During this Dark Time, Let There Be Some (Christmas) Lights


I am one of those people during the holiday season that gets overly excited at the sight of Christmas lights. Yes, I may actually let out an audible squee and screaming “CHRISTMAS LIGHTS” in what could be classified as the most annoying or adorable thing in the world depending on who you ask. So, why do I bring this up? Because during one of our darkest times, some people are sharing the lights.

A trend is starting on social media of people starting to put their Christmas lights back up. Why? The gesture will allow people social distancing and trying to flatten the curve to be able to get out of the house and look at something. Someone made the suggestion on Twitter and people started run with the idea.

And from that idea, Christmas lights started to make their way back on to houses. The human spirit is proving how strong it is. There are going to be a lot of smiles on some children’s faces when you tell them we are going to go look at Christmas lights.

So, how can you make this a night out with the family you ask? Here are some ideas:

Before heading out check to see if you have a local coffee shops in the area, helping out small businesses is key in keeping them around. If they have a drive thru, you are set. Hot Chocolate for the kids, a warm coffee for the parents, and even a puppacino for your four-legged friend.

If you have been impacted by the virus, it’s completely understandable. Grab your favorite beverage from home. Make hot chocolate, brew a pot of coffee, grab a soda, drink some water (stay hydrated), if they still make Squeeze Its. It doesn’t matter what you have as long as you are all together.

Hell, throw on a Christmas song or two. I know you are tired of hearing those songs during the time from of September 1st to New Year’s, but you need to set the mood. Looking for something a little less traditional, try Trans-Siberian Orchestra or Lindsey Stirling.

And that is all you need for a short night out of viewing Christmas lights with your family. And once the night is complete, finish the night with a board game or kicking one parent’s butt at some Mario Kart. Or you can watch a week of Christmas movies on Hallmark. A Cheesy feel good story could be chicken soup for the soul.

The lights during the holiday season offer smiles to a lot of people. So, why not? Let’s do something different. Adding some holiday magic to this time wouldn’t hurt.


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Richard Pruitt
I am Richard and I have a problem. A problem with entertaining people. I have been in the comedy world for over 10 years. I started out as an improv actor making fun and light of everything. Doing that felt rewarding, but I have to admit, I wanted more. I couldn’t get the taste of performing out of my mouth. Does that not sound a little creepy? I decided to start doing my own stand up show. I love to make fun of my family and anything that will make a normal person say what the fuck. The journey still continues, in 2009, I had a dream to create my own online magazine. This is the beautiful corner of craziness in front of you. I have been through hell in my life but being stopped is something that I will not let happen. I am a fighter and hope to make people realize it is ok to smile and think from time to time. It also helps being a nerd.
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