We have some older houses in this town, and they attract me quite a bit. I have always wanted to take some night photos, and particularly at Christmas. so ti came to pass that on one recent cold evening, I finally got around to venturing out with my camera. It took me many years to get around to it, but I like the results.
I will present the photos with no further comment, except to say that they were all multiple exposures. I would use the brightest exposure for the snow, the darkest one for the lights, and use whatever else seemed to fit for the rest of the photo. This was all not with manual blending using layer masks and not an HDR program although that would likely have worked well too.