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I Love Driving Around , Looking At Christmas Lights

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    I absolutely love doing

    that every year! :) i know a few streets i visit every year because i know they decorate it beautifully! My dad has been taking my family every year just driving around looking at lights X) I think i will do the same when i have my own family :)
    Batsandstars Batsandstars 18-21, F Jan 27, 2014

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    In the summertime...seeing all the lazy people

    who never bothered to take the decorations down. I'm kidding. I like seeing how creative people get, and when an entire section of a neighborhood decided on a theme and it's like one story across different yards and rooftops. It's very cheery and much more effective towards...
    TheBadgeringWitness TheBadgeringWitness 31-35 May 16, 2014

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    Love Christmas Lights!

    I am very fortunate to live in a section of town where our Christmas lights have beenknown to be creatively wacky. I will be venturing out this week to take pictures and capturethe fun of Christmas lights in my neighbor. It brings back memories of the past blending with the...
    bemyvalentine bemyvalentine 56-60, F 3 Responses Dec 18, 2011

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    Christmas Is My Favorite!

     I love Christmas and decorated houses make it so festive.  We've had some pretty wacky houses in my town and it's fun just to see other people's creativity.  This past Christmas season I was with my friends and there was a huge Christmas lights display in a park...
    aTenderHeart aTenderHeart 22-25, F Mar 3, 2008

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    Christmas Tree Lane.

    When I was young, my dad and I used to go and drive around and look at the christmas tree lights, and I always felt that they where so beautiful and vibrant. it was a me and dad thing, every year. these lights almost bring back the memorys of when we where together. and how...
    laurenlokz laurenlokz 18-21, F Jun 14, 2011

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    Forget the Christmas lights.

    ...this has become my new favorite holiday yard display (see picture).  "Merry Christmas, the sh!tter's full!"
    RememberTomorrow RememberTomorrow 31-35, M 3 Responses Dec 11, 2015

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    White Lights On A Snow Covered Tree.

    I enjoy all the lights but my absolute favorite are the small white lights used on trees or as an outline for homes. When fresh snow falls and adorns the scenery it is even more beautiful.
    justjessy justjessy 51-55, F Dec 23, 2012

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    Christmastime

    I just got back from Christmas shopping as a Secret Santa. I've always really enjoyed shopping. As a matter of fact, I was dirt poor all through undergrad and window was what gave me hope to pull through. When money came in, I really enjoyed buy for people. I've always loved...
    sundragon sundragon 36-40, M 1 Response Dec 9, 2012

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    We are coming I the end of January

    and I still have a little tree up with Christmas lights. They look so twinkly twinkly :)
    Smilescute2971 Smilescute2971 41-45, F Jan 23, 2014

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    Happy Christmas To all the interesting

    and diverse and lovely people I have virtually met through this amazing technology ๐ŸŽ„๐Ÿ’‹๐ŸŽ…๐Ÿป๐ŸŽ
    ladypenelope62 ladypenelope62 51-55, F 2 Responses Dec 24, 2015

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    First Christmas Without Him

    I left my husband this past November. a week before my birthday and obviously during the holiday season. i plugged along trying to hold myself together and not cry all the time in front of the kids. I know I wasn't fooling anyone but you know I don't like to bring everyone down...
    ijustneed2talk ijustneed2talk 46-50, F 2 Responses Apr 12, 2012

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    I Love It!

    I live in great neighborhoods that go all out with their Christmas displays. While I'm not overly religious, I do appreciate the aesthetic value of all the beautiful twinkling lights and well-thought-out displays that people take so long to make. My houses are never very...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Jul 11, 2009

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    I did this last night,

    but there weren't many decorated/lit up yet. Maybe next week everyone will have their decorating done!
    putyourrecordson putyourrecordson 26-30, F 2 Responses Dec 3, 2013

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    The Lights Of The Big Homes

    Christmas is always better when you're little. Probably because you don't have to worry about buying presents but receiving them. You're reminded of baby Jesus, who was a kid before he was a grown up. And there's Santa Clause, invading your chimney to spoil you with gifts. I...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Jul 27, 2012

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    Very Cool

    We found the coolest house this season.  When you get to the house you put your radio on a certain station and the lights on the house dance to the music.  When I saw it, Ukranian Bell Carol was playing, the electric guitar version, and it was awesome.
    eromreven eromreven 26-30 1 Response Dec 12, 2007

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    Really??

    I can't believe other people actually do this, too! Except, I don't drive as I don't have a car. I actually go for a walk all around town and look at them. I do it every year....the cold and quiet winter night. It's really relaxing.
    whitetaildeer7 whitetaildeer7 26-30, M 3 Responses Jul 15, 2012

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    When I was a small child,

    my parents would stuff my brother and me into the car ... and look at Christmas lights for hours ... As a young adult, in Dallas, I used to decorate my house with more than 20,000 twinkle lights and those little "lights in the bag" along the sidewalk. On 3 occasions, the...
    questionWeaver questionWeaver 56-60, M 4 Responses Dec 13, 2015

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    Tudor Drive & Lower Morden Lane

    We have two streets that have been consistently decorated with all types of "Themes" relating to Christmas celebrations. From a tiny rain deer to the the biggest sleigh that you could imagine. From the tiniest light to the largest full blown decorative Snowman. From a little...
    HardingP119 HardingP119 36-40, M 1 Response Dec 18, 2012

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    This past weekend I took the family around

    visiting a few of the neighborhoods and houses we look at every year. It seems like there are more and more people every year that are going the route of renting out frequency on the radio to sync up music with their lights. I've thought about doing this but I only have lights...
    RememberTomorrow RememberTomorrow 31-35, M 1 Response Dec 9, 2015

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    Christmas in Downtown L.

