Christmas ended almost a month ago and if you drive around the Twin Falls area at night or in the early morning, you will notice there are not only a decent amount of Christmas lights still up, but they are turned on. Many people have left them up this year, due to the weather that followed, but why is it many have decided to keep them on? Some thoughts came to my mind recently about how to use these to your advantage, as well as to the community's advantage.

Christmas Lights In Twin Falls

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Christmas lights in Twin are beautiful around the holidays, but after a month should they still be up and on? Due to the weather, it isn't illogical to see them still up. Why do people still turn them on though? One thing I think would be a good idea is that nobody wants to get up in the snow, ice, and wind to take down Christmas lights, so why not leave them up and on year-round? Twin Falls could become Christmas City USA and use it to help with tourism and for those that want to get in the holiday spirit in the summer months. People should be encouraged to keep them up, and then nobody also has to worry about taking them down during the cold winter.

Having Your Home Stick Out

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Another reason to leave them up and on is maybe to help your house stick out. If you have guests coming over, instead of trying to navigate them, tell them that your house is the only one with Christmas lights still on. If you have them up, why not use them to your advantage? You will have a beautiful lit-up home and help friends and guests find your house.

When Is It Too Much Christmas?

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Despite these positives, there is a question of when is it too much Christmas and too out of season? I love Christmas as much as anyone, but if the lights are up year-round it might take away from the specialness of it when the holiday season rolls around. Another thing to think about is the eclectic bill for having the lights on year-round would have to eventually add up too. 

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Rather you are for or against the lights still being on, there are still positives in keeping them up. I have used places with them up for directions to people and to know where to turn at certain locations. As long as a person keeps them up, that is their business, but I will continue to enjoy them for as long as they continue to be on. Christmas may be long past, but it doesn't mean we can't enjoy the lights and the joy a little bit longer. 

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