Christmas is likely the last thing on your mind at the moment. But during the months of November and December, there are few streets that do holiday lights as well as Beverly Drive. Is that a good enough reason to spend $8 million on a house? Some might argue no. So let’s talk about all the cool things you will experience when you move into this house. You’re sure to get smarter as you read by the fire in your wood-paneled library. You will become a gourmet chef in your fancy kitchen, complete with Wolf eight-burner range with griddle, Sub-Zero refrigerator and freezer, and dual dishwashers. And fitness will become your life thanks to the in-house exercise room. So, really, you can’t afford not to buy this house. Consider it an early Christmas gift.

Joan Eleazer for Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International. 214-537-5923.