Although Christmas is nine months away…
Many U.S. citizens put up their Christmas lights to lift the spirits of their quarantined neighbors.
The trend appears to have begun with Milwaukee Brewers radio broadcaster Lane Grindle.
On Sunday, Grindle suggested that putting up Christmas lights would make a fun activity for families while still maintaining proper social distancing.
What if we all put our Christmas lights back up? Then we could get in the car and drive around and look at them. That seems like a fair social distancing activity.— Lane Grindle (@lanegrindle) March 15, 2020
There are dark times ahead, but I can still put love & light out into the world.
There are dark times ahead, but I can still put love & light out into the world.— Sarah Bang (@DrBang_Wx) March 18, 2020
Some folks have mentioned putting up Christmas lights to cheer up people in quarantine, in isolation, or just to remind the world there’s still light & hope. Here’s my contribution?#LightsForLife pic.twitter.com/S8Mx8bQ28I
In recent days, it appears many have followed suit.
My mom thinks people should start putting up Christmas lights in their windows to remind each other that there is still life & light while we #StayTheFHome.— Michael ? (@quickbear) March 16, 2020
I think she’s on to something.#DoingMyPartCO #CoronavirusUSA #LightsForLife pic.twitter.com/XHxDyORAcS
The push for Christmas lights is just the latest holiday push to spark some cheer amid the new pandemic.
My youngest son was bored today and said, "can we put Christmas lights on our tree outside to cheer us up?" Great idea buddy. Lights are on tonight as a sign of hope and the sweet mind of my 10 year old. #Rhodeisland #hope #lovemysons #Christmas #Cumberland pic.twitter.com/qhVjeuLc02— Mike Griffin (@rhodyknowsbest) March 16, 2020
On Tuesday in the Cleveland area, a Rocky River man spread smiles through the streets of his neighborhood on his one-man St. Patrick’s Day parade route.