Costs of Christmas

My housemate had a Christmas-gasm and purchased a pile of lights and a Christmas tree and spent the day connecting the former which now brightly illuminate the guardrail of our driveway.  People who pass have already commented on how bright they look especially the mailbox which looks like a mace of holiday cheer but at a cost.  The mailbox flag is now wrapped in place and our postal agent has proven entirely capable of putting inbound mail on outbound mail.  I tried moving the lights but then the box just looks awkward nor do the light cords fit under the flag.  I guess I have an excuse as to why no one received my holiday cards.