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I Love Driving Around , Looking At Christmas Lights

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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 41-45, F 3 Responses Apr 12, 2012

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    Candy cane Lane!

     if you live in the san diego area like me you probably know what this place is, anyways its amazing myself and my family made it a tradition every year during christmas time after my grandmothers christmas party (which is the 23rd of december every year) we would go to...
    Lacilove Lacilove 18-21, F 1 Response Nov 7, 2008

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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 1 Response Jan 23

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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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    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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    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 4 Responses Dec 18, 2011

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    What I Hate Most About Christmas!

    Except for the meaning...it's pretty much over!
    sundragon sundragon 41-45, M Dec 25, 2012

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    Unusual Lights & Christmas Decorations

    I'm really looking forward to the Holiday Light Show with my children.  These kids grow up so fast and before you know it <blink> they're adults.  Its one of our family tradition, to drive around the park looking at the Christmas lights displays. Oh, they have...
    ichooselife ichooselife 36-40, F 7 Responses Dec 24, 2009

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    New Ones

    i like to see who has the best and see new places that id not do lights last year.
    hey123you hey123you 41-45, M 2 Responses Dec 19, 2010

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    Peanut's House And Candy Cane Lane

    There aren't many 'good memories' from my childhood, but this is certainly one of them. When I was little, it seemed as if nearly everyone in the neighborhood decorated their homes for the holidays. We would marvel at the lights, excited to see the houses lit up and to see our...
    rollingwithhusky rollingwithhusky 46-50, F 3 Responses Jun 28, 2010

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 36-40, M 2 Responses Jul 15, 2012

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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 the 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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    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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    Christmas Lights Are the Be...

    Christmas lights are the best part about xmas.In newzealand its only beeen in the past tne years that lighting up the house has come to the fore....ilove it.
    LaVidaLoca LaVidaLoca 41-45, F Mar 4, 2008

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    It's Fun

    It's fun because there are a couple houses that totally overdo it and they are the funnest to look at. last christmas my mom and I saw a house that overdid it and my mom made a comment that was funny. she said that if we were on acid that we would think we were at disneyland.
    cassandrathethinkerbleedsteal cassandrathethinkerbleedsteal 18-21, F Feb 24, 2008

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    Already Up

    Lots of people already have their X-mas decorations up. One neighbor has lots of huge blow-up things like those big snowglobes.
    ameeker ameeker 21-25, F Nov 27, 2007

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    Me To

    it is all most time cant wight
    1974sam 1974sam 36-40, M Oct 1, 2013

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    With My Mother

    My mom and I share the same love for christmas and its lights and beauty. We always drive by at night when we have to go somewhere around christmas time and are excited and in awe about the lights people put up around their houses. We (mom, sisters, brother and I) always go to a...
    gardengirl17 gardengirl17 22-25, F 1 Response Jul 16, 2012

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    In Oklahoma...

    We have what is called the Garden Of Lights. It is beautiful. It is a long winding path that you drive down. It is in a park. When you turn off your headlights you can see all the little forest animals (made from lights) moving through the forest. There are children (lights also...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response May 19, 2008

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    Me Too.

    It's like going back to childhood days when Christmas season is jsut around the block, and I go from one bookstore to another and find the best Christmas card in town for my bestfriends. I would find myself standing infront of a store's big Christmas tree. . . and wishing for a...
    zephyr2005 zephyr2005 41-45, F Aug 20, 2011

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    In The Stream, Of Light's

    For almost a decade now, our family's tradition to ride through our favorite sub-division's has become generational. Thought we were being eclectic and unique, then a ran across this way to share it with all of you. Single and lonely, siting at home one Christmas-Eve. A family of...
    101degrees 101degrees 36-40 1 Response Dec 19, 2010

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    In The Stream, Of Light's

    For almost a decade now, our family's tradition to ride through our favorite sub-division's has become generational. Thought we were being eclectic and unique, then a ran across this way to share it with all of you. Single and lonely, siting at home one Christmas-Eve. A family...
    101degrees 101degrees 36-40 Dec 19, 2010

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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 41-45, M 1 Response Dec 9, 2012

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    "your Left, Now Your Right."

    When i was about 5  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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    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 26-30 May 16

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    Festival of Lights

    I  love  to  check  out  the lights  they   have  moving  displays  really  get  me  in  the  Christmas   spirit. It  reminds  me  of  all  the  happy ...
    rockybear397 rockybear397 47, F 8 Responses Apr 19, 2008

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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

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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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    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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    Especially With Children

    Children make Christmas Christmas. When I went to Essex with my husband a couple of years ago for christmas we took his little sister for a drive in the car - we had so much fun singing Chritsmas songs and looking and pointing out all the lights. We did a little competition, who...
    AWUK AWUK 26-30, F Feb 24, 2008

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    I Know..i Know

    This may seem..lame..and boring to some..but I really do..I think it's one of my best childhood memories. My family was poor, we never went to places like amusement parks, or even out to eat..but we always..ALWAYS went and looked at Christmas lights. Everybody got along, and then...
    morbidkittie13 morbidkittie13 22-25, F 1 Response Sep 26, 2011

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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

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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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    Good Christmas Memory

    My family of 7 will all get in the car and drive about an hour looking at Christmas lights, while listening to Christmas music. We don't do it much anymore since everyone's busier, i miss it a lot its just a good feeling and one of the only cheerful thing about winter. the lights...
    enemyinthemirror enemyinthemirror 18-21, F Aug 25, 2011

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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 22-25, F 2 Responses Dec 14, 2008

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