We don't have any electrical plugs outside so we have never been able to put up Christmas lights around the roof. That has always been a major disappointment to the kids.
This year I decided to do the best I could without having any plugs to work with. I love how it turned out. Candy canes in the yard, window clings, a wreath on the door and a candle light (battery operated) in the window. It feels so festive and cozy.