Regent Street can't hold up a candle to them.
And who would notice if it did?
Natural light just can't compete.
I figure this kind of festivity really HAS to be completely over the top to work. One plastic illuminated Santa just looks sad, lets be honest. Half-a-dozen - even 10, why not be metric - is way better.
I long ago got over my middle-class, snooty, tasteful disdain for such tackiness - I think its GREAT.
We have some fairly good examples "round our way". One has a sort of light/slide show projected (how?) on the walls of the house. I couldn't get a very good picture. Maybe I should go back and video it for you.
Here are two of the best in our immediate vicinity.
This one (below) is very restrained in comparison.
But is redeemed, for me, by the fact that its such a brilliant Father Christmas. It looks home-made, I'm not sure if its paper or fabric - I didn't get too close to inspect it for fear of getting beaten up as weird or intrusive. Maybe if I go back in daylight.....
Anyway, I love it, and just hope he survives the winter weather.
All these pictures will enlarge if you click on them.
Go on - they look SO MUCH BETTER at twice the size.