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People Are Putting Their Christmas Lights Back Up as a Sign of Hope Amid Coronavirus Fears

NATHALIE KIRBY (House Beautiful)
MAR 17, 2020

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In the midst of a global pandemic, people are looking on the bright side of life–literally. As COVID-19 continues to spread and the need for social distancing increases, Twitter users are calling for people to put their Christmas lights back up. With school and work closing, restaurants shutting down, and events being cancelled, many people are feeling the scary effects of the Coronavirus. And for parents with kids home from school for an indefinite period, the need for a light at the end of the tunnel is especially significant, which is why a call to get the Christmas lights back out is taking the internet by storm. I mean, if you're going to be stuck in your home, you might as well make it look pretty, right?

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Source: https://www.housebeautiful.com/lifestyle/fun-at-home/a31699230/christmas-lights-for-coronavirus/

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Santa Johnny Boy

:sc_blush: I hadn't taken mine down yet...

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Drosselmeyer

this is fantastic !  

I think it really speaks to the power of Christmas -  the idea that Christmas light can give hope and peace and happiness

thank you for sharing !

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Black River Santa
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Still have a tree up, though it is currently decorated for St. Pat's. Stay well friends, they're going to need Santa this year!

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rdpugh

I just change the decorations on my tree through the year.  Right now lots of green.  Soon to be changed to Easter eggs and such.

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Drosselmeyer

Brewery lights and Christmas music | St. Louis spreads holiday cheer to brighten spirits amid COVID-19 concerns

KEZK and Anheuser-Busch are jumping on the 'Christmas in March' bandwagon, or sleigh, in hopes of spreading some cheer
 
Author: Craig Proffer (KSDK)
Published: 5:44 PM CDT March 20, 2020
Updated: 5:44 PM CDT March 20, 2020
 
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ST. LOUIS — It looks like it'll be Christmas in March because St. Louis is getting into the holiday spirit — again — all to brighten up residents during a time of growing concern over COVID-19.

St. Louis radio station KEZK is kicking off it's "Christmas in March" celebration by playing the classic Christmas music that brings everyone together, while still practicing social distancing, of course. 

Source:   https://www.ksdk.com/article/news/health/coronavirus/st-louis-spreading-christmas-holiday-cheer-coronavirus-concerns/63-f86ce298-0cd5-4708-980e-f0611ffd9c59

 

 

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Drosselmeyer

My son and I put ours up over the weekend... 

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Santa Johnny Boy

I'm with you, Doug!  My neighbors dared me to put up my Christmas lights.  HA!  My lights will be on all night, every night until these crazy corona virus days have past.  God bless America!

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Anyone with us? Santas?

 

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Tim Mack

It can have a very positive affect in your neighborhood, some make think you've lost it and others will smile that one that just beams with happiness

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Tim Mack

We have inflatables up some lights a Nativity and I add to it everyday. A couple days ago we had this in the mailbox just as you see it.  It was the bright spot in our day.  Has me thinking this really helps.  

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Grandpa Gus

I put my Christmas lanterns back out, and they will stay out for as long as I feel they provide a sense of hope. I'm also putting together small bags of candy canes for neighbors children. I give them to their parents so they can give them out as they see fit.

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Drosselmeyer

anybody else still have lights up ??

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Santa Bruce Geron
2 hours ago, Drosselmeyer said:

anybody else still have lights up ??

I don't necessarily have Christmas lights up but back in March when the world went to sleep, I ordered lights online to decorate our backyard and deck. Seeing the lights in our gazebo, in our shrugs, under the deck-benches, and on the fence post tops makes me feel happier and hopeful. These is light at the end of the tunnel!

I just feel tired from this extended Lenten season. I can't event call it Advent because I don't know when it will end.

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Santa Johnny Boy
4 hours ago, Drosselmeyer said:

anybody else still have lights up ??

Took mine down when my county went into the Green Phase, meaning less restrictions.  We all thought that it would be over soon.

Little did we know...

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