Christmas lights and ornaments are pictured in a house in Dyker Heights neighborhood in Brooklyn, New York, on December 11, 2021. (Photo by KENA BETANCUR / AFP) (Photo by KENA BETANCUR/AFP via Getty Images) SOURCE: KENA BETANCUR


Homes adorned with twinkling holiday lights are a common sight in December, but by January, many lights are gone.

Not this year. Many people are looking to keep the holiday spirit going.


In communities big and small, people are calling on their fellow neighbors to keep their lights hung through the end of January.

Brian Mittge, a longtime resident of Chehalis, Washington, wrote a letter that appeared in his local paper, asking that people keep their lights up for another month. His town is located about an hour and a half south of Seattle.

It has been a dark couple of years, so people need light, he told CNN.


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