November marks the time of year when hundreds, even thousands, of dutiful folks actually vote. So I think it’s the perfect time to settle a long-burning issue: white lights vs. colored lights for the holidays.
Before you know it, the Thanksgiving dinner will be just a tryptophan memory, and the seasonal tradition of hanging the lights will be upon us.
Of course, there are those who refuse to follow light protocol. You know the parties to which I’m referring, with their lights hung neatly and twinkling the weekend after Halloween. These scofflaws are beyond hope, no matter what kind of lights they display. Can’t we just admit once and for all that we secretly despise them?
History offers an answer to holiday decorating dispute
But for the rest of us, pulling out dusty boxes from basements, attics, and garages, the battle soon begins. For some, it may be one that rages on the home front. I, for one, think the light choice should be included on the marriage questionnaire, under the heading “Christmas,” along with such gems as, “Real tree or artificial?” and “Marshmallow topping or pecans on the sweet potato casserole?” Many couples could have nipped a yuletide disaster in the bud if they had tackled these hot-button topics in premarital counseling.