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  1. Insta-Found! Christmas Lights in London 2014

    Christmas Lights in London 2014: Carnaby Street, via WeeBirdy.com.

    Carnaby Street has gone for a disco Santa theme with giant headphones. Photo by FranHolden1/Instagram.

    I love my Instagram feed at this time of the year, especially when London turns on its Christmas lights. Aaaah!

    I can almost feel the cold creeping up through my boots, as I make my way through the Oxford Street crowds to find respite (and perhaps a cheeky mulled wine) in a Soho cafe. Look, right now, I’d take one of those super-sized cream-topped eggnog concoctions at Starbucks for a night out on London’s West End. I know, the rose-tinted glasses are out, but London, you’re so pretty at Christmas! #nostalgic

    (I do, however, recall the hard stares I got on the Tube one night in December 2009, when I thought it was a splendid idea to bring home a live Christmas tree from the Pedlars’ pop-up shop at Selfridges. Fellow Tube-goers were distinctly displeased getting poked in the face by the tree in the middle of the carriage. Bloody Australians…) #awkward

    But look! Christmas lights in London! On Instagram! Here are the pics that make me wanna jump on the next plane out of here…

    Christmas Lights in London 2014: Stella McCartney's Mayfair store, via WeeBirdy.com.

    The Christmas lights at Stella McCartney’s Mayfair store on Bruton Street are legendary, and Beauty and the Dirt‘s Krista Madden captured this pic at the annual Stella Holiday party. Photo by krista_madden/Instagram.

    Christmas Lights in London 2014: Covent Garden via WeeBirdy.com.

    The magnificent Christmas tree at Covent Garden. Photo by beth_blossom/Instagram.

    Christmas Lights in London 2014: New Bond Street's peacock theme, via WeeBirdy.com.

    New Bond Street’s Christmas lights have a luxurious peacock theme this year. Photo by luxurychictravel/Instagram.

    Christmas Lights in London 2014: a two-storey Christmas tree - on New Bond Street, via WeeBirdy.com.

    Christmas windows – and a two-storey Christmas tree – on New Bond Street. Photo by abg112070/Instagram.

    Christmas Lights in London 2014: New Bond Street's peacock theme, via WeeBirdy.com.

    “New Bond Street wins at Christmas lights this year,” says Not Quite Enough. Photo by notquiteenough/Instagram.

    Christmas Lights in London 2014: Regent Street, via WeeBirdy.com.

    Regent Street’s lights always make a statement. Photo by dim_3fs/Instagram.

    Christmas Lights in London 2014: St Christopher's Place, via WeeBirdy.com.

    I always loved slipping through the tiny passage on Oxford Street and stepping into St Christopher’s Place. Photo by ahkeeems/Instagram.

    Christmas Lights in London 2014: St Christopher's Place, via WeeBirdy.com.

    Lights on at St Christopher’s Place! Photo by ahkeeems/Instagram.

    Christmas Lights in London 2014: Oxford Street lights, via WeeBirdy.com.

    Oxford Street Christmas light celebrations. Photo by boreilly95/Instagram.

    Anyone in London want to sponsor an Australian bird? I haz skillz. Call me, maybe?

    Tell me: has something amazing or Christmassy caught your eye on Instagram this week? Have you spotted any other cool Christmas lights around the world?

    • http://elisabethmae.com/ Melanie Jong

      I’ve always loved London during Christmas season!

    • Jennifer

      New York’s not too shabby either. The lights are magnificent but I also like the details you see in the neighborhoods like the swags of fresh Christmas tree garlands tied up with big red bows running along fences. Fresh Christmas wreaths too.

    • Carol

      Ahh, London at Christmas, how wonderful.

    • Jenbug

      Makes me miss London!