December has finally arrived. Many Idahoans have had their homes decorated and their trees up and have been reveling in the holiday spirit despite what a survey revealed months ago about the Christmas habits of the Gem State.

Personally, I think the Grinch gets a bad rap. Sure, he stole gifts from the residents of Whoville on Christmas Eve, but he made amends for his actions when it mattered most. Whether it's due to the recent passing of a loved one, a disdain for commercialism, or religious beliefs, some just choose to not go wholeheartedly into the Christmas holiday.

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In all my years living in Twin Falls, I've seen a great deal of holiday spirit. In my opinion, the best way to identify holiday spirit relates to decorations. Sure, there are people that choose to not string lights and clutter the front of their homes with plastic figurines and inflatables, but it doesn't mean they lack holiday spirit.

A survey by Lombardo Homes from a few months back assigned Idaho's Christmas spirit a score of 28 percent. These findings were based on the purchasing of holiday light decorations. The data also revealed that the state of Ohio celebrates the holiday the most as far as home decorations, while Nevada decorated the least.

I'm not sure what the rest of the state looks like during December, but Twin Falls is a great city for Christmas decorations. All one has to do is drive by the downtown city park, the annual nativity scene, or one of several neighborhoods that come together every year through impressive decorations and welcome onlookers.

Hansen Rock Creek Christmas Lights 2020

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