I miss the decorations for Christmas in the US. I don't miss the crazy sopping and evil buyers in the states, but the way shops decorate in the US did give a good feelings. In Warsaw, there are a few lights here and there. The Old Town has done a very good job in decorating the area and a few of the larger buildings in the City Center also have some decoration. But, there is not a full sense of making things light up. Even if one is completely against the idea of making everything sparkle at this time of year, the lights could relieve some of the low feelings that seem to come along each day as it gets dark at 4pm. Of course, many of the business owners here will say there is no money. There is money for designer bags and designer shoes and lots and lots of alcohol, but there is no money for Christmas lights.
So, I will put up my own lights. Either my neighbors will mock me or join me. Either way, I need a taste of the season right now and I am willing to take the risk.