Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Another festive Laredo tradition: year-round, exterior Christmas lights

I remember when you could pretend to be a detective by analyzing pictures for clues. Naturally, whenever we'd see a picture in front of a Christmas tree or other assorted Yuletide decorations, we knew we were looking at a picture taken during the holiday season. Sadly, we can no longer use these clues with the same kind of accuracy as we used to. This is particularly true when it comes to outdoor Christmas lights. I'm sure that you have seen many a Laredo abode with all sorts of strings of Christmas lights or "icicles" even during our hottest South Texas months.  At least we can say that in Laredo, we celebrate Christmas all year round.....or, some of us are just plain lazy.

1 comment:

  1. In my country wide travels, I have found this to be a national ritual. Ritual? Ok, national lazy.

    Of course reatailers now declare the begining of the Christmas season to be mid-October, so who can fault a person for leaving the lights and tree up? Soon, Christmas will be an all year event.