Monday, December 5, 2011

Advent Calendar - December 5, Outdoor Decorations

December 5 – Outdoor Decorations
Did people in your neighborhood decorate with lights? Did some people really go “all out” when decorating? Any stories involving your ancestors and decorations?

Some of the neighborhood folks put up some lights, and we did a little bit of that.  But no one in our neighborhood was a "Griswold" (referring to a movie called National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation starring Chevy Chase, in which he goes hog wild overdecorating his house.)  Mostly it was a few strings of lights.  There were other neighborhoods that were known for their displays, and we would drive around and look at them each year.

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