Christmas DecorationsChristmas is a hands-on art. From the lights we put on the house to the decorations we put on the tree to the great foods we eat in the process, Christmas is a time of doing -- and this is the place we gather to talk, plan and share.
The Best of Christmas Sitcoms
My Top Ten list would not be complete without:
All in the Family - Christmas at the Bunkers
Andy Griffith Christmas episode
Dick Van Dyke Christmas episode
Mary Tyler Moore 1st Christmas episode...
Remember when Black Friday was on Friday?
Imagine what will happen if the stores are allowed to stay open all night Christmas Eve until lunch time on Christmas Day! This year, more than 50,000 restaurants, bars, convenience stores and...
My Dog Sam
Dear Abby, I too was picked on when I was a child and I too turned to our dog Queenie. She always gave me love and she always listened. Bless you.
I went to a movie this past Friday and did not get home until 1 AM. As we drove home, I noticed quite a few people still had their outdoor Christmas lights on. I thought this was odd, but just thought maybe their timers hadn't turned them off yet or something.
Well I babysat the next night on Saturday. When the couple woke me up I took a cab home at 3 AM and again I noticed more Christmas lights on then I would have expected at that time.
I'm no night owl, so I've never noticed this before because I'm not usually out at those times. We have a timer on our lights and they turn off around midnight.
But it actually got me wondering if some people turn them on and leave them on all night! I could see doing this on Christmas Eve/Day and maybe New Years, but I personally wouldn't want the hydro bill leaving them on all night...LOL.
I'm not judging just wondering what time you turn your Christmas lights on and off during the season? That includes the tree.
My lights are turned on when I'm up in the morning and they stay on for most of the day until we go to bed. I don't like leaving lights on when I'm not around though so they're always turned off whenever I leave the apartment. The lights for our Christmas tree are LED so I'm not too worried about bills because they use up a lot less energy than non-LED (at least that's what my husband tells me!)
My outdoor Christmas lights are plugged into a sensor that come on at dusk and go off at dawn so they are on all night. I turn my indoor Christmas lights off when I go to bed. My electric bill is at it's lowest this time of year since we do not have a bitter cold winter so heat is not ran that often. Even with lights on all night my electric is very affordable. I notice most people around here have their outdoor lights on all night.