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Do you think there will be less Christmas lights put up due to the economy?

Asked by DrasticDreamer (23988points) November 22nd, 2008

I love seeing Christmas lights everywhere but it just occurred to me that there may not be as many up because people may not be able to afford the cost of extra electricity this year.

What do you think? If you’ve had to cut back spending in general and you normally put them up, are you going to this year?

I just realized that I accidentally put ”Christmans lights” in the “Topics” section which is cracking me up an unbelievable amount at the moment. :D

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bianlink's avatar

Yes, some people will be too poor to have Christmas lights.
For example, if you lose your house and/or job, are you going to put up a lot of Christmas lights?

greylady's avatar

There may be less Christmas lights due to less festive moods rather than the cost of the electricity.

aaronbeekay's avatar

Merh, I don’t think there’s going to be a lot of change in the number of lights put up. From what I see, people pay attention to their electricity usage a lot less than they do the other expenses in their lives: the electricity just comes out of the wall and a bill arrives, whereas when you’re buying gas or milk the price is right there staring you in the face.

Combine that with the fact that there are a lot more LED christmas lights around now, which eat less power and let people feel all prissy about being “eco-friendly”. It doesn’t seem like lights are going to be the first things to go.

Bsilver's avatar

the only change I’ve seen this year is that people around here are putting them up earlier, some houses are already fully decked out.

cdwccrn's avatar

People are saving money by shopping in discount stores, rather than malls. They will still hang their lights.

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