An acquaintance told us that there was quite a house display near his house, which is just around the corner from our place. We drove over on that cold evening.
My first photo ↓
Fab house, but you see, above, that the lights that go way up the tree are truncated. I turned the camera the other way↓ but I had to take two photos and stitch them together in post. My wide angle lens would have done it in one shot, and I had it in the car, but it was so cold that I didn't want to involve myself with changing lenses with numb hands.
I moved down the street a bit, and did get all it in one at an angle.
While I like getting Christmas Lights photos, I do find the black sky unappealing. Starlit would be better, of course, and so would blue hour photos. But blue hour is so early these days that I wasn't sure if the lights would have been on by then, And although I specifically ordered starlight, the server just shrugged their shoulders and walked away.
You just have to do what you can when you can.