Christmas Nights Tour

I do not even know how to put into words how excited I am about today.  I think this is quite honestly my favorite post of the year…

Christmas Nights Tour: Incredible! 35 beautiful homes all decorated for the holidays and lit up by candlelight and Christmas lights...

I first began my annual Christmas Nights Tour a few years ago (you can visit that tour here), and then last year I was honored to be joined by a group of talented bloggers.  This year, we have expanded even more, and I’m thrilled to bring you 35 incredible homes all lit up for the holidays!  If you are visiting from Love Grows Wild, welcome friends.  And if you haven’t seen Liz’s beautiful tour yet, be sure to go back and check it out.

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Before I share my full tour, I want to encourage you all…  It’s easy when looking at beautiful spaces to play the comparison game or to feel that it’s all about the perfectly styled decorating.  But that is so far from my heart for this tour, this week, and life.

Christmas Nights Tour: Incredible! 35 beautiful homes all decorated for the holidays and lit up by candlelight and Christmas lights...

May these pictures inspire you to see the beauty and awe of Christmas.  To enjoy the twinkle and sweetness of a season where we celebrate the greatest gift ever known.  

Christmas Nights Tour: Incredible! 35 beautiful homes all decorated for the holidays and lit up by candlelight and Christmas lights...

I have included affiliate links to sources and similar items along the way (because someone always asks 😉 ), but I can’t think of anything more fitting to accompany the tour than the text of my favorite Christmas song:

O holy night,

Christmas Nights Tour: Incredible! 35 beautiful homes all decorated for the holidays and lit up by candlelight and Christmas lights...

The stars are brightly shining.

Christmas Nights Tour: Incredible! 35 beautiful homes all decorated for the holidays and lit up by candlelight and Christmas lights...

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It is the night of our dear Savior’s birth.

Christmas Nights Tour: Incredible! 35 beautiful homes all decorated for the holidays and lit up by candlelight and Christmas lights...

Long lay the world in sin and error pining.

Christmas Nights Tour: Incredible! 35 beautiful homes all decorated for the holidays and lit up by candlelight and Christmas lights...

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Till He appeared and the soul felt its worth.

Christmas Nights Tour: Incredible! 35 beautiful homes all decorated for the holidays and lit up by candlelight and Christmas lights...

A thrill of hope, the weary world rejoices.

Christmas Nights Tour: Incredible! 35 beautiful homes all decorated for the holidays and lit up by candlelight and Christmas lights...

For yonder breaks a new and glorious morn.

Christmas Nights Tour: Incredible! 35 beautiful homes all decorated for the holidays and lit up by candlelight and Christmas lights...

Fall on your knees.

Christmas Nights Tour: Incredible! 35 beautiful homes all decorated for the holidays and lit up by candlelight and Christmas lights...

O hear the angel voices.

Christmas Nights Tour: Incredible! 35 beautiful homes all decorated for the holidays and lit up by candlelight and Christmas lights...

O night divine,
O night when Christ was born.

Christmas Nights Tour: Incredible! 35 beautiful homes all decorated for the holidays and lit up by candlelight and Christmas lights...

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O night divine.
O night, O night divine.

Christmas Nights Tour: Incredible! 35 beautiful homes all decorated for the holidays and lit up by candlelight and Christmas lights...

Surely He taught us to love one another.

Christmas Nights Tour: Incredible! 35 beautiful homes all decorated for the holidays and lit up by candlelight and Christmas lights...

His law is love, and His gospel is peace.

Christmas Nights Tour: Incredible! 35 beautiful homes all decorated for the holidays and lit up by candlelight and Christmas lights...

Chains shall he break, for the slave is our brother.

Christmas Nights Tour: Incredible! 35 beautiful homes all decorated for the holidays and lit up by candlelight and Christmas lights...

And in His name, all oppression shall cease.

Christmas Nights Tour: Incredible! 35 beautiful homes all decorated for the holidays and lit up by candlelight and Christmas lights...

Sweet hymns of joy, in grateful chorus raise we.

Christmas Nights Tour: Incredible! 35 beautiful homes all decorated for the holidays and lit up by candlelight and Christmas lights...

Let all within us praise His holy name.

Christmas Nights Tour: Incredible! 35 beautiful homes all decorated for the holidays and lit up by candlelight and Christmas lights...

Christ is the Lord.
O praise His name forever.

Christmas Nights Tour: Incredible! 35 beautiful homes all decorated for the holidays and lit up by candlelight and Christmas lights...

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His power and glory evermore proclaim.
His power and glory evermore proclaim.

Christmas Nights Tour: Incredible! 35 beautiful homes all decorated for the holidays and lit up by candlelight and Christmas lights...

May you and your loved ones enjoy the true beauty of Christmas this year and always.

Christmas Nights Tour: Incredible! 35 beautiful homes all decorated for the holidays and lit up by candlelight and Christmas lights...

