Why do people put up Christmas lights?

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    You can call them "holiday lights" if you want to but why do we do it? For the kids? Because of peer pressure? So far the ACLU hasn't gotten involved in law suits against private property owners who display extravagant Christmas lights but who knows?
     
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    They's purdy. Ours are simple white stringer lights arranged around the porch. No biggie.
     
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    Perhaps it has something to do with a Spiritual concept of Light?

    Light always has a strong Spiritual connotation.

    Trying to emulate it in a way?

    I don't really know for sure...
     
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    they have zero religious meaning for me.

    I put them up becasue they are festive looking....and I enjoy them. Fuck anyone who doesn't like them.
     
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    Christmas lights started out on trees and later expanded to houses and streets...........

    Christmas lights - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    And...........one of the stories I heard about when growing up was that we had to decorate the house with lights so that Santa could find our house easier.

    Basically.......................Christmas lights have nothing to do with Christ or the Nativity.

    All they represent is that commercial holiday with Santa.
     
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    I agree! :)

    I was more thinking about how the idea originated in the first place.
     
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    Why do I put up Christmas lights? I guess because they remind me of Obama supporters and I enjoy leaving them out in the cold. Why do they remind me of Obama supporters? It's because none of them are too bright and all they do is just hang around all day and with all day to do it and consume my electric bill even though half of them don't work anyway.


    Merry Christmas drones.


    $frog at christmas.jpg
     
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    i put them out because i'm stealing electricity from that asshat, votto, and it amuses me.

    it's also why my air conditioners are running 24/7 in december along with my electric heaters.

    merry christmas, douchebag, have a vinegar and water on me :thup:
     
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    What a dark, dark Light some of you have ...:tongue:
     

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