Hello Christmas touring friend.

It’s nice to meet you.

If you are stopping by from Nina Hedrick, 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 sprang 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 I’d been missing with their smiles and good cheer

More rapid than eagles those friends of mine came

As they stood in the yard and shouted and called me by name

“Now KariAnne—are you home friend? We’re here in the street.”

“We’re ready to cheer you up—even if we can’t meet.”

As leaves that before the wild hurricane fly

My feet quickly dashed across the floor—oh my

What? They were outside and my hair was a mess?

How could I get myself cute in two minutes or less?

As I drew in my head and was turning around

My friends starting honking—making many a sound

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—with my yoga pants, bare feet, and messy bun

We laughed, talked, and social distanced with giggles until the night was done

Then they packed up their cars and as 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”

PS Merry, Merry Christmas to each of you.

And here’s to all the celebrations that look a little differently this year. ๐Ÿ™‚

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, Ella Claire Inspired.

So many beautiful homes decorated with Christmas lights!

Maison de Pax | Inspired by Charm | French Country Cottage | Shabbyfufu

Magical Christmas home tours at night!

Maison de Cinq | Thistlewood Farms | Finding Silver Pennies | Happy Happy Nester

Christmas home tours with nighttime twinkle lights!

Nina Hendrick | The Wood Grain Cottage | Julie Blanner | Bless’er House

Christmas Nights Tour: holiday home tours all lit up at night!

Two Twenty One | Ella Claire & Co. | At Home with The Barkers | hosted by Maison de Pax

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    1. Image for Carol Carol

      Oh KariAnne, PERFECTION in every way! I'm not doing much in the way of decorating this year since I'm getting up there in years and no one will be stopping by! Like you, I think twinkling lights and bling are the way to go. Your home looks exquisite and I Loved the poem. Have real enjoyed your post and living vicariously through your wonderful blog!!! Merry Christmas to you and your's and a Happy New Year to us all! C

  1. Image for Kris Kris

    Aww! What good friends! That's a great way to spread cheer. I bet they were drawn to the beautiful lights on your house. :)

  2. Image for Cassie Adolphson Cassie Adolphson

    Hi Karianne The 7th picture - the Christmas tree through the door is my absolutely favorite. It is so pretty and sparkly, just like you! Merry Christmas, Cassie

  3. Image for Lori Lori

    The poem! What a joy! Did you write that all yourself? Good to know my messy bun and sweats won't be a bother as that's what they'll get here as well. I've been a good girl this year! Swear I have:0) The house is stunning Kari Anne! Sit back and enjoy your work. You deserve it.

  4. Image for Tammy Tammy

    Oh KariAnne. This post made me smile so much. Not only your home is stunning but your words to the poem were wonderful. You have a way to spread your light of hope and love. Merry Christmas, slim! Please you and the family have a blessed and safe Christmas.

  5. Image for Darlene Darlene

    Oh KariAnne the tour is wonderful and your poem was terrific. You are so talented. I loved it. Wishing you and Your Family a lovely Christmas, this year in spite of the lockdowns๐ŸŽ„

  6. Image for Michele M. Michele M.

    So well done - and holy smokes, KA - all your beautiful trees and decor - wow wow wow - a veritable feast for the eyes! You certainly got your jolly on! What exactly has been in that extra large Santa coffee mug again?!!? Perhaps too much Bailey's? : - ) Merry Christmas to you.

  7. Image for Lynn Mosher Lynn Mosher

    Whoa! What a houseful of Christmas!!! KariAnne, you are so AMAZING! Your house looks heart-stopping gorgeous! You are a decorating virtuoso! And I adore your Christmas poem! So fun! Well done all around! โค

  8. Image for Sheri Sheri

    Simply stunning! And your poem-as joyful as you are! Merry Christmas to you and yours. The season may look a little different but the reason for it never changes!


    KariAnne, your home is just so beautiful -- inside and outside! You have done a fabulous job with all your Christmas decor. Hope you can all just sit and relax and enjoy all the pretties! Thanks for sharing your gorgeous home with us!

  10. Image for Donna Marie Donna Marie

    I'm confused. Where are the house numbers? Everything looks so magical!!! Merry Christmas from our house to yours!!!

  11. Image for Cindy Cindy

    Your home looks gorgeous lit for Christmas. Love your garland on the stairs and your trees are beautiful. The outside all lit up is welcoming and pulls you to your front door.. Merry Christmas! Cindy

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