Originally posted on December 3, 2010 at 3:00 PM
November 1st – Thanksgiving = lights can go up but cannot be on
It is not Christmas yet. If you must decorate early because of scheduling, anal-retentiveness, or general overabundance of spirit: at least refrain from turning the lights on. It’s not fair to Thanksgiving if Christmas steals its thunder.
“Black Friday” – New Year’s Eve = lights can be on
Thanksgiving is over; Christmas has officially begun. Feel free to deck the halls and cheer the street.
New Year’s Day – January 31st = lights can be up but cannot be on
I actually think the lights should go off the day after Christmas, but some people like to leave them up for New Year’s parties, so I’m being lenient. I understand procrastination, but at least take your lights off the timer/unplug them. That’s not hard at all. Seriously.
February 1st – November 1st = lights cannot be up
I will personally hunt you down.
*Now, you might be wondering, “But… who makes these rules?” Clearly, I do. Happy – and technically correct timing for your – holidays!Share this: