Holiday Houses Twinkle

By Lenore Rubino and Edie Cecil

‘Twas five nights before Christmas
and all through Burleith
two elves searched the ‘hood
so they could bequeath …
awards for the best holiday decorations!

 3709 reservoir road. Photos by Alex Frederick.

3709 reservoir road. Photos by Alex Frederick.

Three houses—3709 Reservoir Road, 3526 T Street, and 1800 35th Street—elicited the most oohs and ahs from the elves that night. The occupants of these festive homes will receive a prize in recognition of their creativity later this month.

 3526 T Street.

3526 T Street.

The elves were also taken with the monumental efforts of 3814 T with its 20-foot tree bedecked with lights. They nodded with approval at the Toyland atmosphere of 1935 39th. 1906 37th was super festive with brightly colored packages, and the red, white, and blue theme of 1720 37th made it a Yankee Doodle Christmas. 1704 35th reminded the elves of "Twas the night before Christmas," while 3530 T represented natural beauty with its berry-covered holly tree and white lights. 3620 Whitehaven Parkway was very pretty with its sparkling white lights across the front bushes, and the decorated front porch of 1947 39th was straight out of a Currier & Ives print.

Special mention goes to the following houses whose owners also brightened up the neighborhood:

• 1933 38th and 1722 35th Streets
• R Street: 3521, 3535
• S Street: 3537, 3547,3607
• T Street: 3500, 3510, 3514, 3527, 3548, 3600, 3628, 3700, 3725, 3815, 3817