Kathleen and I moved to a ranch house in Newtown, PA in July. We were in The Home Depot in Fairless Hills the other day looking at outdoor Christmas lights for our house. It occurred to us that we could string lights all the way from one end of our house to the other at the height of the gutters-- something we've never tried before. (We haven't lived in a one-story detached house since we've been married.)
The only problem with this is that the front of the house is about 60 feet long. It will take me a while to put up that many lights. I'm also not sure we can find light strands that will extend all the way across the front of our house from the outdoor electrical sockets without drawing more power than recommended.
This is a light kit that you place in the yard in front of your house. It contains an LED spot light and a rotating mirror ball in weather-resistant packaging. The Chelsea Light Flurries Projector will throw a pattern of light that looks like light flurries on any wall you point it at. The pattern is up to 60 feet high and 40 feet wide-- perfect for the front of our house.
The manufacturer says that set-up time is less than 10 minutes. Instructions walk you through the steps to create the pattern and speed of snow fall that you desire. It sounds like a good alternative to stringing lights on a large house, or a nice complement to other Christmas and Hannukah light displays.
Update: We've recommended a product like this since 2005, and receive positive feedback each year from readers who've purchased the LED snow effect projector that we recommend.
Another option that we recommended in 2015 is the Star Shower Outdoor Laser Christmas Lights and Star Projector that we recommend in the article Put a Star Shower on Your House for the Holidays. This is a laser-based projector that produces a star field that can cover up to 600 square feet of your property.