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Old 01-09-2010, 03:30 PM
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I don't count but I do see if I can find any blocks with NO lights! My neighborhood is pretty hardcore with every holiday so I was really pleased to see so many decorations still up today!
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just want to give an update on my counting Sat (Jan 9)night I counted 37 houses Tues night 27 houses, Wed night 25 houses. Most of the lights remaining are candles in the window. but there are still some trees up.



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On Christmas Evening we took our cousin who were staying with us for a tour of the local 'ho ho houses'. Great fun!
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Well I think this will be the last update on this thread for this year
I only counted 12 houses last night. Pretty good or bad however you want to see it I guess considering it was Jan. 21
I look forward to November when the counting starts again.
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It's March 21 and we still have "one" house with there outside Christmas lights up! I love it!!!
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Drove past a house on the way to my daughters school the other day and they had animated Santa and Mrs. Claus dolls, garland with redbows and candy canes in their front porch window.
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Heck, I still have icicle lights up on my carport. And they're still on, too!
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I know this deviates from the thread but we can stretch it, right? I am in charge of girls camp for our youth group from church and we are doing a "Christmas in June" theme. People will probably think we are crazy, but I think it's going to be awesome. We are looking at putting up battery operated Christmas lights on at least one of the trees at camp. For the banner in front of our camp, we are hanging stockings, with all the girls' names on them, and we will just hang them on a clothes line between trees. We hit the after Christmas sales and found Christmas candy/trinkets to put in the stockings every morning. We also got big red Christmas ribbons to hang on each tent and the big plastic candy canes to put on the path leading to our campsite. So, if you can't count houses with Christmas lights, look for our campsite in June. (: I was excited to find adorable ornaments that are black bears wearing Santa hats...perfect for our theme. I also found "Santa in the summer" ornaments where Santa is in swim trunks, surfing, sitting under a beach umbrella, etc. I think the girls are going to love it. My goal is to convince people that enjoying Christmas year round doesn't make me crazy.... but enjoying the Christmas spirit year round is a good thing. (: (: (: I think I can say that safely on this group.
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There is still one apartment in my complex that has icile lights up and turned on every night.
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I drive by a house every night that still has there window candles on, they have like 15 windows in the front, it is still so beautiful and makes me feel Christmas right around the corner
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