julie Blanner | Rooms FOR Rent

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  1. Image for Julie Briones Julie Briones

    Loved your poem (of course, it made me giggle), and your home looks lovely all lit up! Great photos, as always!

  2. Image for Jo Jo

    This year as I have followed your blog, bought your books and all in all enjoyed our "visits", I must say I count you a blessing to the world!! Thank you for the joy of sharing your decorative genius and all the fun you sprinkle in .... and the love displayed in all you do. The trees are fabulous!!

  3. Image for Sandy Sandy

    Beautiful home in all its sparkles! Enjoyed the poem. Writing my to do list and checking it twice. Going to find out if I should bake more cookies or naught. Christmas music playing joyful sounds. Merry Christmas πŸŽ„πŸŽ

  4. Image for Sheila Sheila

    Karianne your whole home looks amazing this year my friend but I have to say, your entrance is absolutely a stunner! I LOVE your porch and all the wreaths on all your windows!! Just WOW!! Merry Christmas to you and your family! Sheila xo

  5. Image for Jenn Jenn

    What a blessing! Friends are the best! I loved your story the other day about Christmas Caroling too! We have never done that, but always wanted to! The tour was beautiful!! I bet people enjoy driving by your home while they are out looking at lights! So pretty!

  6. Image for Sharon Smith Sharon Smith

    Just beautiful! So warm, cozy and stunning. The outside feels like a mansion of holiday cheers. You have talents beyond belief! Have a Merry Christmas and I cannot wait to see what you do in 2020.


    Sparkle, sparkle, sparkle! Your home looks amazing!!! Love your version of the week before Christmas :).....

  8. Image for Beth Y Beth Y

    These pictures of your gorgeous home at night are so beautiful! Makes my heart happy! The poem was so funny, as well!

  9. Image for Leslie Watkins Leslie Watkins

    Magical, my friend! Thank you for the gorgeous tour. And Merry Christmas to you and your family!!❀️

  10. Image for Bliss Bliss

    My eyes, how they twinkled! My dimples, how merry! While viewing the bows and garland on your stairway! My droll little mouth contemplating how, do I have time to fly off to Michaels for ribbon right now?

  11. Image for Denise Cox Denise Cox

    Oh my, KariAnne!! Your Home Christmas Tour was absolutely GORGEOUS!! You have made me so in love with the white /neutral palette!! And your home from the outside... nothing short of stunning!!! Simple elegance!!!!!! When I was married and had a home many years ago, I always had wreaths in my windows. Your pictures are fantastic as well... they look soooo professional!! GREAT JOB AND WELL DONE, MY FRIEND!! Thank-you for sharing your home with us... and what a lovely time of the year to do so!!! 😊

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