Christmas Lights. Do you put them up?

Discussion in 'Life After Brown' started by texan, Dec 9, 2011.

  1. texan

    texan Well-Known Member

    Growing up, I remember my whole neighborhood had them.
    Now where I am at, not so much. Do you put them up?
  2. Monkey Butt

    Monkey Butt Dark Prince of Double Standards Staff Member

    We use to but not so much anymore.
    We decorate mainly on the inside since I live 650 feet from the road out in the country.
    We do put the tree up where people coming down the road up on a hill from about a 1/4 mile away where people can see it.
    And we put big lights on the deck for the same viewers.
    We also put up a stand up wire frame Santa Claus on the side porch entrance where everyone comes in.

    We do go out riding around 2 or 3 nights each Christmas season to enjoy the lights that many others put up.
  3. menotyou

    menotyou bella amicizia

    I think the cost of electric has had an effect.
  4. PT Stewie

    PT Stewie "Big Fella"

    I outlined the whole house usually on Thanksgiving weekend. Sometimes the boys helped sometimes not. A guy in the neighborhood the same age who basically did the same thing fell off his roof and died last year while his wife was out shopping .Very sad. So this year it's candles in the window and lighted wreathes in a few places.
  5. Monkey Butt

    Monkey Butt Dark Prince of Double Standards Staff Member

    That is indeed sad. I generally do all work in and around the house. However, I make two exceptions - anything 220 volt and anything on the roof.
    I am taking a vacation day today because my roof is getting replaced. The lead guy had a question and asked me to come up on the roof.
    I asked him to explain it to me and told him, you know a lot more than I do about roofing; do what you think is best. No roofs for me.
    I use to have a 30 foot ladder and I sold it and kept my 12 foot extension and step ladder. If I can't reach it with those, it doesn't get fixed by me.

    Merry Christmas to all and stay safe.
  6. Dizzee

    Dizzee ɹǝqɯǝɯ ɹoıuǝs

  7. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    I put a wreath on the front door and arrange the Christmas cards on an interior wall.

    My next door neighbors do enough decorating for the both of us.:biting:
  8. ajblakejr

    ajblakejr Age quod agis

  9. curiousbrain

    curiousbrain Well-Known Member

    I feel no need to decorate; my holiday spirit radiates from my internal shine.
  10. moreluck

    moreluck golden ticket member

    You're just a regular Christmas angel...........
  11. tourists24

    tourists24 Well-Known Member

    oh yeah.... still do it... manger scene and all.... oh my,,, are we still allowed?
  12. dilligaf

    dilligaf IN VINO VERITAS

    I love Christmas lights. Yes! When I get old and retire I hope to have one of those houses that one can see from a looooooong way off.
  13. faded jeans

    faded jeans just a member

    I think that's a Southern thing Hoax.
    Hey, y'all wanna ride around and look at lights? Ok, but after that I gotta go to the Walmarts.
    ( Why the s ; Who knows? ) Another Southern thing.
  14. faded jeans

    faded jeans just a member

    You may be a redneck if: You never take your outside Christmas lights down!

    "We're gonna need em next year, honey."
  15. menotyou

    menotyou bella amicizia

    There must be a lot of Southern people in Watertown. ;)
  16. dilligaf

    dilligaf IN VINO VERITAS

    Not just a southern thing.............................. we do it here too. Hmmmm, I guess we are southern to, or at least south. Maybe it is a southern thing. :happy-very:
  17. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    We did it when we were stationed in Texas and continued the tradition up here.

    There is a house next to where my brother lives in Connecticut that goes all out--they have a display choreographed to music. It is not uncommon to see 10-20 cars sitting on each side of the road. We did it one year--very cool.

    We also have the people who leave them up all year.
  18. dilligaf

    dilligaf IN VINO VERITAS

    We have one that does the music/lights every year. They've done it for years. He has 2 shows a night with each show lasting about an hour. And it gets bigger every year. It takes him about 2 months to set up.
  19. moreluck

    moreluck golden ticket member

    That's when the associations come in handy.....Christmas decorations must be removed by Jan. 15th here.
  20. faded jeans

    faded jeans just a member

    So you will leave yours up till the 19th.:wink2: