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We turn ours on when we get up on a morning, turn them off through the day then switch them back on around 4pm when it gets dark!!
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We adjust out outside timers according to the time before during and after Christmas. Usually, we have the outside lights come on around 5:00 pm and turn off at 1am. Except Christmas Eve and Day; I adjust the timers on those days, to shutoff at 6am.
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Our inside lights go on as soon as I wake up in the morning. If it's a dreary day outside, I let them on all day. If it's bright & sunny, I turn them of when I leave for work b/c nobody will see them from the outside anyway. But they always go on while I am home for lunch! And as soon as I get home from work they are back on & on until I go to bed.
Our outside lights are on from dusk until around midnight or 1 am. On Christmas Eve & christmas night I let them on all night!
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I usually left mine on all night.

In the mornings, I like to turn the bathroom heater on to warm up the room before a shower. That outlet is on the same line as one of the outside lights, so it's been known to throw a breaker occasionally. So, I have to go out into the garage (it's attached, fortunately) and unplug one of the light strands before I can heat up the bathroom.

Oh, the modern day pains!!
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I don't leave my lights on all night, I shut them off at night to save on electricity costs. All of us, whomever wakes first always turns the tree on first thing. I do leave some lights on one day during the season. Christmas Eve. So Santa can see the house and in the house.
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The outdoor lights are on a "Holiday Plug" that automatically turns the lights on at 4:30 and turns them off at 2:00am.

The indoor lights and the 3 Christmas trees are plugged in when my wife or I wake up in the morning and I unplug them when I go to sleep.

If we are home for Christmas the Trees and all lights stay on from Chistmas Eve morning to Boxing Day.
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