Where do you stand in the Decorating Wars?


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Posted Online: Nov. 24, 2012, 1:29 am
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Every year, Larry Lightsalot starts stringing lights outside his house and tying ribbons around the trees in his yard on a warm day in October.

And every year, Henry Holdit gnashes his teeth and mutters, "It's not even Thanksgiving yet! It's too early for Christmas decorations!"

Which side of the great Decorating Wars do you agree with, and why? We want to hear about it!

Send us your thoughts about when holiday decorations should go on display, and why you favor that time. While you're at it, give us the addresses of any spectacular displays you've seen around town. The results will be included in a story in a future edition of The Dispatch/Argus.

Email your thoughts to features@qconline. Put the words "holiday decorating" in the subject line.




















 



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