I love Christmas swag. I start planning what I'm going to put on display around this time. First, I buy all the batteries I'll need. I have string lights on timers, but the batteries last all through the holidays. Plus, timers mean no chore of turning lights on and off every day. Love! I also charge up my solar spotlights for the lawn decorations. I do love driving up at night to my house all festive with blinking lights.