Lange described how neighbor David Hoskins brings in a forklift to facilitate hanging strands of large Christmas lights across the street, linking houses on both sides.
Don't think you're exempt from lighting up if you've just moved onto the street as a renter.
With a smile, Lange related how new neighbors were gravely informed by their landlord that "This is a Christmas Street — you have to decorate."
Even unoccupied houses will be decorated by neighbors.
Down at the north end of the street, Noel and Monica Bravo's house is ablaze with light and color.
While Monica Bravo cheerfully concedes her power bill usually goes up by at least $50 for the month, her husband eyes the front lawn speculatively.
"When you've finished decorating, you stand back and take a look. And then you start thinking, well, sure … maybe I could fit in a little bit more over there on the left," Noel Bravo said, grinning at his wife.
Across the street from the Bravos, neighbor Teresa Grindley remembers driving down the street at Christmastime with her parents when she was a little girl.
"It was always a Christmas tradition with our family that we would go and buy our Christmas tree and then we would drive down Sunset Drive to look at all the Christmas decorations and lights," she said.
Grindley smiled at the memory as she stood curbside watching as car after car, almost all filled with children, came slowly down the street with lights out to get the full benefit of this super light show.
The people on Sunset don't only rely on electricity for their Christmas show.
On Christmas Eve they douse the lights, move their cars off the street and light up some 1,500 luminarios.
So if you happen to be up the North End on Christmas Eve, take a drive down Sunset Drive in Brawley and see for yourself how seriously these folks take Christmas.
You might just happen to see Noel Bravo standing on his front lawn wondering if that oleander next to the mailbox isn't looking just a tad bare.
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