Each night (actually…early morning) on my way to work I drive by a house where the whole yard is lit up with about fifty gigantic blow-up Christmas characters and snow-globes that look like something from Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. You can see the warm glow from miles away. I want to get out and walk through it, maybe have a cup of hot chocolate and take a few snapshots, but at 1 a.m., I’m pretty sure the homeowner would not appreciate it and may even call the police. So, rather than trying to explain my obsession with the oversized punching bags to a police officer…I slow down and admire it from the road.
It did however get me thinking about how the tradition of Christmas lights came about. I thought it might be a nice heartwarming story I could share with my kids while sitting around the lighted Christmas tree. Well, it wasn’t really…but that’s o.k. I look forward to all the different displays each year and for some reason they always seem to bring a sense of calmness to the hustle and bustle we’ve all come to know.
Click on the link below if you’d like to read the story of how Christmas lights came about…and, whether you’re celebrating Christmas, Hanukkah or Kwanzaa, enjoy the holiday season and take a little time to bask in the lights.
Warmer as we start the week with a few chances for light snow on Tuesday and Thursday, but a better chance for snow Friday night into Saturday. Stay tuned to see if the snow throws a monkey wrench in your holiday travel plans.
Meteorologist LeAnn Lombardo
Posted under Hometown Weather
This post was written by llombardo on December 18, 2007