Thank you for visiting our home.  I wish you could sit in the glow of these lights with us and enjoy a cup of hot cocoa and some sweet conversation, but I appreciate our virtual visit, too.  Please continue the tour over at Danielle’s lovely home: Finding Silver Pennies.  And you can visit all the tours throughout the week at the links below.

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Merry Christmas!

MONDAY

Christmas Nights Tour: Incredible! 35 beautiful homes all decorated for the holidays and lit up by candlelight and Christmas lights...

Maison de Pax | Finding Silver Pennies | So Much Better With Age | Decor Gold Designs
French Country Cottage | Ella Claire Inspired | Love Grows Wild

TUESDAY

Christmas Nights Tour: Incredible! 35 beautiful homes all decorated for the holidays and lit up by candlelight and Christmas lights...

Liz Marie Blog | The Turquoise Home | A Burst of Beautiful | Nina Hendrick Design Co.
Cherished Bliss | Shabbyfufu | Shades of Blue Interiors

WEDNESDAY

Christmas Nights Tour: Incredible! 35 beautiful homes all decorated for the holidays and lit up by candlelight and Christmas lights...

Making Home Base | Lindsay Hill Interiors | Zevy Joy | Fox Hollow Cottage
Blesser House | Designthusiasm | TIDBITS

THURSDAY

Christmas Nights Tour: Incredible! 35 beautiful homes all decorated for the holidays and lit up by candlelight and Christmas lights...

Place of My Taste | Life on Virginia Street | Sunny Side Up | House by Hoff
Stylehouse Interiors | At Home With the Barkers | Beneath My Heart

FRIDAY

Christmas Nights Tour: Incredible! 35 beautiful homes all decorated for the holidays and lit up by candlelight and Christmas lights...

Kelly Elko | The Happy Housie | Setting for Four | Rooms FOR Rent
Thistlewood Farms | Just a Girl and Her Blog | The Wood Grain Cottage

Christmas Nights Tour: Incredible! 35 beautiful homes all decorated for the holidays and lit up by candlelight and Christmas lights...

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Comments

  1. Rachel, everything is so pretty!! Ans your photography is stunning! Merry Christmas! Xo

  2. I love this tour! Thanks so much for having me join in, I can’t wait to share Thursday. Merry Christmas! ~Sonya

  3. Just beautiful!!
    Merry Christmas to you and yours. 😗

  4. Thank you so much for sharing your home. The picture of your three little angels, holding hands and looking at the tree brings memories of the thrill and wonderment of my childhood Christmases and those when my sons were small.

  5. It’s gorgeous, Rachel. Your photography is stunning. Thank you so much for having me along on your tour. Happy holidays friend.
    Hugs, Jamie

  6. Rachel, what a beautiful post! I don’t know which I’m more awed by, your lovely decor or your gorgeous photography! I love it all!! Thanks so much for including me in this wonderful tour!! Have a very Merry Christmas!

  7. It looks so beautiful Rachel! I am so excited to see everyone’s tours! Merry Christmas!

  8. What a wonderful idea, Christmas at night. I loved this tour and I don’t typically enjoy tours very much, but this one is so different and each home shines in it’s own lovely way. I will be back for more,thankyou and Merry Christmas,
    Kathysue

  9. I’m over from So Much Better With Age. I love your Christmas decor but even more so, your message. Merry Christmas to you & yours!

  10. Absolutely amazing!!! May the peace of God rest, rule, and abide with you and your family now and forever. Merry Christmas Rachel your home is beautiful.

  11. So lovely and so magical, Rachel! And your littles one are precious! Thanks so much for putting together this inspirating tour and for allowing me to participate!

    Merry Christmas!
    xo

  12. Oops – typo! But you know what I mean :-)

  13. Your home positively shines at Christmas, and with the lights all aglow… it’s magic! Wishing you a beautiful Christmas holiday, Shannon

  14. Rachel – what a magical wonderland you’ve created! Your home positively sparkles!

  15. So incredibly beautiful Rachel….and love that you incorporated my favorite song of the Season, “O Holy Night” … it definitely says it all about the Season of Joy. I want to wish you and your family a most wonderful Christmas….I wish you Joy and Peace.

  16. Absolutely stunning!

  17. Love your gorgeous tour, Rachel! The tree by the stairwell is magical! Thank you so much for organizing us for this fun event! Merry Christmas!

    ~Abby =)

  18. Just saw your post of the Christmas tour of your home.
    Love the decorations and your expression of the true meaning
    of Christmas. Hope you had a blessed Christmas with your
    family and wish you much happiness in the New Year!

    • Rachel Paxton says:

      Thank you thank you, Margaret. I’m so glad you enjoyed it. And I hope your Christmas and New Years were simply wonderful!

  19. Absolutely beautiful, Rachel!! You always do such an amazing job of portraying just how welcoming, cozy, and twinkly your home is at Christmas. I hope you enjoyed a lovely and relaxing holiday with your sweet family, friend! Thank you for all of your tireless organizing of this tour each year:)

  20. What a pretty house tour! I love Christmas at night! I’m sad to start taking it down! Hope you had a merry Christmas!

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