Are you putting out yard decorations for Christmas this year?
We have 5 angels, a shepherd & a flock of sheep - this year there are 9 of them. The angels & sheep each use a 4 or 7 watt bulb, most of the 4 watt, which makes the display cost less than one 60 watt bulb per hour. We only turn it on at dark & off by 9:30 or 10pm.
We quit putting lights on the house itself, back when we lived in Idaho, due to both the expense & the damage caused by the wind. As we have gotten older, it is much easier to set up the display, on the front lawn, than to climb all over the house to put up lights.
I enjoy our little heavenly host appearing to the shepherd & his flock. For me, it is more representative of our view of the Christmas season. I have been looking at thirfts for the last couple years for another shepherd, but have yet to find one.