The "penguin house" in Lynchburg. Photo by Donna St. Clair.

We asked readers to share photos of their favorite Christmas lights and decorations around Southwest and Southside Virginia. Donna St. Clair of Forest has sent us this:

“A Lynchburg favorite tradition, at the corner of Fort and St. Cloud avenues — THE PENGUIN HOUSE. Even more penguin babies have been born this year, necessitating even more electrical supports. Rumor has it that this can be seen from the International Space Station. (A little penguin told me last year that all of them have their own separate little box-beds, arranged lovingly on built-in shelves in the basement, so that they can hibernate in comfort during the off-season.)”

We’d love to see your Christmas lights and decorations, too. We have just a few rules:

  1. Send no more than two photos to
  2. MUST HAVE: Your name and where you’re from. (Example: Sally Smith, Pembroke).
  3. MUST HAVE: Where the photo was taken — be as specific as you can in case someone wants to go see this display for themselves. (Example: 123 Main Street, Pembroke).
  4. NICE TO HAVE: Anything you want to say about the photo.

See how easy that is?