    A. Is beautiful and mysterious. The streets are dark, with lights like ice on trees. A mix of the ancient and new. The feelings of uncertainty and danger blend well with happiness and love.
    Gr8nsaw8S Gr8nsaw8S 22-25, M Oct 6, 2014

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    "your Left, Now Your Right."

    When i was about 5ย  can remember driving in the ar with my late mamawl, christmas time at night to go to mamawls house for the weekend, "Your RIght"Pretty lights, diffrent colors and diffrent christmas decorations beautiful with the white snow on the cold ground, most beautiful...
    Meggiebear77 Meggiebear77 18-21, F Feb 2, 2012

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    I don't like Christmas tbh,

    but I do love the lighting decorations. Specially city trees wrapped in white lights.
    blackberries blackberries 26-30, F 1 Response Dec 16, 2015

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    Candy-cane Lane..

    There are very few thing's that I like about Christmas, but Christmas Light's is definitely one thing that makes me excited about this holiday.   I love driving through complexes that do a really good job decorating, and seeing all of the pretty light's, and decoration...
    annalea annalea 26-30, F 2 Responses Dec 14, 2008

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    A Tradition.

    Every Christmas eve, my boyfriend and I go out to checkout some Christmas lights while drinking a warm cup of coffee or hot chocolate. It has been one of our traditions since we first started dating. It's only him and I, no one else. I feel special when we go out because he would...
    eastsidechick eastsidechick 26-30, F 1 Response Nov 26, 2007

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    Alylovespuppies Alylovespuppies 18-21, F 1 Response Oct 6, 2014

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    I remember my parents

    and I doing this a lot when I was a teenager. By that time, my older siblings were out of the house and I was a year or two away from graduating, so it became almost like a tradition for the 3 of us. One that I now get to do with my wife and our two boys.
    BLACKTIGER75 BLACKTIGER75 36-40, M 1 Response Dec 11, 2015

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    What I Hate Most About Christmas!

    Except for the meaning...it's pretty much over!
    sundragon sundragon 36-40, M Dec 25, 2012

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    Christmas Lights

    Before my dad died, Christmas was a bright, enchanted time in the long, dark winters of Bathurst, New Brunswick. The cold, blizzardy days would sometimes start as early as late September. Finally, the lights of Christmas would start to go up, and the anticipation would build...
    NarutoShippudenFanGirl NarutoShippudenFanGirl 16-17, F Apr 16, 2013

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    Christmas Lights

    I absolutely love to drive around and look at christmas lights after dark when they are all lit up. It amazes me how beautiful they are.
    1woody 1woody 41-45, M 2 Responses Jul 15, 2012

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    It Isn't A Contest

    But love to see who has done a great job with their Christmas lights.  Just idling along the roads to take in the lights and the beauty... Had one year where I picked up my girlfriend from high school and late at night we drove around just looking, a police officer started...
    mtvlm mtvlm 41-45, M 2 Responses Dec 11, 2010

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    It's my favorite thing ever :) I'll miss my

    papaw this year but we always have a ton of fun. Since all the guys are going this year it will be a blast ;)
    DeterminedToMakeLifeWorthIt DeterminedToMakeLifeWorthIt 18-21, F 1 Response Nov 16, 2014

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    I have a almost tradition

    where my family and I will have compititons counting how many Christmas lights we see wherever we drive on the run up to Christmas. ??
    RealityExplorer101 RealityExplorer101 16-17, F Dec 18, 2015

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    Its One Of Our Family's Traditions : )

    After we finish our decorating, and we usually start the weekend after Thanksgiving,we drive around and enjoy the decorations and the lights on theย houses in our neighborhood. We put on our christmas music, pick us up some shakes, and we're on our way. We love it, and its a...
    libertybalanced libertybalanced 51-55, F Apr 22, 2012

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    Yay Christmas :) I absolutely love this time of

    year. When all the lights start going up and people start bustling around. Its all so magical and everyone always seems that little bit happier. I saw the first house of the year with their decorations up last year and I'm getting my lights next weekend :) Can't wait to get all...
    Gemma1990 Gemma1990 22-25, F 1 Response Nov 29, 2014

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    Lights Galore

    when I was a kid this was a tradition. we would hop in the car and drive around to see everybody's decorated houses. We had thid guy and his wife who would decorate their home to the hilt and play mr and mrs claus. they would give each car that came by with a child or children...
    swan2857 swan2857 51-55, F 2 Responses Dec 15, 2008

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    Tradition

    Every year the week before Christmas me and my daughter drive around looking at all the christmas lights and we rate how well each one did. We also go to the zoos and see all the lights they do each year. Its a great bonding time and memories we will have for a lifetime.
    LostSpace LostSpace 41-45 2 Responses Jun 2, 2012

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    I'd Like to

    There is a Christmas light display in a town near us that offers a horse drawn buggy ride through it.  I would just love to make a thermos of hot coco....bundle up with JD under a really warm blanket and take that ride.
    Lexus Lexus 36-40, F 11 Responses Nov 26, 2007

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    I enjoy seeing all of the decorations!

    I don't under stand why people get so upset seeing them early. Yet I'm one of few who celebrate the original Christmas known as Yule
    ValhallaAwaits ValhallaAwaits 22-25, M Nov 16, 2014

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    Me To

    it is all most time cant wight
    1974sam 1974sam 41-45, M Oct 1, 2013

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    Tammy'S Manger

    *Tammy's mother POV* "Mommy, mommy!" my four-year-old daughter, Tammy cried. "it's time to go see the christmas lights!" It was a tradition our family had - a week before christmas, our family would get into pjs and drive around in the car looking at all the christmas lights. i...
    NarutoShippudenFanGirl NarutoShippudenFanGirl 16-17, F Apr 16, 2013

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