Did your childhood include exterior holiday lighting?
As kids, my friend and I loved looking at houses decorated with holiday lights. My friend’s house, however, looked more like the Grinch lived there. Not a cheerful light in sight and a father that wouldn’t budge. I was reminded of my friend’s lack of holiday lighting recently at a social gathering when someone brought up the topic of childhood experiences with Christmas decorations. It turns out to be a pretty common experience. Here are some reasons given by parents (and spouses) for not putting up lights during the holiday season.