Yes, those are lovely images in those pictures. It's especially nice because of the contrast between the blue sky and the Christmas decorations. Normally we think of holiday decor and snow or at least gray skies, but out here in California it's a different story! And yet those images are still Christmasy, even though it looks like it's summer! Sort of OT for a second - have you guys seen any of these Travel Channel specials on the Most Christmasy Places in America, or Extreme Christmas decorations, etc.? First of all, those will definitely put anyone who is not quite in the Christmas mood on the right track (I also recommmend the great movie, "Love Actually," which is an excellent and funny, Christmasy romantic comedy-drama). Secondly, why is it that I have never heard of this town in Washington state (Leavenworth, I think it's called) that does up its whole town in a Bavarian Christmas village type motif for the holidays? Everyone in the town comes to the village and it is absolutely beautiful - it almost makes me want to move to Washington - just for that Leavenworth Christmas! It looks like something out of a Thomas Kinkade snowy painting, except with a Bavarian twist! People come form other states and far away places to be in Leavenworth to see all the cool Christmasy stuff, and I had never heard of it before I watched the Travel Channel shows!