By Molly Snyder Senior Writer Published Dec 18, 2008 at 11:20 AM

Earlier this week, I drove my kids through the South Side neighborhood dubbed Candy Cane Lane this time of year, and I had my usual thoughts. Mostly, I wondered what it would be like to live in the four-block radius during the month of December.

Would it be exciting to see parades of cars rolling down my street night after night or would it become annoying? What if these people want to go somewhere after dark? It must take 10 minutes just to get off their street.

If I lived on Candy Cane Lane, would I decorate the bejeezus out of my house, or would I be one of the dark, Scroogely looking places stuck between blinking, twinkling, inflatable wonderlands?

I noticed a few places were up for sale in the neighborhood. Do realtors use Candy Cane Lane as a selling point, or consider it a selling deterrent?

I think it’s great that Candy Cane Lane raises so much money every year for the MACC Fund, and I’ll certainly drive through as long as my kids are into it. But to live there? Well, that’s another story.

Molly Snyder started writing and publishing her work at the age 10, when her community newspaper printed her poem, "The Unicorn.” Since then, she's expanded beyond the subject of mythical creatures and written in many different mediums but, nearest and dearest to her heart, thousands of articles for OnMilwaukee.

Molly is a regular contributor to FOX6 News and numerous radio stations as well as the co-host of "Dandelions: A Podcast For Women.” She's received five Milwaukee Press Club Awards, served as the Pfister Narrator and is the Wisconsin State Fair’s Celebrity Cream Puff Eating Champion of 2019.