So this year I finally tried the "shaped bokeh" camera trick that you see posted this time of year a lot. Well... my kit lens isn't the most effective at this, but by putting it in manual focus, I was able to manipulate it and get a heart shape to my lights!
Here it is without the heart shape over the lens:
Not bad at a first attempt, but maybe in the future (next year, maybe/hopefully!) I will have better results with a lens with an aperture of greater than 4.0! And maybe I'll get creative with more than just the tree. See what others have done here. There are some very impressive results!
Happy Birthday, Jesus and Merry Christmas, everyone else! May your Christmas be sparkly and bright...