In some places Christmas decorations are traditionally taken down on Twelfth Night, the evening of January 5 or January 6. The difference in this date is due to the fact that some count Christmas Day as the first day of Christmas, whereas for others Christmas Day is a feast day in its own right, and the first full day of the Christmas Season is December 26. In Hispanic and other cultures, this is more like Christmas Eve, as the Three Wise Men bring gifts that night, and therefore decorations are left up longer.[citation needed] The same is true[citation needed] in Eastern Churches which often observe Christmas according to the Julian Calendar, thus making it fall 13 days later.


Christmas lights have been one of the most popular Christmas decorations for the past century. In 1882, three years after Edison invented the first sensible light bulb, Edward H. Johnson created the first Christmas lights in his home in New York City. The tree was hand-wired and lit with 80 red, white, and blue globes. The lights blinked and twinkled while the tree slowly revolved.

Get in the holiday spirit this season with decorative outdoor Christmas lights. This season you can add a festive cheer to the outside of your home with white or colorful Christmas lighting. Make your home into the best Christmas light display in the neighborhood this year by draping lights from your roof, patio, and deck. During winter, bright Christmas lights are a great way to both brighten up the night and add seasonal cheer to your outdoor decor. You’ll find Christmas lights come in variety of shapes and sizes, different styles, as well as designs. Whether you prefer glass bulbs, modern Christmas LED lights, battery powered Christmas lights or electric, Wayfair has the best Christmas lights for your home.


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