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If you feel like your world is looking a little brighter; you're probably right.

According to NASA nighttime lights around U.S. cities shine 25 to 50% brighter during Christmas and New Year’s when compared to the less festive months. And of course the reason for this is the holiday light displays that in some cases can actually be seen from space.

NASA scientists say that typically lights start getting brighter on black Friday and continue the high power illumination through New Year’s Day. But this year the grid got an early boost. Because the time between Thanksgiving and Christmas was a week shorter people started decorating before the turkey had its big day.  read more »



Tis the season to over-do everything; but one Arizona woman has found a way around it.

Every year Kristina Green's neighbor puts up an elaborate light display right after Thanksgiving. This year he used 22,000 twinklers to light up the neighborhood with Christmas spirit. Not to be outdone and knowing she couldn't compete Green asked the flashy neighbor to decorate her house. So with just 600 lights he spelled out the word "ditto" with an arrow pointing back at his winter wonderland.  read more »