As we discovered via House Beautiful, people are starting to re-hang their holiday lights as a sign of hope and solidarity during these tough and isolating times. "As COVID-19 continues to spread and the need for social distancing increases, Twitter users are calling for people to put their Christmas lights back up," explains Nathalie Kirby in the piece. "With school and work closing, restaurants shutting down, and events being cancelled, many people are feeling the scary effects of the Coronavirus," she continues, noting that especially for households with children, the pull for an extra distraction and burst of joy may be particularly pressing.
Who's ready to join the movement? One Milwaukee man's tweet (see below) has already elicited 1,700 likes and counting along with many responses ranging from, "Actually a great idea, we could have a red white and blue theme instead of Christmas," to "Great idea! Something to do with the kids. Gives them some fun instead of dread and despair!" Many also humorously replied that they are still yet to take their Christmas lights from the holiday season down from their houses in the first place.
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
One Louisiana resident even shared their personal lights display, chiming in with "Watson, Louisiana is in!" If you decide to join the ranks, be sure to call out your town or city on social media posts so we can see where people are illuminating their homes all over the country.
Check out a few more tweets below.
Bryanna, Izzy and I are doing our part to put a little happiness back in the world. Our Christmas lights are on and they will stay on until we all get through this. #CoronaOutbreak #christmaslights pic.twitter.com/MK9qEPScFx— Chad Dyer (@chadadyer) March 18, 2020
A friend just shared that an elderly neighbor came to her house and asked her husband to turn on the Christmas lights because there's so much darkness and scariness now. So, there are bright dancing Christmas lights now on in their neighborhood. #coronakindness— Lisa St. Regis (@LisaStRegis) March 15, 2020
What do you think of the blossoming trend? Are you ready to deck out your house once again with colorful Christmas lights? If you decide to bust out the LEDs, tag us on social media—we'd love to see a photo of your display.