I have tons of Christmas Houses. But, this year I am going small on the decorations. I just don't want to get them out and put them away. I did decide I needed a few out here and there. But, I hate lighting them, the cords, the tangles. I came up with a creative way to easily light them with just plain Christmas Lights. Plug in, stick in the holes and move on. Yes, you will see a few random lights here and there, but if you put snow around or as I usually do (white tulle) it will cover the extra lights and give it a nice glow. I just haven't gotten to the fabric store yet. You can do white lights, I had blue, so blue it is.
In my wine room, I did red one. Again, I need to get some white tulle for snow, yes tulle like on wedding veils, it looks amazing, try it.
These houses got red lights. Next year I may have to put all ---- afraid to count--- of the houses out.
I have a range of houses everything from Department 56, to Dickens Village, to Hobby Lobby ones, and I mix and match and love them. Again, maybe next year all tons of them out, but this year, relaxing and small. Enjoy.