Do you leave your outdoor Christmas lights on all night?

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ALBANY, NY (NEWS10) – Today’s 98.3 TRY social dilemma came from Charles. These are Christmas lights. Here is his email:

Hi Jaime. I have a Christmas dilemma that I hope you can use. My wife makes our outdoor Christmas lights. She hooked them up to a timer. They are on from 5 p.m. to 5 a.m. It drives me crazy that they’re on after midnight. We live in a quiet little neighborhood. No one comes by at 2am!! Why do we keep them on all night?? She says it’s festive to leave them on all night. I do not understand. What do you think? Maybe if enough people disagree with her, she’ll change her mind. Thank you Jaime… we love to listen every day!


Well, I’m so glad Charles likes to listen, but he might not want to listen right now. I agree with Charles’ wife. I also have my outdoor Christmas lights on all night. I like going to bed knowing they are on and I like having them when I leave for work in the morning. And yes I live in a neighborhood where there are not many people outside in the middle of the night, but that makes me happy so I leave them on all night. Plus, I think Santa likes it too.

And you? If you have exterior lights on, do you leave them on all night or just for a few hours? Let me know on the TRY Facebook page.